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 7 Regatas C. 21-17 
 8 Boca Jrs 20-18 
 9 Estudiantes C. 20-18 
 10 San Martin C. 19-19 
 11 Olimpico LB 18-20 
 12 Quimsa 18-20 
 13 Libertad S. 17-21 
 14 La Union 17-21 
 15 Bahia Basket 15-23 
 16 Hispano Am. 15-23 
 17 Argentino 14-24 
 18 Penarol 14-24 
 19 Atenas 12-26 
 20 Quilmes MP 12-26 
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North
 1 Olimpico Ceres 19-7 
 2 Barrio Parque 19-7 
 3 San Isidro 19-7 
 4 Hindu 18-8 
 5 Salta Basket 16-10 
 6 Villa San Martin 16-10 
 7 Union SF 15-11 
 8 Deportivo Norte 14-12 
 9 Ameghino 11-15 
 10 Obera TC 11-15 
 11 Independiente 9-17 
 12 Tiro Federal 7-19 
 13 Sportivo America 4-22 
 14 Echague 4-22 
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 1 Platense 22-4 
 2 Estudiantes O. 18-8 
 3 Racing Chivilcoy 16-10 
 4 C.Espanol P. 16-10 
 5 Deportivo Viedma 15-11 
 6 Atenas 15-11 
 7 Progreso Roca 12-14 
 8 Parque Sur 12-14 
 9 Rivadavia M. 12-14 
 10 Gimnasia LP 11-15 
 11 Rocamora 10-16 
 12 Ciclista 10-16 
 13 Petrolero 7-19 
 14 La Union 6-20 
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 1 Instituto 31-7 
 2 Quimsa 30-8 
 3 San Martin 24-14 
 4 Estudiantes 21-17 
 5 Libertad 19-19 
 6 Atenas 18-18 
 7 Olimpico 18-20 
 8 Comunicaciones 16-22 
 9 Regatas 12-26 
 10 La Union 8-30 
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 1 Weber Bahia 27-11 
 2 Ferro 25-13 
 3 Boca Jrs. 24-13 
 4 Penarol 23-9 
 5 Obras 21-14 
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 7 Gimnasia 14-23 
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 9 Quilmes 9-29 
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 3 Arecibo 1-2 
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Points Per Game
 Jasiel RIVERO
  Boca Jrs
  (204-C/F-93)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Rivero Boca Jrs18.1 
 2. Gonzalez Instituto17.5 
 3. Wiggins Argentino17.1 
 4. Green Instituto16.9 
 5. Draper Estudiantes16.8 
 6. Frazier Quilmes M16.3 
 7. Cuello Libertad S16.1 
 8. Maldonado La U16.0 
 9. Mitchell Ferro16.0 
 10. Flowers La Union15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eloy VARGAS
  Gimnasia
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Vargas Gimnasia9.3 
 2. Roberts San M9.2 
 3. Mitchell Ferro8.9 
 4. Anderson Obras B8.8 
 5. Scott Hispano Am.8.4 
 6. Joseph Argentino7.8 
 7. Fierro Ferro7.7 
 8. Leiva Estudiantes7.7 
 9. Tintorelli Penarol7.4 
 10. Johnson Bahia B7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Leandro VILDOZA
  Estudiantes
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Vildoza Estudiantes6.2 
 2. Barral Obras B5.7 
 3. De los Santos Quim.5.4 
 4. Konsztadt Boca J5.4 
 5. Aguirre San L5.0 
 6. Stanic Atenas4.8 
 7. Garcia Argentino4.5 
 8. Faggiano San M4.4 
 9. Ortiz Quilmes MP4.3 
 10. Paletta Hispano A4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Gaston GARCIA
  Argentino
  (187-PG-98)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Garcia Argentino2.9 
 2. Vildoza Estudiantes2.2 
 3. Frazier Quilmes M2.0 
 4. Faggiano San M1.9 
 5. Boccia Boca Jrs1.7 
 6. Vega Gimnasia1.5 
 7. Thomas Libertad S1.5 
 8. Maldonado La U1.5 
 9. Solano Olimpico L1.5 
 10. Ramirez Regatas C1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Comu.
  (207-C-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bortolin Comu.1.4 
 2. Clancy Instituto1.4 
 3. Anderson Obras B1.3 
 4. Anthony San L1.2 
 5. Warner Quilmes MP1.2 
 6. Calfani San L1.1 
 7. Carrera Obras B1.1 
 8. Vargas Gimnasia0.9 
 9. Leiva Estudiantes0.9 
 10. Rivero Boca Jrs0.8 
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Game 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Atenas May.25 Estudian. 53%
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Round 38 (Regular Season)

