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Elias Ayuso (PUR) FIBA Americas Championship 2007
23/08/2007Puerto Rico 108 vs. Panama 67

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LAS VEGAS (FIBA Americas Championship) - Back-to-back three-pointers from Elias Ayuso and Ricardo Sanchez to start the game helped fuel Puerto Rico’s 12-0 opening run – a run from which Panama never recovered.

Puerto Rico had five players score in double figures as they rolled to a 108-67 victory.

Sanchez finished with 19 points, having connected on five-of-six three-point field goals as Puerto Rico evened its’ tournament record at 1-1.

Panama, which lost an overtime thriller to Uruguay on day one, fell to 0-2.

Orlando Forbes’ 19 points paced Panama in defeat.

Tim Kuck
USA Basketball