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Canada vs Mexico
Juan MENDEZ (Canada). Third day of the Quarter Finals round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 29 August 2007.
29/08/2007Canada 97 vs. Mexico 80


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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - Behind 17 points and five three-pointers from Jermaine Anderson, Canada rebounded from yesterday's loss to Argentina and defeated Mexico 97-80 on Wednesday in second round action of the FIBA Americas Championship.

Mexico led 22-21 after the first quarter, but scored just nine points in the second, opening the door for the Canadians. Canada led comfortably the rest of the way, enjoying a margin as high as 27 points.

Levon Kendall and Denham Brown combined for 22 of Canada's 61 rebounds, as they outworked Mexico 61-30 on the boards. Kendall also added 14 points while Brown chipped in with 11.

Omar Quintero scored a game-high 20 points in a losing effort for Mexico.

Tim Kuck
USA Basketball