United States crushed Cuba 106-44 as group stage finished at the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup ©FIBA

Defending champions the United States did well to recover from a shock loss against Brazil to register a commanding 106-44 win over Cuba as group stage finished at the 2023 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women's AmeriCup.

The US were dominant from the beginning, racing to a 27-14 lead in the first quarter.

The action at the Domo de la Feria in León saw Lauren Betts and Angel Reese reach double digits for the US.

Betts scored 17 points and was involved in 14 rebounds while Reese added 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The best moment for Cuba came in the final frame, where Suanly Tanis scored 7 points to help her team get 16 but the gap in points was too big by then.

Canada eased past Dominican Republic 88-48 in Group B in what was another statement win.

The Canadians controlled the game throughout with Cassandre Prosper stealing the show with 13 points.

Her compatriot Yvonne Ejim also added 11 points and six rebounds.

Meanwhile, Argentina managed to get its first win of the event, narrowly defeating Venezuela 58-56.

Andrea Boquete and Florencia Chagas ensured the Argentines started in impressive fashion, leading by 23-18 after the first quarter.

But Venezuela managed to reduce the deficit and comeback to 45-44, leading by a single point by the end of the third quarter thanks to Mariana Duran leading the attack.

However, a crucial three-pointer from Boquete in the dying moments ensured a much-needed win.

Colombia defeated Mexico 59-42 on the last match of the day.

A crucial third quarter turned the tides for Colombia, who scored 20 compared to Mexico’s six.

After shining in every match so far, Jenifer Muñoz continued the streak on the last group stage fixture, leading the Colombian scoring charts with 17 points.

She also managed rebounds while Manuela Rios added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The competition is due to continue with the quarter-finals starting on July 7.