Penarol 60% Apr.20 Boca Jrs.
La Liga Argentina Round 6: #1 Salta Basket is defeated by Independiente - Nov 28, 2018


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Salta Basket (5-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Independiente (5-4) 87-77. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Independiente made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Salta Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Axel Weigand (202-85) scored 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Federico Mansilla (191-87) chipped in 15 points and 6 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Independiente moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Salta Basket. Independiente is looking forward to face league's second-placed Villa San Martin in Resistencia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Salta Basket will play on the road against Obera TC and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was La Union's (#5) 79-71 road victory against 6th ranked Ciclista. American Trevon Young (198-95, college: Eckerd) notched 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Manuel Lambrisca supported him with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Even 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Maximiliano Tamburini (178-96) did not help to save the game for Ciclista. Ciclista's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. La Union maintains fifth position with 4-5 record, which they share with BHY Tiro Federal. Ciclista lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Parque Sur. La Union will play against league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ciclista will play at home against CA Platense (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Resistencia between Villa San Martin and Olimpico. Second ranked Villa San Martin (5-4) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Olimpico (4-6). Villa San Martin managed to escape with a 3-point win 95-92 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Agustin Carnovale who scored 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was Luciano Lizarraga who recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds. Villa San Martin have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-4 record having just two points less than leader Deportivo Viedma, which they share with 3 other teams. Olimpico lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Villa San Martin will again meet Olimpico (#5) in the next round. Olimpico will have a break next round.
A very interesting game took place in La Plata. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Parque Sur (3-6) to eighth ranked Gimnasia LP (2-6) 74-72 in the game for the sixth place. It was a good game for Agustin Zuvich who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Gimnasia LP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Gimnasia LP moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Obera TC and Progreso Roca. Parque Sur at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Gimnasia LP's next round opponent will be higher ranked Chivilcoy Racing (#4) at home and it may be quite challenging game.
Important game to mention about took place in Armstrong. Fifth ranked Deportivo Norte (6-6) saved a 3-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Union SF (5-4) 86-83 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Union SF. Rodrigo Gallegos scored 27 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Deportivo Norte moved-up to third place. Loser Union SF dropped to the second position with four games lost. Deportivo Norte will have a break next round. Union SF will play at home against the league's second-placed San Isidro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Villa San Martin lost to Hindu on the opponent's court 65-70. Hindu outscored Olimpico Ceres in a home game 90-70. La Union recorded a loss to Estudiantes O. on the road 93-77. Obera TC defeated Olimpico Ceres on its own court 94-81. Rocamora beat Platense in a road game 71-62. Chivilcoy Racing lost to La Union at home 73-77. Parque Sur was outscored by Platense on the opponent's court 56-90. Deportivo Viedma rolled over C.Espanol P. in a home game 94-64. C.Espanol P. was defeated by Atenas Carmen on the road 84-72. Progreso Roca was beaten by Rivadavia M. on its own court 78-85. Petrolero won against Rivadavia M. in Plaza Huincul 97-81. Echague unfortunately lost to Ameghino at home 74-81. Barrio Parque recorded a loss to Deportivo Norte on the opponent's court 71-86. Union SF crushed Ameghino in a home game 96-67. Barrio Parque beat Sportivo America on the road 76-66. BHY Tiro Federal lost to Echague on its own court 69-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 7 rebounds by Gaston Marozzi of Union SF.



