Last year's bronze medalists Dominican Republic's men also dominated their pool with two strong victories over Chile (21-13) and Saint Lucia (21-10), who made it all the way from the qualifying draw.
Carlos Rivera led the Dominicans with 14 points but don't sleep on Alejandro Reyes (11 pts), Shamil Ballas (9 pts), and Diego Moquete (8 pts) who shared the burden on offense and make this team a dark horse for the title.
Also finished undefeated on Day 1: USA (women) and Puerto Rico (men)
Advanced to the quarter-finals today:
MEN: Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Chile. WOMEN: USA, Chile, Jamaica, Colombia.
Guillermo Diaz was a difference-maker and a stat-collector for Puerto Rico on the opening day. He started with a double-five against Trinidad and Tobago (6 points and 5 rebounds) and then decided the game against Argentina with another double-five, scoring 8 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.
1. Morgan Green - Jamaica Women - 19 pts. 2. Troy Louison - Saint Lucia Men - 18 pts. 3. Paula Carrasco - Chile Women - 16 pts.
The second Day of the competition will determine who completes the knock-out brackets as Men's Pool A (USA, Brazil, Guatemala) and Men's Pool C will take the floor (Canada, Mexico and QD A winner). For the women's, Pool B (Canada, Guatemala and QD A winner) and Pool D ( Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and QD A 2nd) will compete.