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Dominican Republic survive scare against Bahamas
PANAMA (Centrobasket) – The Dominicans survived an intense match-up against Bahamas, 87 – 80, and claimed their second win in Group B action.
• Turning Point: Already in the fourth quarter, the Dominicans had a 2-point lead (75-73) with 2:37 to play of the game. Melvyn Lopez’s team went up by four, but Bahamas responded quickly and the lead went back to two. Coronado drew a foul and from the line added two more for the Dominicans. Bahamas turned it over and the Dominican Republic took over the game.
• Stats don’t lie: Dominican Republic’s defense suffocated Bahamas offense and racked up 13 steals. The rest of the stats showed the parity between the teams.
• Game Hero: Victor Liz was the top scorer for the Dominicans, accumulating 23 points, 12 of those coming from long range.
• The Bottom Line: Not their best performance, but the Dominicans got the job done and added their second win at the 2016 Centrobasket Championship. Tomorrow on day four of the first phase, the Dominicans will face defending champs Mexico, meanwhile Bahamas will have the day off.