Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Colombia was defeated by Brazil in the America Cup and is already focusing on the crucial duel against Canada

The Colombian basketball team fell from 100 to 60 against their pair from Brazil in their second game in Group A of the FIBA ​​AmeriCup. La Amarilla started the match well, but was then widely outplayed by the hosts at Recife.

The Brazilians, who beat Canada in an incredible opening on Friday, showed doubt in the first quarter against Colombia today, who were upbeat after their victory against Uruguay.

However, as the second period approached, locals cast aside doubts and uncovered a barrage of attacks that made them the master of a game they won by 40 points, the highest ever in a tournament gathering in the state capital. is the biggest result. for teams from twelve countries

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 that set and only at the end did the Brazilians celebrate with a triple, the first successful of three attempts by Pivot Lucas Mariano.

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Since then, the game was a training session for the Brazilians, led by Gustavo Conti, who beat his 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 next 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. More. Jaime Ichenic, who had a great start yesterday, scored 14 points this time and pulled down 5 rebounds.

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Good work from Lucas Dias, Jorge de Paula and Lucas Mariano added to Santos’ above performance, ending the aspirations of the Guillermo Moreno-led team.

On Monday, when Colombia decides its fate against Canada, who beat Uruguay today and finished with a 1-1 record, Brazil will face Celeste (0-2), who aspire to qualify for the win. Is required.

The first two and two best third parties from each of the three zones will advance to the quarter-finals of the competition that ends on Sunday, 11 September.

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