THE Jamaica female basketball team continues the campaign to qualify for the World Cup when it faces neighbours Cuba in the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico today.
The game, which is the first for the Lady JamRockerZ at the 2013 tournament, is scheduled to start 4:15 pm.
The other teams in Group A are Canada, Chile and Venezuela.
The 36th-ranked Jamaicans play Canada tomorrow (Sun), Chile on Tuesday and Venezuela a day later.
Group B consists of Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Dominican Republic.
Brazil are the defending champions.
The Jamaica team, which has been enduring financial constraints, received a minor boost when the Sport Development Foundation (SDF) provided $1million to assist with expenses.
The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-final. The top three teams automatically qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.
The male JamRockerZ recently placed eighth at the FIBA Americas tournament in Venezuela.
Squad -- Ladonna Lamonth, Shenneika Smith, Thova Gardner, Sasha Dixon, Angelee Latouche, Rhona McKenzie, Tajay Ashmeade, Tarita Gordon, Monique Salmon, Vanessa Gidden, Christina Mitchell, Simone Edwards (player/assistant coach).
The officials are Timothy Eatman, head coach; Melissa Farquharson, team administrator; Clofyeld Thomasm, manager and Paulton Gordon, head of delegation.