The Uruguayan basketball team fell 84-78 to Canada for the second meeting corresponding to the AmeriCup, contest that is being disputed in Recife, Brazil. With this result, the Celeste, who came from losing 70-64 with Colombia, further complicated their chances of qualifying and on Monday (20:10) they will have a final with Brazil, the host and one of the favorites. Ruben Magnano’s team has no choice but to win to have a chance of qualifying for the final phase as one of the two best third parties.
Canada 42 – Uruguay 37
The Uruguayan basketball team had a good first half in which they managed to stay in the game with an outstanding performance by Esteban Batista, who contributed 10 points in the first 20 minutes of play. Kiril Wachsmann followed in that category with six points.
On the rival side, Henry-Blair, with 12 points, was the top scorer in the first leg. Uruguay had a good lead in points after loss (12 to 7) and in the paint (22 to 18), but was outperformed in second-chance points (7 to 2) and off the bench (26 to fifteen).
Canada 84 – Uruguay 78
La Celeste managed to improve its performance in the third boy with a good performance from Joaquín Rodríguez, but it was difficult against a world power with multiple offensive variants to do damage.
Regarding the game with Colombia, he had a better match with a shared goal that showed the improvement in the collective game. But it was not enough and now he will have to face a decisive match against the host next Monday, September 5, starting at 8:10 p.m.
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Canada 84 – Uruguay 78: La Celeste fell again and will have a final with Brazil to aspire to qualification