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La Liga Standings
 1 San Lorenzo 9-0 
 2 Regatas C. 9-3 
 3 Ferro 7-3 
 4 Gimnasia 7-3 
 5 Obras Basket 7-4 
 6 Libertad S. 7-5 
 7 Boca Jrs 6-3 
 8 San Martin C. 6-4 
 9 La Union 5-4 
 10 Instituto 4-4 
 11 Quimsa 4-4 
 12 Penarol 4-5 
 13 Hispano Am. 4-5 
 14 Comunicaciones 3-6 
 15 Estudiantes C. 3-9 
 16 Bahia Basket 2-6 
 17 Olimpico LB 2-6 
 18 Quilmes MP 1-5 
 19 Atenas 1-6 
 20 Argentino 1-7 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2019
La Standings
North - C.North
 1 San Isidro 14-4 
 2 Barrio Parque 14-5 
 3 Union SF 12-9 
 4 Deportivo Norte 10-9 
 5 Ameghino 8-12 
 6 Tiro Federal 6-13 
 7 Echague 5-15 
 8 Sportivo America 4-16 
North - North
 1 Hindu 13-6 
 2 Olimpico Ceres 11-8 
 3 Salta Basket 10-7 
 4 Villa San Martin 10-7 
 5 Independiente 9-8 
 6 Obera TC 5-12 
South - C.South
 1 Rocamora 14-6 
 2 Estudiantes O. 13-6 
 3 Platense 13-7 
 4 Racing Chivilcoy 11-8 
 5 Ciclista 9-10 
 6 La Union 8-12 
 7 Parque Sur 7-12 
 8 Gimnasia LP 5-13 
South - South
 1 Deportivo Viedma 14-7 
 2 Rivadavia M. 11-9 
 3 Progreso Roca 8-11 
 4 Atenas 8-11 
 5 C.Espanol P. 8-12 
 6 Petrolero 7-12 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2019
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group E
 1 Franca 2-1 
 2 Libertad S. 2-1 
 3 Olimpia 2-1 
 4 Quimsa 0-3 
Group F
 1 Instituto 3-0 
 2 Flamengo 2-1 
 3 Minas 1-2 
 4 Bauru 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:11/23/2018
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1 Paulistano 3-0 
 2 Atenas 1-2 
 3 Malvin 1-2 
 4 Titanes 1-2 
Group B
 1 Capitanes 0-0 
 2 Franca 0-0 
 3 Real Esteli 0-0 
 4 Soles 0-0 
Group C
 1 Las Animas 0-0 
 2 Mogi 0-0 
 3 San Lorenzo 0-0 
 4 San Martin C. 0-0 
Group D
 1 Arecibo 0-0 
 2 Guaros 0-0 
 3 Ponce 0-0 
 4 Universitarios 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:1/21/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jasiel RIVERO
  Boca Jrs
  (204-C/F-93)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Rivero, Boca Jrs18.7 
 2. Gonzalez, Instituto18.4 
 3. Vasirani, Quilm.18.0 
 4. Romano, Atenas17.4 
 5. Dixon, Obras Basket17.4 
 6. Mitchell, Ferro17.2 
 7. Hicks, San M.16.6 
 8. Maldonado, La Un.16.3 
 9. Sims, San Lorenzo16.1 
 10. Wiggins, Argentino16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles MITCHELL
  Ferro
  (203-F/C-93)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mitchell, Ferro10.1 
 2. Vargas, Gimnasia9.3 
 3. Roberts, San M.9.1 
 4. Anderson, Obras B.8.6 
 5. Elsener, La Union8.4 
 6. Leiva, Estudian.8.2 
 7. Francis, Quimsa8.1 
 8. Kelley, Libertad S.7.8 
 9. Levy, Bahia Basket7.8 
 10. Vasirani, Quilm.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (187-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.6 
 2. Vildoza, Estudian.6.3 
 3. Brussino, Quimsa6.3 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 5. Faggiano, San M.5.2 
 6. Tantos, Quilmes MP5.0 
 7. Konsztadt, Boca Jrs5.0 
 8. Cequeira, Comunica.4.6 
 9. Ortiz, Quilmes MP4.5 
 10. Machuca, Olimpico.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gaston GARCIA
  Argentino
  (187-PG-98)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Garcia, Argentino2.8 
 2. Vildoza, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Massey, Olimpico.2.0 
 4. Levy, Bahia Basket2.0 
 5. Fells, Quimsa1.9 
 6. Faggiano, San M.1.9 
 7. Boccia, Boca Jrs1.9 
 8. Hure, Hispano Am.1.8 
 9. Maldonado, La Un.1.6 
 10. Barral, Obras B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mathias CALFANI
  San L.
  (204-C/F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Calfani, San L.1.4 
 2. Vasirani, Quilm.1.2 
 3. Anderson, Obras B.1.1 
 4. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 5. Vargas, Gimnasia1.1 
 6. Leiva, Estudian.1.0 
 7. Bortolin, Comunica.1.0 
 8. Levy, Bahia Basket0.9 
 9. Alloatti, Penarol0.9 
 10. Amicucci, Instituto0.9 

