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Play-Off bracket4
CAC Games Final Standings
 1. P.Rico
 2. Mexico
 3. Dominican R.
 4. US Virg.Isl
 5. Jamaica
 6. Panama
 7. British Vi.

CAC Games Group Stage Standings
Group E
 1. P.Rico 2-0 
 2. Mexico 1-1 
 3. Jamaica 0-2 
Group F
 1. Dominican R. 3-0 
 2. US Virg.Isl 2-1 
 3. Panama 1-2 
 4. British Vi. 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Cocodrilos
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 23
 1. Martinez, DOM23.0 
 2. Harris, MEX19.8 
 3. Hodge, ISV18.8 
 4. Lloreda, PAN18.0 
 5. Edwin, ISV17.0 
 6. Peavy, PUR16.5 
 7. Pena, DOM15.6 
 8. Smith, JAM15.3 
 9. Barea, PUR15.3 
 10. Mendez-V., MEX14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaime LLOREDA
  Marinos
  (201-F/C-80)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Lloreda, PAN14.3 
 2. Alliman, JAM10.8 
 3. Penn, IVB10.7 
 4. Martinez, DOM10.6 
 5. Pomare, PAN10.3 
 6. Balkman, PUR10.0 
 7. Paniagua, DOM9.6 
 8. Ffriend, JAM9.5 
 9. Hernandez, MEX8.5 
 10. Parillon, IVB6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  Dallas M.
  (181-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Barea, PUR5.3 
 2. Munoz, PAN5.0 
 3. Stoll, MEX4.5 
 4. Hodge, ISV4.4 
 5. Arroyo, PUR4.3 
 6. Arias, DOM3.4 
 7. Martinez, DOM2.8 
 8. Pena, DOM2.8 
 9. Quintero, MEX2.7 
 10. Gumbs, ISV2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jason EDWIN
  Gaiteros
  (197-G/F-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Edwin, ISV2.4 
 2. Smith, JAM1.8 
 3. Abrahams, PAN1.8 
 4. Fortuna, DOM1.8 
 5. Balkman, PUR1.7 
 6. Stoll, MEX1.5 
 7. Bass, IVB1.5 
 8. Peltier, ISV1.4 
 9. Munoz, PAN1.3 
 10. Scott, JAM1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Penn, IVB3.7 
 2. Balkman, PUR2.7 
 3. Richards, ISV2.6 
 4. Lee, PUR1.8 
 5. Sanchez, PUR1.5 
 6. Washington, ISV1.2 
 7. Little, ISV1.2 
 8. Martinez, DOM1.0 
 9. Ffriend, JAM1.0 
 10. Encarnacion, DOM1.0 
 

Puerto Rico wins the Gold in Mayaguez

2010 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Peter John Ramos
Ramos
Jose Juan Barea
Barea
Filiberto Rivera
Rivera
Carlos Arroyo
Arroyo
Renaldo Balkman
Balkman
4 Peter John Ramos 222-C-85 Quebradillas Puerto Rico
5 Jose Juan Barea 181-G-84 Dallas M. USA
6 Filiberto Rivera 187-G-82 Isabela Puerto Rico
7 Carlos Arroyo 188-G-79 Miami Heat USA
9 Miguel Ali Berdier 198-G-83 Humacao Puerto Rico
8 David Huertas 196-G-87 Quebradillas Puerto Rico
10 James Life 194-G-83 Humacao Puerto Rico
11 Ricardo Sanchez 212-C/F-87 Santurce Puerto Rico
12 Nathan Peavy 203-F-85 Art.Dragons Germany
13 Renaldo Balkman 201-F-84 Denver N. USA
14 David Cortez 190-G/F-81 Capitanes Puerto Rico
15 Luis Villafane 208-C/F-81 Santurce Puerto Rico

Manuel Cintron Head Coach Halc.Rojos Mexico


Latinbasket.com All-Central American and Caribbean Games Awards 2010 - Aug 2, 2010

