Highlights and Points: Canada 96-51 Nicaragua in FIBA Americup Qualifiers
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9:53 PM2 months ago

It's over

Canada wins 96-51 to Nicaragua, in a FIBA game, where the Canadians took advantage and kept their distance.
9:48 PM2 months ago

4Q - 00:00

Kadre Gray scores 1 of 2 free throws
Josmel Martinez scores 1 of 2 free throws
Lloyd Pandi scores 3 points
Last quarter is over
9:43 PM2 months ago

4Q - 01:26

Kaza Kajami-Keane scores 2 points, as does Jermaine Haley.
9:38 PM2 months ago

4Q - 03:57

Thomas Kennedy and Kalif Young score 2 points apiece.
9:33 PM2 months ago

4Q - 06:03

Kaza Kajami-Keane scores 2 points
Francisco Garth scores 2 free throws
9:28 PM2 months ago

4Q - 08:22

Phil Scrubb scores three points
Thomas Kennedy scores 2 points
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4Q - 10:00

Beginning of period
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3Q - 00:00

Jackson Rowe scores three points
Third quarter is over
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3Q - 00:54

Dalton Cacho scores 1 of 2 free throws
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3Q - 01:08

Thomas Kennedy scores 2 points
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3Q - 02:35

Trae Bell-Haynes and Kaza Kajami-Keane score 2 points each. 
Time out
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3Q - 04:22

Phil Scrubb scores 2 points
Andy Hodgson scored 3 points
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3Q - 05:07

Aaron Best scores 2 points
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3Q - 05:43

Francisco Garth scores 2 points
Aaron Best scores 2 free throws
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3Q - 06:51

Phil Scrubb scores three points 
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3Q - 07:15

Trae Bell-Haynes and Farell Pauth each score 3 points. 
Jared Ruiz scores 2 points
8:33 PM2 months ago

3Q - 08:44

Aaron Best scores three points
Jared Ruiz scores 2 points, as does Kalif Young.
8:28 PM2 months ago

3Q - 10:00

Start of the third quarter
8:23 PM2 months ago

2Q - 00:00

Second quarter is over
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2Q - 00:47

Phil Scrubb scores 1 of 2 free throws
Thomas Kennedy scores 2 points
8:13 PM2 months ago

2Q - 01:39

Trae Bell-Haynes makes 1 of 2 free throws
8:08 PM2 months ago

2Q - 02:05

Kevin Andino scores 2 points
Thomas Kennedy scores 2 free throws
8:03 PM2 months ago

2Q - 03:24

Phil Scrubb scores three points
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2Q - 04:04

Jared Ruiz scores three points as does Kadre Gray
7:53 PM2 months ago

2Q - 05:01

Trae Bell-Haynes and Kadre Gray each score 2 points.
Andy Hodgson scores 3 points
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2Q - 06:08

Andy Perez and Jared Ruiz each score 2 points. Kadre Gray scores 3 points Jared Ruiz scores a free throw
7:43 PM2 months ago

2Q - 08:22

Phil Scrubb scores 1 of 2 free throws
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2Q - 09:11

Kadre Gray scored 3 points
Andy Perez scored 2 points
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2Q - 10:00

Start of the second quarter
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1Q - 00:00

Aaron Best scores three points
First quarter is over
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1Q - 01:30

Lloyd Pandi scores 2 free throws
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1Q - 01:53

Francisco Garth scores a free throw
Josmel Martinez scores 2 points
7:13 PM2 months ago

1Q - 03:19

Trae Bell-Haynes makes a three pointer
Dalton Cacho scores 2 points, as do Jared Ruiz and Aaron Best with the rivals.
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1Q - 05:01

Francisco Garth scores 6 points on 2 shots.
Thomas Kennedy scores 1 of 2 free throws
Jackson Rowe scores three points
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1Q - 06:33

Jackson Rowe scores six points on two shots.
Jared Ruiz scores 2 points 
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1Q - 08:02

Nicaragua scores 1 of 2 free throws by Francisco Garth
Aaron Best scores three points for the home team
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1Q - 08:50

Canada scores 2 free throws thanks to Jackson Rowe
Aaron Best returns to score three points
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1Q - 09:26

Aaron Best scores the first 3pt 
Francisco Garth scores 2 pt
6:43 PM2 months ago

The game begins

The match between Canada and Nicaragua is ready, at the Meridian Centre, where there is a good turnout from the public.
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All set

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Qualifiers and Qualifiers: Preparing for the FIBA AmeriCup 2025

The FIBA AmeriCup 2025 will be held at the Polideportivo Alexis Argüello in Managua, Nicaragua. The Qualifiers will be held in three windows between February 2024 and February 2025, where each team will play against the others in its group in round-robin matches. Nicaragua, as host, secures its place in the tournament, while the top two teams from Group C (Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico) will also advance.
In addition, the top three teams from Groups A, B and D will earn their berths for the AmeriCup 2025, completing the twelve teams that will qualify for the event.
6:28 PM2 months ago

Can the United States and Canada remain undefeated without their top stars?

