Argentina defeated the Dominican Republic and closed the qualifying stage undefeated – Basketball – Sports

The Argentine basketball team beat his Dominican Republic pair tonight by 90-78, won zone B and will face Venezuela in the quarterfinals, at the end of the qualifying stage of the AmeriCup (Copa América) in Brazil, in the city of Recife.

At the Geraldao Magalhaes stadium in the capital of the State of Pernambuco, the albiceleste team led by coach Pablo Prigioni obtained the third consecutive victory, after previous successes against the Virgin Islands (95-62) and Puerto Rico (99-86). .

Based on the difference in points achieved in the global sum, the Argentine team finished in second place, behind Brazil, which will allow it to face Venezuela, the best third-placed team.

The quarterfinal duel against the cast directed by the Buenos Aires coach Fernando Duró (former Olympic of La Banda and Gymnastics of Comodoro Rivadavia) will be this Thursday, at a time to be designated.

The ‘red wine’ cast completed their performance in the group stage this afternoon with a heavy defeat against the United States (49-101), which made them fall back to third place in zone C of the continental competition.

In the Argentine triumph, Real Madrid’s forward from Santiago, Gabriel Deck, stood out once again, culminating with a score sheet of 24 points (7-11 in doubles, 2-4 in triples, 4-4 in free throws) and 6 rebounds in the 33m . that he remained in the game box.

For his part, the shooting guard of Barcelona, ​​Nicolás Laprovíttola, contributed with 17 units and 6 assists in 35m.

The quarterfinal matches, to be played this Thursday, will be as follows: Brazil-Dominican Republic, Argentina-Venezuela, United States-Puerto Rico and Mexico-Canada.

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