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Team USA falls to Canada; will compete for bronze medal

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Team USA continues its 30+ year gold medal drought at the Pan-American Games.


Team Canada remains unbeaten after a 111-108 overtime victory against Team USA.

In the fourth quarter and overtime, 18-year-old incoming Kentucky freshman lit up the court in Toronto, assisting on no-look passes and scoring 22 points himself, giving the Canadians a shot at Pan-American gold July 25th against Brazil.

For the Terps point guard, Melo Trimble, it was a hot start, and then not much else.

In just one minute and 47 seconds of first quarter playing time, Trimble matched his tournament scoring high of five points. He drew a shooting foul a few steps inside the three-point line – finishing the possession with two made free throws – then followed with a make from behind it.

Mark Few changed the offense from what wasn't working in previous games, putting the ball in the hands of other Team USA wings outside the arc and allowing Trimble to play a bit off-ball. This was a big reason for his scoring increase and also why he didn't record any turnovers

His second half showing was less than impressive, however, and after getting blocked twice by 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar in the third quarter, Trimble took a seat on the bench, where he remained for the remainder of the game.

He finished the game with 5 points (for the third time in four games) on 1-of-4 shooting and added an assist.

Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson lead the game with 31 points from Canada and Bobby Brown lead the Americans with 25 points.

Team USA will compete for bronze July 25th at 11:00 a.m. EST against the Dominican Republic.