Argentina - Brazil
Brazil won the Gold in Santiago. They blasted Argentina 68-94 in the Big
Final to finish 2010 South American Championship with the perfect 5-0
record. Of course, the Silver belongs to Argentina.
Silvia Gustavo (182-F-82) top-scored for Brazil in this game with 14
Kelly Silva Santos (192-C-79) had 13, while
Helen Santos Luz (176-G-72) helped with 11 pts and 5 rebounds. In
the loosing squad,
Paula Reggiardo (84) collected 19 points.
Florencia Fernandez (190-C-86) had three les than her. Except of the
first quarter, Brazil was way better team in this game. Argentina was
the team who shined at the beginning and they created nice 25-17 lead in
the first ten minutes. Brazil didn't panic and they slowly started to
take control on this meeting.
Silvia Gustavo and her teammates made 17-23 in the second frame and
it was just beginning of their great play. After the breather, Brazil
intensified defense and at the same time stayed productive on the other
side of the court. They finished Q3 with 13-23 entering to the final
quarter with decent lead. Very soon Brazil jumped to plus 15 and it was
clear that this final is already over for Argentina. Brazil continued in
the same rhythm until the end finishing Q4 with 13-31 for the final
68-94 victory and the Gold medal in Santiago.
Colombia - Paraguay
Colombia is the Bronze medal winner in Santiago. They handed 85-70 loss
to Paraguay to take this spot. It is important to mention that with this
victory Colombia booked a ticket for the 2011 FIBA-Americas Championship
(Pre-Olympic) and the Pan-American Games.
Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) exploded in Colombia with 34 points and 14
rebounds. She reached valuation 33 and was named the MVP of this
Leidy Sanchez had 15 points and 6 rebs, while
Erika Valek (168-G-82, college:
Purdue) helped with 12 points, 7 boards and 7 assists. In the
Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) shined with 30 points, 5 boards and 7
Claudia Aponte (170-G-91) scored 18 pts and pulled down 5 rebs.
Everything started good for Paraguay, who made 17-20 lead at the
Yaneth Arias and her teammates exploded for the next ten minutes
scoring 29 points, while they limited Paraguay to 17. It was enough for
9-point lead at the half time and Colombia continued in the same rhythm
after that. Q3 was another high-productive for them as they drained 25
pts. Paraguay was stopped to 11 and this game was already over for them.
Last ten minutes were just the formality, despite Paraguay cut the
margin for 8 points, 14-22. At the end it was totally deserved 85-70 win
by Colombia for third place in Santiago.
Chile - Venezuela
Chile finished as the fifth ranked team in Santiago. The host of 2010
South American Championship outplayed Venezuela in the last day of the
competition to win this place. Their leading player was
Ziomara Morrison (193-C-89) with double-double of 20 points and 16
Valentina Aragonese (173-F-79) scored 17 and
Javiera Novion (168-G-87, college:
Eckerd) added one point less. In the loosing squad,
Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college:
Oklahoma) collected 25 points and 5 rebs.
Cleyder Blanco (C-90) had 14 pts and 11 boards. Their Venezuela
finished as No.6 in Santiago. Chile took control on their rivals from
the early beginning. They exploded offensively in the first ten minutes
scoring 30 points. On the other side, Venezuela was limited to 18.
Venezuela improved after that, but was not able to come closer until the
halftime (42-30). Chile was better in Q3 jumping to 15-point lead with
10:00 remaining. At that time it was already clear who the winner of
this meeting will be. The hosts had no troubles to keep the safe
distance in Q4 and to win the fifth place in Santiago. Both teams failed
to qualify directly to the 2011 FIBA-Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic)
and the Pan-American Games
. Argentina and Brazil to fight for the Gold - Aug. 14, 2010
Semifinals Argentina - Colombia
Argentina advanced to Big Final of South American Championship 2010.
They outplayed Colombia in the Semis and will fight for the Gold against
Brazil. Colombia will meet Paraguay for third place.
Erica Sanchez (182-F/C-76) shined for the winners with 20 points and
Florencia Fernandez (190-C-86) had 17 and
Sandra Pavon (175-F-85) added 12 points, plus 9 rebounds for
Argentina. In Colombia,
Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) shined with 23 points and 11 boards.
Tathiana Mosquera (195-C-89) had 16 pts. Third quarter was the
crucial one in this game. Before that, Colombia shined in the first ten
minutes creating nice 16-24 lead. Argentina replied with 18-14 in the
second frame closing the gap to four points until the halftime. Than,
Erica Sanchez and her teammates took full control on their rivals.
