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Panamerican Games 2011 - Women Basketball



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Final Standings
 1. Puerto Rico
 2. Mexico
 3. Brazil
 4. Colombia
 5. Argentina
 6. Canada
 7. USA
 8. Jamaica

Panamerican Games Group Stage
Group A
1. Mexico 2-1
2. P.Rico 2-1
3. Argentina 1-2
4. USA 1-2
Group B
1. Brazil 3-0
2. Colombia 2-1
3. Canada 1-2
4. Jamaica 0-3
Points Per Game
 Erika GOMEZ
  MEX
  (187-C/F-76)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gomez, MEX19.2 
 2. Gretter, ARG17.5 
 3. Castro Marqu., BRA17.4 
 4. Cortijo, PUR16.6 
 5. Sepulveda, PUR15.6 
 6. Stewart, USA15.3 
 7. Mosquera, COL14.6 
 8. De Souza, BRA13.6 
 9. Garcia, MEX13.0 
 10. Colley, CAN12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erika DE SOUZA
  BRA
  (197-C-82)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. De Souza, BRA12.4 
 2. Stewart, USA11.3 
 3. Dos Santos, BRA10.5 
 4. Gomez, MEX8.4 
 5. Burani, ARG8.3 
 6. Evans, USA7.8 
 7. Wolfram, CAN7.5 
 8. Garcia, MEX7.0 
 9. Redmon, USA6.5 
 10. Dixon, JAM6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Carla CORTIJO
  (173-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Cortijo, PUR5.2 
 2. Generoso, BRA3.4 
 3. Garcia, MEX3.4 
 4. Colley, CAN3.0 
 5. Gomez, MEX2.6 
 6. Pinske, CAN2.5 
 7. Gretter, ARG2.5 
 8. Garcia, MEX2.4 
 9. James, USA2.3 
 10. Johnson, USA2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jazmine SEPULVEDA
  USA
  (186-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Sepulveda, PUR2.6 
 2. Johnson, USA2.0 
 3. McFarland, USA2.0 
 4. Diaz, COL1.8 
 5. Dixon, JAM1.8 
 6. Garcia, COL1.7 
 7. Silva, MEX1.6 
 8. Carcavalli, BRA1.6 
 9. Dantas, BRA1.6 
 10. Tatham, CAN1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Breanna STEWART
  (191-F-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Stewart, USA2.3 
 2. De Souza, BRA1.8 
 3. Mosquera, COL1.4 
 4. Standish, USA1.0 
 5. Brown, JAM1.0 
 6. Garcia, MEX1.0 
 7. Burani, ARG0.8 
 8. Luper, USA0.7 
 9. Dantas, BRA0.6 
 10. Flores, USA0.5 

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Puerto Rico clinch first ever Gold (Photo: elnuevodia.com)

2011 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
#s#
Jazmine Sepulveda
Sepulveda
Cynthia Valentin
Valentin
Carla Cortijo
Cortijo
Yolanda Jones
Jones
Angiely Morales
Morales
#e#5
4 Angelica Bermudez 179-G-89 San German Puerto Rico
5 Pamela Rosado 166-PG-86 Morovis M. Puerto Rico
6 Jazmine Sepulveda 186-F-85 Nitra Slovakia
7 Cynthia Valentin 174-SG-84 Carolina G. Puerto Rico
8 Carla Cortijo 173-G-87 Carolina G. Puerto Rico
9 Michelle Pacheco 174-G-88 Mayaguez I. Puerto Rico
10 Yolanda Jones 184-F-84 Desportivo M. Mozambique
11 Michelle Gonzalez 167-G-89 San German Puerto Rico
12 Angiely Morales 180-SG-87 Carolina G. Puerto Rico
13 Carla Escalera 180-PF-84 Mayaguez I. Puerto Rico
14 Marie Placido 182-F-87 Mayaguez I. Puerto Rico
15 Esmary Vargas-Sanchez 192-C-81 Pio XII Spain

Omar Gonzalez Head Coach Isabela Puerto Rico
Raymond Cintron Assistant Caguas Puerto Rico


Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games Awards 2011 - Oct 27, 2011

Latinbasket.com All-Tournament 1st Team
#s#
Carla Cortijo
Cortijo
Monica Garcia
Garcia
Jazmine Sepulveda
Sepulveda
Erika Gomez
Gomez
Erika De Souza
De Souza
#e#5

Best Player: Carla Cortijo (173-G-87) of Puerto Rico
Best Guard: Carla Cortijo (173-G-87) of Puerto Rico
Best Forward: Erika Gomez (187-C/F-76) of Mexico
Best Center: Erika De Souza (197-C-82) of Brazil
Best Coach: Omar Gonzalez of Puerto Rico

1st Team
G: Carla Cortijo (173-87) of Puerto Rico
G: Monica Garcia (172-86) of Mexico
F: Jazmine Sepulveda (186-85) of Puerto Rico
C/F: Erika Gomez (187-76) of Mexico
C: Erika De Souza (197-82) of Brazil

2nd Team
PG: Melisa Gretter (170-93) of Argentina
G: Justine Colley (175-91) of Canada
G/F: Iziane Castro Marques (183-82) of Brazil
F: Breanna Stewart (191-94) of USA
F/C: Abril Garcia (188-80) of Mexico

Honorable Mention
Clarissa Dos Santos (186-C-88) of Brazil
Marie Placido (182-F-87) of Puerto Rico
Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) of Colombia
Agostina Burani (188-F/C-91) of Argentina
April Sykes/a> (182-G/F-90) of USA
Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) of Canada
Simone Jackson (178-G/F-84) of Jamaica


Puerto Rico wins first Gold ever - Oct 26, 2011
FINAL
Puerto Rico - Mexico 85-67
Puerto Rico won the Gold at the Panamerican Games for the first time ever! They outplayed Mexico 85-67 in the Finals. Mexico was the host of this event and they finished with the Silver. Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) was a key player in victory with 29 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. She reached impressive valuation 35! Angiely Morales (180-SG-87) and Yolanda Jones (184-F-84, college: La-Lafayette) helped their country with 11 points each. On the other side, Erika Gomez (187-C/F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) shined with monster double-double of 33 points and 16 rebs. Abril Garcia (188-F/C-80, college: ORU) was behind her with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Quarters: 14-11, 21-19, 25-19, 25-18. Puerto Rico reached Semifinals as No.2 of Group A with 2-1 record. They eliminated Brazil in thriller 68-69 for the gold medal game.
Third place
Brazil - Colombia 87-48
Bronze medal in Guadalajara belongs to Brazil. They destroyed Colombia 87-48 in the last day of the Panamerican Games 2011 to take the third place. Colombia finished as No.4 and stays without the medal. Iziane Castro Marques (183-G/F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) paced Brazil to victory with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had 14 points and 9 rebs, while Palmira Marcal (177-G-84) added 12 pts. In the loosing squad, Leidy Sanchez/a> (175-F-86) was the only one with double-digits. She had 12 points. Their second scorer was Jenifer Munoz (170-G-91) with 8 pts. Quarters: 24-11, 17-19, 28-11, 18-7. Puerto Rico won the Gold in Guadalajara. They outplayed host Mexico 85-67 in the Finals.



Puerto Rico and Mexico advance to Big Final - Oct 25, 2011

SEMIFINALS

Brazil - Puerto Rico
68-69
Puerto Rico advanced to the Big Final of Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. They eliminated Brazil in the very exciting Semifinals 68-69. Jazmine Sepulveda (186-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: S.Florida) was a key player in this victory with 22 points. Carla Escalera (180-PF-84) had 17 points and Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) added 12 pts, plus 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Silvia Gustavo (186-F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored with 16 points. Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) had 15 points and 7 rebs, while Iziane Castro Marques (183-G/F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had 14 pts and also 7 boards. Erika De Souza stopped on just two points in this crucial meeting. Quarters: 17-13, 23-22, 12-21, 16-13. Puerto Rico will meet Mexico in the Gold medal game. Brazil will play against Colombia for the Bronze.

