Recife (Brazil), September 3. Brazil confirmed their promotion by adding their second victory in the 19th edition of the Copa América, bringing them closer to the quarter-finals from Group A, where Uruguay added their second fall on Saturday in which Argentina and Puerto Rico beat Parti with two wins. . B-area
The Brazilians, who beat Canada on an incredible opening day on Friday, showed doubt against an upbeat Colombian side after their first-quarter win over Uruguay today.
But from the second half, the hosts swept away all doubts and unleashed a deluge of attacks that allowed Colombia to win the game 60-100, the biggest in the history of the tournament. The result is what unites teams from twelve countries.
A few hours earlier, the Canadian quintet had rehabilitated with a victory over Uruguay, which does not raise its head and will define its fate against Brazil on Monday, just that.
Argentina top Group B after scoring 95, the second-most points in the tournament so far, and lead the Virgin Islands on 33. And Puerto Rico gained 6 units of income after their disputed match with the Dominican Republic.
On the second day of tournament activity, played at the Geraldo Magalhes Coliseum in Recife, the members of Group C, led by Venezuela, the executioner of the Panama youth team (72-58), and a surprise block from Mexico. holidays, which knocked out the United States (73-67) on Friday.
60,100. Brazil planted its large size and bombarded with rain
Colombia were buoyed by the prospect of another blow in Recife after losing the first quarter 22-25.
The Colombians took the lead in 8 of the episode’s 10 minutes and it wasn’t until the end that the Brazilians celebrated with a hat-trick, the first successful of Pivot Lucas Mariano’s three attempts.
Since then, the game was a training session for the Brazilians, who beat their opponent 12–23 in the second quarter, 6–27 in the third and 20–25 in the last.
A bigger physique and hat-tricks sealed the fate of the Colombians, who avoided protesting in vain and reserved strength for their final and decisive match with Canada on Monday.
The Brazilians made 20 of 38 3-point attempts, but Colombian striker Toni Trocha still finished top scorer with 16 points, 2 behind Brazilian point guard Yago Santos, the game’s second goalscorer. is more.
84-78. Uruguay went down for the second time and stayed against the ropes
Canada corrected their poor start to the tournament by beating Uruguay 84-78 in today’s tournament, adding to their second loss and are now on the verge of being eliminated.
In a point-to-point match, the Light Blue team started by winning the first quarter (17–19), lost the second (25–18), extended to the third (12–24), and lost the last (30–17). ). ,
Uruguay, led by Argentinian Rubén Magnano, showed their courage but it wasn’t enough and were forced to beat hosts Brazil on Monday to maintain a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.
Playmaker Luciano Parodi was one of the figures for Uruguay, who also got 21 hits from Argentine Obras Basket shooter Joaquín Rodriguez.
The game’s top scorer was Canadian point guard Jahwon Henri-Blair with 23 points.
88-82. “The Little” Driven Wins Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico team started the game in Group B with an 88-82 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday.
The Puerto Ricans started strong and dominated the action in the first quarter (23-12), led by Jorge ‘El Pequeno’ Condit, a solid 2.12m tall and 22-year-old center who plays with Gigantes in his country. From Carolina and who scored 20 points.
The match was also in the second chapter (23-23), with a tight Dominican Republic, which improved recovery and goals, and recovered from the field from the hand of Andrés Feliz, who ended up being the top scorer in the game with 22 points.
Some balance was maintained in the third (23-21) and the final quarter (19-26) involved the reaction of the Dominican people in Puerto Rico and a focus on the gains they had made.
62-95. Comfortable start for PRIGIONI and easy win for Argentina
The teams from the last two nations to make their tournament debuts can be found below. The match gave Argentina a great performance and a final score of 62-95 at the expense of the Virgin Islands.
It was the first game for both teams in the Copa America.
and the first coaching engagement of Pablo Prigioni, who as a player was part of the so-called “Golden Generation” of Argentine basketball, who won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
The 45-year-old former baseman, who played four seasons in the NBA, took over the team three days ago, replacing Nestor ‘Che’ Garcia, who had held the position since 2021.
Argentina dominated from start to finish, winning all four games (24-29, 8-23, 13-21 and 17-22) under FC Barcelona point guard Nicolas Laprovitola, the top scorer with 18 points.
The top two from each group and the two best third-place finishers from the first leg will qualify for the quarter-finals of the Copa América, which will be crowned champions of the nineteenth edition on September 11.
– Results of the second day of the Copa America games:
Puerto Rico 88-82 Dominican Republic (Group B)
Virgin Islands 62-95 Argentina (Group B)
Canada 84-78 Uruguay (Group A second date)
Colombia 60-100 Brazil (Group A second date)
– Matches this Sunday:
Panama – Mexico (second Group C date)
United States – Venezuela (second date of Group C)
Dominican Republic – Virgin Islands (2nd date of Group B)
Argentina – Puerto Rico (second date of group B)