Jose Miguel Caceres paced Dominican Republic with 18 points, while Elnis Palomino contributed 17 points and Wilfrido Hernandez 16 points. Trinidad & Tobago’s Marc Honore both charted a match-high 20 points and Nolan Tash added 18 points.
The team stats were fairly even as Dominican Republic held a 4-3 edge in aces and Trinidad & Tobago held a 10-9 margin in blocks. Dominican Republic managed a 57-52 advantage in attack points and had four fewer errors (29-25).
Dominican Republic will now challenge Mexico on Saturday at 15:00 for fifth place, while Trinidad & Tobago will face Costa Rica on Saturday at 13:00 in the seventh-place match.