After the respective local tournaments in Alto Valle and Neuquén, The Pre-Federal brings together first-class basketball teams with the aim of defining who qualifies for the third national category contest. Some were already playing it and used it as a preparation.
One of those who aspires to get into the fight for a place is Deportivo Roca, that by name is always a candidate and has a player base that has been working for a long time with the one that was champion of the Associative after the stoppage due to the pandemic.
Those led by Sebastián García beat Asociación Deportiva Centenario 63-57 in a tight match. Agustín ‘Chiqui’ Sánchez scored 15 points and was one of the figures.
In the same group 1, Petrolero was much superior to Cinco Saltos in Boris Kocina and defeated him 90 to 63 with 21 from Matías Carneglia and 16 from Santiago Frola. In addition, Maximiliano Rubio’s Pacific was more than Union in Allen (69-52) with 14 from Facundo Ramadori and 13 from Lucas Romera.
In zone 2, Del Progreso hit hard as a visitor against Biguá, the last champion of Neuquén. With Marco Roumec as a standout, with 19 points, Marcos Fernández’s team won 69 to 65. The top scorer of the match was David Fric (25) at the premises.
Independiente de Neuquén did not give Atlético Regina (89 to 63) a chance at the hands of Agustín Montero (21) and Lucas Villanueva (16). Marcelo Remolina’s team is emerging as one of the candidates as well as Pérfora, who beat Cipolletti from end to end 91 to 54. Juan Cruz Signorile (20) and Julián Fedele (14) were scorers in a team with many variations. They did not reach 27 of the highest scored of the game, Sebastián Tomasevich.