2022 Centrobasket November 23rd-27th

Seven teams headed to Chihuahua in Mexico for the Centrobasket tournament. The top two teams in each group qualify for the semifinals and also next year’s AmeriCup alongside the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela.

November 23

The first two games of the tournament were in Group A and the Dominican Republic opened with a 75-39 win over Costa Rica. Arella Guirantes led Puerto Rico again getting to play with her sister in their 100-57 win over Guatemala. The hosts played the first Group B game to close the day and got quite a fight from Hillary Martinez and El Salvador before winning 61-48.

Group A:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2311/Costa-Rica-Dominican-Republic#|tab=boxscore
Costa Rica [39]: Fernandez 9 Matamoros 8 Castro 6 Torres 4 Zubillaga 3 Reyna 3 Mora 2 Galvez 2 Cervantes 2 Solano 0 Echeverri 0 Araya 0
Dominican Republic [75]: Morton 15 Rodriguez 13/7r Monsac 11/7r Colome 10 A. Jimenez 8/9r Hernandez 8 Reynoso 3 Zapata 3 Evangelista 2/11r Y. Jimenez 2 Capellan DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2311/Guatemala-Puerto-Rico#|tab=boxscore
Guatemala [57]: Vallecillo 19 Garcia 12 Vasquez 11/6r Rivas 10 Pinelo 3 Escobar 2 Chavarria 0 Lopez 0 Martinez 0 Catalan 0 Rosales 0 Juarez DNP
Puerto Rico [100]: A. Guirantes 21/6a Jones 13 Benitez 13 Quinones 11 Pagan 10 O’Neill 7 Harris 7 Roma 5/9r Maldonado 5 Gathers 4 T. Guirantes 2 Vargas 2

Group B:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2311/Mexico-El-Salvador#|tab=boxscore
Mexico [61]: Avila 11 Luna-Castro 10 Beltran 10 Lara 7/7r Ramos 7/6r K. Martinez 5 Rodriguez 5 Taylor 3 Vargas 3 Payan 0 I. Martinez 0 Sanchez 0
El Salvador [48]: Martinez 20/7r/6a Tevez 10 Funes 8 Alfaro 4 Vega 2 Dominguez 2 Aviles 2 Heredia 0/7r Mendez 0 Calderon 0 Ruiz DNP

November 24

Games on Thursday started in Group A again and the Dominican Republic had an easy 92-57 win over Guatemala. Arella Guirantes led Puerto Rico to a 86-58 win over Costa Rica to qualify for the semifinals and AmeriCup, pulling the Dominican Republic with them. In the other group, Cuba was the last team to start their tournament and Yamara Amargo and company had the better first frame, but Mexico fought back to win 68-59 and clinch an AmeriCup spot.

Group A:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2411/Dominican-Republic-Guatemala#|tab=boxscore
Dominican Republic [92]: Evangelista 15/6r A. Jimenez 15/6r Morton 13/10r Rodriguez 13/8r Capellan 13 Monsac 6 Colome 6/6a Y. Jimenez 5 Hernandez 5 Reynoso 1/8r Zapata 0
Guatemala [57]: Pinelo 15 Juarez 14 Rivas 7 Garcia 6 Vasquez 4/6r Vallecillo 4 Escobar 3 Rosales 2 Martinez 2 Chavarria 0 Lopez 0 Catalan 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2411/Puerto-Rico-Costa-Rica#|tab=boxscore
Puerto Rico [86]: A. Guirantes 20 O’Neill 17/7r Quinones 17 Benitez 13 Jones 8 Maldonado 7 Pagan 2/7r T. Guirantes 2 Harris 0/6r Vargas 0 Roma 0 Gathers 0
Costa Rica [58]: Matamoros 15/10r Galvez 14/7r Castro 7 Fernandez 5 Zubillaga 4 Mora 4 Torres 3 Cervantes 2 Reyna 2 Echeverri 2 Araya 0 Solano 0

Group B:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2411/Cuba-Mexico#|tab=boxscore
Cuba [59]: Amargo 22 Jourdain 11 Despaigne 11 Tanis 7 Contreras 6 Vargas 2/10r Tornell 0/6r Claro 0 Neyra 0 Armentaro 0
Mexico [68]: Avila 18/6r Ramos 17 Beltran 15 K. Martinez 6 Luna-Castro 5/9r Lara 4 I. Martinez 3 Taylor 0 Vargas 0 Rodriguez 0 Sanchez 0 Payan DNP

November 25

The first game on Friday was between teams in Group A not in championship contention who were playing for a direct spot in the consolation bracket final and Sonia Vasquez led Guatemala past 83-62. The other game in this group closed the day with both teams already advancing, but playing for bracket placement and Arella Guirantes led Puerto Rico again with some help from Isalys Quinones to get past their rivals, the Dominican Republic, 87-68. The game for the last playoff spot and AmeriCup place was the middle game of the day and another good game from Hillary Martinez was not enough for El Salvador and Cuba won 66-48.

