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 2. ELOHIM 4-0 
 3. Club Force 3-1 
 4. Villa Nueva 3-1 
 5. Bantrab 3-2 
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 8. You Bet 1-4 
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Round 5 (Regular Season)

Bantrab Sep.25 ELOHIM 71%
USAC 64% Sep.25 Villa Nueva
Tencored 89% Sep.24 Millonarios
Villa Nueva 63% Sep.24 Amatitlan
Club Force Sep.24 ELOHIM 51%
Liga Metropolitana Round 4: Villa Nueva loses their first game against ELOHIM - Sep 12, 2017


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Oscar
Salguero
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Villa Nueva (3-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were rolled over by ELOHIM (4-0) 89-47. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Villa Nueva. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ELOHIM dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Villa Nueva's 30. They outrebounded Villa Nueva 38-26 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Oscar Salguero (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and center Bernie Diaz (200-81) who added 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side Walter Gasparico responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds. ELOHIM have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USAC. Villa Nueva at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Club Force. ELOHIM is looking forward to face Bantrab (#6) in Guatemala in the next round where they are favorite. Villa Nueva will play on the road against the league's second-placed USAC in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was USAC's (#3) 18-point road victory against top-ranked Club Force 70-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Club Force. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by the former international swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-90) who scored that evening 8 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals and Victor Sosa supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Alexis Hengstenberg (-98) did not help to save the game for Club Force. USAC have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with ELOHIM. Club Force at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Villa Nueva. USAC will play against Villa Nueva (#4) at home in the next round. Club Force will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tencored has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat URL (0-4) 70-58 on Monday. Eustorgio Sopalda fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Rudy Morales produced 25 points for lost side. URL's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tencored (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with You Bet. It was URL's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Millonarios. Tencored will meet at home Millonarios (#9) in the next round. URL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Guatemala to the arena USAC.
You Bet has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Millonarios (0-4) 55-52. It was a very good performance for Emanuel Sinnott who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. You Bet's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. You Bet (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Tencored. It was Millonarios' fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. You Bet's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Guatemala Bantrab.

In the last game of round 4 Amatitlan won against Bantrab on the opponent's court 70-61.

Tencored - URL 70-58

Tencored has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat URL (0-4) 70-58 on Monday. Tencored shot 23 for 31 from the free-throw line, while URL only scored three points from the stripe. Eustorgio Sopalda (-81) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Erick Palma chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. Rudy Morales produced 25 points and forward Luis Perez (191-97) added 12 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. URL's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tencored (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with You Bet. It was URL's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Millonarios. Tencored will meet at home Millonarios (#9) in the next round. URL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Guatemala to the arena USAC.
Top scorers:
URL: R.Morales 25+3reb, L.Perez 12+9reb+1ast, E.Mejia 11+1reb+3ast, I.Calderon 6+2reb, E.Tobias 2+1reb, E.Garcia 2+1reb
Tencored: E.Sopalda 24+7reb+1ast, E.Palma 23+6reb+3ast, R.Quintero 8+2reb, J.Arenales 7+3reb, M.Vasquez 4, R.Reinoso 2+4reb
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Villa Nueva - ELOHIM 47-89

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Villa Nueva (3-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were rolled over by ELOHIM (4-0) 89-47. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Villa Nueva. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ELOHIM dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Villa Nueva's 30. They outrebounded Villa Nueva 38-26 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Oscar Salguero (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and center Bernie Diaz (200-81) who added 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four ELOHIM players scored in double figures. At the losing side Walter Gasparico responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Enrique Samayoa (193-82) scored 12 points. ELOHIM have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USAC. Villa Nueva at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Club Force. ELOHIM is looking forward to face Bantrab (#6) in Guatemala in the next round where they are favorite. Villa Nueva will play on the road against the league's second-placed USAC in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Villa Nueva: W.Gasparico 14+7reb, E.Samayoa 12+4reb+1ast, M.Zetina 6+2reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 6+7reb, J.Unbico 5+3reb, A.Carrillo 2+2reb
ELOHIM: B.Diaz 25+6reb+2ast, O.Salguero 22+12reb+2ast, P.Cano 14+5reb+2ast, D.Monterroso 12+3reb, M.Arriola 7+3reb, R.Amaya 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 564563


You Bet - Millonarios 55-52

You Bet has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Millonarios (0-4) 55-52. You Bet forced 19 Millonarios turnovers. It was a very good performance for swingman Emanuel Sinnott (192-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Javier Chavez (190-89) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. You Bet's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Mynor Maldonado (-95) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Lino Lino (-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Millonarios. You Bet (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Tencored. It was Millonarios' fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. You Bet's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Guatemala Bantrab.
Top scorers:
Millonarios: M.Maldonado 15+11reb+1ast, L.Lino 12+8reb, G.Zarco 10+1reb+2ast, S.Guillen 7+7reb+4ast, O.Rodriguez 4, E.Avendano 2+9reb
You Bet: E.Sinnott 16+10reb+2ast, H.Vandeveire 12, J.Chavez 10+6reb, J.Galvez 7+6reb, E.Rosales 5+5reb+2ast, L.Chinchilla 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 564559


Bantrab - Amatitlan 61-70

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Guatemala where 5th ranked Bantrab (2-2) was defeated by sixth ranked Amatitlan (2-2) 70-61. Amatitlan outrebounded Bantrab 45-27 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Amatitlan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Quite impressive performance for swingman Diego Villagran (-93) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 4 steals. Walter Ramirez (-97) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Amatitlan's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jeferson Urrutia replied with 19 points and Cesar-Del Cid added 16 points in the effort for Bantrab. Amatitlan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Bantrab. Amatitlan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Villa Nueva (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Bantrab will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bantrab: J.Urrutia 19+3reb+1ast, C.Del Cid 16+4reb+1ast, M.Aquino 10+4reb+2ast, S.Barillas 9+4reb+3ast, V.Furlon 3+6reb, G.Veliz 2+3reb+2ast
Amatitlan: D.Villagran 22+3reb+2ast, M.Reyes 16+6reb, W.Ramirez 13+10reb+2ast, J.Godoy 9+5reb, A.Estrada 7+6reb+2ast, L.Arias 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 564560


Club Force - USAC 52-70

Very significant was USAC's (#3) 18-point road victory against top-ranked Club Force 70-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Club Force. It was a key game for the top position in the league. USAC forced 29 Club Force turnovers. The winners were led by the former international swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-90) who scored that evening 8 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals and forward Victor Sosa (190-88) supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Alexis Hengstenberg (-98) did not help to save the game for Club Force. Kevin Garcia (-96) added 4 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. USAC have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with ELOHIM. Club Force at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Villa Nueva. USAC will play against Villa Nueva (#4) at home in the next round. Club Force will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Club Force: A.Hengstenberg 19+6reb, J.Sandoval 10+3reb+3ast, R.Castro 9+3reb+2ast, B.Rivera 6+3reb+1ast, K.Garcia 4+10reb+2ast, G.Escobar 4+2reb+1ast
USAC: V.Sosa 21+5reb+1ast, A.Guerra 11+9reb+3ast, L.Menendez 11+1reb, O.Centeno 9+1reb+2ast, M.Gonzalez 8+12reb+7ast, L.Cuevas 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 564561
  




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