Hindu - Villa San Martin 70-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-best Villa San Martin's (5-4) road loss to first ranked Hindu (7-4) 65-70 on Tuesday. Hindu dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Villa San Martin's 22. American power forward George Valentine (203-88, college: Winthrop, agency: Blacktop Management) had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Diego Guaita (204-83) chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Sharwyn McGee (196-95, college: N.Alabama) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds and Agustin Carnovale (195-86) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Villa San Martin players scored in double figures. Hindu maintains first position with 7-4 record. Loser Villa San Martin keeps the second place with four games lost. Hindu will have a break next round. Villa San Martin will play on the road against Olimpico in Ceres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Villa San Martin: A.Carnovale 15+7reb+4ast, F.Vieta 12+6reb+1ast, E.Robinson 12+6reb, S.McGee 11+15reb+2ast, G.Aliende 9+5reb+5ast, S.Picton 6+3reb+1ast
Hindu: G.Valentine 13+15reb+1ast, M.Cequeira 12+4reb+1ast, J.Montero 11+4reb+1ast, D.Guaita 8+8reb+2ast, A.Montes Cardozo 8+1reb, S.Ferreyra 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 670296


Hindu - Olimpico Ceres 90-70

Rather predictable result in Chaco where first ranked Hindu (7-4) smashed 5th ranked Olimpico (4-6) 90-70 on Sunday. Hindu looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Olimpico's players. The former international Diego Guaita (204-83) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Santiago Ferreyra (188-97) chipped in 9 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Hindu players scored in double figures. Hindu's coach Fernando Rivero used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Pablo Martinez (197-82) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Hindu maintains first position with 7-4 record. Olimpico lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Hindu will have a break next round. Olimpico will play at home against the league's second-placed Villa San Martin (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Olimpico Ceres: T.Brown 22+5reb, M.Vittar 12+4reb+4ast, P.Martinez 12+6reb+3ast, M.Natta 7+3reb, M.Martinez 5+5reb+1ast, B.Augusto 4+1reb
Hindu: D.Guaita 20+5reb+3ast, A.Montes Cardozo 12+3reb+4ast, G.Valentine 12+7reb, M.Cequeira 11+6ast, C.Romero 11+3reb+1ast, J.Montero 10+6reb+2ast
gschID: 670294


Estudiantes O. - La Union 93-77

Not a big story in a game in Olavarria where 5th ranked La Union (4-5) was defeated by first ranked Estudiantes O. (7-2) 93-77 on Friday. Estudiantes O. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Point guard Andres Lugli (188-95) had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Julian Morales (193-95) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Franco Benitez (199-95) with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Mariano Gomez (191-95) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estudiantes O. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-2 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser La Union keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Estudiantes O. will face again La Union (#5) in Colon in the next round. La Union will play at home against Ciclista and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: M.Gomez 13+5reb+3ast, T.Young 10+1reb, G.Cabrera 9+2reb, F.Benitez 9+9reb+4ast, M.Lambrisca 9+2reb, M.Diaz 8+9reb+1ast
Estudiantes O.: J.Morales 21+2reb+2ast, A.Brocal 15+2ast, J.Merchant 12+2reb+4ast, A.Lugli 11+10reb+8ast, P.Moya 10+5reb+1ast, S.Arese 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 670344


Obera TC - Olimpico Ceres 94-81

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Obera TC (2-6) beat at home 5th ranked Olimpico (4-6) 94-81 on Thursday. They outrebounded Olimpico 40-20 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Obera TC shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. American power forward Chris Hooper (198-91, college: St.Francis, NY) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Tyreek Jewell (188-93, college: St.Francis, NY) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Milton Vittar (186-91) with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Matias Martinez (178-94) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Five Obera TC and four Olimpico players scored in double figures. Obera TC maintains sixth position with 2-6 record, which they share with Gimnasia LP and Progreso Roca. Olimpico lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Obera TC will face higher ranked Salta Basket (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olimpico will play against the league's second-placed Villa San Martin and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Olimpico Ceres: M.Martinez 22+5reb, T.Brown 18+4reb+1ast, M.Vittar 17+6reb+5ast, P.Martinez 15+3reb+6ast, L.Lizarraga 5+1reb+4ast, M.Natta 4+1reb
Obera TC: J.Ramirez Acevedo 18+3reb+1ast, T.Jewell 17+4reb+7ast, C.Hooper 16+10reb+4ast, M.Martin 16+5reb+5ast, C.Schoppler 10+3reb+1ast, T.Rossi 9+3reb
gschID: 670315


