Recife (Brazil), 3 September. Brazil confirmed their promotion by adding their second win in the 19th edition of the Copa América, bringing it closer to the quarter-finals since Group A, where Uruguay added their second fall on Saturday in which Argentina and Puerto Rico defeated Started off with two wins. Zone B
The Brazilians, who thrashed Canada in an incredible opening day on Friday, showed doubt against an upbeat Colombian side after their victory over Uruguay in the first quarter today.
But starting in the second period, the locals brushed aside any doubts and unleashed a barrage of attacks that saw Colombia win the game 60–100, the biggest ever in the tournament. The result is what brings together teams from twelve countries.
Hours earlier, the Canadian quintet was rehabilitated with a win for Uruguay, which does not raise its head and will define its fate against Brazil on Monday, no less.
Argentina lead Group B after scoring 95, the second-highest number of points in the tournament so far, and lead 33 over the Virgin Islands. And Puerto Rico earned 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 youth Panama team (72–58), and a surprise block from Mexico. holiday, which knocked out the United States (73-67) on Friday.
60,100. Brazil planted its large size and bombardment 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 out of 10 minutes of the episode and only at the end did the Brazilians celebrate with a triple, the first successful of three attempts by Pivot Lucas Mariano.
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.
Greater physical size and triples sealed the fate of the Colombians, who avoided protesting in vain and reserved strength for their final and decisive match with Canada this Monday.
The Brazilians hit 20 out of 38 3-point attempts, but still, Colombian power forward Toni Trocha finished as the top scorer with 16 points, 2 behind Brazilian point guard Yago Santos, the second scorer of the game. is more.
84-78. Uruguay dropped for the second time and remained against the ropes
Canada corrected their poor start to the tournament by beating Uruguay 84-78 in the tournament today, adding to their second defeat 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), expanded into the third (12–24) and lost the last (30–17). ). ,
Uruguay, led by Argentine Rubén Magnano, showed their mettle but that was not enough, and were now forced to beat hosts Brazil on Monday to retain a chance to advance to the quarter-finals.
Point guard Luciano Parodi was one of the figures for Uruguay, who also got 21 hits by Argentine Obras Basket shooting guard Joaquín Rodriguez.
The game’s top scorer was Canadian point guard Jahwon Henri-Blair with 23 points.
88-82. ‘The Little’ Conduit Wins Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s team started the match in Group B with an 88-82 win against the Dominican Republic this Saturday.
The Puerto Ricans started strongly and dominated the action in the first quarter (23-12), guided by Jorge ‘El Pequeno’ Condit, a strong 2.12m tall, 22-year-old center who plays with Gigantes in his country. De Carolina and who scored 20 points.
The game was also in the second chapter (23–23), with a tight Dominican Republic, who improved recovery and goals, and recovered some ground from the hand of Andrés Feliz, who was eventually the game’s best scorer with 22 points.
A certain 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 the emphasis 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 were found below. The game offered 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 commitment as coach of Pablo Prigioni, who as a player was part of the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ of Argentine basketball, which won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The 45-year-old former baseman, who has played four seasons in the NBA, took over the team three days ago, replacing Nestor ‘Che’ Garcia, who has held the position since 2021.
Argentina dominated from start to finish, winning all four episodes (24–29, 8-23, 13–21 and 17–22) under the baton of FC Barcelona point guard Nicolas Laprovitola, the highest scorer with 18 points.
The first two from each group and the two best third sides from the first leg will advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa América, which will be crowned the champions of the nineteenth edition on 11 September.
– 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 on this Sunday:
Panama – Mexico (Group C second date)
United States – Venezuela (Group C second date)
Dominican Republic – Virgin Islands (2nd date of Group B)
Argentina – Puerto Rico (Group B second date)