Both nations, which placed third and fourth at the FIBA 2023 World Cup, respectively, are dominant when they have their stars. However, in recent events without NBA players, they have accumulated seven losses each. Without their main stars in the Qualifiers, they could face greater vulnerability.
6:23 PM2 months ago

Next meeting

Both teams still have several games left in this tournament, but they will meet again. 
Tue, Feb. 26, Nicaragua vs Canada, FIBA Americup Qualifiers
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Meridian Centre

The Meridian Centre is a modern sports complex located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is best known as the home of the Niagara River Lions basketball team of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). With a capacity for 5,300 fans, it is an important entertainment center in the Niagara region.
6:13 PM2 months ago

How does Nicaragua project itself in its debut?

The Central American team will host the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 for the first time and seeks to compete at the highest continental level. In the Pre-Classifiers, they defeated traditional teams such as the Virgin Islands and Cuba, generating good sensations. 
Although they have already secured their place in the tournament, they will compete in Group C with Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Puerto Rican coach David Rosario leads the team, with outstanding players such as Jared Ruiz, Francisco Garth and Barthel López, and the possibility of integrating Norchad Omier, a promising Central American basketball player. 
6:08 PM2 months ago


The official 12-player rosters for the Feb. 23 FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers have been confirmed.
Aaron Best, 2. Trae Bell-Haynes, 5. Kandre Gray, 7. Kyle Alexander, 10. Kaza Kajami-Keane, 13. Kalif Young, 22. Jermaine Haley, 23. Phil Scrubb, 34. Jackson Rowe, 41. Lloyd Pandi, 54. Kennedy Thomas.
NCA: 2. Andy Hodgson, 3. Josmel Martínez, 5. Kevin Andino, 7. Dalton Cacho, 8. Rafael Mendoza, 11. Andy Pérez, 16. Farell Pauth, 17. Juan Herrera, 24. Jared Ruiz, 28. Troy Andrews, 29. Francisco Garth, 35. Jensen Campbell.
6:03 PM2 months ago

They are warming up

A few minutes before kickoff, both clubs are already on the field for this duel.
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The fans are gradually arriving at the stadium, an average entry is expected for this FIBA match.
5:53 PM2 months ago

They are already in the stadium

Both teams are already in the stadium, some players enter the dressing room to get ready for the warm-up, while other players are checking the field before entering the locker room.
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Tune in here Canada vs Nicaragua in NBA

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5:43 PM2 months ago

What time is Canada vs Nicaragua match for FIBA?

This is the start time of the game Canada vs Nicaragua of February 23th, in several countries:
Mexico: 18:10 hours CDMX
Argentina: 21:10 hours
Chile: 21:10 hours
Colombia: 7:10 p.m.
Peru: 7:10 p.m.
USA: 7:10pm ET
Ecuador: 7:10 p.m. ET
Uruguay: 21:10 hours
Paraguay: 20:10 hours
Spain: 02:10 hours
5:38 PM2 months ago

Channels for Canada vs Nicaragua live

The match will be broadcast on Courtside 1891.
If you want to watch Canada vs Nicaragua live, it will be streamed Courtside 1891.
If you want to watch the match online, VAVEL is your best option.
5:33 PM2 months ago

FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers

For the FIBA AmeriCup 2025 Qualifiers, the 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four teams each. Each team will play each opponent in its group twice in a home-and-away format during three competition windows. These windows will take place in February and November 2024, and then in February 2025. The FIBA AmeriCup 2025 will take place at the Polideportivo Alexis Argüello in Managua, Nicaragua, from August 23-31, making Nicaragua the host country for the event, where the hosts are in Group C with Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
5:28 PM2 months ago

Ranking 14

In Group C, facing teams like Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico, Nicaragua faces a considerable challenge. However, they have an advantage in being designated as organizers of the FIBA AmeriCup 2025, which assures them a place in the tournament without the pressure of qualifying. While they need not worry about results, it will be crucial that they show competitiveness and that their previous victories over the Virgin Islands and Cuba are not seen as coincidences. It is an opportunity for Nicaragua to prove its worth on the international basketball scene and build a solid foundation for the future.
5:23 PM2 months ago

Ranking 4

Like the United States, Canada will be without its NBA players, however, it has a solid group of players competing in several major European leagues. During the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers, this team showed an excellent performance, maintaining an undefeated record until the last day. Notable returning players include Kyle Alexander, Trae Bell-Haynes, Kaza Kajami-Keane, Phil Scrubb and Kyle Wiltjer, who should be enough to see off Nicaragua without a hitch.
5:18 PM2 months ago

Canada's Player to Watch

Pivot, 31-year-old Kyle Wiltjer, emerged as a key factor in Canada's qualification for the FIBA 2023 World Cup, an achievement that is often overlooked. The versatile forward led the team's offense during the opening phase of the Qualifiers, averaging an impressive 21.8 points in four games. His ability to score from the perimeter and under the boards made him unstoppable for his opponents. Although he currently competes in Italy's Serie A with Venezia, where his stats are not outstanding (12.3 points and 3.6 rebounds), he is expected to raise his performance when he wears the red jersey of his country again.
5:13 PM2 months ago

Player to watch from Nicaragua

The 35 year old forward or Pivot, Bartel Lopez has had a good performance, being crucial for the team, looking for help and victory, hoping to respond for the good moment he is currently going through, looking to help his national team, in his last game with his club he played 12 minutes, scored 2 points and gave a rebound.
5:08 PM2 months ago


Good afternoon to all VAVEL readers! Welcome to the FIBA Canada vs Nicaragua game. The match will take place at Saint Catharines, Meridian Centre, at 7:10 pm.