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Day 2 in San Juan - Aug 24, 2013

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Luis Scola
Argentina - Canada 83-74
Argentina opened their 2013 Marchand Cup campaign with victory. They held off Canada as Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) nailed 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Canada suffered the second straight defeat at the tournament. Argentina set the tone in the opening quarter. They built a 21:13 lead after ten minutes. But Canada denied the deficit in the second term. The North American team ignited a 20:8 run to ensure a 29:33 halftime lead. But Argentina quickly regained composure. They unloaded 31 points in the third term and spurred ahead for a 6-point lead at the final break. Argentina nailed 23 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) posted 17 points, while Facundo Campazzo added 11 points and 8 assists in the win. Andrew Nicholson (205-PF-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) answered with 17 points for Canada. Tristan Thompson had 16 points in the defeat.

Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 78-84
Puerto Rico recorded the second consecutive victory at the 2013 Marchand Cup. The hosts shot down Dominican Republic in San Juan. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. Puerto Rico snatched a 19:17 lead after the opening quarter. They stayed in charge throughout the second frame. The hosts arrived at the interval up by 7 points 43:36. Dominican Republic narrowed the deficit in the third term. They got within 4 points at the final break. But Puerto Rico unleashed 25 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) posted 16 points, while Jose Juan Barea and Larry Ayuso added 10 points each for the winners. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac) responded with 18 points for Dominican Republic. Francisco Garcia had 15 points in the loss.   

Laprovittola All-Marchand Cup Awards 2015 - 3 Years ago All-Marchand Cup 1st Team 2015
Nicolas Laprovittola
Andrew Wiggins
Angel Daniel Vassallo
Andres Nocioni
Luis Scola
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Recap of Day 4 in San Juan. Canada claim the title - 3 Years ago
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]

Joao Paulo
Recap of Day 3 in San Juan - 3 Years ago
Argentina - Brazil 71-80 Brazil recorded the first victory in San Juan. They held off their archrivals Argentina for 1-2 record. Joao Paulo Batista (205-C/F-81, college: Gonzaga, agency: AAI Sports) posted 15 points to pace the winners. Brazil eked out a 20:19 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Brazil accumulated 37:34 halftime advantage. They knocked down 26 points in the third frame to secure a 9-point lead at the final break. The teams traded b...   [read more]

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 

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