Bahamas goes 0-2 in most recent FIBA Americup qualifying window

Bahamas goes 0-2 in most recent FIBA Americup qualifying window
Bahamian Willis Mackey Jr (right) during a game against Puerto Rico on November 30, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (FIBA)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas men’s basketball team finished 0-2 in the most recent window of Group D play of the FIBA Americup 2022 qualifiers in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Last night, the squad lost a close game to Puerto Rico 91-85. D’Shon Taylor led the way for The Bahamas with 25 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field. He also had two assists and two rebounds. Willis Mackey Jr added 18 points and Nashad Mackey chipped in with 12 points and three rebounds.

Gilberto Clavell was the top scorer for Puerto Rico with 18 points.

On Monday, The Bahamas was dominated by the United States in a lopsided 99-59 loss. Taylor scored 12, Jaron Cornish and Mychel Thompson both scored seven and Godfrey Rolle led The Bahamas with five assists.

The USA out-rebounded The Bahamas 55-32 and had a 22-point advantage on scoring in the paint, 42-20. The rebounding edge also helped the USA outscore The Bahamas 16-9 on second chance points.

The top three teams from each group will qualify for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. AmeriCup is the FIBA Americas championship. The United States won the last edition of the event in 2017.