Soles pulled ahead in the quarterfinal series versus Panteras. The game without a history. Soles led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Panteras' 40. Soles forced 19 Panteras turnovers and outrebounded them 40-26 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panamanian forward Jamelle Horne (200-88, college: Arizona) fired 20 points for the winners. Naturalized American swingman Justin Griffin (194-83, college: Hawaii-Hilo) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Griffin is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Soles players scored in double figures. Puerto Rican swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) produced 19 points and Panamanian power forward Antonio Garcia (203-76, college: Ky Wesleyan) added 4 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Soles: J.Horne 20+4reb+2ast, C.Elliott 18+1reb+1ast, J.Griffin 16+4reb+4ast, J.Luis Bucio 12+3reb+1ast, R.Martinez 9+5reb+1ast, K.Gransberry 9+8reb Panteras: D.Huertas 19+3reb+1ast, F.Verdugo 13+3reb+1ast, K.Malpica 12+1reb+2ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 9, R.Melendez 6+1ast, E.Ayileke 5+3reb+2ast
Toros opened win count against Pioneros. They claimed victory in the first game at home court. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. It was a great shooting night for Toros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. American forward Adrian Henning (203-82, college: Austin Peay St.) fired 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. American-Nigerian forward Ike Ofoegbu (205-85, college: SMU) chipped in 20 points. American point guard Jeremiah Dominguez (168-85, college: Portland St.) produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and Jamaican-American point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Pioneros players scored in double figures. Pioneros' coach Josep Claros rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Toros: I.Ofoegbu 20+3reb+1ast, A.Henning 17+4reb+4ast, W.Pagan 14+4reb+4ast, J.Lopez 11+2reb+1ast, B.Angley 9+2reb+3ast, L.Ellis Vasquez 6+1reb+1ast Pioneros: H.Hernandez 14+2reb, F.Fisher 13+2reb+4ast, J.Dominguez 13+5reb+3ast, A.Scott 12+5reb+4ast, M.Robertson 10+2reb+2ast, M.Williams 8+5reb+1ast
Halcones Rojos are now 1-0 up on Fuerza Regia in the LNBP quarterfinal best-of-severn series. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-58. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Halcones Rojos made 7 blocks. Venezuelan power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Curtis Stinson (191-83, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Mo Charlo (201-83, college: Nevada) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Mario West (195-84, college: Georgia Tech) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Halc.Rojos: L.Bethelmy 23+8reb+3ast, C.Stinson 18+5reb, L.Davis 9+2reb+1ast, F.Cruz 8+7reb+4ast, D.Pinnock 4+8reb+2ast, I.Gutierrez 3+1reb Fuerza Regia: M.Charlo 15+7reb+4ast, M.West 13+5reb+2ast, A.Izaguirre 8+9reb+1ast, E.Little 8+5reb+1ast, L.Allred 7+7reb, G.Giron 3+1reb
Halcones Xalapa had little problems en route the win in the opener versus Abejas. The game without a history. Halcones UV Xalapa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Halcones UV Xalapa outrebounded Abejas 49-35 including a 24-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 21 passes made by Abejas' players. American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) fired 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) chipped in 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Eugene Phelps (198, college: Long Beach St.) produced a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Jamaican forward McHugh Mattis (198-84, college: S.Florida) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Halcones UV Xalapa and four Abejas players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Halc.Xalapa: D.Pearson 19+9reb+4ast, L.Hickerson 18+8reb+6ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 14+1reb+4ast, L.Mata 13+7reb+1ast, K.Sowell 13+4reb+4ast, F.Harris 8+1reb+2ast Abejas: E.Phelps 34+11reb+5ast, S.Pettigrew 15+5reb+4ast, M.Mattis 14+8reb+2ast, C.Castillo 11+2reb+2ast, V.Buelna 2+3reb+5ast, E.Abdu 2+3reb+1ast
LNBP Round 1 of Finals. Soles clinch opening victory - 4 hours ago
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Fuerza Regia - Soles 75-78 Soles upset Fuerza Regia on the road to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Soles dominated on the defensive end, holding Fuerza Regia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fuerza Regia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American p... [read more]
Soles upset Fuerza Regia on the road to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Soles dominated on the defensive end, holding Fuerza Regia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fuerza Regia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) fired 34 points (!!!) for the winners. Naturalized American guard Luke Martinez (193-90, college: Wyoming, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Andy Panko (203-77, college: Lebanon Valley, agency: BeoBasket) produced 23 points and 6 assists and international forward Juan Anderson (198-93, college: Marquette) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Fuerza Regia: A.Panko 23+4reb+6ast, J.Anderson 21+5reb+6ast, F.Rivera 8+2reb+3ast, C.Cortes 8+1reb+1ast, J.Akindele 7+6reb, H.Hernandez 6+4reb+4ast Soles: J.Keenan 34+3reb+1ast, L.Martinez 17+5reb+3ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 10+4reb+9ast, J.Robinson 5+7reb, C.Perez 4+3reb+2ast, S.Ibarra Aguirre 2+5reb+6ast
Roanne tabs Roberto Nelson, ex Toros - 17 hours ago
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Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) inked 26-year old American guard Roberto Nelson (190-90kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played recently at Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg this season. Nelson also played earlier that season for another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 5 LNBP games he averaged 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements... [read more]
Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) inked 26-year old American guard Roberto Nelson (190-90kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played recently at Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg this season. Nelson also played earlier that season for another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 5 LNBP games he averaged 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements Nelson's team made it to the Italian LNP Cup Final Four in 2015. He received also All-Pac-12 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time. Nelson has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Alma Trieste and Brescia. He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Gustavo Ayon selected the top Mexican playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Mexicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85). He was the major contributor in a Real Madrid's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
We bring you last week's top performances from Mexicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in a Real Madrid's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona (10-17) 85-69 in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
Ayon scored 14 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes on the court.
Real Madrid (20-7) is placed first in the Euroleague.
There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Ayon averages: 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 71.8%(122-170) and FT: 47.9% in 27 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Mexican senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Israel Gutierrez (206-93, currently plays in Argentina). Gutierrez contributed to Argentino's victory against the eighth-ranked Penarol (16-28) 83-74 in the Argentinian LigaA last Thursday.
He recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Argentino this season.
His team is placed sixth in Sur group.
Ex-Garzas de Plata Hidalgo player is in the roster of the Mexican senior national team.
#3. The Mexican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Spain). Cruz could not help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (10-14) to beat Sevilla (8-15).
He recorded 6 points and added 5 assists in 15 minutes.
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada lost 67-72 on the road to the lower-ranked (#13) Sevilla.
This year Cruz's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 55.1%(65-118), 3FGP: 30.2% and FT: 76.0% in 23 games.
Ex-Fuerza Guinda Nogales player is also a member of the Mexican senior national team.
#4. Guard Jorge Gutierrez (190-88, college: California, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Trabzonspor in their game against Balikesir (5-17) in the Turkish BSL.
He recorded 6 points and added 3 passes.
Trabzonspor was defeated 84-76 at home by the one of league's weakest teams Balikesir (#15).
It was Trabzonspor's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
It's Gutierrez's first season with the team.
Gutierrez's total stats this year are: 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.3spg.
He is also Mexican national team player.
#5. Former University international forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Cambados' victory against the 14th-ranked Gandia (7-18) 94-91 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Friday.
Cheda recorded 6 points in 17 minutes.
Xuven Cambados (18-7) is placed second in the LEB Silver.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Cheda's total stats are: 4.1ppg and 1.1rpg in 15 games.
He used to play for the Mexican university national team
four years ago.
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