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Group Eliminations
Group A
1. Venezuela 2-0
2. Brazil 1-1
3. Chile 0-2
Group B
1. Argentina 2-0
2. Uruguay 1-1
3. Colombia 0-2
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4 Arthur Silva (197-G-82) of COC Ribeirao Preto
5 Manteiguinha Rodrigues (192-G-81) of Universo/Ajax
6 'Murilo' da Rosa (207-C-83) of Franca/Mariner/Unimed Sao Paulo
7 'Estevam' Ferreira (210-C-78) of Telemig Celular/Unitri
8 'Nezinho' dos Santos (185-G-81) of COC Ribeirao Preto
9 Paulo Prestes (208-C-88) of COC Ribeirao Preto
10 'Duda' Machado (192-F-82) of Universo/BRB Brasilia
11 'Marcelinho' Huertas (191-G-83) of DKV Joventut Badalona (ESP)
12 Marcus Toledo (202-F-86) of C.B. L'Hospitalet (ESP)
13 'Caio' Torres (211-C-87) of Adecco Estudiantes Madrid (ESP)
14 'Andre Bambu' Pereira (205-C-79) of Universo/Ajax
Luis Felipe Gruber (205-F-85) of Pamesa Castellon (ESP)
Head Coach: Aluisio Xavier Ferreira
Coach Assistants: Flavio Davis, Jorge Guerra, Jose dos Santos

Paolo Quinteros

  Day 5 - Brazil wins the Gold - July 17, 2006
In the last day of South American Championship, Brazil dominated Uruguay to win the Gold by the final of 92-61. This is their 17 South American title in their history. Brazil won the first quarter 23-14 and the first half 48-32 to run away with the Gold. Marcelo Huertas led Brazil with 19 points.
Argentina defeated Venezuela 95-78 to win the Bronze medal at the South American Championship. Argentina opened the game with a 10-3 run thanks to three pointers by Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) and Leo Gutierrez. The second quarter had a slow start but Argentina won the first half 44-32. Venezuela tried to come back, insisting by playing inside, but Quinteros continued to hit from three point range to secure the medal. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) led the game with 24 points. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) led Venezuela with 21 points.

Day 5 Games:
Final: Brazil - Uruguay 92-61

Brazil: Marcelo Huertas 19, Becker 13, Belchior 12, Silveira 12
Bronze Medal: Argentina - Venezuela 95-78

Argentina: Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) 24, Gutierrez 17, Jasen 12, Sandes 9
Venezuela: Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) 21, Lugo 13, Morris 9, Aguilera 8, Torres 8

  Day 4 - July 16, 2006

VD Diaz

On the fourth day of South American Championship 2006, Brazil defeated Argentina 74-72 in the seminfinal and went to the finals. Wellington Dos Santos was the hero of Brazil as he made a basket with seconds left. Brazil dominated the first half 43-39 as they established a fast game on offense and played good defense. Murilo Becker led Brazil with 14 points. Diego Logrippo had 26 for Argentina.
In the other semifinal, Uruguay defeated Venezuela 85-79 and will go to the finals of the South American Championship against Brazil. Venezuela won the first half 44-42 but could not maintain a good shooting performance in the final minutes. Uruguay ended the game with a 12-4 run and made the surprise of the tournament. Martin Osimani (190-G-81, college: Duquesne) led Uruguay with 20 points. Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston) led Venezuela with 21 points.
Colombia defeated Chile 87-83 to end in fifth place. Chile won the first half 44-42 but Colombia reacted with better offense and also good defense. In the final 33 seconds, Chile missed two important shots when the game was tied at 83 while Colombia made the final four points quickly to get the win. Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) led Colombia with game high 30 points. Rodrigo Espinoza (183-G-81, agency: Players Group) led Chile with 22 points.
Now Argentina and Venezuela will play for the Bronze and Brazil along with Uruguay play for the Gold.

