Canada, rival of Argentina, finishes undefeated in the first stage of the basketball qualifiers

The Canadian basketball team, the next rival of Argentina, ended its journey undefeated in the US 2023 World Cup qualifiers, by defeating the Virgin Islands today by a difference of 113-67.

In St. Thomas, the capital of the Virgin Islands, the visiting team prevailed with the following lead: 28-8, 52-21, 89-48, 113-67.

In the team led by DT Nick Nurse (who is also the current head coach of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA), shooting guard Cassius Robertson (Obradoiro, Spain) stood out with 24 points (8-13 triples) in 20 minutes.

In addition, point guard Shay Gilgus Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder, USA) set a record in 24 units, 3 rebounds and 2 recoveries in 19 meters.

In the losing pentathlon, eliminated from the competition, quarterback Laron Smith (Ibiza, Spain) finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds, according to the International Basketball Federation.

Canada, the only team to win all six matches in Group C in the opening stage of the showdown, qualified for the second stage, along with the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

The Canadian team of representatives will receive their Argentine counterpart on Thursday, August 25 at a place that will be confirmed, at the start of the second qualifying stage, heading to the World Cup 2023 between Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan (Tillam).

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