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Jamaica gives a big surprise by defeating Peru


MONTERREY, Mexico, March 23, 2017 - The team of Jamaica got its first victory in U19 Boys’ Pan  American Cup after beating Peru in straight sets in  the classification round for 7th to 9th places.


Jamaica won by scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-20 in one hour and eight minutes of game time. Shaver James scored 15 points, while Devounte Bennett registered 11. For Peru, Edilmar Aguirre scored 9 points. Jamaica dominated in blocks 7-3 and capitalized 34 points by error of their South American opponents.


Captain of Jamaica, Jovan Thomas: “I´m very delighted about the victory. We were sticked to the game plan. We came successful. It was a good game.”


Captain of Peru, Konrad Linder: “This has been our worst match in comparison with yesterday’s when we had a better performance. They had a very high block. We could not control our nerves and didn´t know how to play when running-up the score.”


Coach of Jamaica, Steve Davis: “I´m feeling great. I know we can play, but we were in a real tough group with Colombia and Puerto Rico.  My setter today did a good job and we were able to score easier.”


Coach of Peru Edwin Jimenez: “We faced a very tall team. We tried to correct and to make adjustements on the court. We did a lot of things but fell shord. We have to keep working to grow up and develop”.