MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Luis Scola, who plays for the Houston Rockets, scored 18 points to lead Argentina to an 86-51 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday in the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas.
The Dominican Republic, which is being coached by Kentucky's John Calipari, also improved to 2-0 as did Brazil and Puerto Rico.
The top two teams in the 10-nation field receive berths in the London Olympics. The next three teams advance to a final Olympic qualifier.
The first round continues Thursday.