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Summary of Day 2 in San Juan - Aug 20, 2009

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Canada - Argentina 86-72

Canada managed to grab the first win at the Marchand Continental Championship Cup in San Juan. After loss against the host (Puerto Rico), the Canadians demonstrated much better performance in Game 2 outplaying Argentina 86-72. That is the second defeat for Argentina, who failed against Brazil in Day 1. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh) was the best player in victory as he registered double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds. Andy Rautins (196-G-86) and Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) also helped with 14 points each. In the loosing squad, Diego Garcia (186-G-79) top-scored with 13 points. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) had 12 points and 5 rebounds, while Paolo Quinteros (186-G-79) added 11 points.
Everything started good for Argentina, who created 15-20 lead in the first quarter. However, Canadians drastically improved after that, especially at the offensive end. Levon Kendall and his teammates were one fire scoring 30 more points until the half time. On the other side, Argentina stopped on 17 for minus 8 after 20 minutes. Third quarter was the crucial one as Canada dominated 27-14. For the rest of the way Argentina did not succeed seriously to treat.
Today in San Juan, Canada will meet Brazil. Argentina will take on Puerto Rico.

Canada: Levon Kendall 14+12 boards, Andy Rautins 14, Jermaine Anderson 14
Argentina: Diego Garcia 13, Luis Scola 12+5 boards, Paolo Quinteros 11

Brazil - Puerto Rico 80-70

Brazil had another joyful day at the Marchand Continental Championship Cup in San Juan. After victory against Argentina in Day 1, the Brazilians outplayed Puerto Rico for perfect 2-0 record. The host of this event dropped to 1-1. NBA player Anderson Varejao (205-C-82) was totally the best in the winning squad. He spent 33 minutes on the floor nailing 27 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Another Brazilian NBAer Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) shined yesterday with 17 points. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 7 boards. In Team Puerto Rico, Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82, college: UTEP) collected 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Ricardo Sanchez Rosa contributed with 12 points.
Since the very beginning Brazil took control on Puerto Rico. After 10 minutes of the game Brazil was 23-17 up, but the hosts immediately responded in the following period. They drained 26 more points until the half time closing the gap to 44-43. Second half belonged to Brazil, who ended 19-14 third and 17-13 last quarter.
Today in San Juan Brazil will meet Canada. The Canadians currently have 1-1 record. On the other side, Puerto Rico will meet winless Argentina.

Brazil: Anderson Varejao 27+12 boards, Leandrinho Barbosa 17, Tiago Splitter 15+7 boards
Puerto Rico: Filiberto Rivera 12+6 boards+5 as, Ricardo Sanchez Rosa 12


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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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