Jamaica finishes sixth at U17 Centrobasket

The Dominican Republic, who had four straight convincing victories, fizzled out Sunday night and Puerto Rico blew them away by 49 points, 106-57, in the final of the U17 Boys Centrobasket Championship at the Belize Civic Center to claim the regional championship.

Both qualified along with Belize, who beat Mexico to the bronze medal 87-72, for the FIBA Americas Championship.

Panama finished fifth place by defeating Jamaica 83-79 and Costa Rica took seventh edging El Salvador 56-53.


1.     Puerto Rico (Champions)*

2.     Dominican Republic (Subchampions)*

3.     Belize*

4.     Mexico

5.     Panama

6.     Jamaica

7.     Costa Rica

8.     El Salvador

* Qualified for FIBA Americas Championship