BASKETBALL-LEAGUE – TELAM Agency
Atenas de Córdoba (3-29), practically condemned to play the playoff for permanence, tonight achieved an agonizing victory over San Martín de Corrientes (15-16), by 81 to 79, in a match corresponding to the regular phase of the National Basketball League (LNB).
At the Carlos Cerutti Sports Center in the Cordovan capital, the local team achieved its third win of the season, from a conversion by foreigner Javion Blake on the same buzzer that closed the match.
The main figure of the ‘Greek’ quintet, directed by DT Alvaro Castiñeira, was the shooting guard Federico Mariani, responsible for 30 points (9-10 in doubles, 2-3 in triples, 6-7 in free throws), 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 33 minutes.
The targeted Blake collaborated with 15 goals (4-6 in doubles, 2-4 in triples, 1-2 in free kicks), 3 goal passes and one recovery, while the youthful power forward Lee Aaliya (recently incorporated from Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata) collaborated with 8 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal.
In San Martín, which has a record of one win and 15 losses as a visitor, guard Matías Solanas stood out with 14 goals and 3 rebounds.
In addition, Obras Basket (20-11) suffered an unexpected loss at home against Riachuelo de La Rioja (15-17), by 90-80.
In the La Rioja quintet led by DT Sebastián González the best came from foreigners Jawaan Davis, Justin Jackson and Diamond Simpson, responsible for 19, 16 and 15 points each, respectively.
In the ‘tachero’ team, meanwhile, the Uruguayan guard Emiliano Serres contributed with a balance of 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 recoveries and 2 assists.
Tomorrow’s matches will be San Lorenzo-La Unión de Formosa (20.00), Oberá Tenis Club-Olímpico de La Banda (21.00) and Ferro Carril Oeste-Instituto de Córdoba (22.00).
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