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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Meriden's Martinez shines for Puerto Rico

Meriden's Damika Martinez barely got off the bench in Puerto Rico's last two games as she failed to score while playing seven minutes while Puerto Rico lost to Cuba and beat the Dominican Republic.

It's safe to say that she made up for lost time today.

Martinez had a game-high 22 points on 9 of 14 shooting as Puerto Rico defeated Chile 92-66 to clinch third place in Group A at the FIBA Americas Championship.

Martinez had three 3-pointers, five rebounds and an assist in a win that gave Puerto Rico a chance to face Venezuela in the fifth-place game Saturday. With Brazil receiving an automatic berth in next year's Olympics, this game will be for the third and final FIBA Americas spot in the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. If Brazil did not get the automatic spot, the three berths would have gone to the three squads reaching the FIBA Americas semifinals but failing to win the title.

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