Madrid, July 16 (EFE). – The USA, Canada and Spain were the first teams to pull off a power coup at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup in Madrid, and the fact that all three of them already have a 2-0 lead brings them closer to leading their respective groups.
In one of the fairest matches of the day, Canada beat the Czech Republic (61-66) with the excellent Toby Fournier, who finished the event double with 17 points and 17 rebounds, leading his team to victory that puts them in first place in Group D.
The other game of this noise was also played in the morning, in which Egypt achieved a tremendous achievement by overturning the 24-point deficit that separated it from China in the first half (56-60).
The morning session also made it clear that Lithuania and Japan will fight on Tuesday for first place in Group C after beating Italy (66-84) and Brazil (58-77) respectively, both of which had two victories in which, in addition, they were convinced by their good organization.
During the afternoon, the other two groups in the first tournament were decided without surprises in the second, with the second victory of the United States over Germany (100-46) and then a victory for Mali over Chinese Taipei (68-83). With the best performance of the day completed by Celta’s new player Zorka Riccalvi from the Endesa Women’s League, Maimouna Haidara, who rose to a PIR of 35 with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
The first group of hosts Spain was also illustrated in the last time of the day when the national team beat France (59-72) and Argentina added their second defeat against the Australians (85-45).