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Centrobasket U17 2007 - Men Basketball



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CentrobasketU17 Standings
1. P.Rico 5-0
2. Mexico 3-2
3. Domin.R. 3-2
4. Bahamas 3-2
5. US V.Isl 1-4
6. Trinid/T. 0-

Centrobasket U17 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 R.Cortes (PUR) 24.0
2 J.Favela (MEX) 20.8
3 D.Moss (BAH) 20.4
4 D.Vivas (MEX) 15.8
5 Y.Minaya (DOM) 15.0
Rebounds Per Game
1 D.Moss (BAH) 13.2
2 J.Storr (BAH) 11.4
3 K.Rowley (TRI) 9.0
4 M.De Freitas (TRI) 8.6
5 B.Charles (TRI) 8.4
Assists Per Game
1 H.Rodriguez (PUR) 7.0
2 J.Favela (MEX) 6.4
3 D.Vivas (MEX) 5.2
4 S.Miro (PUR) 4.2
5 R.Cortes (PUR) 3.8
Steals Per Game
1 S.Miro (PUR) 3.6
2 J.Favela (MEX) 2.8
3 R.Moquete (DOM) 4.3
Blocks Per Game
1 K.Rowley (TRI) 4.0
2 C.Lopez (PUR) 2.8
3 M.De Freitas (TRI) 1.8
3FGP
1 R.Cortes (PUR) 52.0
2 S.Miro (PUR) 50.0
3 O.Vanterpool(ISV) 38.9
Free Throws
1.D.Onofre(MEX) 81.3
2 R.Cortes (PUR) 75.0
3 S.Miro (PUR) 72.4
  Puerto Rico secures the home title - Aug. 6, 2007
Puerto Rico U17 - Dominican Republic U17 87:62
Puerto Rican U17 national team triumphed at home Centrobasket tournament in Humacao. They won all four encounters en route to the final and deservedly found themselves on top. Puerto Rico faced Dominican Republic in the last day game and needed a victory to claim the top spot. The hosts controlled the game right from the start and outscored their opponents 18:8 in the first frame. They extended the gap to 40:24 at halftime and drove comfortably ahead. Dominican Republic tried to bounce back in the third stanza but never succeeded and had to surrender.
Raymond Cortes was unstoppable for Puerto Rico as he secured 29 points and 4 rebounds for the home side. Carlos Hernandez added 10 points, 9 assists and 7 boards for the winners. Andreas Terrero answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Dominican Republic. Yohansi Jimenez added 12 points in defeat.
Dominican Republic finished at the third spot and qualified for the 2008 U18 Fiba Americas championship.

Mexico U17 - Virgin Islands U17 103:88
Mexican U17 team finished the Centrobasket tournament in style as they cruised past Virgin Islands 103:88. The victory saw Mexico improve to the second spot in the final ladder. Virgin Islands completed their campaign with 1 win and 4 losses.
Mexico also ensured their U18 Americas champiosnhip birth.
Carlos Lypez topscored for Mexico with 25 points. Juan Pablo Casillas and Daniel Tames provided sufficient help netting 23 points apiece.
Olani Vanterpool led Virgin Islands with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Bahamas U17 - Trinidad and Tobago U17 78:63
Bahamas recorded their third win at the tournament as they beat Trinidad and Tobago 78:63. However it brought little satisfaction to Bahamian players as they narrowly missed qualification to the 2008 U18 Fiba Americas championship.
Donathen Moss (-91) was a usual contributor for Bahamas producing 18 points and 16 rebounds. Jermine Storr (-90) added 13 points for the winners. Ashton Demurell had 21 points and 10 rebounds in a loss. Trinidad and Tobago completed the tournament winless.



   Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic are on top - Aug. 4, 2007
Puerto Rico U17 - Bahamas U17 116:84
Puerto Rico U17 national team qualified for the Fiba Americas U18 Championship held next year. They already ensured one of two top spots at the U17 Centrobasket tournament in Humacao.
Puerto Rico dominate the scene at the tournament overwhelming each of their opponents with 30+ advantage. Bahamas were not exception to the rule as Puerto Rico cruised past them to extend their winning streak to 3 games. Puerto Rico had a stunning start to this one as they rolled to a 36:10 advantage after the first frame. Bahamas then became the first team at the tournament to win a single quarter against the home side 29:24. But it was the only success for Bahamian players. Puerto Rico proved the difference in the second half and sealed the victory at the end.
Puerto Rico had 7 players to score in double figures. Isaac Carriyn and Jose Rodriguez provided 18 points apiece for hosts. Steven Bonefont had 14 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Raymond Higgs (-91) responded with game-high 24 points for Bahamas. Donathen Moss (-91) added 20 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Puerto Rico U17: Isaac Carriyn 18, Jose Rodriguez 18, Steven Bonefont 14
Bahamas U17: Raymond Higgs 24, Donathen Moss 20+13 boards


Dominican Republic U17 - Mexico U17 82:79
Dominican Republic ensured their second winning result at the U17 Centrobasket tournament in Puerto Rico. They rallied past previously undefeated Mexico to draw them in the ladder.
Mexico were more impressive at the start of this one as they established a 19:12 lead after the first frame. Dominican Republic though cut the deficit in the second quarter and stayed at a 31:36 distance from their opponents. The gap got narrowed in the third frame when Dominican Republic players managed to outplay 3 more points and entered the final stanza trailing by 2 points 58:60. Mexico seemed to run out of steam in the dying stages of the game and could not maintain Dominican fast breaks. Dominican Republic team sealed a 24:19 fourth frame and celebrated another win at the tournament.
Yohansi Jimenez led Dominican Republic team with 23 points. Kelvin Valdez (-91) added 16 points for the winners. Juan Pablo Casillas provided 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks for Mexico. Daniel Tames had 15 points in defeat.

Mexico U17: Juan Pablo Casillas 25, Daniel Tames 15
Dominican Republic U17: Yohansi Jimenez 23, Kelvin Valdez 16

Puerto Rico U17 - Mexico U17 126:73
Mexican team suffered another massive blow as they were crashed by the hosting Puerto Rico yesterday. Mexico simply were not able to cope with an impressive Puerto Rican offense that overwhelm virtually every other opponent at this tournament.
Puerto Rican team controllled the game right from the start as they surprised Mexican team 31:11 in the first quarter. The things just got worse for Mexico in the second frame as they were outscored 38:26 to trail by as many as 32 points at halftime 37:69. Puerto Rico had only to ease to an overall victory and they successfully fulfilled the task.
Raymond Cortes was unstoppable for the home side as he poured in 28 points. Mexica were paced by 15 points from Juan Pablo Casillas. Daniel Tames nailed another 14 points.
Mexico now fell to 2-2 record and will face Virgin Islands today. Puerto Rico will clash with Dominican Republic for the top spot in the ladder.

Puerto Rico U17: Raymond Cortes 28, Jose Ridruguez 14+10 boards
Mexico U17: Juan Pablo Casillas 15, Daniel Tames 14

Dominican Republic U17 - Trinidad and Tobago U17 83:47
Dominican Republic team continued their winnig attitude one day later as they cruised past Trinidad. The victory saw them improve to 3-1 record behind leading Puerto Rico (4-0). Dominican Republic had little problems en route to the win as they secured a comfortable advantage early in the game. They posted a 36:18 lead at halftime and never looked back from now on.
Andreas Terrero topscored for Dominican Republic team with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 steals. Kelvin Valdez contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds, 8 steals and 5 assists. Ashton Demurrell (-91) ensured 14 points in a losing effort.
Dominican Republic will face Puerto Rico in the tournament decider today.