Day 4 Games:

Brazil - Argentina 74-72
Brazil: Murilo Becker 14, Marcelo 11, Quirino 9, Ferreira 9, Dos Santos 9
Argentina: Diego Logrippo 26, Paolo Quinteros 20, Jasen 6
Uruguay - Venezuela 85-79
Uruguay: Martin Osimani (190-G-81, college: Duquesne) 20, Esteban Batista 19, Garcia 12, Silveira 11
Venezuela: Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston) 21, Aguilera 19, Romero 12, Mijares 10

Colombia - Chile 87-83
Colombia: Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) 30, Moreno 15, Guevara 13, Restrepo 8
Chile: Rodrigo Espinoza (183-G-81, agency: Players Group) 22, Pablo Coro 19, Mendez 16, Hernandez 8

Hector Romero

  Day 3 - July 15, 2006
On the third day of South American Championship 2006, Argentina finished the preliminary round by beating Uruguay 89-79 and claimed first place in group B. Argentina won the first half 43-39 in a close game from start to finish. Hernan Jasen (198-G-78) led Argentina with 16 points. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) led Uruguay in a losing cause with 23 points.
In group A, Venezuela defeated Brazil 83-82 to claim first place. Brazil won the first quarter 30-17 as they took advantage of their youth and speed. In the second quarter the pressure was on Brazil as they scored only seven points and veterans like Oscar Torres and Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) gave Venezuela a 39-37 lead at halftime. Brazil had a 11 point lead in the final minutes, but Venezuela came back again and with the score 82-81, Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) went to the free throw line to seal the game. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) led Venezuela with 23 points. Marcelinho Huertas scroced team high with 22 points.
Venezuela along with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay qualified for the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.

Day 3 Games:

Group A
Venezuela - Brazil 83-82
Venezuela: Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) 23, Oscar Torres 19, Victor Diaz 12, Richard Lugo 11
Brazil: Marcelinho Huertas 22, Murilo Becker 18, Belchior 12, Welington Dos Santos 12

Group B
Argentina - Uruguay 89-79
Argentina: Hernan Jasen (198-G-78) 16, Diego Logrippo 15, Diego Garcia 14, Porta 9
Uruguay: Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) 23, Martin Osimani 17, Mauricio Aguiar 14, Emilio Taboada 9

  Day 2 - July 14, 2006

EA Paris

On the second day of South American Championship 2006, Uruguay defeated Colombia 73-64 to get their first win in Venezuela. Uruguay made a 8-2 run with three minutes left in the game to get their first win. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) led Uruguay with 29 points and 15 rebounds. Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) led Colombia with 20 points.
In the other game, Brazil dominated Chile 85-57 to close day 2 of the South American Championship. Brazil made a 13-2 run in the first four minutes of the game and ran away with the easy win. Marcelo Huertas scored game high 15 points for Brazil. Emilio Paris (196-F/C-74) led Chile with 12.

Day 2 Games:

Group A:
Brazil - Chile 85-57
Brazil: Marcelo Huertas 15, Murilo 13
Chile: Emilio Paris (196-F/C-74) 12, Pablo Coro 10

Group B:
Uruguay - Colombia 73-64
Uruguay: Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) 29+15reb, Leandro Garcia 20
Colombia: Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) 20, Edgar Moreno (189-G-81, college: Texas) 14 

Hector Romero

  Day 1 - July 13, 2006
On the first day of South American Championship 2006, Venezuela defeated Chile 87-46. A good defense and offense opened a entry for venezuela to the second round of this tournament. Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) led Venezuela with 19 points. Pablo Coro had 11 in a losing cause.
In the other game of day 1, Argentina opened the South American Championship by beating Colombia 103-69. Colombia retained Argentina's offensive power in the first four minutes, but after that Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) and the rest of the team scored consistently from all sides and won the first half 57-39. Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) led Argentina with 21 points. Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) was the game's top scorer with 30 points.

Day 1 Games:

Group A:
Venezuela - Chile 87-46

Venezuela: Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) 19, Victor Diaz 13, Tomas Aguilera (198-F-77) 13
Chile: Pablo Coro 11

Group B:
Argentina - Colombia 103-69
Argentina: Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) 21, Hernan Jasen (198-G-78) 16
Colombia: Stalin Ortiz (190-G, college: Valparaiso) 30

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