Argentina Rolls By Costa Rica, Will Play Mexico For 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship Berth
Colorado Springs, Colo. - June 26, 2010
A day after being eliminated from medal contention by Brazil (2-1) in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women, Argentina (2-2) is still playing for something.
Natasha Spiatta scored 17 points and both Celia Fiorotto and Diana Cabrera scored 14, leading Argentina to a 86-34 win over Costa Rica (0-4) in a FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women consolation semifinal game on June 26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The win keeps alive Argentina's chances to qualify for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Chile.
Argentina will play Mexico for fifth place on June 27 at 1:15 p.m.
'We don't think it's going to be an easy game," said Argentina coach Eduardo Pinto. "Mexico has the outside players, very good ones. We better come to play."