Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dominican Republic out of Las Americas Preolympics


With
20 points from Marcelo Machado, Brazil defeated 83-76 on Saturday to the Dominican Republic and qualified for the Olympics in 2012.


Dominican, being pre-Olympic semifinalist of the Americas, will have a new opportunity to go to London when a playoff dispute global headquarters in July in a designate.

Machado (Brazil Flamengo) made five three-pointers on eight attempts, in addition to capturing two rebounds and six assists.

His teammate Marcelo Huertas (Caja Laboral, Spain) followed with 19.


Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks) and Jack Martinez were the best shotters in the Dominican with 18 points each.

Two consecutive doubles for Brazil's Marquinhos opened hostilities and Martinez pulled by the same route, in what was a clear indication of the closeness that would match.

With both teams failing followed from the perimeter, Francisco Garcia was riding with two bombings of three that allowed his team to finish the first quarter just one point below.


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