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BASKETBALL: Jamaica hoping to bounce back today

Published:Friday | September 6, 2013 | 8:58 AM

Jamaica’s men basketballers will go in search of an immediate rebound today when they face Argentina in their second game of Round 2 of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championships in Caracas, Venezuela.

The match is the first of four games on the day and is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

The Jamaicans suffered an immediate setback in the second round following a 78-60 defeat against the Dominican Republic yesterday.

Akeem Scott led Jamaica yesterday with 21 points, while Durant Scott had 14.

For the Dominican Republic, James Feldeine had a game-high 22 points to lead his team to the victory.

Canada and Puerto Rico will be hoping to continue winning ways today after victories yesterday.

Canada will play Venezuela at 5 p.m., while Puerto Rico and the Dominica Republic will face off at 7:30 p.m.

The Canadians defeated Mexico 89-67 yesterday, while Puerto Rico had a 94-80 victory over Argentina.

In the other game today, Uruguay will face Mexico at 1:30 p.m.

The championships will qualify the four semi-finalists to the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain.


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