The Argentine men’s basketball team confirmed his qualification for the AmeriCup 2022 tonight, with a convincing victory over his pair from Chile, 99-65, in a match of the last qualifying window played in Cali, Colombia. In the Evangelista Mora Coliseum, the Albiceleste team led by DT Gabriel Piccato won with the following progression: 32-10, 54-29, 79-48 and 99-65.
The representative albiceleste I had already achieved the passage to the continental competition, with a previous result that occurred in a group A match. Venezuela, led by the Buenos Aires DT Fernando Duró (former Olympic Band and Gymnastics Comodoro Rivadavia), beat the local Colombia, by 80-67 and also guaranteed their access to the American event next year.
Despite the fact that the objective fulfilled in advance could imply relaxation, on the contrary; Argentina made the commitment with plausible intensity. Already in the first room, the albiceleste team defended hard and attacked the basket effectively (14-17 shooting from the court) to accumulate advantages and go 32-10, after the initial 10 minutes. That considerable difference allowed Piccato bet on the rotation, film the different protagonists and thus the difference stabilized between 20 and 25 points. The close of the first period culminated with Argentina leading 54-29.
In the third quarter, with the lawsuit already resolved, the alarm went off when the partial was averaged, with the injury of Máximo Fjellerup, who withdrew with a severe trauma to his right calf. The San Lorenzo player went straight to the dressing room, unable to step on his foot.
The final period only served to give more minutes to those exponents who are doing his first weapons with the blue and white, cases Matías Solanas, Martín Fernández or Lautaro Berra.
The top Argentine scorer was the power forward Federico Aguerre with 18 goals (3-3 in doubles, 4-5 in triples), 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 19m. Meanwhile, the injured Fjellerup had 13 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 rebounds in 17m., at the time of his departure, averaging the third chapter.
Argentina (4-1 record) will end their participation in the qualifying window facing Colombia tomorrow (1-4), from 9:10 pm in Buenos Aires.