Puerto Rico will compete with the United States for the gold medal in the South American Women’s Cup
Puerto Rico will be the pair for the United States in the gold medal match In the AmeriCup 2021 female.
Puerto Rico beat Canada on Friday night 65-61 In the second semi-final match of the competition, which was held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, she managed for the first time to reach the final of this tournament.
Puerto Rico had already secured a place in the 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Which will be held in Sydney, Australia.
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In the first semi-final, the United States beat Brazil 71-60 to get a ticket to the final, which will be held on Saturday at 9:00 pm.
Puerto Rico dominated the first quarter 17-13, but the two teams went into the dressing room for break time and tied at 34. In the third quarter, none of the quintet could take off, but the Puerto Ricans were ahead 50-48 on the way to the final ten minutes.
Locals started the group by widening the difference to 57-53, but Canada hit back with a basket of three to close the gap to a minimum (57-56). it was when Ali Gibson He grabbed the stick with two baskets in a row to give Puerto Rico a 61-58 lead.
Canada had many opportunities to move forward thanks to their dominance of offensive rebounds. However, it failed to capitalize. With 5.3 seconds remaining, Pamela Pink He went to the free throw line that would have secured the win, but failed on both attempts to make the score 63-61. Specifically, Rosado got the ball back and received a foul personally.
He returned to the sighs line and broke through the net on both occasions to claim a Puerto Rican victory.
“This team has something magical about it. They gave themselves from the heart because there is no enemy small or big. We were about to beat Canada before and it happened at homeSaid Rosado, captain of the national team.
The Canadians outperformed Puerto Rico 51-34 in total rebounds, but turned the ball more than 15 times against the Puerto Rican nine.
Jazmon Jawathmi He was the top scorer of the match with 17 points, followed by Jennifer O’Neill With 15 though 22-6 fired from the field. Gibson was also in double digits with 11.
for Canada, fields of naira He led the attack with 14 points. Leticia Amher Contribute 12 Kayla Alexander 11.