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.
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.