Recife (Brazil), Sep 6 (EFE) .- The Dominican Republic fell 78-90 to Argentina on Tuesday, but despite the defeat it qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa América basketball tournament in the city. Brazilian from Recife.
Argentina, meanwhile, added its third victory and finished undefeated at the top of the Group B classification with six points, one more than its escort Puerto Rico.
The Dominican Republic, in turn, finished third in the zone with four units and a balance of +1 points, thus winning the eighth and last box for the quarterfinals.
Colombia, which was third in Group A, finished with the same four integers as the Dominican Republic, but a difference of -35 in the balance of points and thus said goodbye to the tournament.
The Dominican quintet was at the forefront of the scoreboard at times, but the Argentine team, with forward Gabriel Deck as the top figure, imposed conditions and extended the narrow advantage in the final minutes.
Deck, with 24 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal, was the game’s top scorer, while Dominican power forward Ángel Delgado finished as the most outstanding of his team with twenty points, ten rebounds, two assists and two steals. .
In the quarterfinal matches, scheduled for Thursday, Mexico will play Canada, the United States will meet Puerto Rico, Argentina will face Venezuela and host Brazil will face the Dominican Republic.
The final will be played on Sunday, September 11 at the Geraldo Magalhaes Coliseum, venue for all the matches.
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