“Brazilian, Brazilian, we have less and less to see each other again.” With that chant, the spectators who went to the La Pedrera Arena in Villa Mercedes, in San Luis, bid farewell to the women’s teamthat defeated Colombia in a hard-fought match 71-60 in the semifinals of the South American. Consequently, this Saturday, at 9:00 p.m. (Basquetpass.tv), they will face their Brazilian peers, who thrashed Venezuela 105-54 in the first semi of the tournament. Thus, the two top candidates will define the title, which the local team will try to repeat.
Julieta Mungo passing the ball. (CABB Press)
However, the pass to the final was not easy to achieve for those led by Gregorio Martínez. In fact, it cost them too much.
While in the first half they suffered from a lack of effectiveness in shooting from the field, their rivals stayed ahead on the scoreboard thanks to outside shooting. So much so that Daniela González, top scorer for the Colombians with 12 points, nailed two consecutive triples during the second quarter to go to halftime ahead by two.
However, everything changed in the third boy. At that moment, Argentina took a step forward in intensity, improved in defensive work and, mainly, increased the percentage in the opposite hoop. And a lot of that is explained by the 13 assists from Melisa Gretter and Luciana De la Barba’s 23 pointsthe great figure of the meeting, and the 14 of Agostina Burani.
Agostina Burani hit four triples. (CABB Press)
Will they raise the glass today? People, meanwhile, closed the night putting together the previous one.