Mexico - Colombia 64-58
Mexico will have a chance to fight for the Gold in Guadalajara. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 eliminated Colombia 64-58 in the Semis, which was played last night. Abril Garcia (188-F/C-80, college: ORU) and Erika Gomez (187-C/F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) led the winners with 15 points and 8 rebounds each. Garcia handed out 6 assists beside that. Monica Garcia (172-G-86) helped with 12 points and 7 boards. On the other side, Colombia got 15 points and 5 assists from Mabel Martinez (179-F-86). Their second scorer was Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) with 14 pts (5 rebs). Quarters: 16-16, 21-10, 10-18, 17-14. Mexico will fight for the Gold against Puerto Rico. Colombia will play for third place against Brazil.
Places 5-6
Argentina - Canada 50-38
Argentina won in its last game in Guadalajara. They handed 50-38 loss to Canada taking the fifth place at the Panamerican Games 2011. Canada finished as the sixth ranked team at this event. Paula Reggiardo (178-F-84, agency: Players Group) led Argentina to victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Agostina Burani (188-F/C-91, agency: Players Group) had 9 points and 8 rebs, while Marina Cava (168-G-85) helped with 8 points. On the other side, Canada got 11 points from Alisha Tatham (180-G-86, college: Massachusetts). Their second scorer was Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C/F-93) with only 6 pts. Quarters: 17-4, 6-9, 16-13, 11-12. In the Finals of Panamerican Games 2011, Mexico will meet Puerto Rico. Brazil and Colombia will play for the Bronze.
Places 7-8
USA - Jamaica 87-41
USA avoided last place at the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. They blasted Jamaica 87-41 to finish as No.7 at this event. This is for sure a big disappointment for the USA NT, who had much higher ambitions. Jamaica finished as the last ranked team at this event. Tavelyn James (5'7''-G-90) shined for USA with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Shante Evans (6'0''-F-91) (10 rebs) and Breanna Stewart (6'3''-F-94) (6 rebs) netted 12 points each. On the other side, Jamaica got 19 points and 10 rebs from Simone Jackson (5'10''-G/F-84, college: SE Missouri St.). Sasha Dixon (5'7''-G-87) had 13 pts and 6 boards. Quarters: 24-11, 28-6, 19-15, 16-9. Mexico and Puerto Rico will fight for the Gold in Guadalajara. In the battle for Bronze, Colombia will meet Brazil.


Semifinals are set in Guadalajara - Oct 24, 2011
Group A
Puerto Rico - Argentina 73-70
Puerto Rico advanced to the Semifinals of Panamerican Games 2011. They managed to beat Argentina 73-70 in the last game of the Preliminary Round. Thanks to this win Puerto Rico jumped to the second place in Group A with 2-1 record, while Argentina dropped to position No.3 with 1-2 score. Carla Escalera (180-PF-84) top-scored in victory with 18 points. Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) and Marie Placido (182-F-87) secured a great help adding 16 points each. Agostina Burani (188-F/C-91, agency: Players Group) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds in loss. Sandra Pavon (175-PG-85) (7 rebs) and Nadia Flores (173-G-90) posted 13 and 11 points respectively. Quarters: 16-17, 21-22, 10-13, 26-18. Puerto Rico will meet Brazil in the Semifinals. Argentina continues in Classification Round from 5-8 eight place. Their first rival will be Canada.