Group A:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2511/Costa-Rica-Guatemala#|tab=boxscore
Costa Rica [62]: Matamoros 12 Fernandez 12 Cervantes 11 Galvez 9 Zubillaga 7 Araya 6 Castro 5/7r Mora 0 Torres 0 Echeverri 0 Solano 0 Reyna 0
Guatemala [83]: Vasquez 26/11r Rivas 15 Pinelo 11 Vallecillo 8 Martinez 7 Lopez 4/7a Garcia 4 Juarez 4 Escobar 2/6r Chavarria 2 Rosales 0 Catalan 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2511/Puerto-Rico-Dominican-Republic#|tab=boxscore
Puerto Rico [87]: A. Guirantes 31/9a Quinones 24/10r O’Neill 8/7a Roma 6 Jones 6 Benitez 6 Harris 3 Pagan 2 Gathers 1 Vargas 0 T. Guirantes 0 Maldonado 0
Dominican Republic [68]: Hernandez 15 Morton 11 Y. Jimenez 10 Capellan 9 Evangelista 8 Reynoso 5/11r Rodriguez 4 Zapata 4 A. Jimenez 2 Colome 0 Monsac DNP

Standings: Puerto Rico 3-0, Dominican Republic 2-1, Guatemala 1-2, Costa Rica 0-3

Group B:

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2511/El-Salvador-Cuba#|tab=boxscore
El Salvador [48]: Martinez 20/8r Tevez 13 Alfaro 4 Aviles 3 Calderon 2 Funes 2 Dominguez 2 Heredia 2 Ruiz 0 Vega 0 Mendez DNP
Cuba [66]: Vargas 17/12r Tanis 11 Jourdain 10/9r Despaigne 9/10r Armentero 7 Amargo 6/7r Contreras 4 Tornell 2 Claro 0 Neyra DNP

Standings: Mexico 2-0, Cuba 1-1, El Salvador 0-2

November 26

The first game on Saturday was from the consolation bracket and Emily Tevez and El Salvador sent Costa Rica to last place with a 73-57 win. There was no surprise in the first semifinal as Jackie Benitez joined Arella Guirantes in leading Puerto Rico to a 103-66 win over Cuba. The last game of the day was far more competitive, staying close throughout and then needing overtime to settle when Gladys Avila and Mexico just held on to a 97-95 win over Yohanna Morton, Cesarina Capellan and the Dominican Republic.

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2611/El-Salvador-Costa-Rica#|tab=boxscore
El Salvador [73]: Tevez 21/7r Martinez 19/14r/9a Funes 11/7r/6a Vega 9/6r Dominguez 6 Heredia 4/6r Calderon 2 Alfaro 1 Aviles 0 Ruiz 0 Mendez DNP
Costa Rica [57]: Fernandez 12 Matamoros 11/15r Castro 11/7a Cervantes 10 Araya 5 Mora 5 Galvez 3 Reyna 0 Torres 0 Zubillaga 0 Echeverri 0 Solano DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2611/Puerto-Rico-Cuba#|tab=boxscore
Puerto Rico [103]: Benitez 25 A. Guirantes 20 O’Neill 13 Quinones 12/11r Jones 11 Pagan 8/9r Roma 6/9r Vargas 5 Maldonado 3 Harris 0 Gathers 0 T. Guirantes 0
Cuba [66]: Vargas 19/9r Jourdain 8/8r Amargo 7 Armentero 6/8a Tornell 6 Despaigne 5/9r Tanis 5 Contreras 5 Claro 3 Neyra 2

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2611/Mexico-Dominican-Republic#|tab=boxscore
Mexico [97]: Avila 27/9a Luna-Castro 17/9r Beltran 16/6r/6a Lara 14/14r Ramos 14 Rodriguez 5 Sanchez 4 K. Martinez 0 Vargas 0 Payan DNP I. Martinez DNP Taylor DNP
Dominican Republic [95]: Morton 23 Capellan 20/6r Monsac 12/13r Evangelista 12 Colome 11 Hernandez 8 Rodriguez 5/6r Y. Jimenez 3 Reynoso 1 Zapata 0 A. Jimenez 0

November 27

Sunday started with the 5th place game and Aida Funes helped El Salvador win 81-69 over Guatemala. The Dominican Republic had the lead early in the race for the bronze medal, but they tough late schedule may have taken its toll with Suanly Tanis and Cuba controlling the rest of the game for a 73-59 win. Arella Guirantes and Puerto Rico left no doubt in the championship game, rolling to an 88-65 win over Paola Beltran and Mexico.

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2711/Guatemala-El-Salvador#|tab=boxscore
Guatemala [69]: Garcia 17/7a Rivas 12/9r Pinelo 10 Rosales 9 Vallecillo 9 Vasquez 7 Escobar 3 Chavarria 2 Martinez 0 Lopez 0/6a Juarez 0 Catalan DNP
El Salvador [81]: Funes 21 Tevez 17 Martinez 16/6r/7a Vega 12 Calderon 8 Heredia 4/6r Alfaro 2 Aviles 1 Dominguez 0 Ruiz DNP Mendez DP

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2711/Cuba-Dominican-Republic#tab=boxscore
Cuba [73]: Tanis 25/6r Amargo 15 Jourdain 12/8r Armentero 8/6r/10a Despaigne 4 Tornell 4 Vargas 3/6r Contreras 2 Claro 0 Neyra DNP
Dominican Republic [59]: Hernandez 14 Evangelista 12/6a A. Jimenez 10/12r Morton 8 Capellan 7 Rodriguez 5/7r Colome 3 Zapata 0 Y. Jimenez 0 Reynoso 0 Monsac 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/centrobasketwomen/2022/game/2711/Puerto-Rico-Mexico#tab=boxscore
Puerto Rico [88]: A. Guirantes 28/14r Benitez 16 O’Neill 13/9a Quinones 12/14r Jones 10 Harris 5 Pagan 2 Roma 2 Gathers 0 Vargas 0 Maldonado 0 T. Guirantes 0
Mexico [65]: Beltran 20 Luna-Castro 11/9r Avila 9 Lara 8/7r Rodriguez 7 K. Martinez 5 Ramos 3 Payan 2 Sanchez 0 Vargas 0 I. Martinez 0 Taylor 0

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