Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Argentina (5-1) finished the first round of the FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers on a high note.

Facundo Campazzo

Facundo  Campazzo
Team: Denver Nuggets
Position: PG
Age: 31
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Birth place: Cordoba, Argentina

The Argentinians defeated Panama (2-4) on the road 88-77 (23-23, 31-15, 26-23, 16-8) and secured second place in Group A. Venezuela (5-1) topped the group.

Panama remained third and together with Argentina and Venezuela advanced to the next phase.

Argentina was led by Facundo Campazzo, who registered 19 points (2/4 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 6/6 FT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 turnovers, 4 steals, and 26 PIR over 33 playing minutes.

The 39-year-old veteran Carlos Delfino aided the agile guard with 10 points (3/4 2PT, 2/4 3PT), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 1 block, and 22 PIR.

Nicolas Brussino was the top scorer with 24 points (2/3 2PT, 6/9 3PT, 2/3 FT).

Argentina: Nicolas Brussino 24, Facundo Campazzo 19 (8 AST), Marcos Delia 10 (8 REB), Carlos Delfino 10 (9 REB, 5 AST).

Panama: Trevor Gaskins 23 (5 AST), Ernesto Oglivie 15 (5 REB), Akil Mitchell 12 (5 REB).

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