The Argentine women’s basketball team Under 16 already has confirmed rivals to face the World Cup of the category in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, starting Monday 23 of the current.
After the draw carried out today, it was known that the representative from Albiceleste was framed in zone B, along with the combined United States, Chile and Mexico.
“They are the 8 best teams on the continent, therefore each one has its hierarchy and weapons to be in this tournament, so any of the rivals that could touch us would be difficult,” said coach Sandra Pavón in dialogue with the press department of the Argentine Confederation (CAB)
Pavón will be accompanied by Agustín Lukac and Lali González as assistants.
Group A of the competition will have those selected from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Canada and Costa Rica.
The 36-year-old coach revealed that “in the next few days and once all the girls are incorporated to work” she will be in charge of cutting the list and selecting the 12 players who will make up the final roster.
The juveniles who are currently training in the preselected are Juana Amaya (point guard, Harrod’s; 15 years old); Kiara Anfuso (guard, Florida Union, 16); Juana Barrionuevo (guard, Peñarol de Mar del Plata, 14); Morena Biocca (alera, Vélez Sarsfield, 15); Alma Bourgarel (base, Country CIB Banfield, 14); Delfina Cergneux (power forward, Tomás de Rocamora, 16)
Natalia Cullen (pivot, Echague de Paraná, 15); Gianella Espedale (base, Spanish Center of Plottier, 15); Victoria Fontana (alera, Vélez Sarsfield, 16); Angelina Giacone (power forward, RPB Workshops, 15)
Dagmar Hentschel (shooting guard, Basket Works, 16); Nerea Lagowski (pivot, RPB workshops, 14); Lara Guglielmi (Alera, Villa del Parque de Necochea, 16); Malena Maggi (power forward, Harrod’s, 14); Magalí Peralta (pivot, San Lorenzo de Tostado, 16) and Paula Santini (guard, Tomás de Rocamora, 15).
The contest will take place in the Dome of the Fair in León and will grant four places for the U17 World Cup that will be held next year, in a setting to be designated.