Dominican Republic U17: Andreas Terrero 17+9 boards, Kelvin Valdez 15+8 steals
Trinidad and Tobago U17: Ashton Demurrell 14


   Puerto Rico are dominant at home - Aug. 3, 2007
Group A

Mexico U17 - Trinidad and Tobago U17 96:52
Mexican U17 national team continued their perfect campaign in Puerto Rico. They handled Trinidad in the second round of Centrobasket tournament in Humacao. The win saw them improve to 2-0 record and stay on top of the ladder together with hosts.
The teams started the game in somehow cautiously. They kept it close in the opening frame and Mexico led 16:15 at the end of it. Trinidad did not allow Mexican players to clear off in the second quarter and trailed by just 5 points at halftime 32:37. However breakaway came in the third frame as Mexican team put on impressive basketball performance and spurred ahead to an unassailable 75:46 advantage entering the fourth frame. Trinidad never recovered from the blow and managed just 6 points in the final 10 minutes to suffer their second defeat at the tournament.
Juan Pablo Casillas led all scorers with 23 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals for Mexico. Carlos Lypez secured another 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Kyle Rowley (-91) answered with 13 points and 15 rebounds for Trinidad. Sheldon Esdelle-Blackburn (-92) had 12 points in a losing effort.
Mexico dominated the boards and shot more accurately from the field. They also forced Trinidad players to 29 turnovers.
Mexico will next take on Dominican Republic. Trinidad will try to improve against Virgin Islands.

Mexico U17: Juan Pablo Casillas 23+8 assists, Carlos Lypez 19
Trinidad and Tobago U17: Kyle Rowley 13+15 boards, Sheldon Esdelle-Blackburn 12

Bahamas U17 - Dominican Republic U17 72:68
Bahamas U17 National team celebrated their first victory at the Centrobasket tournament in Humacao. They defeated Domincan Republic team in a closely fought contest and tied them in the ladder at 1-1 record.
Bahamas emerged strong in the first half. They played aggressive defensive basketball and held their opponents to 21 points in the half, while Bahamain players scored 33. Domincan Republic found the touch in the third stanza as Andres Terrero and Yohansi Jimenez knocked down consecutive long jumpers and led their team to a local 25:18 success. Dominican Republic tried hard to save the encounter at the end but a strong performance from Donathen Moss (-91) and Jermine Storr (-90) ensured a winning outcome for the Islanders.
Donathen Moss provided 21 points and 12 rebounds for Bahamas. Jermine Storr added 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kelvin Valdez (-91) responded with 15 points and 4 blocks for Dominican Republic. Yohansi Jimenez and Jhony De La Cruz produced 14 points apiece in defeat.
Bahamas had a huge dominance under the rims as they pulled down 54 rebounds, including 20 offensive ones. They also converted 44% of two-pointers and 68% of free throws. Dominican Republic players lacked accuracy from the charity stripe hitting just 50%.
Bahamas will next take on hosting Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic is scheduled to play against Mexico in the third round.

Bahamas U17: Donathen Moss 21+12 boards, Jermine Storr 20+9 boards
Dominican Republic U17: Kelvin Valdez 15, Yohansi Jimenez 14, Jhony De La Cruz 14

Puerto Rico U17 - Virgin Islands U17 112:67
Puerto Rico posted another stunning win at the U17 Centrobasket tournament in Humacao. They thrashed Virgin Islands 112:67 to improve to 2-0 record.
The home side marked their dominance in the first frame outscoring Virgin Islands team 30:13. Virgin Islands struggled to maintain Puerto Rican offense and allowed them to pour in another 24 points in the second quarter. Establishing a 54:27 lead at halftime Puerto Rico continued to entertain the home crowd and rolled to a 31:19 third frame. All the questions about the outcome were dropped and Puerto Rico cruised to an overall victory at the end.
Raymond Cortes topscored for Puerto Rico with 25 points and 7 assists. Steven Bonefont contributed 24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in a win. Lamar Bough (-G-91) nailed 16 points and collected 9 rebounds for Virgin Islands. Olani Vanterpool added 11 points in a loss.
Puerto Rico outrebounded their opponents 55:48. They shot 42% from two-point range, while the Islanders converted 34%. The home side also forced Virgin Islands players to 31 turnovers.
Puerto Rico plays against Bahamas in the third round. Virgin Islands will seek for their first victory against Trinidad and Tobago.

