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Venezuela vs Uruguay
Nicolas MAZZARINO (Uruguay). Second day of the Quarter Finals round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 28 August 2007.
28/08/2007Venezuela 88 vs. Uruguay 79

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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - Venezuela scored a surprising win over Uruguay on Tuesday to tip-off day two action of Second Round play at the FIBA Americas Championship 2007.

Led by Hector Romero’s game-high 35 points, the Venezuelans were impressive, leading by as many as 22 points earlier in the contest before finishing off Uruguay, 88-79.

Venezuela utilized the three-ball to build its’ lead, finishing 13-of-27 as a team from behind the arc.

Manuel Barrios shot five-of-six from long distance en route to scoring 19 for the Venezuelans.

Esteban Batista continued his strong play for Uruguay, posting a double-double with 21 points and 20 rebounds in the loss.

Tim Kuck
USA Basketball