Villa San Martin - Olimpico Ceres 95-92

A very close game took place in Resistencia between Villa San Martin and Olimpico. Second ranked Villa San Martin (5-4) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Olimpico (4-6). Villa San Martin managed to escape with a 3-point win 95-92 on Saturday evening. Villa San Martin made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Agustin Carnovale (195-86) who scored 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Forward Sebastian Picton (196-92) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Luciano Lizarraga (183-91) who recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds and guard Matias Martinez (178-94) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Four Villa San Martin and five Olimpico players scored in double figures. Villa San Martin have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-4 record having just two points less than leader Deportivo Viedma, which they share with 3 other teams. Olimpico lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Villa San Martin will again meet Olimpico (#5) in the next round. Olimpico will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Olimpico Ceres: L.Lizarraga 26+5reb+1ast, M.Vittar 20+5reb+3ast, M.Martinez 18+11reb+2ast, P.Martinez 14+10reb+1ast, T.Brown 10+13reb+4ast, M.Natta 4+1reb
Villa San Martin: A.Carnovale 31+5reb+6ast, G.Aliende 16+2reb+4ast, S.Picton 14+7reb+5ast, F.Vieta 12+5reb+2ast, S.McGee 11+13reb+1ast, E.Robinson 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 670329


Ciclista - La Union 71-79

Very significant was La Union's (#5) 79-71 road victory against 6th ranked Ciclista. La Union made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Ciclista was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American Trevon Young (198-95, college: Eckerd) notched 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Manuel Lambrisca (193-97) supported him with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four La Union players scored in double figures. Even 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Maximiliano Tamburini (178-96) did not help to save the game for Ciclista. American forward Corbin Jackson (198-92, college: Florida Tech) added 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ciclista's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. La Union maintains fifth position with 4-5 record, which they share with BHY Tiro Federal. Ciclista lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Parque Sur. La Union will play against league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ciclista will play at home against CA Platense (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CICLISTA: M.Tamburini 17+5reb+5ast, C.Jackson 16+7reb, J.Federico Giarrafa 14+3reb, M.Rios 8+2reb+3ast, L.Cerminato 8+3reb, N.Amichetti 6+2reb
LA UNION: T.Young 26+7reb, F.Benitez 12+6reb+2ast, M.Lambrisca 12+9reb, M.Gomez 10+3reb+3ast, F.Bazani 5+4reb+1ast, L.Silva 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 670334


Salta Basket - Independiente 77-87

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Salta Basket (5-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Independiente (5-4) 87-77. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Independiente made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Salta Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Axel Weigand (202-85) scored 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Federico Mansilla (191-87) chipped in 15 points and 6 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Lisandro Rasio (198-90, agency: Pro Sports) scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Independiente moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Salta Basket. Independiente is looking forward to face league's second-placed Villa San Martin in Resistencia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Salta Basket will play on the road against Obera TC and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Salta Basket: G.Eseverri 17+3reb+3ast, S.Cutley 16+5reb+6ast, F.Mariani 14+4reb+1ast, L.Rasio 13+8reb+4ast, V.Cajal 7+4reb+2ast, L.Fernandez 5+1reb+1ast
Independiente: A.Weigand 26+8reb+2ast, F.Mansilla 15+2reb+2ast, J.Martinez Suarez 11+2reb+1ast, B.Ingratta 11+4reb+2ast, J.Deck 10+7reb+2ast, N.Kalalo 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 670323


