Thursday, December 08, 2022

Colombia misses out on historic win against Canada

Canada beat Colombia 62–61 and scored a free throw in the final seconds to guarantee their classification into the quarterfinals of Men’s Basketball America.Which takes place in the Brazilian city of Recife until next Sunday.

The win gave Canada a place in the quarter-finals of the 19th edition of the continental tournament, with 5 points (2 wins and 1 loss), as one of the first two in Group A, but they still had to wait for the match. . Brazil (4 points) will face Uruguay (2 points) to determine whether they will advance as group leader or second.

Colombia (4 points) is now dependent on the second match to decide whether they are third in Group A, hoping to advance to the quarter-finals as one of the two best-placed third-placed teams.

The basket that Canada’s Trey Bell-Haynes made in the final seconds of the game in the free throw meant a bucket of water for the Colombians, who won 54-42 at the end of the third quarter to celebrate the victory. seemed ready.

Despite losing the first quarter 21–16, Colombia won the next two (22–9 and 16–12). and also, Colombia maxed out 16 points at the start of the third periodBut fell completely in the last, in which he fell to a 13-point lead (20–7).

The leadership of Guillermo Moreno made many mistakes in the last quarter and faced the highest personal hierarchy of Canadians.

A player for Montenegro’s KK Budunost Podgorica, Bel-Haines was the decider with the final score and his 18 points, but it was Dalano Banton, point guard for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Canada’s top scorer and the game’s top scorer with 20 points.

Among South Americans, the best was Jaime Ichenic, a player in the United States G-League’s Capital City Go-Go and the first Colombian to score 18 points in an NBA game. Juan Tello was also out with 14 points.

Canada lost in their tournament debut against Brazil (72–63), but recovered and beat Uruguay 84–78, while the Colombians started with a 70–64 win against Uruguay, but On the second day they fell 100-60 against the Brazilians.

The tournament takes place at the Geraldo Magalhes Coliseum in the city of Recife in northeastern Brazil, and brings together twelve teams.

The first two and two best third parties from each group will advance to the next stage in the Americas, with the final on Sunday, September 11.

Group B consists of Puerto Rico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, while Group C is made up of the United States, Venezuela, Mexico and Panama.

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