Mexico - USA 58-87
USA registered first victory in Guadalajara, but it was not enough for the Semifinals. USA was better than host Mexico 58-87 but still finished as the last ranked team of Group A with 1-2 record. USA will be transferred to Classification Games from 5-8 place. Their first rival will be Jamaica. On the other side, despite this defeat Mexico won pool A with 2-1 score and will play against Colombia in the Semis. Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) led USA with 17 points and 7 rebounds. April Sykes (182-G/F-90) and Christine Flores (190-F-90) followed with 12 points each. In Mexico, Erika Gomez (187-C/F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored with 17 points. Their second best played was Maylene Ornelas (164-PG-87, college: S.Idaho JC) with only 8 pts. Quarters: 14-10, 16-17, 15-35, 13-25. Competitions continues today.
Group B
Canada - Jamaica 96-29
Both teams were winless before this meeting. Canada destroyed Jamaica 96-29 for 1-2 record, but it was enough only for third place in Preliminary Group B. Jamaica ended as the last ranked team of this pool. Both squads failed to reach the next stage and they are transferred to Classification Games from 5-8 place. Justine Colley (175-G-91) top-scored with 16 pts. Alisha Tatham (180-G-86, college: Massachusetts) also shined in this win with 15 points and 9 rebounds, while Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) had 13 points and 11 rebs. In the loosing squad, Sasha Dixon (170-G-87) collected 13 points and 7 rebs. Their second scorer was Simone Jackson (178-G/F-84, college: SE Missouri St.) with 11 pts. Quarters: 17-8, 32-6, 20-13, 27-2. Canada will meet Argentina today. Jamaica will play against USA.

Colombia - Brazil 53-86
Brazil won the Preliminary Group B with perfect 3-0 record. They handed 53-86 loss to Colombia in the latest game. Colombia also reached the Semis, but as No.2 with 2-1 score. Iziane Castro Marques (183-G/F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) paced Brazil to victory with 25 points. Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had double-double of 15 points and 13 rebs, while Silvia Gustavo (186-F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) helped with 11 pts and 5 rebs. On the other side, Colombia got 13 points from Leidy Sanchez (175-F-86). Their second scorer was Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) with 11 pts. Quarters: 13-17, 14-25, 18-22, 8-22. In the Semifinals, Brazil will meet Puerto Rico. Colombia will take on Mexico. Both games are scheduled for today.


Day Two review - Oct 24, 2011
Group A
USA - Puerto Rico 70-75
Both teams failed in Day One of the Panamerican Games 2011. Puerto Rico registered their first win beating USA 70-75. Thanks to this victory Puerto Rico made a huge step forward to Semifinals. USA is in difficult position now. Jazmine Sepulveda (186-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: S.Florida) led his team to victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Marie Placido (182-F-87) (6 rebs) and Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) (5 as) helped with 16 points each. In the loosing squad, Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) collected 14 points and 11 rebs. Tavelyn James (170-G-90) scored 12 points and Marissa Kastanek (175-G-90) had 9. Quarters: 25-14, 8-19, 18-16, 19-26. In the last game of the Preliminary Round, Puerto Rico will meet Argentina. USA will take on Mexico.

Argentina - Mexico 57-58
Mexico jumped to 2-0 in Guadalajara. They grabbed 57-58 thriller win against Argentina securing the Semifinals of Panamerican Games 2011. On the other side, Argentina dropped to 1-1 but still has a chance to advance. Erika Gomez (187-C/F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) shined for the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Brisa Silva (168-G-84, college: Oklahoma St.) had 16 points and Abril Garcia (188-F/C-80, college: ORU) added double-double of 13 points and 13 rebs. On the other side, Melisa Gretter (170-PG-93) netted 14 points. Nadia Flores (173-G-90) and Paula Reggiardo (178-F-84, agency: Players Group) stopped to 13 and 9 points respectively. Quarters: 18-19, 19-10, 7-12, 13-17. In the next game, Argentina will meet Puerto Rico. Mexico will take on USA.
Group B
Canada - Colombia 57-59
Colombia booked a spot for the Semifinals in Guadalajara. They grabbed 57-59 win against Canada for perfect 2-0 record in Group B. On the other side, Canada is still winless. Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) paced Colombia with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Mabel Martinez (179-F-86) had 16 points and 7 rebs, while Leidy Sanchez (175-F-86) added 9 pts. In Canada, Alisha Tatham (180-G-86, college: Massachusetts) delivered 17 points. Emma Wolfram (193-C-95) (6 rebs) and Justine Colley (175-G-91) scored 9 pts each. Quarters: 9-9, 23-16, 9-15, 16-19. Colombia will meet Brazil in Game Three. Canada will play against Jamaica.

