2008 Centrobasket

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2008 Centrobasket
21st Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation Mexico
Dates August 26 – August 31
Teams (from 32 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Puerto Rico (9th title)
MVP Puerto Rico José Juan Barea
Official website
FIBA Americas
2006
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The 2008 Men's Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship, also known as 2008 Centrobasket, was hosted in Cancún and Chetumal, México. The four semifinalists of this edition qualified for the 2009 FIBA Americas championship.

First Phase[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie-Break
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 2 1 242 215 +27 5 +5
 Dominican Republic 3 2 1 258 194 +64 5 -1
 Mexico 3 2 1 237 185 +52 5 -4
 El Salvador 3 0 3 143 286 -143 3
August 27
18:30
Mexico  92–36  El Salvador
Scoring by quarter: 20-16, 16-3, 26-12, 30-5
Pts: Raymond Castillo 20
Rebs: Jesus Benitez 8
Asts: Hector Hernandez 4
Pts: Fabio Molina 6
Rebs: 3 players 4
Asts: 4 players 1
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal
August 27
21:00
U.S. Virgin Islands  83–74  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 16-18, 17-20, 25-18, 25-18
Pts: Kevin Sheppard 25
Rebs: Jason Edwin & Cuthbert Victor 8
Asts: Jason Edwin & Calvert White 3
Pts: Al Horford 21
Rebs: Al Horford 9
Asts: Cristian Arias 3
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal
August 28
18:30
Dominican Republic  106–41  El Salvador
Scoring by quarter: 33-8, 18-11, 31-16, 24-6
Pts: Francisco García 22
Rebs: Jack Michael Martinez 10
Asts: Jack Michael Martinez 4
Pts: Jose Araujo 14
Rebs: 4 players 3
Asts: Jose Miguel Baños 2
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal
August 28
21:00
U.S. Virgin Islands  71–75  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 23-22, 7-19, 23-17, 18-17
Pts: Cuthbert Victor 24
Rebs: Kitwana Rhymer 9
Asts: Calvert White 2
Pts: Jesus Benitez 18
Rebs: Gustavo Ayon 8
Asts: Gustavo Ayon 4
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal
August 29
16:00
El Salvador  66–88  U.S. Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 7-26, 25-12, 15-23, 19-20
Pts: Oscar Rivera & Carlos Alas 17
Rebs: Oscar Rivera 6
Asts: Oscar Rivera 3
Pts: Kevin Sheppard 20
Rebs: Cuthbert Victor 8
Asts: Cuthber Victor 6
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal
August 29
18:30
Mexico  70–78  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19-16, 14-23, 20-26, 17-13
Pts: Omar Quintero 15
Rebs: Gustavo Ayon 6
Asts: Horacio Llamas 4
Pts: Al Horford 24
Rebs: Jack Michael Martinez 13
Asts: Francisco García 3
Palacio de los Deportes, Chetumal

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 3 3 0 295 260 +35 6
 Cuba 3 2 1 285 265 +20 5
 Panama 3 1 2 278 269 +9 4
 Costa Rica 3 0 3 206 270 -64 3
August 27
18:00
Cuba  101–85  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 27-26, 16-14, 29-19, 29-26
Pts: Silvestre Hernández 41
Rebs: Yoan Haiti 7
Asts: Michael Guerra 5
Pts: Danilo Pinnock 33
Rebs: Orlando Ortega 6
Asts: Jair Peralta 7
August 27
21:00
Puerto Rico  85–68  Costa Rica
Scoring by quarter: 20-14, 16-13, 24-18, 25-23
Pts: Jose Juan Barea 16
Rebs: Angelo Reyes 11
Asts: Carlos Arroyo 8
Pts: Henry Martinez & Jaffry Francisco 12
Rebs: Daniel Simmons 9
Asts: Alonso Sanchez 2
August 28
18:30
Panama  91–61  Costa Rica
Scoring by quarter: 25-21, 17-9, 25-17, 23-14
Pts: Maximiliano Gomez 15
Rebs: Reyjavick DeGracia 15
Asts: Jair Peralta 7
Pts: Henry Martinez 15
Rebs: David Richards 8
Asts: Jaffry Spencer 3
August 28
21:00
Cuba  90–103  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 21-34, 21-28, 20-19, 28-22
Pts: Silvestre Hernandez 25
Rebs: Michael Guerra 6
Asts: Yudniel Perez 3
Pts: Alexander Falcon & Jose Juan Barea 19
Rebs: Angelo Reyes (basketball) 6
Asts: Jose Juan Barea 15
August 29
18:30
Costa Rica  77–94  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 20-25, 22-27, 17-21, 18-21
Pts: Henry Martinez & David Carnegie 17
Rebs: David Carnegie 14
Asts: Henry Martinez & Cristian Chavarria 3
Pts: Allens Jemmontt 25
Rebs: Geoffrei Silvestre 8
Asts: Allens Jemmontt 4
August 29
21:00
Puerto Rico  107–102  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 35-22, 22-28, 24-21, 26-31
Pts: José Juan Barea 31
Rebs: Angelo Reyes 8
Asts: Filiberto Rivera 5
Pts: Danilo Pinnock 39
Rebs: Danilo Pinnock 6
Asts: Jair Peralta & Joel Muñoz 5

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
August 30 - 17:30 p.m.
  U.S. Virgin Islands   78  
  Cuba   61  
 
August 31 - 20:30 p.m.
      U.S. Virgin Islands   70
    Puerto Rico  87
Third place
August 30 - 20:00 p.m. August 31 - 17:30 p.m.
  Puerto Rico   76   Cuba   74
  Dominican Republic   74     Dominican Republic   102


Semifinals[edit]

The top 2 teams from each group advance to the semifinals, in which the top team of Group A plays against the second place team of Group B and the top team of Group B plays against the second place team of Group A.

Three-team ties are determined by the point differential in games played between the three teams, not counting the margin of victory or loss against a non tied team.

August 30
17:30
U.S. Virgin Islands  78–61  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 19-17, 18-14, 17-14, 24-16
Pts: Jason Edwin 22
Rebs: Cuthbert Victor 14
Asts: Kevin Sheppard 5
Pts: Allens Jemmont 10
Rebs: Geoffrei Silvestre 5
Asts: Michael Guerra & Allens Jemmont 3
August 30
20:00
Puerto Rico  76–74  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20-15, 24-15, 19-23, 13-21
Pts: José Juan Barea 30
Rebs: Angelo Reyes 13
Asts: José Juan Barea 5
Pts: Franklin Western 25
Rebs: Al Horford 14
Asts: Al Horford 6

Final[edit]

Puerto Rico(5-0) V.S. USVI (3-2) Gold Medal Game

August 31
20:30
U.S. Virgin Islands  70–87  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20-25, 18-17, 16-19, 16-26
Pts: Cuthbert Victor 24
Rebs: Kitwana Rhymer 13
Asts: Calvert White 3
Pts: Carmelo Lee 21
Rebs: Angelo Reyes 12
Asts: Carlos Arroyo 6

References[edit]