The third duel for third place in CentroBasket U17 2021 was played, where the Dominican Republic was the winner after defeating Costa Rica by a wide score of 102 to 54.
The Dominicans were better in each of the chapters played. In the first quarter they won by a score of 19 to 15, in the second they extended their advantage by scoring 25 points, showing a better percentage of effectiveness in their shots, which led them to overcome their opponents by a comfortable advantage, putting a partial score of 45-31 after the first half.
Puerto Rico enters the final in CentroBasket U17 U17 2021
Once the actions resumed, the Dominican Republic took control of the ball and did not allow Costa Rica to have aspirations to cut the lead, which at the end of the game reflected in the scoreboard the clear total control of the actions with a score of 102-54.
The Caribbean team reached three victories in the tournament after defeating El Salvador on the first day and Jamaica in the third match of the regular phase. They lost two games, the first against the Mexican team and in the semifinals against Puerto Rico.
The Costa Ricans had a record of 2 games won and 3 lost, after winning against Aruba and Panama, and losing against Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Both teams finished with a worthy participation, but only the Dominican team got their ticket to the pre-World Cup to be played next year. The last two places went to the finalists, Mexico and Puerto Rico.