Puerto Rico U17: Raymond Cortes 25+7 assists, Steven Bonefont 24
Virgin Islands U17: Lamar Bough 16, Olani Vanterpool 11



   Puerto Rico welcomes Centrobasket U17 tournament - Aug. 2, 2007
Mexico U17 - Bahamas U17 89:75
Mexican U17 National team got to a winning start of their Centrobasket campaign in Puerto Rico. In the starting game in Group A they handled Bahamas team.
Mexican players drove to an early 23:11 lead after the first frame and kept it in double figures at halftime 47:33. Bahamas tried to put themselves in more comfortable situation as they outscored Mexico 25:22 in the third quarter and cut the deficit to 11 points. But Mexico emerged strong in the final frame and sealed overall victory.
Daniel Tames and Juan Pablo Casillas led Mexico with 18 points apiece. Daniel Ibarra and Carlos Lypez provided 16 points each to secure win. Bahamas were paced by 20 points and 11 rebounds from Donathen Moss (-91). Dario Cox (-91) added 13 points in a losing effort.
Mexico shot better frm two-point range as they knocked down 45% of their attempts, while Bahamas converted just 19%. Bahamas also struggled from free throw line hitting only 55%. Bahamas at the same time dominated the battle under the rims outrebounding their opponents 59:42. Mexican defence forced Bahamain players to 23 turnovers.
Mexico will now face Trinidad in their next encounter. Bahamas will take on Dominican Republic.

Mexico U17: Daniel Tames 18, Juan Pablo Casillas 18
Bahamas U17: Donathen Moss 20+11 boards, Dario Cox 13

Dominican Republic U17 - Virgin Islands U17 77:65
Dominican Republic U17 National team enjoyed a successful start of the Centrobasket tournament in Puerto Rico. They overcame Virgin Islands 77:65 in the first game in Group A. Leading 34:26 at halftime Dominican Republic players spurred to a perfect 22:11 third stanza to clear off for good. Yohanzi Jimenez paced Dominican Republic team with 16 points. Kelvin Valdez (-91) contributed another 15 points for the winners. Olani Vanterpool replied with 16 points for Virgin Islands. Curtio Fredericks and Lamar Bough (-G-91) netted 14 points apiece in defeat.
Virgin Islands will next play against hosting Puerto Rico, while Dominican Republic will face Bahamas.

Dominican Republic U17: Yohanzi Jimenez 16, Kelvin Valdez 15
Virgin Islands U17: Olani Vanterpool 16, Curtio Fredericks 14, Lamar Bough 14

Puerto Rico U17 - Trinidid and Tobago U17 111:61
Puerto Rico gave a warm welcome to Trinidad and Tobago team at the start of the Centrobasket tournament in Humacao. The hosts thrashed their opponents 111:61 en route to the first win. Puerto Rican players proved the difference in the first quarter edging Trinidad 37:13. They extended the lead to 83:41 entering the fourth frame and cruised to an overall victory. Puerto Rico had 6 players scoring in double digits. Raymond Cortes topscored with 21 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Steven Bonefont added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 steals for the winners. Kyle Rowley (-91) led Trinidad with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Charles (-91) had 16 points and 9 rebounds in a loss.

Puerto Rico U17: Raymond Cortes 21, Steven Bonefont 15
Trinidad and Tobago U17: Kyle Rowley 17+15 boards, Brandon Charles 16



  Humacao Centrobasket U17 Day 1 - Aug. 1, 2007
Centrobasket U17 Championship's 1st day ended with wins by:

- Mexico - Bahamas: 89-75
Mexico
: Daniel Vivas 18pts, Juan Favela 18pts
Bahamas: Donathen Moss 20pts 11rebs.

- Dominican Republic - US Virgin Islands: 77-65
Domincan Rep.: Yohansi Minaya 16pts, Florencio Valdez 15pts.
US V.Islands: Olani Vanterpool 16pts.

- Puerto Rico - Trinidad: 111-61

Puerto Rico won the first Half with 59-32

Today's schedule:
Trinidad Vs Mexico
Bahamas Vs Domincan Rep.
US V.Islands Vs Puerto Rico.
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