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Win over Paraguay seals fifth place for Colombia
CARACAS (South American Championship) – Colombia finished the South American Championship with the fifth position after defeating Paraguay, 82-58.
• Turning Point: Taking advantage of the 11-point lead established during the first quarter, Colombia kept taking distance on the scoreboard en route to the victory.
• Stats don’t lie: Colombia dominated the boards 49-21.
• Game Hero: Michael Jackson was the top scorer for the Colombians with 24 points.
• The Bottom Line: Colombia finished with the fifth place of the South American Championship and took the last ticket to America’s Division A of FIBA’s New Competition System and Calendar to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.