Argentina fell to Canada and will seek bronze against Brazil




The U18 national team played a valuable game against a world power, albeit a victory for the North Americans. Tomorrow, Sunday, from 6:00 p.m., Argentina will close against Brazil for third place.

After reaching the coveted U19 World Cup spot next year, Argentina’s U18 national team couldn’t beat Canada and lost 78-63 in the FIBA ​​Americas semi-finals of the category. which is played in the facilities of Obras Sanitarias. A very worthy job from the team led by Sandra Pavón, who stood up and for many moments played evenly against a world power regardless of defeat. From now on, the national team will seek bronze, this Sunday against Brazil and from 6:00 p.m. Violeta Maggi, with 11 points and 6 rebounds, was one of the best performances for the national team.

The story started evenly, with Argentina exploiting quick transitions and trying to undermine Canada’s strong defence. Viole Maggi, Natassja Kolff, Alma Bourgarel, Julia Fernández and Dagmar Hentschel took the reins of a national team that fought hard and produced a very good first quarter. However, towards the end of it and the start of the second period, the Americans found a series of triples to make the difference. Bascoe, Koabel and Hylton built an early lead for the rival, who took +13 in the first frame and then extended that gap to +19 before the long break. Despite maintaining the intensity and making good decisions, Pavón’s cast could not match the duel.

The national team continued to show their claws in the second half, with the good earnings of Juana Amaya and Male Maggi bringing freshness to the team. It is true that Canada have always put cold sheets on every reaction of the albiceleste, however, Argentina improved their efficiency in the second leg and two consecutive three points from Angelina Giacone reduced the gap to thirteen (63 -50) at the start of the last episode. . The national team fought back, but the North Americans knew how to manage the difference and ended up being the final result by 78-63. The positive thing was the attitude and the Argentine game, beyond not having been able to keep the victory.

With this result, Argentina will face Brazil tomorrow (lost in the semi-final against the United States) for third place in the World Cup. It will be a new South American classic, remembering that the two met on the first day of the tournament and with the victory of the Brazilian team. Those of Pavón will seek revenge and the precious bronze of this FIBA ​​Americas U18 which will culminate this Sunday in Obras.

FIBA Americas U18 Women

Saturday June 18
Salvador 37 – Colombia 58
Puerto Rico 44 – Mexico 72
United States 84 – Brazil 40
Argentina 63 – Canada 78

Sunday June 19
1:00 p.m. | El Salvador vs. Puerto Rico (For 7th place)
3:30 p.m. | Colombia vs. Mexico (for 5th place)
6:00 p.m. | Argentina vs. Brazil (for 3rd place)
8:30 p.m. | Canada v USA (Championship Final)

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