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10/07/2006
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FIBA Americas - Panama claim Centrobasket crown

PANAMA CITY (Centrobasket for Men) - Hosts Panama have won the Centrobasket tournament after beating Virgin Islands 73-59 in the final.

It is a fourth Centrobasket title for Panama, who won all of their five games in this year's tournament.

They controlled the final throughout, leading 38-31 at half-time before pulling further away down the stretch.

Puerto Rico claimed fourth place with a 93-83 victory over Mexico.

Panama, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Mexico have all qualified for the FIBA Americas Championship via their final positions.

Dominican Republic, who entered the tournament as defending champions, beat Cuba 84-78 to finish fifth, while Jamaica claimed seventh place with a 100-57 win over Costa Rica.

PA Sport