All-Tournament 1st Team
Renaldo Balkman
Balkman
Jose Juan Barea
Barea
Jovan Harris
Harris
Nathan Peavy
Peavy
Jack Michael Martinez
Martinez

MVP: Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) Puerto Rico
Best Guard: Jose Juan Barea (181-G-84) Puerto Rico
Best Forward: Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) Puerto Rico
Best Center: Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) Dominican Republic
Best Defensive Player: Kleon Penn (211-C-86)
Best Coach: Josep Claros of Mexico

1st Team
G: Jose Juan Barea (181-84) Puerto Rico
G/F: Jovan Harris (191-81) Mexico
F: Renaldo Balkman (201-84) Puerto Rico
F: Nathan Peavy (203-85) of Puerto Rico
F/C: Jack Michael Martinez (203-81) Dominican Republic

2nd Team
G: Cristian Arias (191-81) Dominican Republic
G/F: Jason Edwin (197-81)
F: Leonardo Pomare (203-86) Panama
F/C: Jaime Lloreda (201-80) Panama
C: Kleon Penn (211-86)

Honorable Mention
Angel Vasallo (196-G/F-86) Puerto Rico
Carmelo Lee (201-F-77) Puerto Rico
Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86) Mexico
Carlos Paniagua (201-F/C-76) Dominican Republic
Andre Smith (188-G-80)
Hector Hernandez (206-F-85) Mexico


Puerto Rico wins the Gold in Mayaguez - Jul 30, 2010
FINAL
Mexico - Puerto Rico 77-82
Puerto Rico won the Gold in Mayaguez. The host of CAC Games was better than Mexico in the Big Final to finish as No.1. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) (6 as) and Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) scored 16 points each for the winners, while Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: S.Carolina) had double-double of 14 pts and 16 boards. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) helped with 13 pts. On the other side, Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) replied with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Mexico. Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) had 16 and Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) scored four points less than him. Mexico ended as No.2 and won the Silver in Mayaguez. First quarter was pretty leveled and teams exchanged in lead. Neither was able to make a bigger plus and Puerto Rico ended Q1 with 20-21. They took full control on their rivals in the second period scoring 21 points once again. Mexico was limited to just 9 and faced with 29-42 deficit at the halftime. Mexicans improved after the breather finishing third frame with 18-14, but they needed a way more. Carlos Arroyo and his teammates intensified defense in the last ten minutes to keep their lead. They scored just 10 points, but on the other side Mexico had 11 what was not enough them. At the end, Puerto Rico celebrated 77-82 victory and the Gold medal Mayaguez.
Places 3-4
Dominican Republic - U.S. Virgin Islands 79-69
The Bronze belongs to Dominicans. They outplayed ISV in the last day of the competition to finish as No.3. Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) was the leading player in victory with 26 points. Actually, he was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 19. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, while Carlos Paniagua (201-F/C-76, college: Tenn Temple) added 10 points and 12 boards. In the loosing squad, Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) collected 24 points and 5 boards. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) (5 rebs) and Devon Peltier (180-G-87) had 14 and 11 points respectively. Their ISV stayed without the medal at this event. Last quarter was the crucial on in this game. Before that, ISV made 18-20 in the first, while the second quarter was totally tied to 16-16. Nothing has changed after the breather. Teams exchanged baskets and another pretty leveled quarter was seen. Anyway, it also belonged to ISV who headed to last ten minutes with 3-point lead. Than, ISV players somehow stopped and Dominicans took full control on this meeting. Kelvin Pena was on fire and mostly owing to him Dominicans drained 24 points in the last quarter. They limited ISV to just 11 celebrating comfortable 79-69 win for the Bronze medal in Mayaguez.

