U.S. Pan Am Team Rolls To 84-58 Win Saturday
July 28, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The United States men's basketball team won its second-straight game at the 2007 Pan American Games Saturday, rolling to an easy 84-58 victory over the U.S. Virgin Islands in the consolation bracket. The Americans will play Panama in the fifth-sixth place game on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (CT).
Panama defeated the U.S. on Thursday 75-67 in pool play.
University of Memphis' Joey Dorsey played well for the second-consecutive contest, scoring five points and pulling down nine boards. The nine rebounds were the second-most in the game. Dorsey also had one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in 21 minutes of action.
The U.S. grabbed a 38-28 halftime lead and then cruised in the second half to the victory. The Americans out-rebounded their foe 48-35, and also held the U.S. Virgin Islands to 35.9 percent shooting from the floor. It was the second-straight contest the U.S. defense held its opponent to under 50 percent shooting from the floor, after allowing over 50 percent in the first two games.
D.J. White (Indiana) posted game highs of 22 points and 13 boards. Derrick Low (Washington State) added 14 points. Frank Elegar led the U.S. Virgin Islands with 10 points.