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Venezuela Champ
03/07/2016
Game Report
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Venezuela win 2016 South American Championship

CARACAS (South American Championship) – Venezuela defeated Brazil, 64-58, to claim the title of 2016 South American Champion.

• Turning Point: With two minutes to go, Brazil had a one-point lead after a basket from Meindl. Gregory Vargas scored on a drive and Venezuela went to the top 59-58, a minute remaining on the clock. Venezuela added a 5-0 run as Brazil faded away on both sides of the court.

• Stats don’t lie: Venezuela won the rebounding battle 36-33.

• Game Hero: Gregory Vargas was selected as MVP of the tournament, after accumulating 21 points in the Final.

• The Bottom Line: Venezuela completed its title defense and is once again South American Champion.

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