Places 5-6
Panama - Jamaica 64-83
Jamaica closed this event with two straight wins. It means that Jamaicans ended as No.5 in Mayaguez, despite poor 0-2 in Preliminary Round. On the other side, Panama ended as the sixth ranked team. They registered just one win at this event. Andre Smith (188-G-80, college: NC-Asheville) was on fire for Jamaica with 28 points. He reached valuation 27 and was the MVP of this meeting. Garfield Johns (193-G-85, college: Utah) had 19 and Terrell Christie (193-G-83, college: S.Alabama) added 11 pts. In Panama, Josimar Ayarza (203-F-87) shined with 26 points and 6 boards. Desmond Smith (199-F-86, college: William & Mary) had 14 points and 6 rebs, while Ernesto Oglivie (199-F-89, agency: DR. Carlos Sifuentes) added 10 pts and 5 rebs. Second and third quarter were the crucial ones in this game. Before that, first ten minutes ended with 17-17 tie. Andre Smith and his teammates exploded for rest of the first half making 30-38 lead. They continued in the same rhythm after that and Panama was in deep trouble. Jamaicans drained 26 points in third quarter, while limiting their rivals to 16. It means that Jamaica was huge 18-points up was looking good. Last ten minutes were just the formality and Jamaica celebrated nice 64-83 for fifth place in Mayaguez.
 


Puerto Rico and Mexico to fight for the Gold - Jul 30, 2010


Puerto Rico - U.S. Virgin Islands 89-72
Puerto Rico advanced to Big Final in Mayaguez. The host of this event outplayed ISV 89-72 and will meet Mexico in the battle for Gold. ISV will play against Dominican Republic for third place. Jose Juan Barea (181-G-84, college: Northeastern) shined for the winners with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Angel Vasallo (196-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) and Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) scored 17 and 16 points respectively. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: Florida Intern.) helped his team with 14 pts. In ISV, Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) delivered 16 points. Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) (5 as) and Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) netted 14 and 12 pts. Except of third, Puerto Rico won all other quarters in this game. They started with 21-17 in Q1 and continued with impressive 27-15 for the next ten minutes. It means that Jose Juan Barea and his teammates were 48-32 up at the halftime and were looking great. ISV improved after the breather and managed to cut the margin to 10 pts before the last frame. That was all from them as Puerto Ricans shined in the last ten minutes (26-19) for 89-72 victory and a spot for the Big Final in Mayaguez. Friday is the last day of the competition.

Dominican Republic - Mexico 82-85
Mexico handed the first loss to Dominicans advancing to Big Final in Mayaguez. There, Mexico will take on powerful Puerto Rico. Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) helped with 13, while Hector Hernandez (206-F-85, college: Fresno St.) and Omar Quintero (183-G-81, agency: DR. Carlos Sifuentes, college: S.Nazarene) added 12 points and 5 rebounds each. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) shined in defeat with 25 points and 11 boards. Cristian Arias (191-G-81) had 14 points and 5 boards. Dominicans will meet ISV for the Bronze. Mexicans made quick 10-15 lead at the beginning, but were able to keep just 22-24 for the rest of Q1. Orlando Mendez-Valdez and his teammates were better in the second frame as well. This time they drained 24 points, while limiting Dominicans to 17 for 39-48 lead at the halftime. Dominicans replied after the breather making 20-15 in Q3 and everything was open again. In very exciting finish Mexicans were focused and they managed to end this game with 82-85 and to reach the Big Final. Friday is the last day of the competition. Gold: Mexico - Puerto Rico; Bronze: Dominican Republic - ISV.

Places 5-7
Jamaica - British Virgin Islands 75-68 OT
Jamaica made a first step forward to fifth place in Mayaguez. Jamaicans were better than IVB in overtime and will have to beat Panama in order to win position No.5. On the other side, IVB ended the championship as the last ranked team. Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) came up with 21 points and 7 rebounds in victory. Ricardo Alliman (201-F/C-87) was the MVP of this game with valuation 29. He spent 41 minutes on court collecting 13 points and 26 rebounds. Michael Rogers (198-G-88) helped with 11 pts. In IVB, Chaurbin Smith (178-G-80, college: Sauk Valley CC) was the leading scorer with 16 points. Kennedy Bass (196-F-81, college: Anderson) (8 rebs), Kilven Samuel (8 rebs) and Avery Percival (198-F-85) (5 rebs) netted 14 points each. Jamaica opened the game with nice 16-10 lead, but IVB replied in the second frame with 16-19. Still, Jamaica was 3 pts up ahead of the second half. Chaurbin Smith and his teammates created 20-23 in third quarter and teams started from zero again. We saw basket after basket game for the rest of regular time, which ended with 65-65 tie. In extra five minutes Jamaica totally took control on their rivals, what resulted with nice 10-3 for 75-68 OT win. On Friday, Jamaica will meet Panama.


