Paraguay beats Bolivia 81-62

Paraguay opened with a vitory at the South American Championship in Argentina. They toppled Bolivia in Group B yesterday. Federico Mellone (193-F/G-85) stepped up with 15 points to pace the winners.
Bolivia enjoyed a slightly better start to the game. They registered a 17:’15 lead ten minutes into the encounter. However Paraguay bounced back in style. They exploded with a 34:12 run in the second term to establish a 49:29 halftime advantage. Paraguay stretched the lead in the third quarter. They arrived at the final intermission up by 24 points and never looked back en route to the win. Carlos Jorge Riveros (189-G-85) provided 13 points, while Diego Bareiro (195-F/C-91) finished with 12 points for the winners. Christian Camargo (F-92) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Bolivia. Julio Mendoza (PG) netted 12 points in the losing case.

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