CAC Games: New coach says lack of preparation affected Jamaica in Mexico
New national women’s basketball coach, Rohan Robinson, says a lack of preparation was the major factor for the country’s poor performance at the Central American (CAC) and Caribbean Games.
The Jamaicans finished the tournament in eighth position, bowing out with a 58-52 loss to Costa Rica on Sunday, in a play-off for seventh.
The result was, however, only the end of a long string of losses, which began with a 58-54 defeat against the Dominican Republic.
Jamaica also suffered defeats at the hands of Cuba, El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago.
The poor results came three months after the squad had claimed the Caribbean Championship in Tortola, where Jamaica registered convincing wins over both Trinidad and the Dominican Republic.
Robinson, who took over from former player, Simone Edwards, says the team is going through a rebuilding process.
He says many of the players were unable to travel to Mexico due to other commitments.
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