Platense - Rocamora 62-71

There was no surprise in Florida where 4th ranked CA Platense (6-5) was defeated by second ranked Rocamora (7-2) 71-62 on Friday. Rocamora looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Point guard Facundo Gago (177-96) scored 18 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mauro Araujo (180-94) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Rocamora's coach Juan Manuel Varas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was power forward Sebastian Uranga (200-89) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Genaro Lorio (190-97) scored 15 points. Rocamora have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. CA Platense lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with five games lost. Rocamora will face league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. CA Platense will play on the road against Ciclista in Juninense and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Platense: S.Uranga 18+6reb+2ast, G.Lorio 15+2reb+2ast, P.Bruna 11+3reb+3ast, C.Blossom 6+6reb, F.Pais 6+2reb, L.Delfino 4+2reb
ROCAMORA: F.Gago 18+3reb+4ast, M.Araujo 13+4reb+2ast, A.Cook 11+3reb+4ast, M.Olocco 9+7reb+3ast, L.Paparini 6+4reb+1ast, D.Shaw 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 670370


Chivilcoy Racing - La Union 73-77

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked La Union (4-5) won against on the road one of their biggest challengers Chivilcoy Racing (5-5) 77-73 on Monday. They outrebounded Chivilcoy Racing 45-25 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Franco Benitez (199-95) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American Trevon Young (198-95, college: Eckerd) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Carlos Paredes (192-92) with 17 points and 4 assists and point guard Alejo Barrales (175-91) scored 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four La Union and five Chivilcoy Racing players scored in double figures. La Union maintains fifth position with 4-5 record, which they share with BHY Tiro Federal. Newly promoted Chivilcoy Racing keeps the fourth place with five games lost. La Union will face league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Chivilcoy Racing will play on the road against Gimnasia LP in La Plata and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chivilcoy Racing: C.Paredes 17+4reb+4ast, E.De Pietro 12+2reb+1ast, S.Barrales 11+3reb+2ast, T.O'Garro 11+6reb+2ast, A.Barrales 10+5reb+7ast, D.Hurtt 6+1reb
La Union: L.Silva 18+2reb, T.Young 17+9reb, F.Benitez 16+10reb+4ast, M.Gomez 11+5reb+1ast, G.Cabrera 8+5reb+2ast, F.Bazani 4+2reb
gschID: 670379


Gimnasia LP - Parque Sur 74-72

A very interesting game took place in La Plata. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Parque Sur (3-6) to eighth ranked Gimnasia LP (2-6) 74-72 in the game for the sixth place. It was a good game for Uruguayan power forward Agustin Zuvich (201-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Matias Cuello (196-91) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Gimnasia LP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Power forward Nicolas Gimenez (203-94) replied with 19 points and American power forward Demondre Harvey (201-93, college: La-Monroe) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Parque Sur. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gimnasia LP moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Obera TC and Progreso Roca. Parque Sur at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Gimnasia LP's next round opponent will be higher ranked Chivilcoy Racing (#4) at home and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Parque Sur: N.Gimenez 19+2reb+1ast, S.Barreto 14+2reb, D.Harvey 12+9reb+1ast, A.Richard 11+3reb+5ast, E.Martinez 9+3reb+1ast, G.Gervasio 5+4reb
Gimnasia LP: M.Cuello 18+1reb+1ast, A.Zuvich 14+10reb+4ast, L.La Bella 11+4reb+2ast, D.Dickerson 10+9reb, N.Remolina 8+4reb+5ast, J.Lancieri 7+1ast
gschID: 670350


Platense - Parque Sur 90-56

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Parque Sur's (3-6) road loss to fourth ranked CA Platense (6-5) 56-90 on Sunday. CA Platense shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Parque Sur's players. Power forward Sebastian Uranga (200-89) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Pablo Bruna (185-87) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five CA Platense players scored in double figures. CA Platense's coach Alejandro Vazquez felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American power forward Demondre Harvey (201-93, college: La-Monroe) with 12 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Nicolas Gimenez (203-94) scored 12 points. CA Platense moved-up to third place, which they share with C.Espanol P. and Atenas Carmen. Loser Parque Sur dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. CA Platense will face Ciclista (#7) in Juninense in the next round. Parque Sur will play at home against the league's leader Estudiantes O. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
PARQUE SUR: D.Harvey 12+7reb, A.Richard 12+3ast, N.Gimenez 12+4reb, E.Martinez 8+4reb+2ast, S.Barreto 4+6reb, J.Avila 4+2reb+1ast
Platense: G.Lorio 17+1reb+2ast, S.Uranga 16+6reb+7ast, P.Bruna 14+5reb+5ast, C.Blossom 12+6reb, F.Pais 10+6reb+1ast, L.Delfino 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 670373