Preliminary Round is over in Mayaguez - Jul 29, 2010
Group F
Dominican Republic - Panama 80-79
Thriller win for Dominicans, who ended Preliminary Round in Mayaguez with the perfect 3-0 record. Of course, they advanced to Semifinals as No.1 of Group F. There, Dominicans will meet Mexico. Panama dropped to third place in this pool (1-2) and failed to reach the next stage. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) once again was a key player in victory as he collected 31 points and 10 rebounds. Martinez was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 29. Carlos Paniagua (201-F/C-76, college: Tenn Temple) (10 rebs) and Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) helped with 15 points each. In the loosing squad, Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) shined with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego) added 20 pts and 11 rebs. Dominicans took control on Panama from the early beginning. They made 15-9 and later 25-15 lead in Q1. Panama replied with 15-19 in the second frame cutting the margin to 7 points at the HT. Both teams exploded offensively in Q3. Jack Michael Martinez was unstoppable and mostly owing to him Dominicans ended third frame with 30-26. They held double-digit lead before that last quarter, but than Panamanians totally cook control on Dominicans. Jaime Lloreda was on fire bringing his team close to victory, but at the end Dominicans were more focused and grabbed tiny 80-79 win. Panama will continue in Classification Round for 5th to 7th place.

British Virgin Islands - U.S. Virgin Islands 63-82
U.S. Virgin Islands closed the Preliminary Round in Mayaguez with victory. They outplayed British Virgin Islands keeping the second place in Group F with 2-1 record. ISV advanced to Semifinals, where they will take on Puerto Rico. On the other side, IVB ended this stage with poor 0-3 and will continue in Classification Games. Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) (5 rebs), Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) and Devon Peltier (180-G-87) netted 20 points each for the winners. ISV got 17 points and 6 rebounds from Kennedy Bass (196-F-81, college: Anderson). Kleon Penn (211-C-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: McNeese St.) (9 rebs) and Chaurbin Smith (178-G-80, college: Sauk Valley CC) posted 13 and 12 points respectively. U.S. Virgin Islands opened the game in style. Walter Hodge and his teammates made quick 6-16 run and were looking great. IVB slightly improved after that, but still ISV had nice 15-23 lead after opening ten minutes. ISV continued with another great period. They finished Q2 with excellent 16-26 for 18-point lead at the halftime. IVB was in trouble and they couldn't do anything about that. ISV slowed down in the second half, but IVB was not able to treat. Both Semifinals will be played on Thursday. IVB will meet Jamaica at the same day (Places 5-7).
 


Day Three in Mayaguez - Jul 28, 2010
Group E
Jamaica - Mexico 77-79
Mexico advanced to Semifinals in Mayaguez. Mexicans grabbed thriller win against Jamaica ending the Preliminary Round as No.2 of Group E with 1-1 record. Jamaica dropped to 0-2 and will continue in Classification Games for 5th to 7th place. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) was totally the best player in victory. He spent 37 minutes on the court collecting 29 points and 7 rebounds. Hector Hernandez (206-F-85, college: Fresno St.) helped with 10 points and 8 boards, while Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) added 9 pts and 6 rebs. In the loosing squad, Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) shined with 25 points and 5 boards. Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77, agency: Court Side, college: Nebraska) (11 rebs) and Garfield Johns (193-G-85, college: Utah) had 14 and 11 pts respectively. First quarter was totally leveled as the score stood at 14-14. Both teams shined offensively in the next ten minutes, but Jamaica was the one who ended with 27-25 for two-point HT lead. Another pretty leveled period was seen after the breather. This time Mexico finished it with plus one (15-16) and teams started from zero again. Jovan Harris shined in the last quarter and managed to end it with 21-14 for crucial 77-79 victory. Both teams will have a day-off on Wednesday. On Thursday, Mexico will meet the top-ranked team of Group F. Jamaica will also play against 3rd of 4th ranked team from that pool in Classification Round.

