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Day One in Guadalajara - Oct 27, 2011

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Group A
Canada - Argentina 83-79 OT
Canada and Argentina played a very exciting game in Day One of the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. Canada celebrated 83-79 victory and they needed an overtime to do it. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group A together with Argentina and host Mexico. Philip Scrubb (194-G-92) was a key player in victory with 35 points. He scored 8 triples in this meeting. Tyson Hinz (199-F-91) had 13 points and 5 rebs, while Owen Klassen (208-F-91) helped his country with 7 points and 7 rebs. Nicolas Laprovittola (189-G-90) responded with 16 points in defeat. Matias Sandes and Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. Quarters: 16-22, 18-17, 10-14, 26-17, 13-9 OT. In the next round, Canada will meet Mexico. Argentina will take on Puerto Rico.

Mexico - Puerto Rico 69-73
Mexico failed in the first round in Guadalajara. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 was defeated by Puerto Rico 69-73. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group A at this event. Other participants of this pool are Canada and Argentina. Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) paced Puerto Rico to victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. NBAer Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) had 16 points and 6 rebs, while center Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) helped with 10 pts. The hosts got 20 points from Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky). Their second scorer was Hector Hernandez (206-F-85, agency: Duran International, college: Fresno St.) with 17 pts (7 rebs) and Omar Quintero (183-G-81, college: S.Nazarene) added 10 pts. Quarters: 24-16, 20-22, 7-16, 18-19. Today, Puerto Rico will meet Argentina. Mexico will play against Canada.

Group B
Brazil - Uruguay 80-71
Brazil had a joyful Day One in Guadalajara. Brazilians were better than Uruguay 80-71 to open the Panamerican Games 2011. They are placed to Group B together with USA and Dominican Republic. Brazil had six players with double digits in scoring yesterday. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) was the leading one with 15 points (8 rebs). Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) had 14 and Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) helped with 13 points, plus 5 rebs. In the loosing squad, Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) top-scored with 16 points. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) and Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) (5 rebs) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. Quarters: 19-18, 17-17, 20-16, 24-20. Brazil will meet USA today. Uruguay will play against Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic - USA 76-77
USA escaped with 76-77 victory against Dominican Republic in Day One of the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. Americans had to work very hard to get this victory and they have 1-0 record now in Preliminary Group B. Participants of this pool are also Brazil and Uruguay. Lance Thomas (6'8''-F-88, college: Duke) shined for the winners with double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds. Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) scored 12 points, while Donald Sloan (6'3''-G-88, college: Texas A&M) and Ehambe Moses Randall (6'6''-G/F-86, college: ORU) helped with 8 points each. On the other side, Jack Michael Martinez (6'8''-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) impressed with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Ricardo Soliver (6'3''-G-84, college: Iona) had 13 points and 5 assists, and Juan Coronado (6'5''-G-83) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 20-20, 17-9, 20-25, 19-23. USA will take on Brazil today. Dominicans will try to get their first win against Uruguay.   

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Panamerican Games Standings
Group A
 1. Brazil 3-0 
 2. USA 2-1 
 3. P.Rico 1-2 
 4. Venezuela 0-3 
Group B
 1. Canada 3-0 
 2. Dominican R. 1-2 
 3. Mexico 1-2 
 4. Argentina 1-2 

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