FINAL Colombia won the Gold at the U17 South American
Championship in Pasto. They managed to grab 55-54 thriller win against
Argentina in the Big Final. Of course, Argentina won the Silver.
Maria Tapias (95) was the leading scorer in victory with 20 points.
Elizabeth Gutierrez (94) secured a great help adding 12 points and 7
rebounds. In the loosing squad,
Micaela Sancisi (160-G-94) replied with 19 points and 7 rebs.
Victoria Llorente (96) followed her with 16 points. Argentina was
slightly better team in the first quarter winning it 13-11. Colombia
answered with 8-14 after that taking 4-point lead at the halftime. Third
quarter was pretty leveled, but still Argentina won it by one, 20-19. In
thriller finish, the home squad was concentrated, but also had a little
bit more sports luck to take 55-54 victory at the end.
Brazil won the Bronze in Pasto (U17 South American championship). They
outplayed Chile 61-49 in the last day of the competition to take this
medal. Chile ended as No.4.
Vitoria Domingos (96) stepped up for the winners with 17 points and
Monique Soares (97) followed her with 14 points and 11 boards, while
Izabella Frederico (95) added 13 points and 5 rebs. On the other
side, Chile had just two players with double-digits in scoring.
Dayanne Garcia and
Estefania Vasquez (167-G-94) had 10 pts each.
Brazil did a great job in the first half. They won the Q1 14-10 and
later continued with 17-9 for the next ten minutes. Chile slightly
improved after the breather, but still Brazil ended third period with
14-13. The only quarter which belonged to Chile was the last one 16-17,
but it was too late for them.
Ecuador finished as No.5 at the U17 South Americas championship in Pasto
(Colombia). They handed 69-45 loss to Uruguay to take this position.
Rina Yepez (95) was totally the best player in this victory. She
collected 29 points and 7 rebounds for 37 minutes.
Maria Carrasco (94) had 19 points and 5 rebounds, and
Alba Hermig (95) added 9 points. In the loosing squad,
Florencia Sergio (96) shined with 16 points and 12 boards.
Victoria Cardone (95) stopped to 9 pts. Ecuador had wonderful second
half and thanks to it they celebrated comfortable win last night. Before
that Uruguay made 8-11 in the first period and Ecuador replied with
20-14 after that.
Rina Yepez and her teammates blasted Uruguay with 21-8 in third
quarter and later closed this game with 20-12 (Q4) for the final 69-45
Peru ended as the last ranked team at this event (No.7).
Argentina and Colombia to meet in the Finals
- Jul 2, 2011
Argentina and Brazil will fight for the Gold at U17 South American
Championship. There is a three-way tie on top of the standings with
Argentina, Colombia and Brazil having the same 5-1 record. However,
Argentina is No.1 in this circle and Colombia No.2, which gave them a
chance to fight for the first place. Colombia will meet Chile for the
Bronze, while Ecuador and Uruguay will play for the fifth place. Peru
finished as the last ranked team at this event.
In crucial game for the first place in Preliminary Round, Argentina
outplayed Colombia last night 66-61.
Micaela Sancisi (160-G-94) was the leading player in victory with 23
Sofia Aispurua (95) secured a great help with double-double of 12
points and 11 rebounds. In the loosing squad,
Sara Sosa (95) had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Saturday is the last day of the championship.
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