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Jesse Young leads Canada inside in a 95-88 victory over Uruguay in FIBA Americas

Jesse Young leads Canada inside in a 95-88 victory over Uruguay in FIBA Americas

Canada got physical with Uruguay and used its size advantage in a 95-88 victory in the second round of the Americas championship on Monday.
Jesse Young had 22 points, Levon Kendall had nine points and nine rebounds and Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead Canada.
Canada led for the entire game and held off the one closing threat by Uruguay, again by going inside.
Young, who had a total of 29 points in Canada's four opening-round games, was 10-for-16 from the field. But it was on the defensive end where he and his fellow big men were even more impressive.
Uruguay's Esteban Batista entered the game as the tournament's leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 23 points and 14.5 rebounds. He finished with 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting and had six rebounds against Canada.
A lot of the defense came from Dalembert, who leads the tournament with three blocks per game and if intimidated shooters were a stat, Dalembert would be a runaway leader in that as well.
Uruguay coach Alberto Espasandin said Batista was "overwhelmed."
There were 61 fouls called _ 31 on Uruguay _ and a double technical was charged to Batista and Young for some pushing and talking after a basket, a lot of whistles for a 40-minute game.
Canada finished with a 43-29 rebound advantage and Kendall got eight in the second half when Young and Dalembert spent time on the bench either because of foul trouble or just getting a breather.


Updated : 2021-01-19 04:52 GMT+08:00