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Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011

Argentina beats Brazil in title game


Mar del Plata — Argentina defeated Brazil 80-75 on Sunday to win the championship game of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas.

Luis Scola led Argentina with 32 points and Carlos Delfino added 16. Marcus Vinicuis had 17 for Brazil.

The game was mostly for pride since both teams had already won their semifinal matches on Saturday, which gave them two automatic berths in next year's London Olympics.

The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 103-89 in Sunday's third-place game. The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela — by claiming spots three, four and five in the tournament — earn places in a qualifying tournament just before the games, which will award several more berths for London.

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