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Round 10 (Regular Season)

Quilmes MP Jan.23 Gimnasia 83%
Quimsa Jan.23 Estudian.C.
S.Martin C. 60% Jan.23 Boca Jrs
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Parque Sur Jan.24 Deportivo Vi 68%
Petrolero 69% Jan.23 La Union
San Isidro 83% Jan.23 Ameghino
Villa S.Mart 59% Jan.23 Independient
Gimnasia LP Jan.23 Atenas 51%
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Franca Jan.25 Soles 36%
Capitanes 34% Jan.25 Real Esteli
La Liga Round 7: Boca Juniors are upset by San Martin Corrientes - Jan 11, 2019


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It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in La Liga, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game between second ranked Boca Juniors (5-2) and tenth ranked San Martin Corrientes (4-3) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Boca Juniors was defeated by San Martin Corrientes in a tough game in Buenos Aires 76-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. San Martin Corrientes made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Boca Juniors 40-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. San Martin Corrientes looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) fired 19 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. International point guard Lucas Faggiano (188-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) chipped in 17 points and 10 assists. The former international forward Matias Sandes (201-84) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for lost side. San Martin Corrientes moved-up to ninth place. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Ferro and Gimnasia. San Martin Corrientes are looking forward to face higher ranked Gimnasia (#5) in Comodoro Rivadavia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boca Juniors' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Ferro.
Argentino can celebrate finally their first win this season after four consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked La Union (3-3) 90-84. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Leron Black (201-96, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Nicholas Wiggins contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) answered with 19 points and 5 assists for La Union. Argentino (1-4) left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with Bahia Basket. La Union at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Argentino will play against higher ranked Obras Basket (#8) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. La Union will play on the road against Bahia Basket in Bahia Blanca and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Undefeated leader San Lorenzo delivered the sixth consecutive victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Estudiantes C. (2-6) 63-58 in Almagra. It was a great evening for Marcos Mata who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side Daviyon Draper responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-0 record. Loser Estudiantes C. dropped to the sixteenth position with six games lost. San Lorenzo will meet Hispano Am. (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Estudiantes C. will play against Obras Basket (#8) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Atenas (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-79 loss to eighth ranked Ferro (5-2) in Buenos Aires. It was an exceptional evening for Charles Mitchell who led the winners and scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Atenas' coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferro have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Gimnasia. Atenas at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Ferro's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
Bottom-ranked Atenas (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 70-57 loss to sixth ranked Gimnasia (5-2) in Comodoro Rivadavia on Tuesday evening. Eloy Vargas fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Gimnasia. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Ferro. Atenas lost their sixth game in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Gimnasia will face San Martin Corrientes (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atenas will play against Olimpico de La Banda (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Instituto was defeated by Hispano Am. in Rio Gallegos 80-71. Hispano Am. was beaten by Estudiantes C. at home 78-90. Instituto lost to Obras Basket on the opponent's court 91-98. Quilmes MP unfortunately lost to Libertad S. in a home game 64-66. Quimsa recorded a loss to Regatas C. on the road 82-87.
The best stats of 7th round was 13 points and 7 rebounds by Tayavek Gallizzi of Regatas C..



Argentino - La Union 90-84

Argentino can celebrate finally their first win this season after four consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked La Union (3-3) 90-84. La Union was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Leron Black (201-96, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Canadian Nicholas Wiggins (198-91, college: Z*Orangeville A's) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Argentino players scored in double figures. Naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) answered with 19 points and 5 assists and American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for La Union. Argentino (1-4) left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with Bahia Basket. La Union at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Argentino will play against higher ranked Obras Basket (#8) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. La Union will play on the road against Bahia Basket in Bahia Blanca and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Wiggins 18+7reb, L.Black 15+10reb, G.Mariani 13+4reb+1ast, G.Garcia 13+7reb+3ast, D.Woodson 13+5reb, J.Slider 9+4reb+2ast
La Union: J.Flowers 20+6reb+1ast, J.Maldonado 19+4reb+5ast, I.Alessio 16+4reb+2ast, F.Marin 7+1reb, N.Zurschmitten 6+2reb+2ast, C.Williams 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 702416


