August 24, 2018
The Final closed a week of basketball in Puerto Rico. The hosts started the game well against Cuba, completely blowing it wide open in the second half as Jennifer O’Neill was too much to handle for the last winners of the full competition in this region. Puerto Rico will now be hoping to carry the momentum from this week into next month.
Cuba vs. Puerto Rico 54-83 CUB Amargo 18 Galindo 13 Avila 8 Tornell 6 Martinez 5 Oquendo 4 Cepeda 0 Becquer 0 Perez 0 Bouly 0 Ochoa DNP PUR O’Neill 34 Jones 14/8r Rosado 12/6a Gwathmey 10/11r Salaman 9 Gibson 2 Quinones 2 Melendez 0 Maldonado 0 Placido 0 Perez 0 Gonzalez 0
In the race for the last medal, Sugeiry Monsac and the Dominican Republic surged into halftime with a lead, but Mexico had a better second half to win 85-81.
Mexico vs. Dominican Republic 85-81 MEX Valenzuela 18/7r Avila 16/8a Luna 16 Pardo 15/6a Beltran 12 Silva 8 Asencio 0 Ramos 0 Taylor 0 Moreno 0 Arellano DNP DOM Monsac 27/10r Reynoso 15/7r Morton 15/7a Paniagua 12 Zapata 6/8r Frias 6/6a Jimenez 0 Jones 0 Evangelista 0 Estrella 0 Rodriguez DNP Soto DNP
The day started with a rematch of a close group stage game for the consolation championship. Costa Rica kept it close again, but the Bahamas did enough late to win 55-49.
Bahamas vs. Costa Rica 55-49 BAH Forbes 16 Lewis 13 Grant 10/8r Fernander 4 Greene 4 Dean 2/6r Neely 2 Moss 2 Thompson 2 Harrison 0 Demeritte 0 CRC Sanchez 13 Galvez 11 Matamoros 9/16r P. Mora 9 Jimenez 2 Pinnock 2 Quesada 2 Malavassi 1 M. Mora 0 Miller 0 Reyna 0 Alfaro DNP