Uniceub/BRB are 2010 champions!
- Nov 29, 2010
Flamengo - BRB/Brasilia
Uniceub/BRB celebrated the victory over their arch-rivals Flamengo to
claim Liga Sudamericana title. The teams met in the championship game in
Rio de Janeiro yesterday.
Nezinho dos Santos (186-G-81, agency:
Interperformances) and Guilherme Giovannoni scored 22 points each to
pace the Brazilian champions to the win.
Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency:
Interperformances) was once again brilliant as he helped Flamengo to
a flaming start. They scored 33 points in the opening frame to take a
9-point lead. But the second term turned things around. Uniceub/BRB
capitalized on the barrage of misses from Flamengo to erase the deficit.
Moreover the NBB champs pulled in front to take a 53:44 lead at the
interval. Flamengo went on a17:3 run to open the third period. They
returned into the drivers seat but not for long though.
Nezinho dos Santos gave the lead back to Uniceub/BRB as they entered
the fourth stanza up by two points 73:71. The teams were tied at 75 late
in the game when
Marcio Cipriano (201-C-79) and
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency:
Interperformances) came up with key buckets and Uniceub/BRB ran away
Marcio Cipriano produced 15 points for the winners.
Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency:
Interperformances) had 16 points for Uniceub/BRB.
Marcelinho Machado responded with game-high 28 points.
Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college:
Tulsa) netted 12 points in the loss.
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