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Mexico won the 2009 COCABA Championship - Aug 15, 2009


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Mexico won the 2009 COCABA Championship after beating Belize 106-103 in the Gold medal game played at Poliforum Benito Jurez.
A flagrant foul by Keenan Jourdon (202-F-74, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Boston Coll.) against Horacio Llamas (212-C-73) sent him to the line to break the 103-103 tie after two free throws with 27 seconds left. Then Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) went to the line in the next play to secure a three point lead.
The Mexicans finished the first quarter down 31-28 but reacted in the second to finish up 54-45. Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) had 15 points and Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) 11 at the half.
Belize had a great third period and took the lead 78-77 but in the final quarter the Mexicans made another run with better execution and dominance in the paint.
In the win Romel Beck had 26 points and Noe Alonzo 21. In the loss Marlon Garnett (188-G-75, college: Santa Clara) netted 43 points.
Panama beat Costa Rica 86-69 to finish third in the tournament. Joel Muoz had 24 points and Leo Pomare 18 for the winners.
After being down 36-31 at half, Panama reacted led by Muoz and Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) to get the win. The second haalf was for Panama 55-33.
Daniel Simmons (193-F/C-80) led Costa Rica with 21 points while Clifford Smith (193-G-82, college: Barry) had 18.
Honduras beat El Salvador 65-58 and Guatemala won over Nicaragua 91-80 in the Classification Round.

Final Positions:
1. Mexico*
2. Belize**
3. Panama
4. Costa Rica
5. Guatemala
6. Nicaragua
7. Honduras
8. El Salvador

* Qualified for the 2010 Centrobasket Tournament.
** Classification subject to result of appeal about player eligibility.

Centrobasket 2010:
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (Gold and Silver from last Centrobasket).
Jamaica, British Virgin Islands and Cuba (CBC).
Mxico and Belize (COCABA).
1 Host for 2010 Centrobasket Tournament.
Courtesy of FIBA Americas
  




Trevor
Gaskins
Panama celebrate title in San Jose - 1 Year ago

FINAL Costa Rica - Panama 46-74 Panama celebrated the COCABA Championship title. They overcame Costa Rica in the Final in San Jose. Trevor Gaskins (188-G-89, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: Lat Am Basketball) notched 24 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Panama registered a 33:17 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 27-point mark at the final intermission. Panama did not loosen the grip in the fourth frame and cruised to the triumph. Ruben Garces (206-C/F-73, college:...   [read more]

Trevor
Gaskins
Panama and Costa Rica advance into Final in San Jose - 1 Year ago

Panama - Mexico 110-105 2OT Panama survived a double-overtime thriller to tame Mexico in the semifinal clash in San Jose. Trevor Gaskins (188-G-89, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: Lat Am Basketball) scored 28 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the winners. Mexico recorded a 28:20 lead after the starting quarter. But Panama denied the deficit and surged ahead for a 4-point lead at the third break. Mexico however denied the deficit in the fourth frame and forced overtime. The tea...   [read more]

Christopher
Flores
Semifinals are all set in San Jose - 1 Year ago

Group A Honduras - Guatemala 95-56 Honduras clinched the third position in Group A. They knocked down Guatemala in the final game of the preliminary round. Christopher Flores (188-G-90, college: NJIT, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) tossed in 30 points to pace the winners. Pedro Salazar (205-C-72, agency: Globo Sport) added 13 points in the victory. Honduras grabbed a 25:13 lead after the opening frame. Guatemala pulled within 5 points at halftime. But Honduras triggered a stro...   [read more]


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COCABA Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Costa Rica. 3-0 
 2. Mexico 2-1 
 3. Honduras 1-2 
 4. Guatemala 0-3 
Group B
 1. Panama 2-0 
 2. Nicaragua 1-1 
 3. El Salvado. 0-2 
Points Per Game
 Christopher FLORES
  USA
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. Flores, USA22.0 
 2. Gaskins, USA20.8 
 3. Benitez, MEX19.2 
 4. Ayarza, PAN18.3 
 5. Martinez, CRC18.2 
 6. Gonzalez, MEX16.4 
 7. Gonzalez, NIC16.3 
 8. Gonzalez, GUA16.0 
 9. Aguilar, ESA15.0 
 10. Lopez, MEX14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bartel LOPEZ
  NIC
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Lopez, NIC13.5 
 2. Aguilar, ESA13.0 
 3. Garces, PAN10.3 
 4. Gonzalez, GUA8.7 
 5. Thomas, NIC8.0 
 6. Arias, ESA8.0 
 7. Salazar, PAN7.5 
 8. Gaskins, USA7.0 
 9. Valladares, USA7.0 
 10. Quesada, CRC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Karim MALPICA
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 7
 1. Malpica, MEX7.0 
 2. Conejo, CRC5.4 
 3. Gaskins, USA4.3 
 4. Munoz, PAN4.3 
 5. Gonzalez, NIC4.0 
 6. Bandek, ESA4.0 
 7. Flores, USA3.8 
 8. Cano, GUA3.7 
 9. Duran, MEX3.4 
 10. Banegas-F., USA3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos ARIAS
  (200-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Arias, ESA3.7 
 2. Cacho, HON2.8 
 3. Gonzalez, GUA2.7 
 4. Malpica, MEX2.5 
 5. Ponce, NIC2.5 
 6. Munoz, PAN2.3 
 7. Flores, USA2.3 
 8. Benitez, MEX2.0 
 9. Torres, MEX2.0 
 10. Duran, MEX1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bartel LOPEZ
  NIC
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Lopez, NIC3.5 
 2. Lloreda, PAN1.3 
 3. Aguilar, ESA1.0 
 4. Arias, ESA1.0 
 5. Anderson, CRC1.0 
 6. Quesada, CRC1.0 
 7. Garces, PAN0.8 
 8. Diaz, GUA0.7 
 9. Valladares, USA0.7 
 10. Lopez, MEX0.5 
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