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 1. Fast Break 27-1 
 2. Academia 18-10 
 3. Cimarrones 17-11 
 4. Condores 14-14 
 5. Caciques 11-17 
 6. Piratas 9-19 
 7. Sabios 9-19 
 8. Aguilas 7-21 
Last:7/26/2017
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Group E
 1. Fuerza Regia 3-0 
 2. Guaros 2-1 
 3. La Union 1-2 
 4. Soles 0-3 
Group F
 1. Ponce 2-1 
 2. Weber Bahia 2-1 
 3. Hebraica 1-2 
 4. San Lorenzo 1-2 
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 1. Correcaminos 5-0 
 2. Santa Tecla 4-1 
 3. San Pedro T. 3-2 
 4. Costa Caribe 2-3 
 5. Banco Atlantida 1-4 
 6. Halcones 0-5 
Last:12/22/2016
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Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Moore, Aguilas26.9 
 2. Givens, Piratas25.7 
 3. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break21.6 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.1 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. Rodriguez, Cimar.16.5 
 9. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Hernandez, Cimar.10.1 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.1 
 5. Rodriguez, Cimar.9.8 
 6. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 7. Perez, Academia9.6 
 8. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 9. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 10. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan MCCOY
  Condores
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. McCoy, Condores5.8 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Granados, Academia4.9 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.5 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 9. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Rodriguez, Cimar.1.9 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 8. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Perez, Academia1.5 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Rodriguez, Cimar.1.2 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 6. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 7. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 9. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 10. Givens, Piratas0.8 

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Liga DirecTV Round 25: Bucaros defeat leader Academia - Jun 5, 2016


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Academia (21-4) in Bucaramanga on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bucaros (15-10) 81-69. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Academia. They outrebounded Academia 48-35 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Miguel Bermudez who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) contributed with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Bucaros' coach Bernardo Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Cristian Arboleda (205-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds for Academia. Bucaros maintains third place with 15-10 record having six points less than leader Academia. Academia at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Bucaros are looking forward to face Patriotas (#7) in Boyaca in the next round. Academia will play at home against Halcones (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Cimarrones (16-9) against fifth ranked Halcones (13-12) on Friday night. Visiting Cimarrones were defeated by Halcones in Cucuta 92-79. American forward R.J. McGhee (198, college: Oklahoma City, agency: CGL Sports) stepped up and scored 23 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners and Jose Baquero chipped in 9 points and 17 rebounds. Halcones' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Halcones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Cimarrones lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with nine games lost. Halcones will play against league's leader Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cimarrones will play at home against Condores and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Piratas managed to get a fifth victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Condores in Cundinamarca 105-97. Arnold Fripp nailed a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Stalin Ortiz came up with 36 points (!!!) and 4 assists for Condores in the defeat. Piratas maintains eighth place with 5-20 record. Condores lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Sabios (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Condores will play against the league's second-placed Cimarrones having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game between fourth ranked Sabios (13-12) and 7th ranked Patriotas (8-17) in Manizales ended with biggest points difference. Sabios outscored guests from Boyaca 68-45. Cory Bradford fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Coach Gaston Fernandez's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Sabios have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 13-12 record, which they share with Halcones. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Sabios' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota. Patriotas will play at home against Bucaros and hope to win that game.

Bucaros - Academia 81-69

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Academia (21-4) in Bucaramanga on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bucaros (15-10) 81-69. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Academia. They outrebounded Academia 48-35 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Miguel Bermudez who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Bucaros players scored in double figures. Bucaros' coach Bernardo Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Cristian Arboleda (205-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds and forward Juan Fajardo (193-96) added 20 points in the effort for Academia. Bucaros maintains third place with 15-10 record having six points less than leader Academia. Academia at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Bucaros are looking forward to face Patriotas (#7) in Boyaca in the next round. Academia will play at home against Halcones (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bucaros: M.Bermudez 14+10reb+1ast, L.Salazar 11+2reb+1ast, T.Sapp 10+3reb+5ast, L.Julio 10+11reb+1ast, L.Almanza 9+4reb, M.Jackson 9+3reb+2ast
Academia: J.Fajardo 20+2reb+1ast, C.Arboleda 17+18reb+1ast, M.Montano 9+4reb+1ast, A.Londono 8+5reb, S.Granados 7+2reb+5ast, G.Mena 5+3reb
gschID: 472505


Halcones - Cimarrones 92-79

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Cimarrones (16-9) against fifth ranked Halcones (13-12) on Friday night. Visiting Cimarrones were defeated by Halcones in Cucuta 92-79. Halcones players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward R.J. McGhee (198, college: Oklahoma City, agency: CGL Sports) stepped up and scored 23 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners and forward Jose Baquero (199) chipped in 9 points and 17 rebounds. Halcones' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Brandon Sperling (196-90, college: Humboldt St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Deandre Haskins (193-88, college: Chaminade) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Halcones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Cimarrones lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with nine games lost. Halcones will play against league's leader Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cimarrones will play at home against Condores and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Halcones: R.McGhee 23+5ast, A.Acosta 12+2reb+2ast, J.Medina 11+3reb+3ast, B.Guerra Leal 10, J.Leon 9+7reb+6ast, S.Harris 9+12reb+1ast
Cimarrones: B.Sperling 28+11reb+4ast, L.Cardona 14+5reb+1ast, D.Haskins 13+7reb+1ast, T.Goard 10+6reb+3ast, S.Mosquera 8+2reb+5ast, C.Cortes 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 467597


Condores - Piratas 97-105

Bottom-ranked Piratas managed to get a fifth victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Condores in Cundinamarca 105-97. Piratas had a 35-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Arnold Fripp (201-93, college: Coppin St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and forward Jose Manaure (193-87) accounted for 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) came up with 36 points (!!!) and 4 assists and center Rafael Gomez (200) added 20 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Condores in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Piratas maintains eighth place with 5-20 record. Condores lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Sabios (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Condores will play against the league's second-placed Cimarrones having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Piratas: A.Fripp 33+15reb+5ast, A.Davis 24+8reb+1ast, J.Manaure 24+6reb+5ast, F.Forbes 12+7reb+9ast, E.Caicedo 7+5reb+5ast, R. Quinones 3+1reb
Condores: S.Ortiz 36+4reb+4ast, R.Gomez 20+13reb, D.Cortes 12+4reb+2ast, J.Acevedo 11+3reb+3ast, G.Pena 5+3reb+1ast, D.Castro 4+5reb
gschID: 467596


Sabios - Aguilas 68-45

The game between fourth ranked Sabios (13-12) and 7th ranked Patriotas (8-17) in Manizales ended with biggest points difference. Sabios outscored guests from Boyaca 68-45. Sabios held Patriotas to an opponent 21.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 35.9 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Sabios outrebounded Patriotas 58-44 including a 42-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Cory Bradford (191-78, college: Illinois) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Coach Gaston Fernandez's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. American forward Titus Mims (201, college: Hardin-Simmons) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import point guard Chris Fisher (183, college: East Central) added 4 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sabios have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 13-12 record, which they share with Halcones. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Sabios' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota. Patriotas will play at home against Bucaros and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sabios: B.Aguaslimpias 15+6reb, J.Hernandez 13+15reb, C.Bradford 11+8reb+10ast, L.Blandon 7+7reb+1ast, J.Herrera 7+9reb+4ast, J.Velez 5+2reb
Aguilas: T.Mims 12+15reb+3ast, J.Pardo 8+2reb+1ast, A.Brooks 6+5reb, M.Solarte 5+2reb+2ast, J.Velandia 5+5reb, C.Fisher 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 467598


  




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