Boca Jrs - San Martin C. 76-82

The game between second ranked Boca Juniors (5-2) and tenth ranked San Martin Corrientes (4-3) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Boca Juniors was defeated by San Martin Corrientes in a tough game in Buenos Aires 76-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. San Martin Corrientes made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Boca Juniors 40-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. San Martin Corrientes looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) fired 19 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. International point guard Lucas Faggiano (188-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists. Five San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. The former international forward Matias Sandes (201-84) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and swingman Lucas Gargallo (196-95) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. San Martin Corrientes moved-up to ninth place. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Ferro and Gimnasia. San Martin Corrientes are looking forward to face higher ranked Gimnasia (#5) in Comodoro Rivadavia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boca Juniors' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Ferro.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: L.Roberts 19+9reb+4ast, L.Faggiano 17+4reb+10ast, M.Hicks 15+5reb+1ast, T.Zanzottera 13+3reb+1ast, J.Wood 11+14reb+3ast, M.Petkovic 4+2reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: M.Sandes 20+7reb+2ast, J.Rivero 17+5reb, L.Gargallo 15+4reb+4ast, A.Konsztadt 9+2reb+8ast, A.Boccia 8+6reb+8ast, N.Britt 3+1reb
gschID: 702447


San Lorenzo - Estudiantes C. 63-58

Undefeated leader San Lorenzo delivered the sixth consecutive victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Estudiantes C. (2-6) 63-58 in Almagra. It was a great evening for the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: IPZ) helped adding 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and the former international center Martin Leiva (211-80) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Estudiantes C. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-0 record. Loser Estudiantes C. dropped to the sixteenth position with six games lost. San Lorenzo will meet Hispano Am. (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Estudiantes C. will play against Obras Basket (#8) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: J.Vildoza 15+2reb+2ast, M.Mata 14+12reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 11+8reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 6+4reb+1ast, D.Tucker 5+1reb+2ast, M.Calfani 4+8reb+2ast
Estudiantes C.: D.Draper 13+6reb, M.Leiva 10+8reb+1ast, E.Gamboa 10+2reb+3ast, A.Merlo 10+3reb+2ast, P.Chourio 6+3reb+2ast, W.Ellenson 4+3reb
gschID: 702466


Ferro - Atenas 89-79

Bottom-ranked Atenas (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-79 loss to eighth ranked Ferro (5-2) in Buenos Aires. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Charles Mitchell (203-93, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Slash Sports) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists for the winning side. American power forward Josh Powell (206-83, college: NC State) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and the former international Nicolas Romano (200-87) added 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for Atenas in the defeat. Five Ferro and four Atenas players scored in double figures. Atenas' coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferro have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Gimnasia. Atenas at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Ferro's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Ferro: C.Mitchell 24+5reb+4ast, K.Hernandez 16+5reb+1ast, D.Holloway 16+4reb+4ast, M.Fierro 12+6reb, I.Gramajo 11+3reb+4ast, S.Orresta 7+3reb+5ast
Atenas: N.Romano 18+5reb+2ast, J.Powell 15+12reb+2ast, W.Herrmann 11+2reb, J.Emiliano Fernandez 11+2reb+2ast, M.Chiarini 8+5reb+2ast, B.Barovero 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 702511


Gimnasia - Atenas 70-57

Bottom-ranked Atenas (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 70-57 loss to sixth ranked Gimnasia (5-2) in Comodoro Rivadavia on Tuesday evening. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international Sebastian Vega (200-88) chipped in 9 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international Nicolas Romano (200-87) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Walter Herrmann (206-79) added 10 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Gimnasia. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Ferro. Atenas lost their sixth game in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Gimnasia will face San Martin Corrientes (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atenas will play against Olimpico de La Banda (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gimnasia: D.Lewis 19+3reb+1ast, E.Vargas 16+9reb, S.Vega 9+11reb+5ast, M.Buendia 9+1reb+1ast, D.Romero 8+4reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 7+1reb+3ast
Atenas: N.Romano 17+13reb+2ast, W.Herrmann 10+3reb, F.Baralle 6+6reb, L.Lema 5+4reb+1ast, J.Lallana 5+3reb, K.Appling 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 702533


Hispano Am. - Instituto 80-71

There was a minor upset in Rio Gallegos where 11th ranked Instituto (2-3) was defeated by fourteenth ranked Hispano Am. (3-4) 80-71 on Thursday. Carlos Buemo (194-96) fired 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Nicolas Paletta (180-87) chipped in 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international swingman Luciano Gonzalez (190-90) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hispano Am. moved-up to eleventh place. Instituto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. Hispano Am. will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Instituto will play at home against Olimpico de La Banda (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: C.Buemo 22+5reb+1ast, N.Paletta 14+8reb+5ast, F.Podesta 13+1reb, D.Morrison 9+4reb, D.Hure 8+4reb+5ast, D.Scott 8+5reb+3ast
Instituto: L.Gonzalez 21+6reb+3ast, G.Whelan 13+3reb, P.Espinoza 10+6reb+2ast, L.Garcia Morales 8, C.Amicucci 6+4reb, S.Clancy 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 702546


