Mexico beats Panama and caresses the Quarterfinals in the AmeriCup

The Mexican National Team scored its second victory of the contest and is placed in the prelude to the next round

The Mexican team He won this Sunday with a convincing marker 60-65 to its similar Panama on the AmeriCup (Copa América basketball), set foot in the Quarter finals and left the Central Americans on the verge of elimination from the continental tournament that takes place in Brazil.

Mexicoso far the biggest surprise in Group C and probably in the entire AmeriCupwas superior from the first quarter (16-21), resisted the Panamanian reaction in the second (15-14), maintained its dominance in the third (14-19) and contained the Central Americans again in the fourth (15 -11) to take the victory.

The Mexican team he relied above all on the aim of Gabriel Girón, point guard for the Dorados de Chihuahua and the best scorer of the match, with 18 points.

For its part, the Panama National Team lost against Venezuela (72-58) on the first day, in which Mexico had given the first big surprise of the tournament, unexpectedly beating the United States with a resounding 73-67.

With the result of this Sunday, Mexico You already have a place almost guaranteed in the Quarter finalswhile Panama He could only aspire to reach that stage if he gets the surprise against the United States on Monday.

The tournament takes place at the Geraldo Magalhaes Coliseum in the city of Recife, in northeastern Brazil, and brings together twelve teams from the continent.

Group A is made up of the teams from Brazil, Canada, Uruguay and Colombia, while Group B is made up of Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands.

The first two classified of each group and the two best third places will go to the second round of the AmeriCupwhose Final is scheduled to be played next Sunday, September 11.

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Mexico beats Panama and caresses the Quarterfinals in the AmeriCup