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26/09/2007CHI/MEX - Chile 85 - México 54


VALDIVIA (FIBA Americas Championship for Women) - The Chileans never had a rival in the Mexicans and dominated them 85-54 in front of 3,500 fans in Antonio Azurmendy Coliseum in Valdivia.

The host team is on top of Group A led by Ziomara Morrison and Tatiana Gomez, both with experience in Europe, the three pointers by Fabiola Pardo and the penetrations of captain Valentina Aragonesse.

Canada defeated Jamaica 68-47 with a dominance during the whole game to have the lead in Group B.

In another key game, USA, who is the favorite to win the tournament, had a scare against Cuba 85-79.

The Dream Team, integrated by WNBA players, secured the game in the final four minutes.

The quarter scored gave the reality in the court, the first quarter ended 17-17, then 34-33 and 58-55.

Finally Brazil defeated Argentina 72-62 in Group A action where it was close in the first ten minutes as Brazil won it 15-12 and dominated the rest especially on the boards.

In Thursday's action, Brazil takes on Mexico and Chile faces Argentina in Group A while Group B has USA-Jamaica and Cuba-Canada.