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Phillip Scrubb’s 35-points leads Canada to suprising victory over Argentina at 2011 Pan Am Games

Phillip Scrubb a member of the Carleton University Ravens scored a game-high 35 points as Canada defeated Argentina 83-79 in overtime of the opening game of the 2011 Pan American Games.

Scrubb was deadly from behind the arc, including 8-of-15 three-pointers, he also went 11-of-14 from the charity stripe in a game-high 38 minutes.

Ravens teammate, Tyson Hinz also finished in double-digits with 13 points and five rebounds.

Warren Ward (Ottawa Gee-Gees) was the games leading rebounder with 10, but shot only 2-of-14 and finished with only 6 points.

Canada improves it’s record to 1-0 and will face Mexico in their upcoming game.

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Coming into the tournament many Canadian basketball fans were surprised when Canada Basketball, the country’s governing body released a roster based solely on Canadian University players.

The rosters is pretty much the same as the team that went down to China and earned Canada a Silver medal at the 2011 Universiade Games.

It’s not surprising to see Phil Scrubb take over a game of this magnitude. The Richmond, British Columbia guard has had a fantastic start to his  second-year and has already hung big numbers some NCAA division one teams.

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