02:38PM, Sun 28 December 2008

Arecibo falls to EiffelTowers:

AMSTERDAM - Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico) fell to EiffelTowers 74-71 and are now eliminated from the playoffs at Haarlem Basketball Week.

Kees Akerboom led the host team with 25 points while Jerome Beasley netted 23.

Angel "Buster" Figueroa led Capitanes with 26 points while Jeff Aubry had 21 points and 17 rebounds.

Arecibo finished the first round with an 0-3 record after falling to Minas Tenis Clubé (69-66) and Netherlands (90-69).

Now Arecibo will play for seventh place against Francis Marion University who is part of the NCAA Division II Basketball. The game will be played on December 29.

Minas Tenis qualified into the playoffs with a 2-1 record and plays Israel on December 28. The winner faces EiffelTowers in the semifinals. Minas won the 2007 edition of this tournament.

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