Group F
Panama - U.S. Virgin Islands 53-56
U.S. Virgin Islands grabbed the first win in Mayaguez. They outplayed Panama 53-56 joining them with 1-1 record in Group F. Both teams still have a chance to reach the Semifinals. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) stepped up for the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, college: Massachusetts) also came up with double-double of 12 points and 13 rebs. Third scorer in ISV was Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) with 9 points. In Panama, Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) shined with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego) added 14 pts and 16 rebs in this defeat. Everything was great for Panama at the beginning. They opened this meeting with 11-3 lead and later finished Q1 with 16-8. ISV players woke up after that and replied with 3-11 run. They closed the second frame with 10-22 for 4-point lead at the half time. Third period belonged to Panama once again and they jumped to plus 2 before the last ten minutes. Jason Edwin and his teammates shined when it was the most important and played very good last quarter. They scored 14 points, while limiting Panama to 9, what was enough for tiny victory and a nice chance for the Semifinals in Mayaguez. In Day Three, U.S. Virgin Islands will meet British Virgin Islands. Panama will play against undefeated Dominican Republic.
 


Day Two in Mayaguez - Jul 27, 2010
Group E
Puerto Rico - Jamaica 104-71
The host of CAC Games registered another win in Mayaguez. After 77-62 victory against Mexico in Day One, Puerto Ricans blasted Jamaica with huge 104-71. Of course, they already secured the first place in Group E, while Jamaica dropped to 0-2. NBAer Jose Juan Barea (181-G-84, college: Northeastern) shined for the hosts with 27 points. He reached valuation 28 and was the MVP of this event. Angel Vasallo (196-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) had 17 points and 5 rebounds, while Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Long Beach St.) and Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82, college: UTEP) added 13 points apiece. On the other side, Jamaica got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Garfield Blair (196-G-87). Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77, agency: Court Side, college: Nebraska) (8 rebs) and Andre Smith (188-G-80, college: NC-Asheville) netted 13 and 12 points respectively. Puerto Rico took control on its rival from the very beginning. After opening ten minutes they already held comfortable 29-15 lead. However, Jamaicans woke up in the second frame and replied with 18-23. The hosts were still up and they resolved question about the winner very soon. Few minutes after the breather, Jose Juan Barea and his teammates already reached plus 15 and later they jumped to 20-point lead. Jamaica had no chance and Puerto Rico continued in the same rhythm making 28-17 in the last ten minutes for the final 107-71 blowout. Puerto Rico will have a day-off on Tuesday. Jamaica will meet Mexico in do-or-die game for both teams.

