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Day Two: Puerto Rico and Brazil stay perfect - Aug 26, 2011

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Puerto Rico - Canada 74-63
Puerto Rico registered second straight win in Brazil. They outplayed Canada 74-63 for 2-0 record and will meet the host of Marchand Cup for the first place at this event. On the other side Canada dropped to 0-2. They will play against Dominican Republic for position No.3. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) led Puerto Rico with 24 points and 5 assists. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) scored 11 points and Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) helped with 10 points, plus 7 boards. In the loosing squad, Denham Brown (198-F-83, agency: Edge Sports, college: Connecticut) top-scored with 12 points. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) stopped to one point less. Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Puerto Rico blasted Canada in that period 31-15, what was enough for the victory. Before that Canada made 14-15 in the first and 16-17 in the second quarter. Last ten minutes also belonged to them (13-16), but they faced with 11-point loss due to very poor Q3. Marchand Cup ends today.

Dominican Republic - Brazil 64-70
Brazil outplayed Dominican Republic 70-64 for perfect 2-0 record in Marchand Cup. The host of this event will meet Puerto Rico today for the first place. Dominican Republic, who dropped to 0-2 after this meeting, will play against Canada to avoid last (4th) place in Marchand Cup. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) stepped up for the hosts with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Marcus Vinicius (207-F-84) and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) followed him with 15 and 14 points respectively. Rafael Hettsheimeir (206-C-86) had 10 points for 12 minutes on the court. In Dominican Republic, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) shined with double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 12 points and 8 boards, while Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville) netted 11 pts. Dominican Republic opened this meeting better as they made 18-13 lead in the first ten minutes. However, Brazil totally took control on them in the second quarter. Marcelinho Huertas and his teammates drained 28 more point until the halftime, while Dominicans stopped to just 12. Brazil managed to keep its lead after the breather, despite the fact that third period belonged to Dominicans 16-11. Today is the last day of the Marchand Cup 2011.   

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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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