Cuba won all of their games at the
tournament (Photo: FIBAAmerica)
Yakelyn Plutin named MVP
Yakelyn Plutin of the Cuban National Team was named the MVP of the 2005 FIBA
Americas Championship for Women held in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic.
Plutin averaged 16.8 points in five games, guiding Cuba to a Gold Medal
after beating favorite Brazil in the last day.
The All Tournament Team was named: Carolina Sanchez (ARG), Micaela Jacintho
(BRA), Tamara Sutton (CAN), Yamilet Martinez (CUB) and Yakelyn Plutin (CUB).
Courtesy of FIBAAmerica
Cuba is the zone champion
Cuba defeated Brazil 81-73 and won the Gold Medal at the 2005 FIBA Americas
Championship for Women held in Hato Mayor.
The Cubans took control of the game in the final three minutes of the first
quarter, as they made a 10-2 run and won 21-20. Yamilet Martinez had 7
points in the first ten minutes. Cuba never lost the lead again.
The first half ended 35-33 as Licet Castillo had 9 points. Micaela led
Brazil with 11 points in the first 20 minutes.
Cuba extended the lead in the third quarter, scoring 29 points against only
14 from Brazil.
In the final quarter Brazil made a final effort to close the gap and win the
game, hitting from three point range but Yakelyn Plutin and Yamilet Matinez
sealed the game in the final minute.
Brazil committed 21 turnovers and that was a key factor in their loss.
Yakelyn Plutin led Cuba with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Yamile Martinez had
Micaela led Brazil with 22 points.
Courtesy of FIBAAmerica
Cuba - Canada 73-61
Brazil - Argentina 86-69
Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico 55-94
Argentina - Canada 57-77
Puerto Rico - Brazil 67-83
Dominican Republic - Cuba 47-94
Cuba - Puerto Rico 84-54
Canada - Brazil 64-76
Argentina - Dominican Republic 96-54
Canada - Puerto Rico 83-81
Argentina - Cuba 88-89
Brazil - Dominican Republic 92-46
Puerto Rico - Argentina 73-91
Brazil - Cuba 73-81
Dominican Republic - Canada 57-89
ROSTERS OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS
4 Laura Nicollini Nicollini
5 Veronica Soberon Soberon Ala/Armador 1,76
6 Maria Cecilia Liñeira Liñeira Ala 1,80
7 Maria Gimena Landra Landra Pivo 1,88
8 Sandra Carolina Pavon Pavon Ala/Armador 1,75
9 Alejandra Chesta Chesta Pivo 1,86
10 Paula Gati Gati Ala 1,77
11 Marcela Paoletta Paoletta Armadora 1,69
12 Maria Alejandra Fernández Fernández Ala/Pivo 1,85
13 Mariana Cava Cava Armadora 1,73
14 Carolina Sanches Sanches Armadora 1,75
15 Analia R. Palacios Palacios Ala 1,83
Eduardo Pinto Tecnico (a)
4 Fabianna Catunda Manfredi Fabianna Armadora
5 Jaqueline de Paula Silvestre Jaqueline Ala 1,78
6 Lilian Cristina Lopes Gonçalves Lilian Ala/Armadora 1,84
7 Silvia Cristina Gustavo Rocha Silvia Ala 1,83
8 Micaela Martins Jacintho Micaela Ala 1,80
9 Tayara Maria de Jesus Pesenti Tayara Ala 1,80
10 Vivian Cristina Lopes Vivian Ala/Armadora 1,74
11 Soeli Garvao Zakrzeski Êga Pivo 1,87
12 Ilisaine Karen David Zaine Pivo 1,90
13 Isis de Melo Nascimento Isis Pivo 2,02
14 erika Cristina de Souza erika Pivo 1,97
15 Graziane de Jesus Coelho Graziane Pivo 1,91
Antonio Carlos Barbosa Tecnico (a)
Norberto Jose da Silva Assistente Tecnico (a)
4 Sheila Townsend Townsend Armadora 1,73
5 Teresa Kleindienst Kleindienst Armadora 1,65
6 Dawn Cressman Cressman Ala 1,83
7 Isabelle Grenier Grenier Ala 1,75
8 kimberley Smith Smith Ala 1,83
9 Kaela Chapdelaine Chapdelaine Ala 1,82
10 Carolyn Ganes Ganes Pivo 1,90
11 Amanda Brown Brown Pivo 1,93
12 Claudia Brassard Brassard Ala 1,88
13 Nicole Johnson Johnson Ala 1,80
14 Chelsea Aubry Aubry Ala/Pivo 1,88
15 Tamara Sutton-Brown Sutton-Brown Pivo 1,93
Allison McNeill Tecnico (a)
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