Belize’s National U-15 basketball team capture bronze medal at COCABA Tournament Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

The 2018 COCABA U-15 boys’ Basketball Championship took place in San Salvador, El Salvador, from April 11-15, 2018.

On Sunday 15th April, in the Bronze Medal game played, Belize won over the host country El Salvador by the score of 82-72 to capture the Bronze Medal in the championship.

The top scorer for Team Belize was Izid Lopez with 26 points while the top scorers for El Salvador were Justin Alexander and Martinez Alfaro with 19 points each.

Earlier in the day, Costa Rica advanced to the Gold Medal Game when it defeated the Belize team by the score of 62-50. Costa Rica later fell to the Panamanian Team in the Gold Medal game.

The top scorer for the Costa Rica team was Dario Solis with 22 points while the top scorer for Belize was Jalil Jex.

On Thursday 12th April and with Belize playing from Division A and in its first game of the championship fell to Panama by the score of 97-69.

The top scorers for Panama were Carlos Alberto Garcia de Paredes with 26 points and the top scorer for Belize was Izid Lopez with 19 points.

On Friday 13th April, Team Belize bounced back from its opening day defeat to win comfortably over Nicaragua by the score of 57-41.

The top scorer for Belize was Izid Lopez with 24 points while the top scorers for Nicaragua was Humberto Mairena with 10 points.

And on Saturday 14th April, Team Belize also defeated Guatemala by the score of 68-62 to advance to the semi-final round.

The top scorer for Belize was Izid Lopez with 30 points while Selvin Hidalgo top scored for Guatemala with 24 points.

The tournament was won by Panama with Costa Rica taking the Silver Medal and Team Belize the Bronze Medal.

We say congratulations to our National U- 15 Basketball Team.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:54