Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Bahamas beats the DR, advances to FIBA Americas

By Sheldon Longley

For the first time in 11 years, The Bahamas has qualified for the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Americas Under-18 (U18) Championships – just one step away from the junior world championships.

They got the job done with a thrilling 85-83 win over the Dominican Republic (DR) for the bronze medal at the 2019 Centrobasket Under-17 (U17) Boys Championships that wrapped up on Sunday at the historic Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Romad Dean, who was huge for The Bahamas all tournament, put a statement mark on the game with a huge put-back dunk off a missed lay-up attempt by Deyton Albury with six seconds remaining, breaking an 83-83 tie. Jean Montero misfired on a three-point shot in the waning seconds, and Team Bahamas celebrated a hard-earned win.  Read more >>