Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Veteran guards led the Dominican Republic (1-1) to a win 94-67 (23-22, 16-19, 26-10, 29-16) against the Philippines (0-2).

2-pointers this season

48%
19,0
Points made: 19,0
Accuracy: 47,5%
Place in standings: 12
Record max: 19
Record min: 19
Most made 2FGs: Kakou Kouame

Another matchup with win-or-go-home significance started with an alley-oop from the Dominican Angel Thomas. It did not upset the Philippines, however, as they kept the quarter competitive and matched the Dominican attack with their own accurate shots.

The second quarter wasn’t as electric, as both teams started to miss shots and commit turnovers. Samjosef Belangel made two free-throws, found an open teammate a few possessions later, and pushed the Philippines to an 8-point lead midway through the second quarter. But the lead didn’t last, as Dominica’s Victor Liz got going and hit two 3-pointers, to cut the deficit to two at halftime.

The Dominicans quickly erased the remaining deficit in the third quarter and started to build their own lead. As Gelvis Solano hit a layup with the foul, Dominica’s lead grew to ten points.

In the fourth quarter, the South American team remained on a winning course securing their first win and a trip to the second round of competition.

Victor Liz (5 for 6 in 3-point shooting) led all scorers with 23 points, Gelvis Solano added 21 PTS and 5 AST.

Jordan Heading had 16 points for the Philippines.

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Philippines
Dominican Republic
41%
15 Position
Field goals
38%
22 Position
36,00
13 Position
Rebounds
37,00
11 Position
21,00
8 Position
Assists
14,00
19 Position
12,00
1 Position
Steals
6,00
16 Position

Teams leaders

Kakou  Kouame
17,0 PTS
58% 2P%
33% 3P%
Michael  Torres
16,0 PTS
43% 2P%
50% 3P%
Kakou  Kouame
7,0 REB
4,0 DREB
3,0 OREB
Victor  Liz
9,0 REB
5,0 DREB
4,0 OREB
Samjosef  Belangel
6,0 As
3,0 TO
24 MIN
Michael  Torres
4,0 As
0,0 TO
18 MIN