Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands secure wins on 2nd day of the CentrobasketAugust 11th, 2017
11 Shenneika Smith (JAM) - 10 Sha-londa Neely (BAH) - Bahamas v Jamaica, 2017 Women's Centrobasket 2017 (ISV), St. Thomas(USA), Round Robin, 13 July 2017
ST THOMAS (Women's Centrobasket Championship 2017) – Day 2 of the Women’s Centrobasket Championships handed victories to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Jamaica leveled its record at 1-1 after a 64-48 win over the Bahamas. The team from Jamaica won the first half of the game with a 4-point difference, but it was in the third quarter that the team took it a step further with a 16-8 quarter, to secure the win. Jamaica shot 43% from the field and won the rebounding battle 41-34. Yanique Gordon was the top performer for the Jamaicans with a 16-point and 10-rebound "double-double".
Puerto Rico expanded its perfect record to 2-0 after an 87-55 win over Guatemala. The Puerto Ricans dominated from the get-go with a 19-12 first quarter. The team coached by Jerry Batista bet on the midrange and kept producing for its biggest lead of 39 points. Pamela Rosado was once again the leading voice in for Puerto Rico with an efficiency of +18, that translated to 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Virgin Islands remains perfect after a 63-55 win over Mexico. The Virgin Islands escaped to an early lead and never let-go from the lead on the scoreboard, after a 20-12 first quarter. Mexico discounted from the difference, but the Virgin Islands kept adding to the difference and secured the win. The Virgin Islands dominated the boards 42-28 and shot 46% from the field. Imani Tate was the top performer for the Virgin Islands with 13 points and 9 rebounds for a 21+ efficiency.
On the 3rd day of the Women’s Centrobasket Championship, Jamaica will take on Guatemala, Puerto Rico will face Mexico and the Virgin Islands will take on Bahamas.
The top-three teams from the Women’s Centrobasket Championship will qualify to the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup.