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Archive for Saturday, July 19, 2008

Releford scores 12 in U.S. loss

July 19, 2008

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— Host Argentina defeated the United States, 77-64, on Friday night in the finals of the FIBA Americas Under 18 championships.

Kansas University freshman guard Travis Releford scored 12 points off 5-of-8 shooting - he made two of four free throws - while starting and playing 31 minutes.

Releford, who attended Bishop Miege High in Roeland Park, also had two rebounds and a steal. Kemba Walker led the U.S. with 21 points.

The U.S., Argentina, Canada and Puerto Rico have qualified for the FIBA U19 World Championship, July 2-12, 2009, in New Zealand.

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