Nicaragua advances to COCABA Final Four
- Apr 13, 2011
Team Nicaragua completed a successful campaign in San Salvador,
advancing to COCABA Final Four at the end of three days of play. After
falling to favourite team Costa Rica, 83-65 in Day 1, the team coached
Angel Mallona upset home team El Salvador, 70-66 in Day 2, with
Walter Roberts (188-F-85) leading the way, and then defeated
Honduras in the decisive Day 3, at the end of a very close game, who
needed of an OT to find the winner.
The final standings of COCABA Phase 2-Semifinal are as follows:
1. Costa Rica 3-0
2. Nicaragua 2-1
3. El Salvador 1-2
4. Honduras 0-3
Costa Rica sweeps COCABA Phase 2
- Apr 11, 2011
After defeating Nicaragua in Day 1 and then Honduras, 67-40 in Day 2,
Team Costa Rica ended the second leg of COCABA Championship undefeated,
thanks to the win, 63-60 over home team El Salvador yesterday night. The
game was very close, because El Salvador was in strong need of a win to
stay in COCABA race, after the unexpected loss suffered on saturday
night by Nicaragua, 66-70.
Pase 2-Semifinal, Day 1 Results
- Apr 11, 2011
first round of games of the second leg of COCABA Championship. fabourite
team Costa Rica clearly defated Nicaragua, 83-65. The game best
Rohel Wilson (197-F/C-89), with 22 points, followed by
Daniel Simmons (194-F/C-80).
In the first game of the day, El Salvador had defeated Honduras, 64-55,
despite a good start from Hoduras, that won the first quarter, 21-17,
led by towering center
Pedro Salazar (204-C-72), a well-known veteran. Pointing on a strong
defense and on a faster offensive ga,e El Salvador managed to come back
and to surpass the opponents during the second half, claiming a very
Julio Mancia (202-C-80) and
Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) led the way with 16 points apiece, while
Salazar ended the gaem at the top scoer, with 21 points.
Alvin Cacho (87) added 10 at the losing side.
Good start for Costa Rica in COCABA competition
- Apr 3, 2011
Friday, April 1 night, Team Costa Rica opened the COCABA 2011 defeating,
85-55 El Salvador. With a good playing organization and a pressing
defense, the 'Tricolor' started the game well, closing the first half
ahead by 18 points, 49-31.
This all went on in the second half, when the inside presence of
Daniel Simmons (194-F/C-80) and
Jeffney Anderson (208-C-83, college:
Southern) made the difference. Coach
Luis Blanco gave sone playing tim e to reserve players too, but the
advantage grew up the same. At the end,
Henry Martinez (186-G/F-75) was the top scorer in Costa Rica with 16
points, while the game top scorer was
Julio Mancia (202-C-80), with 19 in losing effort
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