2011 FIBA Americas Championship: Argentina Hammers The Dominican Republic 84-58 To Close Out Group Play

ATLANTA - APRIL 20: Carlos Delfino #10 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives the basket against Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 20, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic closed out group play with a disappointing 84-58 loss to tournament favorite Argentina on the final day of group play. John Calipari's club looked like a tired team as they entered the fourth quarter of Thursday's game trailing Argentina by a manageable nine points only to be outscored 26-9. Even with the loss, the Dominican Republic still earns a spot in the semifinals this weekend where they will take on Brazil Saturday. 

Al Horford finished with 16 points and eight rebounds while Francisco Garcia chipped in 12 points for the Dominican Republic. Jack Michael Martinez finished with eight points and 11 rebounds. 

Luis Scola led Argentina with a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Manu Ginobli added 17 points and five assists while Carlos Delfino chipped in 16 points and eight boards. 

According to NBA.com's John Schuhmann, Brazil captures the top seed in the semifinals after defeating Puerto Rico on Thursday. They will face off against the No. 4 seeded Dominican Republic on Saturday. The other semifinal will be between Argentina and Puerto Rico also on Saturday.  

Saturday's winners will be headed to the 2012 London Olympics and the two losers will earn spots in the last chance qualifying tournament to be held next summer. Venezuela finished in fifth place after defeating Uruguay on Thursday and also earns a spot in the last chance tournament. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker