The top performers of the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup's Day 5
LEON (Mexico) – Lauren Betts ratified her outstanding week at the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup with another impressive performance on Wednesday. The American center finished the Group Stage on a high note and became the top performer of the day.
The 19-year-old Betts led the United States' comfortable victory over Cuba, 106-44, with a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double. Betts, who plays at the NCAA level for the University of California, shot 6/6 from the field and added 3 blocks and an assist for a 32 efficiency rating.
Veteran Jenifer Muñoz, recently named as the South American Women's Basketball League's Most Valuable Player, extended her hot streak and once again led Colombia in their second victory, this time against hosts Mexico, 59-42. Muñoz finished with an 18 efficiency rating after scoring 17 points with 8 rebounds and 5 steals.
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Betts' teammate, Angel Reese, also had a double-double against Cuba. The Louisiana State forward, chosen as the NCAA's Most Valuable Player this past season, went off for 12 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks and an assist for an efficiency of 17.
Another up-and-coming talent, Canada's Cassandre Prosper, showed her potential during her country's ample victory over Dominican Republic, 88-48. The 18-year-old Notre Dame forward had a 15 efficiency rating after collecting 13 points, 3 rebounds, a pair of assists and a steal.
Argentina's Florencia Chagas was a player who'd been having a quiet tournament so far, but she finally broke out in her country's 58-56 win over Venezuela – allowing Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals. Chagas scored 16 points (including 4 three-pointers) and collected 7 rebounds, an assist and a steal.