Group F
British Virgin Islands - Panama 50-80
It was the first appearance for Panama in Mayaguez and they registered comfortable victory. Panamanians jumped to 1-0 in Group F, while their rivals dropped to 0-2. They faced with defeat in Day One as well. Ryan Abrahams (191-G-81, college: Hawaii-Hilo) stepped up for the winners with 19 points. Joel Munoz (179-G-80) had 17 points, while Josimar Ayarza (203-F-87) added 16 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Kleon Penn (211-C-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: McNeese St.) collected 13 points and 9 rebs. Steve Parillon (196-F-78, college: Henderson St.) stopped on 11 pts and 6 rebs. Panama opened the game in style making 3-13 lead. IVB slightly improved after that, but was not able to avoid 11-20 deficit at the end of Q1. They had big troubles during the next ten minutes as well, thus Panama jumped to impressive 20-39 HT lead. Nothing has changed after the breather. Panama still was the team who dominated and they finished Q3 with 16-25. Question about the winner was resolved and last period was just the formality. In Day Three, Panama will play against the U.S. Virgin Islands. IVB will have a day off.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Dominican Republic 98-103
Dominicans were better than the U.S. Virgins Islands for the second straight win in Mayaguez. It means that Dominican Republic is currently the leading team of Group F with the perfect 2-0 record. ISV dropped to 0-1 as they appeared for the first time at this event. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) exploded for Dominicans with 32 points and 12 rebounds. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 31. Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) and Cristian Arias (191-G-81) helped with 23 and 21 points respectively. Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) responded with 27 points and 8 assists in defeat. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) had 23, while Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) added 17 points and 7 boards. Everything started good for ISV, who made quick 12-4 lead in the first five minutes. Dominicans were not able to resist in Q1 and faced with 19-11 deficit. Both teams were great offensively in the second frame, but still it was ISV who was better and finished it with 34-31. It means that ISV held nice 11-point lead at the HT. Third quarter belonged to Dominicans 27-28, but they needed a way more. ISV somehow stopped after that and scored only six points for the entire last quarter. Jack Michael Martinez and his teammates drained 16 on the other side for the final 98-103 victory and 2-0 in Mayaguez.
  



Day One in Mayaguez - Jul 26, 2010


GROUP A

Mexico - Puerto Rico 62-77

Puerto Rico opened the CAC Games in Mayaguez with comfortable 62-77 win against Mexico. These two teams are together with Jamaica placed to Preliminary Group A. Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) top-scored for the winners in this game with 18 points. Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Long Beach St.) had 17, while Angel Vasallo (196-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) helped with 12 points. In the loosing squad, Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) shined with 17 points and 8 boards. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) and Hector Hernandez (206-F-85, college: Fresno St.) (11 rebs) delivered 12 and 8 points respectively.
Puerto Rico had a great start. They opened this meeting with quick 4-9 lead and later jumped to 8-15. They continued in the same rhythm for the next ten minutes and Mexico was already in trouble. After two periods of play, the hosts were 22-37 up and were looking comfortable. Mexico was not able to resists and they faced with 15-26 in Q3. Question about the winner was resolved and last ten minutes were just the formality. They belonged to Mexico 25-14 for the final 62-77 victory by the home side.
In Day Two, Puerto Rico will meet Jamaica. Mexico will have a day-off.

Mexico: Victor Mariscal 17+8 boards, Jovan Harris 12, Hector Hernandez 8+11 boards
Puerto Rico: Nathan Peavy 18, Carmelo Lee 17, Angel Vasallo 12


GROUP B

Dominican Republic - British Virgin Islands 77-54
Dominican Republic had a joyful Day One in Mayaguez. They blasted British Virgins Islands for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Beside the above mentioned teams, participants of the same pool are also Panama and U.S. Virgins Islands. Elpidio Fortuna (186-G-85) paced Dominican Republic to victory in this game with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) was the second scorer for Dominicans with 14 pts and he pulled down 9 rebounds beside that. Cristian Arias (191-G-81) helped with 13 points. In IVB, Kleon Penn (211-C-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: McNeese St.) had double-double of 12 points and 14 rebs. Kennedy Bass (196-F, college: Anderson) delivered 11 pts.
Dominican Republic destroyed IVB in the first quarter. After 8-6 in the first five minutes, Dominicans totally took control on their rivals. Elpidio Fortuna and his teammates drained 21 points for rest of the opening period, while IVB was stopped to 4. Dominicans were great in the second frame as well and they limited IVB to just 5 pts for ten minutes. On the other side, they nailed 17 for huge 31-point lead at the halftime. IVB improved after the breather, but it was already too late for them. They finished Q3 12-23 and Dominicans replied with 19-16 in the last ten minutes for the final 77-54 victory.

Dominican Republic: Elpidio Fortuna 15+5 boards, Jack Michael Martinez 14+9 boards, Cristian Arias 13
British Virgins Islands: Kleon Penn 12+14 boards, Kennedy Bass 11


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