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#FIBAU18Americas - Argentina and Brazil qualified to the Final and to the FIBA Americas U18 C’ship
9/19/2015


Chaco, Argentina (South American U17 Championship / 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship) - Argentina and Brazil became two of the three teams from South America to qualify for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, after gaining the right to fight for the South American U17 Championship. The other classified team will be the winner of the bronze medal.

In an unusual situation, Colombia and Paraguay did not report to their games, for this reason the teams lost immediately.

In the reclassification round, Venezuela and Ecuador fought evenly during the first half, but in the third quarter Venezuelans delivered a 32-16 quarter in their route to victory. The final score was Venezuela 91 - Ecuador 62.

As a result, Venezuela will face Uruguay for fifth place of the South American U17 Championship.

In the semifinals, Brazil had to come from behind after losing the first set 15-8. The Brazilians began their route to victory, winning the second half 36 - 23. The Brazilians took the victory 59 - 55. The best scorer for Brazil was Rafael Munford with 16 points.

With the victory Brazil qualified for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship along with Argentina, and both teams will play for the gold of the South American U17 Championship.

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