UTEP's Moultrie Collects Seven Rebounds in USA Victory over Puerto Rico

July 7, 2009

UTEP forward Arnett Moultrie played 15 minutes and tallied five points and seven rebounds as the USA U19 team climbed to 5-0 at the FIBA World Championships with an 82-61 win over Puerto Rico on Tuesday in Auckland.

Moultrie was 1-for-3 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the line while adding an assist, a steal and a blocked shot.

Howard Thompkins scored 14 points to lead the United States, which allowed just two field goals in the final 13 minutes of the first half. The Americans outscored Puerto Rico 23-6 in the second quarter for a 43-19 lead at the midway point.

Puerto Rico guard Mike Rasario, who plays for Rutgers, was held to 11 points after scoring 54 in his team's 90-89 win over France on Monday.

The U.S. team will face Lithuania (3-2) on Wednesday.



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