They exploded offensively scoring 31 points, while limiting Colombia to
17 on the other side. It was enough for comfortable lead and Argentina
never looked back after that. Saturday is the last day of the
competition in Santiago.
Brazil - Paraguay
Brazil was great once again registering fourth straight win in Santiago.
This time it was the Semifinals game against Paraguay and Brazil
registered impressive 114-61 victory. They will take on Argentina in
battle for Gold. On the other side, Paraguay will meet Colombia for
Nadia Gomes (193-C-89) was the leading player in victory with 23
points and 9 rebounds. She reached valuation 26 grabbing the MVP title
for this meeting.
Kelly Silva Santos (192-C-79) scored 16 and
Alessandra Santos (200-C-73) (5 rebs) added two points less than
her. In Paraguay,
Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) was good with 23 points.
Claudia Aponte (170-G-91) stopped on 11 points. Brazil demonstrated
its power at the very beginning.
Nadia Gomes and her teammates opened the game with impressive 32-14
in the first ten minutes and they continued with 28-21 in the second
frame. It means that Brazil was already 25-points up at the halftime and
was looking great. Paraguay was not able to resist and they faced with
fiasco in the second half. Brazil destroyed them in Q3 with 29-14 and
they had no mercy in Q4 as well 25-12 for the final 114-61 blowout.
Saturday will be the last day of the championship in Santiago.
Chile - Uruguay
Chile grabbed the first win in Santiago. The hosts of the 2010 South
American Championship blasted Uruguay 96-63 and will meet Venezuela in
the battle for fifth place at this event. Uruguay finished this
championship winless on position No.7.
Tatiana Gomez (193-C-81) exploded for the hosts with 23 points and
13 rebounds. She reached amazing valuation 40 and of course was the MVP
of this meeting.
Ziomara Morrison (193-C-89) also was great adding 18 pts and 13
Valentina Aragonese (173-F-79) added 17 pts. In the loosing squad,
Maria Lucia Guadalupe had 17 points and 5 rebs.
Daniela Tovagliari stopped on 15 pts. Chile had impressive first and
last quarter of this game. They drained 30 points in the first ten
minutes, while on other side they stopped Uruguay to just 13. Second
frame was totally leveled 16-16 meaning that the hosts kept 17-point
lead until the half time. Third frame was pretty leveled as well, but
still Chile finished it with 18-17. Last ten minutes were just the
formality and Uruguay gave up on this game. Chile had no mercy for them
ending Q4 with 32-17 for 96-63 victory at the end. Chile will meet
Venezuela today and the winner will finish as No.5.
Preliminary Round is over in Santiago (Day
Three) - Aug. 13, 2010
Chile - Argentina
Argentina ended Preliminary Round in Santiago with the perfect 2-0
record. After win against Paraguay in Day One, Argentina outplayed the
hosts Chile for the first place in Group A. It means that Argentina will
meet Colombia in the Semifinals. Chile (0-2) failed to reach the next
stage and they will continue in Classification Games for 5th to 7th
Erica Sanchez (182-F/C-76) stepped up for the winners with 28 points
and 8 rebounds. With valuation 28 she was the MVP of this meeting.
Florencia Fernandez (190-C-86) added 19 points and 5 rebs, while
Paula Reggiardo (84) helped with 14 pts. For the hosts,
Tatiana Gomez (193-C-81) collected 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Ziomara Morrison (193-C-89) had 17 pts and 5 rebs. Argentina was
better team at the beginning as they made 15-20 lead in the first ten
minutes. Chile improved after that, but still was not able to come
closer. Second quarter finished 21-21 meaning that Argentina was five
points up at the halftime. Question about the winner is resolved in
third period, when Argentina made 18-28. There was ten minutes left
after that and Chile had no chance. Semifinals, as well as first
classification games, will be played on Friday.
Brazil - Venezuela
Another great performance for Brazil in Santiago. This time they smashed
Venezuela 107-37 ending the Preliminary Round as No.1 of Group B with
perfect 3-0 record. It means that Brazil will meet Paraguay in the
Semifinals. Venezuela failed to reach the next stage as they dropped to
third place (1-2) after this defeat and they will play for position No.5
Nadia Gomes (193-C-89) top-scored in Brazil with 16, while
Palmira Marcal (178-G-84) followed her with one point less.
Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) (5 rebs) and
Alessandra Santos (200-C-73) (5 rebs) helped with 11 points each.
Venezuela didn't have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Their best
player was Cleyder Blanco with 8 points. Brazil opened this meeting with
20-11 in the first quarter and they destroyed Venezuela for the next ten
Nadia Gomes and her teammates drained 30 points in Q2, while
limiting their rivals to 7. At that time it was already clear that
Venezuela will not have a chance. Second half was just the formality and
Brazil made 28-12, plus 29-7 to close this meeting. Semifinals are
scheduled for Friday. Venezuela will continue on Saturday in the game
for fifth place and their rival will be Uruguay or Chile.
Colombia - Uruguay
Colombia cruised past Uruguay 79-61 for the crucial win in Preliminary
Round. With this victory, Colombia jumped to second place in Group B
(2-1) and reached the Semifinals of South American Championship 2010.
Their rival will be Argentina. On the other side, Uruguay finished this
stage winless (0-3) and they will continue in Classification Games for
5th to 7th place.
Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) shined for the winners with 26 points.
Erika Valek (168-G-82, college:
Purdue) scored 19 points and handed out 8 assists, while
Mabel Martinez (176-F-86) added 13 pts and 5 boards.
Daniela Tovagliari responded with 16 points in defeat, while
Florencia Somma had 14 pts and 5 rebs. Except of third, all other
quarters belonged to Colombia. They exploded offensively at the
beginning for 28-20 in the first ten minutes.
Yaneth Arias was on fire and she paced her team to 22-15 in the
second frame, so Colombia was huge 50-35 up at the halftime. Uruguay
improved after the breather (13-14), but they needed a way more in order
to come closer. Colombia didn't let them to do that and finished this
game with 16-12 in Q4. Semifinals and first Classification Games are
scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Day Two in Santiago - Aug. 12, 2010
Chile - Paraguay
Paraguay grabbed the first win in Santiago. After defeat in Day One
against Argentina, Paraguay managed to beat the host of this event
88-99. This could be enough for the Semifinals, in case that Argentina
beats Chile in Round Three.
Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) exploded in this game with 48 points and
9 assists. Of course, she was the MVP as she reached amazing valuation
Claudia Aponte (170-G-91) helped Paraguay with 21 points and 6
Heidy Closs (G/F) added 11 pts. For the home side,
Valentina Aragonese (173-F-79) delivered 23 points.
Tatiana Gomez (193-C-81) shined with double-double of 21 points and
19 rebs. Paraguay did a great job in the first quarter and it could be
the main reason of this victory. Paola Ferarri was on fire and she paced
her team to 16-30 in the first ten minutes. The hosts improved after
that, but still Q2 also belonged to Paraguay (14-15). Both teams were
great offensively after the breather and the hosts won Q3 with 28-25,
but they needed a way more. Paraguay was good in the last ten minutes
keeping the safe distance until the end. In Day Three, Chile will meet
Argentina and they will need a miracle in order to reach the next stage
in Santiago. Paraguay finished Preliminary Round with 1-1.
Brazil - Colombia
Brazil shined once again in Santiago. They destroyed Uruguay in Day One,
and on Wednesday afternoon registered another easy win. This time
Colombia faced with strong Brazil suffering big 94-53 loss. It means
that Brazil is currently the leading team of Group B with 2-0 record,
while Colombia dropped to 1-1.
Fernanda Neves Beling (186-F-82) paced the winners with 13 points.
Silvia Gustavo (182-F-82) (7 rebs) and
Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) (6 rebs) helped with 12 points each. In
Tathiana Mosquera (195-C-89) delivered 16 points. Their second
Mabel Martinez (176-F-86) with 7 pts. Brazil dominated during the
entire game. They made impressive 28-10 in the first ten minutes and
continued with 22-7 in Q2. At the halftime it was already clear that
Colombia will face with huge loss.
Fernanda Neves Beling didn't slow down after the breather and they
created 24-17 in third quarter for 40-point lead with 10:00 to go. Last
ten minutes were just the formality and Brazil celebrated another easy
win. In Day Three, Brazil will meet Venezuela and the winner of this
game will most probably finish as No.1. Colombia will play against
Uruguay and they need a win in order to reach the next stage.