Hispano Am. - Estudiantes C. 78-90

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Rio Gallegos where fifteenth ranked Estudiantes C. (2-6) defeated 14th ranked Hispano Am. (3-4) 90-78 on Tuesday. They outrebounded Hispano Am. 43-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. Eduardo Gamboa (188-84) fired 31 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. The former international center Martin Leiva (211-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Five Estudiantes C. players scored in double figures. American Dominique Morrison (198-89, college: ORU) produced 21 points and center Fernando Podesta (205-92) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Despite that victory Estudiantes C. went down to sixteenth position due to points difference. Hispano Am. lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh place with four games lost. Estudiantes C. will face higher ranked Obras Basket (#8) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: E.Gamboa 31+3reb+4ast, M.Leiva 15+11reb+2ast, A.Ambrosino 11+7reb, D.Draper 11+3reb+1ast, P.Chourio 11+9reb+2ast, G.Torres 6+5reb
Hispano Am.: D.Morrison 21+3reb+1ast, F.Podesta 18+5reb, J.Hurtt 10+4reb+3ast, D.Hure 8+5reb+1ast, N.Paletta 7+1reb+6ast, D.Garcia 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 702550


Obras Basket - Instituto 98-91

Rather expected game in Buenos Aires where 11th ranked Instituto (2-3) was defeated by ninth ranked Obras Basket (4-2) 98-91 on Tuesday. American power forward Eric Anderson (204-93, college: New Haven, agency: Duran International) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Dion Dixon (191-89, college: Cincinnati, agency: Duran International) chipped in 27 points and 5 assists. Obras Basket's coach Gregorio Martinez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international swingman Luciano Gonzalez (190-90) produced 23 points and 5 assists and Italian-Uruguayan Leandro Garcia-Morales (186-80, college: Texas A&M, agency: Pro Sports) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Obras Basket. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Quimsa. Instituto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. Obras Basket will face Argentino (#17) in Junin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Instituto will play at home against Olimpico de La Banda (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Obras Basket: D.Dixon 27+1reb+5ast, F.Zurbriggen 22+2reb, E.Anderson 19+19reb+2ast, P.Barral 17+2reb+6ast, M.Rhett 4+1reb, V.Juan-Pablo 3+1reb
Instituto: L.Gonzalez 23+2reb+5ast, L.Garcia Morales 22+3reb+3ast, C.Amicucci 14+2reb+1ast, P.Espinoza 10+11reb+3ast, G.Whelan 9+4reb+3ast, S.Scala 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 702615


Quilmes MP - Libertad S. 64-66

Very predictable result in Mar del Plata where eighth ranked Libertad Sunchales (5-3) edged 17th ranked Quilmes MP (1-5) 66-64 on Wednesday. Martin Cuello (193-93) fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center Khalil Kelley (203-91, college: Pacific) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales' coach Sebastian Saborido used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Mateo Bolivar (187-92) produced 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Cameroonian center Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for Libertad Sunchales. They moved-up to sixth place. Loser Quilmes MP dropped to the nineteenth position with five games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face Penarol (#15) in Mar del Plata in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: M.Cuello 17+9reb+2ast, N.Copello 14+2reb+4ast, K.Kelley 14+12reb, D.Figueredo 9+4reb+3ast, A.Caffaro 8+3reb, A.Alonso 2+4reb
Quilmes MP: M.Bolivar 12+5reb+5ast, V.Fernandez 11+3reb+3ast, G.Essengue 8+10reb+1ast, L.Ortiz 8+1ast, E.Vasirani 8+9reb, M.Maciel 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 702666


Regatas C. - Quimsa 87-82

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Quimsa (4-2) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Regatas Corrientes (6-2) 87-82 on Thursday. Regatas Corrientes made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded Quimsa 42-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. Quimsa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Italian center Omar Canton (206-82) fired 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Tayavek Gallizzi (206-93) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes' coach Lucas Victoriano used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 assists and American swingman Courtney Fells (197-86, college: NC State) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Regatas Corrientes and five Quimsa players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes moved-up to second place. Loser Quimsa dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face Libertad Sunchales (#6) on the road in the next round. Quimsa will play against Comunicaciones in Mercedes and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: O.Canton 14+6reb, P.Quinteros 14+4reb, T.Gallizzi 13+7reb, M.Giordano 13+4reb+3ast, J.Saiz 8+5reb+4ast, A.Henriquez 7+2reb
Quimsa: R.Acuna 14+2reb, J.Brussino 14+2ast, L.Schattmann 11+3reb+3ast, C.Fells 11+6reb+2ast, N.De los Santos 10+3reb+12ast, F.Aguerre 8+2reb
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