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Dramatic overtime win for the Dominican Republic over Canada
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic) – In an exciting and emotional game, the Dominican Republic needed overtime to defeat Canada at home, and close out the first window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers with a 1-1 record.
Eloy Vargas led the Dominicans with 16 points, Rigoberto Mendoza followed him with 12 points, and Gelvis Solano contributed 10 points, with eight assists and six rebounds. Ángel Delgado added 10 points and five rebounds.
For Canada, Phil Scrubb was the best with 26 points, Kaza Kajami-Keane scored 15 points and seven assists.
After finishing the regulation time tied at 75, the teams traded baskets during overtime until the Dominicans sealed the victory with a basket from Vargas which unleashed madness at the Palacio de los Deportes of Santo Domingo.
Canada and the Dominican Republic divided games during the first window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers and now all the teams of Group C , that also features Cuba and the Virgin Islands, have a 1-1 record.
Marcos Mejías Ortiz