June 11, 2021
The tournament started on Friday in this group with a game projected to be important for placement among teams expected to qualify for the next round. It was Colombia that had the advantage after the opener with a solid 72-60 win over the US Virgin Islands. Thayna Silva and Brazil rolled past El Salvador 118-43
US Virgin Islands vs. Colombia 60-72 ISV George 18 Day 12/10r Tate 10/14r Williams 7/6r Matthew 6 Bough 5/6a Jones 2 Ngongba 0 Barry 0 Richards 0 Francis DNP Boston DNP COL Arias 19/10r Rios 14/9r/6a Mosquera 12/10r Gonzalez 11/6r Caicedo 9 Martinez 7 Paz 0 Palacio 0 Asprilla 0 Vente 0 Lopez 0
Brazil vs. El Salvador 118-43 BRA Silva 22/13r Cardoso 16/12r Dos Santos 14 Carcavalli 13 Monteiro 11/6a Costa 10 Teixeira 8 De Souza 7/8r Goncalo 7/7a Paixao 7 Carvalho 3/6a Dias 0 ESA Villalobos 11 Calderon 8 Funes 5 Noyola 4/6r Sosa 4 Vega 3/6r Murcia 3 Alvarado 3 Tevez 2 Mendez 0 Cubias 0 Hernandez 0
The big story before the tournament was the news that Argentina had positive virus tests on arrival, leaving them without three of their most influential players. They fought hard without them and beat the Dominican Republic 64-46. Hosts Puerto Rico closed out the day in San Juan and breezed to an 88-50 win over a Venezuela team that did not have all of the players available that they wanted.
Dominican Republic vs. Argentina 46-64 DOM Colome 13 Monsac 7/8r Reynoso 6 Morton 6 Evangelista 5/10r Abreu 5 Arias 4 Rojas 0 Soto 0 Jones 0 Zapata DNP ARG Rosset 14/6a Suarez 13 Llorente 12/7r Mungo 11 Garcia 5 Castro 4/6r Gauna 3 Ale 2 Cabrera 0/12r Boquete DNP Burani DNP Gretter DNP
Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela 88-50 PUR Gwathmey 14 O’Neill 11 Rosado 10/8a Stinson 10 Gibson 8/9r Quinones 7/8r Salaman 7 Benitez 6 Gonzalez 5 Lozada 4 Pagan 4 Melendez 2 VEN Marcano 13 Wallen 11/8r Perez 11 Rivera 5 Fajardo 3 Zapata 3 Corrales 2/7r Diaz 2 Polanco 0 Chile 0 Arias DNP Veliz DNP