The top performers of the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup's Day 4
LEON (Mexico) – Thanks to a 29 efficiency rating, Puerto Rico's Arella Guirantes was Tuesday's best performer in Day 4 of the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup Group Stage, taking place in Leon, Mexico.
The 25-year-old shooting guard led Puerto Rico to a 70-64 victory over Mexico, with massive contributions on both ends of the floor. She finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a block. Guirantes also went a perfect 6/6 at the charity stripe.
Brazil's Tainá Paixao paced Brazil to a 67-54 victory over the United States after collecting 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. The 31-year-old shooting guard was a constant headache for the American defense, dominating one-on-one and getting to the free throw line 11 times – draining 100 percent of her attempts. She had a 23 efficiency rating.
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After their Monday collapse against Venezuela, Cuba recovered and earned a great victory over Argentina, 66-63. Veteran Yamara Amargo, the team's oldest player, went off for 25 points, including 5 three-pointers. The 38-year-old forward also had 5 rebounds, a steal and a block for an efficiency of 16.
Mya Hollingshed, Guirantes' teammate in the Puerto Rican squad, had a spectacular finish against Mexico, scoring her country's final 7 points, including a three-pointer. The center's stat sheet including 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks for an efficiency of 16.
Another veteran stalwart, Nirra Fields, was instrumental in leading her country in their win over Colombia, 89-55. The Canadian shooting guard, who plays for Turkey's Emlak Konut SK, only needed 20 minutes of action to pile up 15 points, thanks to 3 three-pointers. She also had 6 points, an assist and a pair of blocks.