Brazil women’s national wheelchair basketball team beat Peru in Cali, Colombia last night for Brazil to guarantee a top two finish and qualify for the upcoming 2015 Para Panamerican Games in Toronto, Canada. The Brazilians won by a score of 50 – 26, Brazil’s tightest victory in the competition.
The Brazilians will meet Argentina tonight at at 7:15 PM local time for the competition final. In round robin play, Brazil beat Argentina 47 – 15. Peru will play Colombia for third place, with the winner booking their own ticket to Toronto. Earlier, Peru beat Colombia 32 – 21.
The Peruvian side is coached by Hector Salinas. The team includes Carmen Hancco, Jeny Robles, Edith Velasquez, Julia Zegarra, Braulia Segovia, María Tapia, Carmen Oblitas, Merlni Tunqui, Norma Garcia, Pilar Jauregui, and Lucero Garcia.
The Brazilian side includes Luiza de Oliveira, Andreia Rosa Farias, Silverlane Oliveira, Aurelia Rosa Ana, Rosalia da Silva, Perla Assuncao, Jessica Santana, Geisa Viera, Lia Maria Martins, Marta Miranda, Paola Klokler, and Vileida de Almeida. They are coached by Tiago Baptista.