Netherlands opened their exhibition series against Puerto Rico with victory. The Dutch team earned a 6-point victory. The teams are slated to play two more games in the series. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) scored 28 points to lead the winners. Puerto Rico opened the game with ten unanswered points. Netherlands however responded with a massive 22:0 run that bridged the first and the second quarter to pull ahead. Netherlands secured a 42:31 halftime lead. The margin grew at 21-point mark in the third quarter 52:31. Puerto Rico managed to restore the intrigue in the game. The Latin American team got within three points 63:66 in the fourth frame. But Netherlands stayed calm and eked out a tough victory at the end. Marianne Van der Hoek (180-F-90) accounted for 10 points in the victory. Carla Cortijo (173-G-87, college: Texas) answered with 24 points for Puerto Rico. Carla Escalera (180-PF-84) finished with 10 points in defeat.
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