The top performers of the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup's quarterfinals
LEON (Mexico) – Puerto Rico's Arella Guirantes was the most outstanding player of the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup quarterfinals. The WNBA's Seattle Storm's player had an explosive efficiency rating of 37 after scoring 29 points and adding 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals and a block. The shooting guard knocked down 12 of her 16 field goal attempts to lead Puerto Rico to an 89-86 overtime victory over Venezuela.
The American duo of Lauren Betts and Angel Reese, who've shined often during the tournament, were once again their team's stalwarts in the 68-49 win over Colombia. Betts notched her fourth consecutive double-double after collecting 16 points and 14 rebounds, while adding 4 blocks and a pair of steals. Meanwhile, Reese also finished with an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.
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Forward Aaliyah Edwards paced Canada's 68-60 triumph over Argentina. The product of the NCAA's University of Connecticut also got a double-double after scoring 13 points and pulling down 16 boards. The 20-year-old completed her stat line with 3 assists, a steal and a block.
And finally, Rapha Monteiro only needed 17:01 minutes of action to lead Brazil to an 83-61 victory over the home team, Mexico. Monteiro scored 14 points on 5/6 from the field, including 2/3 from beyond the arc. She also grabbed 2 rebounds and collected 2 steals and an assist.