Even though the U.S. basketball team lost to Canada in overtime and did not advance to the gold medal game, that did not mean they were not going home without a medal.
Thr United States took on the Domincan Republic Saturday in the bronze medal game. Mark Few and his team fought hard and won 87-82, despite being down by 11 after the first quarter, to bring home a bronze medal.
Bobby Brown lead the U.S. team in points by scoring 19, with Damien Wilkins right behind him at 18 points. The U.S. was trailing the Domincan Republic the first three quarters until the fourth, where they outscored them by 14 points.
James Stokley and Edward Santana led the Domincan Republic in points, with 16 and 15, respectively.
With 58 seconds left, the United States were leading 83-82. One two point shot from Brown, a pair of free throws from Tavrean Prince, and good defense allowed the U.S. To hold off the Domincan Republic.
Although they did not get a chance at the gold medal, the United States came back after a tough loss, to end their Pam-Am Games on a win.
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