Puerto Rico announce 12-player roster for U18 Women's Americas Championship
SAN JUAN (FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2018) – The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation (FBPUR) announced the 12 players that will represent the country during the FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship, August 1-7 in Mexico City.
|Puerto Rico's roster for the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018|
|Julianna Rosario||Alicia Penzo||Alysha Cotto||Nadechka Reyes|
|Eva Sánchez||Gabriela Santana||Lesiriam Pagan||Yaidelis Torres|
|Sariana Rodríguez||Wilneshka Rivera||Sheslanie Laureano||Nairimar Vargas|
“We are focused on getting one of the tickets for the FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup, the players are very clear on that goal, and we have our sights set on our first game against Chile. Then we will go game by game making adjustments," said Glenda Negrón, head coach of the Puerto Rican U18 Women’s National Team.
Puerto Rico was drawn into Group A and will start the continental championship againt Chile. The Boricuas will then face Argentina and USA. Colombia, Canada, Mexico and El Salvador make-up Group B.
All the participating teams will advance to the Quarter-Finals on August 5. The Semi-Finals will be played on August 6. The Finals will be played on August 7.
The top-four teams from the FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2018 will qualify to the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2019.