April 9, 2017
The US Virgin Islands were back to their best early, but Brazil recovered to send the game into overtime before the Centrobasket champions emerged 67-60 winners. Natalie Day had her strongest effort of the summer at the right time as the US Virgin Islands completed their group play and could only wait on the results of other games to find out their fate. The day ended with Argentina becoming the first team to clinch a semifinal place with a 70-47 win over Colombia.
Brazil vs. US Virgin Islands 60-67(OT) BRA Da Silva 15/9r Santos 12 Macedo 10 Pacheco 8/6r Honorio 6 Justino 4 L. Rodrigues 2 De Paula 2 Teixeira 1 J. Rodrigues 0 Zakrzeski 0 Nicoletti DNP ISV Day 20/13r Tate 18/8r Hamilton 11 Taylor 9/8r Bough 6/8r George 3 Barry 0 Claxton 0 Jones 0 Carey 0
Colombia vs. Argentina 47-70 COL Rios 10 Munoz 7/8r Martinez 6/6r Asprilla 5/6r Vente 5 De La Rosa 4 Prens 4 Palacio 4 Mosquera 2/6r Caicedo 0 Tapias 0 Delgado 0 ARG Gretter 16/6r Rosset 16 Boquete 9 Gonzalez 7 Marchizotti 6/7r Durso 5 Fiorotto 3/9r Burani 3/6r Santana 3 Perez 2 Aispurua DNP Armesto DNP
The day started with a great game as it took overtime to for Paraguay to eliminate Mexico 73-67 and retain their own hopes of advancing. Paola Ferrari was Paraguay’s talisman again and was one of two players to play every second while Jackie Luna-Castro had a tremendous game for Mexico. The other game also ended up being close as Puerto Rico started well, but then had to fend off Anisleidy Galindo and Cuba 70-67. Puerto Rico is now finished with their group stage and will need to wait for the rest of the games even though they are likely in a position to advance as Cuba and Mexico will both be looking to at least end their tournaments with a win on Thursday.
Paraguay vs. Mexico 73-67(OT) PAR Ferrari 30/6r T. Insfran 18 Mercado 13 Caraves 4/7r Aponte 4 Pena 3 Peralta 1 Huttemann 0 Caraves 0 Quevedo DNP Perez DNP R. Insfran DNP MEX Luna 25/17r Nunez 11/18r Pardo 11 Orozco 6 Silva 5 Torre 5 Saad 3 Avila 1 Martinez 0 Ramos 0 Vargas 0 Lara DNP
Cuba vs. Puerto Rico 67-70 CUB Galindo 20/8r Ochoa 14/8r Casanova 13/6r/8a/7s Bouly 6 Tornell 5 Oquendo 4/8r Romero 3 Garcia 2 Cepeda 0 Martinez 0 Armentero DNP Thompson DNP PUR Rosado 17 Jones 12/6r Gibson 11 Santos 10 Perez 9 Gonzalez 5 Melendez 2/8r Bermudez 2 Salaman 1 Placido 1 Crespo DNP Quinones DNP