Uruguay - Venezuela
Venezuela escaped with 69-72 victory against Uruguay to stay alive in
Santiago. It was the first win for Venezuela, who will have to beat
Brazil in the last day of Preliminary Round in order to reach the next
stage. That could be the mission impossible as Brazil has a powerful
team and is in great shape at this event. Uruguay dropped to 0-2 and
they have no chance to advance.
Yosimar Corrales (G-90) stepped up for the winners with 21 points
and 9 rebounds.
Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college:
Oklahoma) had 20 points and 7 boards, while
Cleyder Blanco (C-90) added 12 points and 9 rebs. In Uruguay,
Maria Pereyra netted 19 points.
Daniela Tovagliari had five less than her. Venezuela played great
second and third quarter, so mostly owing to that they celebrated this
victory. Uruguay opened the game better making 19-15 lead in the first
Yosimar Corrales woke up after that replying with 13-25 in the
second frame. It means that Venezuela was 32-40 up at the halftime and
they were good in Q3 as well making plus 12. Uruguay desperately needed
a run and they made it in the last quarter, but Venezuela players were
strong enough to fend off those attempts and to keep plus 3-pts until
the end. In Day Three, Venezuela will meet Brazil. Uruguay will play
Day One in Santiago - Aug. 11, 2010
Argentina - Paraguay
Argentina demonstrated great performance in Day One of the South
American Championship for Women. They blasted Paraguay for 1-0 record in
Group A. Beside these two teams, third participant of the same pool is
Florencia Fernandez (190-C-86) and
Mariana Cava (168-G-85) scored 20 points each for the winners. They
pulled down 8 and 5 rebounds respectively.
Erica Sanchez (182-F/C-76) was third scorer in victory with 15
points. On the other side,
Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) shined with 33 points and 8 boards.
Claudia Aponte (170-G-91) followed them with 15 pts. Argentina
opened the game in style. They smashed Paraguay in the first ten minutes
with 30-11. Second quarter belonged to Paraguay 16-19, but they needed a
way more in order to get closer.
Florencia Fernandez and her teammates exploded after the breather
once again as they created 28-17 for plus 27. Question about the winner
was resolved and last ten minutes were just the formality. Argentina
will have a day-off on Wednesday. Paraguay will meet Chile.
Venezuela - Colombia
Colombia had to work very hard in order to beat Venezuela in Day One in
Tathiana Mosquera (195-C-89) was a key player in victory with 28
points and 6 rebounds. She reached valuation 21 and was the MVP of this
meeting. The second scorer in victory was
Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) with 16 pts, while
Mabel Martinez (176-F-86) followed with 9 points and 6 boards. In
the loosing squad,
Roselis Silva (G-91) collected 19 points and 6 boards.
Cleyder Blanco (C-90) (6 rebs) and
Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college:
Oklahoma) (9 rebs) added 12 and 10 points respectively. Colombia
1-0, Venezuela 0-1 in Group B. Participants of the same pool are also
Uruguay and Brazil. Colombia was way better team in the first quarter.
Tathiana Mosquera was on fire and she helped her team to make 10-21
lead in the first ten minutes. Venezuela finished Q2 with 12-10 and
third frame with 22-17, but still Colombia was 4-points up. They were
pretty good in the last ten minutes (17-20), what was enough for 61-68
win in Day One. In Day Two in Santiago, Colombia will meet Brazil.
Venezuela will take Uruguay.
Brazil - Uruguay
Brazil had a joyful day one in Santiago. They destroyed Uruguay with
huge 120-43 for 1-0 record in Group B. Other participants of this pool
are Venezuela and Colombia.
Damiris Dantas (192-C-92) stepped up for Brazil with 18 points and 5
Helen Santos Luz (176-G-72) and
Palmira Marcal (178-G-84) netted 12 points each, while
Natalia Mares Burian (163-G-84) added one less. Uruguay didn't have
anyone with double-digits in scoring.
Maria Pereyra was their best player with 9 points. Brazil dominated
in all basketball segments against Uruguay. They started with 31-8 in
the first ten minutes and it was already clear that Uruguay will not
have a chance.
Damiris Dantas and her teammates created 26-14 in the second frame
for plus 35-point lead at the halftime. They continued in the same
rhythm after the breather making 35-10 in Q3 and 28-11 in the last
quarter for the final 120-43 blowout. In Day Two in Santiago, Brazil
will meet Colombia. Uruguay will play against Venezuela. Two best teams
from this group will advance to Semifinals.
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