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Canada is undefeated after Day 2 at Tuto Marchand Cup - Aug 18, 2007

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Canada - Argentina 84:78
Canadian team occupied the top spot at the Marchand Cup Continental Championship Cup after two rounds of action. Yesterday they continued their winning streak edging Argentina 84:78. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) burst out with 30 points on a 4/7 shooting from beyond the arc to fuel Canadian team to another win at the tournament.
The teams started the game closely enough and finished the first frame all square 25:25. Canadian players bombarded the basket from the outside in the second quarter and secured a 39:38 lead at halftime. North American team surged ahead in the third stanza. They opened the term with a 9:0 run and later added another 9:0 rally to clear off to a 61:47 distance into the fourth quarter. Argentina though did not surrender and tied the scoreline at 75 with just over one minute to go in the game. But Jermaine Anderson and Andy Rautins (196-G-86) ignited a 9:3 for Canada to seal a positive result in the end.
Andy Rautins provided 12 points for Canada. Olu Famutimi (197-G-84, college: Arkansas) added 11 points for the winners. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) amswered with 16 points for Argentina. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) and Carlos Delfino (199-G-82) had 15 points apiece in a loss.
Canada shot 53% from the field and 83% from charity stripe. Argentina converted just 39% of field goals and 72% from free throw line. Canadian players also outrebounded their counterparts 29:25, committing 28 turnovers at the same time.

Canada: Carl English 30, Andy Rautins 12, Olu Famutimi 11
Argentina: Paolo Quinteros 16, Luis Scola 15, Carlos Delfino 15

Brazil - Puerto Rico 79:67
Brazilian National team celebrated their first win at the Tuto Marchand Continental Championship Cup in Puerto Rico today. They defeated Puerto Rico to handed them the hosts second consecutive loss at the start of the competition. This time Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) became the main force for Brazilian offense as he nailed 24 points to lead his side.
Brazil got to a better start to the game as they established an early 20:14 lead after the first frame. Puerto Rico struggled to match the pace and fell behind 10 points in the second quarter 27:41. But the home side revived after the break. Carlos Arroyo sparked their comeback effort, which resulted in a 25:13 third term as Puerto Rico cut the deficit to 52:54 entering the final frame. But Brazil did not let the win slip away. T  

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Puerto Rico - Canada 72-78 Canada have clinched the Marchand Cup title. The North American team outgunned Puerto Rico to earn the trophy. Andrew Wiggins (203-G-95, college: Kansas, agency: BDA Sports) scored 20 points to pace the champions. Canada jumped to a 19:14 lead after the opening frame. They boosted the gap at 7-point mark at the interval 38:31. Puerto Rico narrowed the gap in the third quarter. The hosts dropped 26 points to get within 2 points at the final break. Canada thoug...   [read more]

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Marchand Cup Standings
 1. Canada 4-0 
 2. P.Rico 2-1 
 3. Argentina 1-2 
 4. Brazil 1-2 
 5. Dominican R. 0-3 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 17.7
 1. L.Scola ARG17.7 
 2. A.Vassallo PUR15.3 
 3. J.Batista BRA15.0 
 4. A.Wiggins CAN14.5 
 5. N.Laprovittola ARG13.3 
 6. A.Lima BRA12.3 
 7. A.Bennett CAN11.5 
 8. V.Benite BRA10.3 
 9. P.Scrubb CAN10.3 
 10. B.Heslip CAN9.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.3
 1. L.Scola ARG9.3 
 2. A.Bennett CAN7.5 
 3. M.Ejim CAN6.8 
 4. R.Clemente PUR6.0 
 5. A.Vassallo PUR5.7 
 6. A.Lima BRA5.7 
 7. D.Powell CAN5.3 
 8. C.Joseph CAN5.0 
 9. N.Laprovittola ARG5.0 
 10. J.Diaz PUR4.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. L.Scola ARG4.0 
 2. R.Fischer BRA3.7 
 3. C.Joseph CAN3.7 
 4. V.Benite BRA3.0 
 5. C.Rivera PUR2.7 
 6. N.Laprovittola ARG2.3 
 7. P.Scrubb CAN2.3 
 8. J.Gonzalez PUR2.3 
 9. M.Vieira BRA2.0 
 10. M.Ejim CAN2.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. R.Clemente PUR2.0 
 2. P.Garino ARG1.7 
 3. G.Diaz PUR1.3 
 4. V.Benite BRA1.3 
 5. C.Joseph CAN1.3 
 6. G.Deck ARG1.3 
 7. E.Baez DOM1.0 
 8. L.Scola ARG1.0 
 9. M.Ejim CAN1.0 
 10. D.Collier PUR1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight POWELL
  Avg: 0.8
 1. D.Powell CAN0.8 
 2. A.Wiggins CAN0.8 
 3. A.Vassallo PUR0.7 
 4. A.Lima BRA0.7 
 5. L.Scola ARG0.7 
 6. D.Collier PUR0.7 
 7. J.Batista BRA0.7 
 8. C.Joseph CAN0.7 
 9. M.Delia ARG0.7 
 10. A.Bennett CAN0.5 
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