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Sunday, July 29, 2007

USA Falls to 0-2 With Loss to Panama

U.S. Pan Am Team Falls To Panama 75-67
Dorsey grabs one board in Thursday's game.

July 26, 2007

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The United States fell to Panama 75-67 in pool play at the 2007 Pan American Games Thursday. Team USA is 0-2 in its pool and faces Argentina at 5:45 p.m. (CT) on Friday.

University of Memphis' Joey Dorsey grabbed one rebound in one minute of action. Roy Hibbert (Georgetown) led Team USA with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Drew Neitzel (Michigan State) added 15 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Panama's Danilo Pinnock led all scorers with 23 points and also had five assists. Dionisio Gomez had nine boards.

For the second-straight game, the U.S. out-rebounded its opponent, but allowed the opposition to shoot over 50 percent from the field. Team USA won the battle on the glass 46-36, but Panama countered with a 50.9 shooting percentage from the floor. Panama also shot 40 percent from the arc.

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