Right now, Canada is hosting the 2018 FIBA U18 America’s championship. There are eight teams competing: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Equador, Panama, and the United States.
To begin the tournament, the United States breezed through the Dominican Republic 105-73. Matthew Hurt led the way for the American’s with a positive 22 plus-minus, while adding 12 points and nine rebounds.
If the first game was a wind storm for the Dominicans, than the second was a hurricane for Panama.
Panama never stood a chance in this game, and they were smacked hard right from the get-go. USA lead 43-0 after the first quarter.
No, that is not a typo.
At halftime I would still consider it a category 5 beat down, as Panama fell behind by 62 points.
No need to really mention the third quarter. A lot of what had already happened was still happening, and then all of a sudden the game was over with a final score of 118-26.
The United States managed to win the game by almost 100 points in one of the most lopsided basketball games I’ve ever seen.
Here were the top performers from the game:
Game day 3 for the tournament will take place on Sunday, June 12th, when USA will take on Puerto Rico.
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