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BYU's Jonathan Tavernari had another solid outing as Brazil completed its three-game run at the Torneio Internacional de Almada earlier today in Portugal. The "green and yellow" beat host Portugal 77-73 to finish as the tourney's only unbeaten team, capturing the "friendly" tournament title.

Here are JT's boxscore summaries from Saturday's win over Finland and Sunday's win over Portugal, followed by his tourney totals:


Saturday v. Finland--

Starter: Yes

Points: 11

3pfg: 3/3, 100%

2pfg: 1/2, 50%

FT: 0/0

Reb: 0

MP: 24:00

Also: 1 steal, 1 turnover, 2 fouls committed


Sunday v. Portugal--

Starter: Yes

Points: 9

3pfg: 0/2, 0%

2pfg: 3/4, 75%

FT: 3/4, 75%

Reb: 3 (3 def)

MP: 20:35

Also: 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 1 blocked shot, 4 fouls committed, 3 fouls drawn


JT's Tournament Totals:

15ppg (tied for team lead--second overall among tournament players), 10/16 3pfg (63%--led team), 5/8 2pfg (63%), 5/6 ft (83%), 2.0 rpg, 3 total turnovers, 2 total steals.

Tavernari tied for second in tournament scoring average, and was second in tournament three-point percentage. According to the formula for "value" calculations, Tavernari was third on the Brazilian squad, and 8th overall among all players.


Brazil now has a day off before opening play in the Jogos da Lusofonia (Lusophone Games), v. Cape Verde, Tuesday afternoon (2:15pm MT), also in Almada (a city directly south of Lisbon, just across the Tagus River). The Lusophone Games feature 12 Portuguese-speaking countries--8 of which are taking part in the basketball tournament, which wraps up next Sunday. Basketball games will be contested in the same arena that hosted the just-completed tournament.


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