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Mexico claim Centrobasket U17 Women’s title in Aguada

AGUADA (FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2018) – Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 83-77, to win the 2017 edition of the Centrobasket U17 Women’s Championship. El Salvador defeated Costa Rica to claim Bronze.

Puerto Rico took an early lead after a 21-15 first quarter. Mexico rebounded on time and dominated the second and third quarter to take a comfortable lead on the scoreboard. Puerto Rico discounted from the difference in the fourth quarter, but a three-pointer from Mexico stunned the Boricuas and stopped the comeback. Mexico celebrated the championship win. Sofia Payan led the scoring for the eventual champions with an amazing 36-point performance.

Led offensively by 26 points from Kimberly Villalobos, El Salvador claimed the Bronze medal and the historic qualification to the FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2018.

Centrobasket U17 Women’s Championship Final Positions:
1. Mexico*
2. Puerto Rico*
3. El Salvador*
4. Costa Rica
5. Guatemala
6. Bahamas
7. Surinam
8. British Virgin Islands

*Qualified to the FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship 2018.