Mexico shocks Puerto Rico; Brazil, Uruguay collect narrow wins

Updated: August 22, 2007, 11:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Victor Mariscal scored 30 points, 22 in the first half, leading coach Nolan Richardson and Mexico to a 100-89 victory over Puerto Rico on Wednesday in the FIBA Americas tournament.

With a strong defensive effort that held Puerto Rico star Carlos Arroyo without a field goal, Mexico pulled away after the Puerto Ricans rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to grab a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

Richardson said he wasn't surprised that his team pulled ...

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