Deportivo Viedma - C.Espanol P. 94-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Deportivo Viedma's (7-3) home victory over second-best C.Espanol P. (6-5) 94-64 on Monday. Deportivo Viedma dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to C.Espanol P.'s 28. Deportivo Viedma forced 21 C.Espanol P. turnovers. Matias Eidintas (185-95) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Venezuelan power forward Francisco Centeno (203-85) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Five Deportivo Viedma players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Francisco Gonzalez (190-94) with 21 points and forward Mario Sepulveda (200-77) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Deportivo Viedma have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-3 record. Loser C.Espanol P. dropped to the third place with five games lost. Deportivo Viedma will face Progreso (#6) in General Roca in the next round where they are favorite. C.Espanol P. will play at home against the league's second-placed Rivadavia M. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
C.Espanol P.: F.Gonzalez 21+4reb+1ast, M.Sepulveda 12+6reb+2ast, T.Bruce 6+5reb, A.Perez 6+1ast, V.Burgos 6+1reb, J.Johnson 5+4reb+1ast
Deportivo Viedma: M.Eidintas 18+2reb+3ast, F.Centeno 16+3reb+3ast, K.Sheard 15+1reb+1ast, P.Franco 12+2reb+3ast, A.Carvalho 11+3reb+2ast, M.Wajsglus 6+2reb
gschID: 670409


Atenas Carmen - C.Espanol P. 84-72

There was a minor upset in Carmen de Patagones where second-best C.Espanol P. (6-5) was defeated by fourth ranked Atenas (6-5) 84-72 on Saturday. Atenas had a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Lotanna Nwogbo (203-93, college: Longwood) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Joaquin Gamazo (198-91) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Atenas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Francisco Gonzalez (190-94) with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Agustin Perez (192-99) scored 15 points. C.Espanol P.'s coach Mauricio Santangelo tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Atenas moved-up to third place, which they share with C.Espanol P. and Platense. Atenas will face Progreso (#6) in General Roca in the next round. C.Espanol P. will play at home against the league's second-placed Rivadavia M. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
C.Espanol P.: F.Gonzalez 24+5reb+4ast, A.Perez 15+4reb+2ast, S.Rodriguez 9, J.Johnson 9+6reb, T.Bruce 6+1reb, N.Martinez 3
Atenas Carmen: L.Nwogbo 19+10reb, J.Gamazo 16+7reb+1ast, A.Pau 15+4reb+3ast, E.Agostino 14+1ast, C.Lavoratornuovo 10+7reb+5ast, J.Laterza 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 670389


Progreso Roca - Rivadavia M. 78-85

Everything went according to plan in General Roca where third ranked Rivadavia M. (6-4) beat 6th ranked Progreso (2-6) 85-78 on Tuesday. Rivadavia M. made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. Rivadavia M. had a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. American Cristen Wilson (193-96, college: Lewis) scored 31 points (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Matias Bernardini (190-94) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jaqhawn Walters (198-96, college: Albertus Magnus, agency: Duran International) with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Javier Ledesma (189-81) scored 21 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Progreso's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Rivadavia M. moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Progreso keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Rivadavia M. will face Petrolero (#5) in Plaza Huincul in the next round. Progreso will play on the road against Atenas in Carmen de Patagones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Progreso Roca: J.Walters 23+9reb+5ast, J.Ledesma 21+1reb, F.Brizuela 11+4reb, G.Maranguello 10+3reb+1ast, F.Vieta Stechina 4+5reb+7ast, R.Acuna 4+1reb
Rivadavia M.: C.Wilson 31+3reb, M.Bernardini 16+5reb+5ast, A.Trejo 13+3reb+2ast, F.Grenni 12+2reb+3ast, F.Alberici 6+5reb+1ast, F.Lazcano 5+12reb+1ast
gschID: 670408


