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Kenny Atkinson helps lead Dominican Republic to 2nd round of FIBA Americas

Kenny Atkinson and the Dominican Republic have secured a spot in the second round at the FIBA Americas Championship.

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It is on to the second round for Kenny Atkinson and the Dominican Republic as they are one of eight teams advancing at the 2015 FIBA Amercas Championship.

The Dominican Republic dropped each of its first two games, but battled back to win its final two and secured a spot in the second round. They wrapped up first round play on Thursday with a 90-70 win over Uruguay. James Feldeine led the Dominican Republic with 15 points while Eulis Baez added seven rebounds and seven assists.

Here is a look at the final Group A standings from Round 1.

Team W L Pts Made Allowed
1. Mexico 4 0 8 309 255
2. Dominican Republic 2 2 6 304 291
3. Panama 2 2 6 301 308
4. Uruguay 1 3 5 275 303
5. Brazil 1 3 5 258 290

Brazil was eliminated from Group A but will still be headed to the Olympics in 2016 as the host nation. With an Olympic birth already in hand, most of their regular players, like Hawks center Tiago Splitter, opted to sit out the FIBA Americas.

Second round play resumes on Sunday. Here is a look at the Dominican Republic's schedule:

Sunday, September 6
Dominican Republic vs Venezuela - 12:50 p.m. ET WatchESPN

Monday, September 7
Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic - 3:20 p.m. ET WatchESPN

Tuesday, September 8
Argentina vs Dominican Republic - 12:50 p.m. ET WatchESPN

Wednesday, September 9
Dominican Republic vs Canada - 3:20 p.m. ET WatchESPN