Friday, July 18, 2008

U18 Men Fall to Argentina 77-64

The U18 men's team dropped a 77-64 decision to the host country Argentine mens U18 team tonight in Formosa. They earned the silver medal and a spot in the 2009 U19 World Championship field, the tournament to be played in the summer of 2009. Connecticut's Kemba Walker earned the tournament MVP award for his five game effort. Walker scored a game high 21 points in the losing effort. Villanova recruit Maalik Wayns scored 0 points in 12.5 minutes of play. Maalik grabbed 2 rebounds, dished out 1 assist while turning the ball over twice. St. Anthony's Dominic Cheek played nearly 18 minutes, scoring 5 points on 2-7 (0-3, 2-4), 1-2 shooting. Cheek also grabbed 5 rebounds and committed 1 turnover. The team box score is available on the FIBA America website.

Temple freshman Juan Manuel Fernandez led the host Argentines with 16 points on 5-10 (2-2, 3-8), 4-4 shooting. Fernandez collared 4 rebounds dished 2 assists, blocked 1 shot and had 3 steals in over 31 minutes of play.

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