Jamaica lead the standings, Costa Rica defeats the home team on the second day of play
SAN SALVADOR (El Salvador) - Jamaica took the lead in the standings of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 - Central American and Caribbean Pre-Qualifiers, which are held at the Adolfo Pineda Gymnasium in San Salvador, by reaching their second victory, this time by a comfortable margin against Guyana, 107-87.
The Caribbean team (2-0) had a great offensive day at all levels. They made 13 three-pointers, had 35 points in transition and 52 points from the paint.
A total of five players reached double digits in scoring, led again by Omari Johnson, who contributed 26 points, with 4 triples and 7 rebounds. Marcel Robinson added 21 and Romaine Thomas 18.
Forward Anthony Moe led Guyana (0-2) with 25 points, point guard Stanton Rose also stood out with 19, 6 three-pointers and 8 rebounds, Delroy James had 18 points.
Costa Rica 78, El Salvador 58
After losing on opening day, Costa Rica (1-1) leveled their record by widely surpassing the host team El Salvador (0-1).
The Costa Ricans, who were in control from the start with an 11-2 streak in the first four minutes, had forward Victor Arias as their best man with 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Costa Rica definitely took the reins at the height of the third quarter with a 24-11 run, which gave them a 20 point lead, which they maintained in the last quarter without major inconveniences.
David Shedden stood out for Costa Rica with 15 points, and Isaac Conejo added 12. For El Salvador, Roberto Martínez led the scorers with 26 points, followed by Eduardo Escalante, with 10.
On Saturday the action will continue as Nicaragua faces Jamaica (4:00 p.m. local time) and Guyana meets El Salvador (7:00 p.m.).