Rivadavia M. - Petrolero 81-97

There was a minor upset when 3rd ranked Rivadavia M. (6-4) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Petrolero (3-7) 97-81 on Thursday. American John-A Thomas (198-82, college: Columbus St.) had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Xavier Carreras (198-94) chipped in 27 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was Matias Bernardini (190-94) with 22 points and 5 assists and center Abel Trejo (204-90) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Petrolero moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Echague. Loser Rivadavia M. dropped to the second position with four games lost. Petrolero's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Plaza Huincul to the arena .
Top scorers:
Rivadavia M.: M.Bernardini 22+2reb+5ast, C.Wilson 16+6reb, A.Trejo 12+12reb+2ast, F.Alberici 11+1reb+1ast, F.Lazcano 6+3reb+1ast, S.Arancibia 5+2reb+2ast
Petrolero: J.A. Thomas 30+13reb+3ast, X.Carreras 27+9reb, E.Cantarutti 15+3reb+1ast, A.Jure 12+1reb+5ast, L.Catelotti 6+5reb+1ast, F.Escobar 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 670428


Echague - Ameghino 74-81

No shocking result in a game in Parana where third ranked Ameghino (5-5) won against 7th ranked Echague (3-7) 81-74 on Friday. Ameghino shot 60.4 percent from the field. Swingman Mateo Gaynor (199-90) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (195-88) chipped in 18 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Pablo Osores (194-86) with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Alexis Knecht (183-87) scored 15 points. Ameghino have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory Ameghino went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Chivilcoy Racing. Loser Echague dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Ameghino will face league's leader Barrio Parque in Cordoba in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Echague will play at home against BHY Tiro Federal (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ECHAGUE: A.Knecht 15+3reb+1ast, P.Osores 13+5reb+4ast, F.Barroso 8+5reb+2ast, F.Toia 8+2reb+5ast, E.Zustovich 8+2reb+2ast, J.Lewis 8+2reb
AMEGHINO: M.Gaynor 23+4reb+1ast, J.Luis Abeiro 18+4reb+1ast, W.Readus 11+1ast, S.Rupil 11+7reb+3ast, A.Aristimuno 8+10reb+4ast, M.Garcia 7+2reb+7ast
gschID: 670456


Deportivo Norte - Barrio Parque 86-71

There was a minor upset in Armstrong where second-best Barrio Parque (7-2) was defeated by fifth ranked Deportivo Norte (6-6) 86-71 on Friday. Power forward Marco Luchi (198-92) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Maurice Jones (196, college: NW Nazarene) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Deportivo Norte players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Italian Juan Kelly (190-88) with 18 points and 4 assists and point guard Luciano Guerra (184-97) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Barrio Parque's coach Alejandro Lotterio tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Deportivo Norte moved-up to third place. Loser Barrio Parque still keeps top position with two games lost. Deportivo Norte will have a break next round. Barrio Parque will play at home against Ameghino and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Barrio Parque: J.Kelly 18+2reb+4ast, L.Guerra 13+5reb+1ast, J.Chiera 11+5reb, N. Xinos 8, L.Rivata 6+4reb+1ast, J.Cruz Oberto 6+6reb+1ast
Deportivo Norte: M.Luchi 19+7reb, M.Jones 16+10reb, J.Torresi 13+4reb+1ast, L.Fraga 11+2reb+3ast, L.Zalio 11+8reb+1ast, R.Gallegos 8+2reb+14ast
gschID: 670449


Deportivo Norte - Union SF 86-83

Important game to mention about took place in Armstrong. Fifth ranked Deportivo Norte (6-6) saved a 3-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Union SF (5-4) 86-83 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Union SF. Deportivo Norte made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Point guard Rodrigo Gallegos (180-91) scored 27 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Lautaro Fraga (184-92) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was naturalized Italian swingman Patricio Rodriguez (191-84) with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Alejandro Zilli (201-82) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Deportivo Norte and four Union SF players scored in double figures. Deportivo Norte moved-up to third place. Loser Union SF dropped to the second position with four games lost. Deportivo Norte will have a break next round. Union SF will play at home against the league's second-placed San Isidro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Union SF: P.Rodriguez 23+7reb+4ast, E.Correa 19+4reb+5ast, A.Zilli 18+9reb+2ast, F.Alloatti 11+6reb+3ast, G.Marozzi 5+5reb+3ast, J.Godoy 4+1reb+1ast
Deportivo Norte: R.Gallegos 27+2reb+7ast, J.Torresi 13+3reb, L.Fraga 12+6reb+3ast, C.Cupulutti 12+4reb+1ast, M.Jones 11+9reb, M.Luchi 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 670450