Brazil - Jamaica 116-34
Second straight win for Brazil at the Panamerican games in Guadalajara. Brazil jumped to 2-0 in Group B and secured a spot for the Semifinals. On the other side, Jamaica closes the standings with 0-2. Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) shined in Brazil collecting 22 points and 15 rebounds. Gilmara Justino (185-C-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had 19 points and 6 rebs, while Iziane Castro Marques (183-G/F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) helped with 12 pts. In Jamaica, Simone Jackson (178-G/F-84, college: SE Missouri St.) netted 13 pts. Their second scorers were Shereel Brown (191-F-83) (7 rebs) and Zandria Dell (163-PG-84) with 7 pts each. Quarters: 25-2, 27-9, 30-11, 34-12. In the last game of the Preliminary Round, Brazil will meet Colombia. Jamaica will play against Canada.


Exciting Day One in Guadalajara - Oct 22, 2011
Group A
USA - Argentina 55-58
Argentina did a great job in Day One of the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. They handed 55-58 loss to USA for 1-0 record in Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Mexico and Puerto Rico. Melisa Gretter (170-PG-93) was the leading player in victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Paula Reggiardo (178-F-84, agency: Players Group) scored 13 points and Agostina Burani (188-F/C-91, agency: Players Group) helped with 7 pts, plus 7 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Breanna Stewart (191-F-94) shined with double-double of 18 points and 21 rebs. She reached valuation 37. Katelan Redmon (185-G/F-88) had 16 pts and 8 rebs. Quarters: 19-5, 5-15, 13-22, 18-16. In the next game, Argentina will meet host Mexico. USA will play against Puerto Rico.

Mexico - Puerto Rico 76-74
Mexico had a joyful Day One in Guadalajara. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 grabbed 76-74 win against Puerto Rico for 1-0 record in Group A. Also in this pool, Argentina was better than USA yesterday 58-55. Brisa Silva (168-G-84, college: Oklahoma St.) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points (6 triples). Alexis Castro (184-G/F-86, agency: 22ft, college: Vermont) had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Abril Garcia (188-F/C-80, college: ORU) added 14 pts. In Puerto Rico, Jazmine Sepulveda (186-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: S.Florida) collected 20 points and 5 rebs. Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) and Angiely Morales (180-SG-87) (5 rebs) netted 10 pts each. Quarters: 23-17, 17-13, 21-27, 15-17. In the next game, Mexico will meet Argentina. Puerto Rico will take on USA.
Group B
Jamaica - Colombia 26-83
Colombia exploded in the opening day of the Panamerican Games 2011. They destroyed Jamaica with huge 26-83. Both teams compete in Preliminary Group B, together with Brazil and Canada. Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) led Colombia in scoring with 21 points. Jenifer Munoz (170-G-91) had 13 points, while Ana Mendoza (190-C/F-91) (6 rebs) and Maria Palacios (163-G-85) added 11 pts each. Shereel Brown (191-F-83) had 10 points and 7 rebs in defeat. Their second scorer was Simone Jackson (178-G/F-84, college: SE Missouri St.) with only 5 pts. Quarters: 7-20, 5-14, 12-15, 2-34. Today, Colombia will play against Canada. Jamaica will take on strong Brazil.

Brazil - Canada 78-53
Brazil shined in Day One of the Panamerican Games 2011. They handed 78-53 loss to Canada. Both teams are placed to Group B, together with Jamaica and Colombia. Iziane Castro Marques (183-G/F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored in victory with 16 points. Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) also was great adding 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Palmira Marcal (177-G-84) netted 13 pts. In defeat, Justine Colley (175-G-91) was better than the others with 14 points and 7 rebs. Alisha Tatham (180-G-86, college: Massachusetts) and Megan Pinske (176-G-88) (5 rebs) stopped to 9 and 8 points respectively. Quarters: 24-15, 19-10, 14-22, 21-6. Today, Brazil will meet Jamaica. Canada will take on Colombia.

 
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