The Argentine U16 basketball team defeated the Dominican Republic today, 76-74, remains undefeated in the U16 World Cup in Xalapa, Mexico, and got into the final tomorrow against the United States or Canada, which at 10:30 p.m. will play the other semifinal.
In the Albiceleste team, which had already qualified for the U17 World Cup by reaching the quarterfinals, Matías Zanotto from Bahia played 14m23, did not convert points (0-1 in triples and 0-2 in doubles), completing his roster with 2 rebounds, one assist and a robbery.
Zanotto, third in line.
Meanwhile, the work of Tiziano Prome from Mar del Plata was very important, recruited by Bahía Basket, who scored 7 points in key moments and, with 28 seconds remaining, took an offensive rebound, scored a double and took a foul (he missed the free kick), to seal the 76-74.
He completed 14 points (0-1 in triples, 6-7 in doubles and 2-3 in free), plus 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 losses, in 25m16.
The most outstanding was Lucas Giovannetti 24 points (4-8 in triples, 5-7 in doubles and 2-2 in free), 3 rebounds and 3 blocks.
While another who performed at a very good level was Juan Respaud 18 points (3-6 in triples).
Argentina so far has won all five games it has played and entered the final for the fourth time in seven editions.
The female could not
In the same U16 category, Argentina female -already qualified for the World Cup- lost to Canada, 74-47 and will play for third place.
The main players were Gianella Espedale (11 points), Juana Amaya (9) and Alma Bourgarel (6 points and 5 rebounds).