Dominican Republic qualifies for the U-17 World Championship in Spain

The Dominican Republic is making international basketball history again!

This Friday afternoon, the boys of the U-16 men’s national team defeated their Brazilian counterpart with a score of 74-66 to get their pass to the semifinal round of the FIBA ​​U-16 Championship of the Americas, which is played from 23 to August 29 at the USBI gym of the Universidad Veracruzana, in the city of Xalapa.

Likewise, he establishes a milestone in Dominican basketball by getting the ticket to the U-17 World Championship, which will be played in the city of Alicante in 2022, in Spain, which is his fourth in a row after those achieved in 2016, 2018, 2020. and this one from 2022.

Mocano coach Jonathan Matos is the leader of the Dominican team whose offensive heroes were Danny Jordan Carbuccia, who scored 21 points, took five rebounds and distributed six assists, followed by Yeison Liberato 18 points and seven rebounds.

They contributed to the Dominican cause, Wandy Muñoz nine units with seven assists, Luis Díaz Gil eight and five captured balls, and Ernesto Almonte six and seven rebounds.

For the Brazilians, Eduardo Bersch Klafke 12 points, Lucas Segantini Moreira 11 and Igor De Jesús Andrade 10 baskets and six rebounds.

RD and his semifinal game

The Dominican men’s U-16 team will have its semifinal match against Argentina this Saturday, where the winner will obtain the right to go to the title dispute on Sunday.

In this tournament in Xalapa, Mexico, the first four places advance to the quarterfinals of the U-16 Men’s Championship, and at the same time, they qualify for the FIBA ​​U-17 World Cup in 2022 in Alicante, Spain.

The tournament is played under the “bubble” format and the FIBA ​​COVID-19 protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of the players and all participants.