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eSalvador fell 41-98 to Canada yesterday in his third FIBA Copa America women’s basketball appearance at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Salvadorans lost their first match against Brazil 43-118 and on Sunday against Colombia 67-92. Today, El Salvador plays a decisive match against the Virgin Islands, where the five winners will continue to play in this tournament and the loser will return home.
And in yesterday’s match, the Canadians, led by Shayna Billington, won with 22 points in the four quarters in sets of 20.10, 22-02, 27-17, 29-19. The Salvadorans had taken Aida Funes with 14 points to the top scorer. Other notable players for Canada include Eislin Koenig, Elijah Edwards, and Merissa Russell. El Salvador was distinguished by: Kimberly Villalobos, Eugenia Gálvez and Liliana Alvarado.
In its next and last commitment of the first stage, El Salvador plays today a decisive match against the Virgin Islands that it did not witness clearly in this tournament as well, as it conceded three defeats (60-72 against Colombia; 41-101 with Canada and yesterday with Brazil, which won by 77 vs. 56. This means that the winner of this match (El Salvador – Islands) will remain with the fourth place in Group A and will advance to continue playing and the loser will be eliminated. The last time these teams met on March 28 in San Salvador by winning in favor of the islanders with numbers 80-68. To the potential and past events, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Puerto Rico are the ultimate favorites to play the semi-finals and finals of this “Women’s Cup 2021” from which the two qualifiers will come from America for the Basketball World Cup next year.