Union SF - Ameghino 96-67

There was a small surprise in Santa Fe where third ranked Union SF (5-4) smashed 3rd ranked Ameghino (5-5) 96-67 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Union SF dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Ameghino's 40. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Ameghino's players. Forward Gaston Marozzi (196-95) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Emiliano Correa (188-91) chipped in 13 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (195-88) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and American power forward Willie Readus (201-92, college: Delta St.) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Union SF have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Ameghino dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Union SF will face league's second-placed San Isidro in San Francisco in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ameghino will play on the road against the league's leader Barrio Parque in Cordoba and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ameghino: J.Luis Abeiro 16+10reb+1ast, W.Readus 13+7reb, E.Simondi 8+3reb+2ast, M.Gaynor 6+1reb+2ast, A.Aristimuno 6+5reb, S.Rupil 5+2reb+1ast
Union SF: G.Marozzi 26+7reb+2ast, F.Alloatti 15+4reb, E.Correa 13+4reb+7ast, J.Godoy 11+3reb+2ast, P.Rodriguez 8+2reb+12ast, A.Zilli 6+6reb+6ast
gschID: 670484


Sportivo America - Barrio Parque 66-76

Not a big story in a game in Rosario where 7th ranked Sportivo America (2-8) was defeated by second ranked Barrio Parque (7-2) 76-66 on Saturday. Barrio Parque forced 22 Sportivo America turnovers. Center Emiliano Rossi (200-88) scored 26 points to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Italian Juan Kelly (190-88) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Venezuelan forward Kelvin Caraballo (195-88) with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Sean Morgan (198-94, college: Queens, NC) scored 17 points. Four Sportivo America players scored in double figures. Barrio Parque keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Sportivo America lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eighth place with eight games lost. Barrio Parque will face Ameghino (#5) in Villa Maria in the next round. Sportivo America will play at home against the league's second-placed San Isidro and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sportivo America: S.Morgan 17+3reb, K.Caraballo 13+9reb+2ast, A.Crotti 12+3reb+3ast, D.Nicolas 12+3reb+4ast, G.Hospital 8+2reb+2ast, M.Julian 2+2reb+3ast
Barrio Parque: E.Rossi 26+3reb+1ast, J.Kelly 20+3reb+5ast, L.Rivata 11+7reb+1ast, J.Cruz Oberto 6+6reb+1ast, L.Guerra 6+6reb+2ast, J.Chiera 3
gschID: 670477


BHY Tiro Federal - Echague 69-75

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Morteros where seventh ranked Echague (3-7) beat 6th ranked BHY Tiro Federal (4-5) 75-69 on Monday. Center Franco Barroso (207-94) scored 9 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Pablo Osores (194-86) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Echague players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Bruno Oprandi (190-85) with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists and swingman Bernado Osella (194-94) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Echague moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Petrolero. Loser BHY Tiro Federal dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Echague will have a break next round. BHY Tiro Federal will play again on the road against Echague (#7) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BHY Tiro Federal: O.Bernado 16+7reb+2ast, A.Acuna 16+8reb, B.Oprandi 13+12reb+9ast, N.Paciotti 9+1reb+2ast, L.Strack 6+4reb+2ast, T.Lucero 4+1reb+2ast
Echague: D.Shepard 14+4reb, P.Osores 13+4reb+4ast, A.Moreno 12+1reb+1ast, F.Toia 11+7ast, L.Mare 10+3reb+1ast, F.Barroso 9+14reb+1ast
gschID: 670463


  




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