Dwight Powell (Stanford) led five Canadians in double figures with 12 points and added seven rebounds. Devin Sweetney who had three straight 20+ point games for the Americans was limited to five points on 1-of-10 shooting. The USA shot only 5-of-22 on three-pointers. Canada shot only 7-of-27 from deep but connected on 58 per cent (25-of-43) on two-point shots. Canada had a 36-25 rebounding edge. Roger Franklin led the USA in scoring with 14 points.
No one on Team USA would say they had a good game tonight. Jason Conrad, Jonathon Morse and Derrick Rodgers played with intensity all night but for the most part it was a total team loss.
In the second game China literally beat up Latvia winning in the end by 9. (No box/final as we did not stay leaving at half time.)
USA hopes to avenge their earlier 2 point loss to Latvia this evening but will need a better overall team performance than they had last night.
The USA’s starting five looked sharp starting out the game as they raced out to an early 12-point lead. However Canada caught up after the USA went to their bench. Canada took a three-point lead at the half and stretched the lead to 10-12 for much of the third quarter. Grant Mullins (Columbia) helped put the game away for the Canadians as he drained three shots from deep.
In the second game China literally beat up Latvia winning in the end by 9.
The USA hopes to avenge their earlier 2 point loss to Latvia this evening but will need a better overall team performance than they had last night.
Derek Needham, PG (Fairfield) 3 points, 1 rebound, 4 steals
Oliver McNally, G (Harvard, NBL Canada) 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists
Derrick Rodgers, PG (Portland) 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Mike Moore, G (Hofstra, Lithuania) 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Robert Crawford, G/F (Central Arkansas) 10 points, 1 rebound
Mike Davis, C (Seton Hall, Romania) 0 points, 3 rebounds
Jonathan Morse, F (Metro State) 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Devin Sweetney, G/F (St. Francis-PA, NBL Canada) 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Roger Franklin, F/G (North Texas) 14 points, 4 rebounds
Jason Conrad, C/F (Chico State) 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Isaac Butts, C (Appalachian St., NBL Canada) 0 points, 2 rebounds
Kevin Pangos, G (Gonzaga) 8 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 3 steals
Brady Heslip, G (Baylor) DNP
Kyle Wiltjer, F (Kentucky) 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Melvin Ejim, G (Iowa State) 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Thomas Scrubb, F (Carleton) DNP
Mangisto Arop, G (Indiana State) 4 points, 2 rebounds
Laurent Rivard, G (Harvard) 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
Philip Scrubb, G (Carleton) 6 points, 1 assist
Dwight Powell, F (Stanford) 12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist
Jordan Bachynski, C (Arizona State) 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks
Murphy Burnatowski, F (Colgate) DNP
Owen Klassen, F (Acadia) DNP
Daniel Mullings, G (New Mexico State) 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Grant Mullins, G (Columbia) 11points (3-of-6 3’s), 4 rebounds, 2 assists