Sudamericano de Clubes:Recife clinch the title in Quito


Sudamericano de Clubes:Recife clinch the title in Quito

Recife of Brazil claimed the South American Club Championship title. They defeated Popayan for the trophy. Adriana Pinto (170-SG-78) scored 27 points to pace the champions.

Popayan earned a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second quarter. Popayan fired 25 points in the third quarter to open a 7-point advantage. But Recife bounced back with a 22:14 rally in the fourth stanza and snatched victory. Sandora Irvin (191-F-82, college: TCU) had 15 points and 14 boards, while Taina Paixao (176-G-91) added 14 points for the winners. Narlyn Mosquera and Yaneth Arias (184-F-82) responded with 17 points each for Popayan.
The mvp of the Sudamericano was Adriana Pinto, the top scorer was Traore Astou (U.T.E., Ecuador) and Ferrari Paola (U.T.E.,Ecuador) scored more shots from 3 points line. During the tournament, there were also excellent performances of other players such as: Castillo (Arg), Valek (Col), Johnson (Per) Njonkou, (Bol), Morrison (Chi), Pena (Ecu),Gattei (Bra),Palacios (Chi) , Boquete (Arg), Comfort (Uru),Cejas (Chil), Ross (Col).

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