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USA and Brazil to meet in the Finals - Jun 30, 2010


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Tony
Mitchell
Semifinals

USA - Canada 122-89

USA blasted Canada and advanced to FIBA Americas U18 Championship Finals. The powerful USA team scored 122 points in this game, what was more than enough for comfortable victory. They will meet Brazil in the battle for Gold. On the other side, Canada will take on Argentina for third place. Austin Rivers (191-G) was on fire in victory with 35 points. He made 9 of 12 attempts from behind the arc. Tony Mitchell (198-F) helped his country with 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving (191-G) added 12 pts and 7 assists. In Canada, Myck Kabongo (188-G-93) shined with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. He was the MVP of this game with valuation 39. Singh Bhullar (223-C-94) netted 14 pts. USA took control on their rivals from the very beginning. Austin Rivers and his teammates had wonderful first quarter ending it with 37-10 lead. Canada improved after that, especially in offense, but still was not able to come any closer. Actually, USA won Q2 as well (31-29) and went on the half time with unreachable lead. USA finished Q3 with 32-22, while the last one belonged to Canada 22-28. It was clear that USA slowed down in the second half as they already secured the Finals.

Brazil - Argentina 70-56
Brazil was too strong for Argentina in the Semifinals and will meet USA in the battle for Gold. Brazil stretched its wining streak in San Antonio to four, but they will take on powerful USA, who also has 4-0 so far. On the other side, Argentina will fight for third place against Canada. As a reminder, all semifinalists already booked a spot for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship. Lucas Nogueira (212-C-92) paced Brazil to victory with double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 31. Felipe Taddei (192-G-92) was the second scorer in victory with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Patricio Garino (196-G/F-93) delivered 10 points. Lucas Machuca (185-G-92) stopped on one less. Argentina was the team who dominated at the beginning. Argentineans shined in the first quarter taking nice 8-15 lead. Brazil replied with 14-11 in the second period for minus four at the half time. Third frame was pretty leveled, but it was Brazil who ended it 20-19. Argentina still had the lead and could not imagine what will happen to them in the last ten minutes. Brazilians destroyed Argentina with impressive 28-11 and finished this game with comfortable 70-56 victory! Both, the Big Final and Bronze medal game are scheduled for Wednesday.

Places 5-8
Uruguay - Mexico 106-63
Uruguay grabbed the second victory in San Antonio. This time, it was a Classification Round and Uruguay was better than Mexico. In order to take the fifth place at this event, Uruguay will have to beat Puerto Rico. On the other side, if Mexico wants to avoid the last place at FIBA Americas U18 Championship, they will have to beat U.S. Virgin Islands. Both games are scheduled for Wednesday. Ivan Loriente (184-G-92) stepped up for Uruguay in this victory with 26 points. Mathias Calfani (199-C-92) also was great adding 21 points and 5 boards. Diego Garcia (183-G-92) (7 rebs, 6 as) and Juan Modernell (92) added 10 pts each. In Mexico, Juan Rangel (93) collected 25 points. Kevin Acosta (175-G-91) followed him with 13 points and 7 boards. Uruguay dominated in this game from the very beginning. Ivan Loriente and his teammates played great defense, limiting Mexico to just 7 points for 10 minutes of play. On the other side, Uruguay drained 28 and already was 21-point up. During the second frame they jumped to 51-21 and the game winner was already known. Nothing has changed after the breather, despite Uruguay already had victory in their pocket. They ended Q3 with 23-19 and the last one with 32-23 for the final 106-63 win.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico 79-87
Puerto Rico made the first step forward to fifth place in San Antonio. The Puerto Ricans outplayed USVI 79-87 and will meet Uruguay in the last day of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. At the same time, USVI will meet Mexico and will try to avoid the last place at this event. Christopher Ortiz (93) was the leading player in Puerto Rico with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Dejuan Marrero (93) secured a nice help adding 13 pts and 6 boards for the winners. Angel Matias (93) (7 rebs) and Gary Browne (92) helped with 12 points each. Aaron Brown (193-G-92) shined for the USVI with 31 points and 6 boards. He reached valuation 25 in this meeting. Merwin Potter (93) had 18 pts. Puerto Rico opened the game strongly making the crucial lead in Q1. Christopher Ortiz and his teammates shined at the both sides of the court and managed to finish first ten minutes with excellent 13-28. That turned out as too much for USVI, who managed to cut the deficit for rest of the way, but not to take the lead. USVI ended Q2 with 20-19 and they also won third period, but with 17-15 and still needed a way more. Puerto Ricans were calm and they managed to keep their lead in the last quarter, despite USVI ended it with 29-25. At the end, nice 79-87 victory for Puerto Rico, who will continue their battle for position No.7.   




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Men Women

FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Argentina
 4. P.Rico
 5. Chile
 6. Dominican R.
 7. Panama
 8. Ecuador

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcos GIORDANO
  (183-PG-0)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Giordano, ARG18.5 
 2. Frink, DOM18.2 
 3. Quinones, DOM17.5 
 4. Miller, CAN17.3 
 5. Caffaro, ARG16.7 
 6. Nembhard, CAN15.7 
 7. Moncayo, ECU15.3 
 8. White, USA15.3 
 9. Lawson, CAN14.8 
 10. Marcos, ARG14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxwell LORCA-LLOYD
  USA
  (208-F/C-0)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lorca-Lloyd, CHI11.3 
 2. Caffaro, ARG8.8 
 3. Frink, DOM8.7 
 4. Robinson, USA8.5 
 5. Samuel, CAN8.0 
 6. Gunn, PAN7.8 
 7. Capurro, ECU7.7 
 8. Torres, PUR7.3 
 9. Miller, CAN7.3 
 10. Lombardo, PAN7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew NEMBHARD
  CAN
  (193-PG-0)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Nembhard, CAN8.8 
 2. Arroyo, CHI6.5 
 3. Andrade, PAN5.4 
 4. Farabello, ARG5.3 
 5. Santiago, PUR5.3 
 6. Dosunmu, USA4.5 
 7. Anthony, USA4.2 
 8. Marcos, ARG4.0 
 9. Brown, CAN4.0 
 10. Grimes, USA3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew NEMBHARD
  CAN
  (193-PG-0)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Nembhard, CAN2.7 
 2. Andrade, PAN2.2 
 3. Moncayo, ECU2.2 
 4. Gunn, PAN2.2 
 5. Rubel, DOM1.8 
 6. Maxey, USA1.8 
 7. Farabello, ARG1.8 
 8. Grimes, USA1.7 
 9. Patterson, CAN1.5 
 10. Marcos, ARG1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 George CONDITT
  PUR
  (210-C-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Conditt, PUR3.3 
 2. Lorca-Lloyd, CHI2.8 
 3. Hurt, USA1.5 
 4. Capurro, ECU1.5 
 5. Davis, USA1.2 
 6. Rivera, ECU1.2 
 7. Caffaro, ARG1.0 
 8. Bediako, CAN1.0 
 9. Frink, DOM1.0 
 10. Linares, PUR1.0 
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