The player Langston Galloway of USA was the figure this Thursday during the World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay in which his country beat the local team 77-88 to leave it out of the aspirations of qualifying for the World Cup that will be held in Asia in September.
The American commanded the offensive of his country with 21 points in which 11 of the total were scored during the second half while Xavier Moon collaborated with the North American cause with 17 points.
Despite the fact that Uruguay dominated the first two quarters with partial scores of 18-7 and 23-22, they were unable to contain the change in the offensive approach of the United States, which in the following two periods dominated at will with scores of 17-30 and 19-29. .
For Uruguay, the players Agustín Ubal stood out, with 18 points, followed by Joaquín Rodríguez, with 15 goals, which were not enough for those led by the Argentine Rubén Magnano to be left out of the World Cup classification.
With this victory, the United States team climbed to the first position in Group F with 9 wins and 2 losses followed by Puerto Rico, Mexico and Brazil, who will define their fate on the last date next Sunday.
Precisely, the Mexicans will travel to Montevideo with the aim of beating the Uruguayan team and thus getting their ticket to the maximum event of the discipline.
Only seven countries from the Americas will get a place to compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 that will be held in Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan starting in September.