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Belize defeats El Salvador 71-67 in FIBA Americup 2021 Central American pre-qualifiers

Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018. 10:40 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Last night Belize’s national basketball team squared off with El Salvador’s national basketball team at the Belize Civic Center for the FIBA ( International Basketball Federation) Americup 2021 Central American Pre-Qualifiers.

Belize went on to defeat El Salvador in a final score of 71 to 67.

Devin Daly led team Belize with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.

He was perfect from the free throw line scoring 2 out of 2 shots. From the 3-point range, he was able to bury 4 out of 8 for an average of 50 percent.

While his statistics for 2-pointers made revealed he made 2 out of 6 for an average of 33.3 percent.

On the other hand, Robert James Sandoval led team El Salvador with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.

He scored 7 of 9 free throw attempts in addition to making 2 of 9 3-point attempts.

From the 2-point range, he was only able to make 5 of 18 attempts.

Belize was able to make 15 points on turnovers compared to El Salvador’s 14.

However, El Salvador scored 28 points in the paint compared to Belize’s 24.

Belize dominated in second-chance points with 13 while El Salvador was able to secure 4.

In fast break points, El Salvador led with 19 points compared to Belize’s 8 points.

And finally, in bench points, Belize was able to grab 20 points in contrast to El Salvador’s 19.

Tonight at 9 p.m. El Salvador will take on Costa Rica at the Belize Civic Center.

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