CARACAS, Venezuela -- Jamaica, playing without key member Samardo Samuels, were defeated 89-100 by Central Americans giants Mexico in Saturday's FIBA Americas Championship second round clash at the Poliedro de Caracas.
The Sam Vincent-coached players, who are virtually eliminated from the tournament, close their second round campaign against hosts Venezuela on Sunday.
The four semi-finalists at the FIBA Americas Championship automatically advance to the 2014 basketball World Cup in Spain.
The JamrockerZ, who created history in a beating of champions Argentina on Friday, matched the Mexicans for most of the game, but could not sustain the challenge in the fourth quarter.
Jamaica's centre Jerome Jordan was impressive while scoring 24 points and hauling down six rebounds.
Hector Hernandez starred for Mexico with 25 points.
With the one point awarded for a loss, Jamaica, joined Argentina on seven points.
After the two points obtained for the victory, Mexico provisionally moved into top position with 10 points, while Puerto Rico follow on nine.
Canada, Dominican Republic and Venezuela are all locked on eight.
Uruguay are in last place with six points.
With three matches still to be played today, the standings will change based on the final results.