The Bolivian team beat Ecuador 91-57, in the first leg of the pre-qualifier for the Basketball World Cup, based in the Philippines-Japan-Indonesia. The meeting was played on Saturday night at the Guadalquivir de la city of Tarija, before just over 2,000 spectators.
The first quarter played better the visit and that is why he won 15-22, then came the reaction of the national team that in the second quarter prevailed 20-9 and went on to command 35-31 on aggregate.
The next two rooms Bolivia always stayed up on the scoreboard Well, he won them 33-16 (overall 68-47) and 23-10 for the final 91-57.
The most acclaimed player was Joshua Reaves, which was a real contribution for Bolivia in its first game with the national jersey. His good stature and his experience due to his past in the NBA played an important role in his debut with the Green.
The rematch will be played on Wednesday in Guayaquil, the winner of this series will go to the second phase to be played in Chile, where they will face the host, as well as Paraguay and Nicaragua.
Bolivia (91): Luis Mercado, Ronald Arze, Cristhian Camargo, Luis Choque and Joshua Reaves. They alternated: Pedro Gutiérrez, Luis Salinas, Oliver Harri, Paolo Ramos, Diego Olguín, Martín Ochoa and René Calvo. DT: Giovanny Vargas.
Ecuador (57): Carlos Delgado, Engels Tenorio, Rodrigo Roldan, Jordán Cárdenas and Brayan Carabali. They alternated: Jonathan Arboleda, Johu Castillo, Alexander Guerra, Janer Arcila, Eduard Caicedo, Mairon Cuero and Aníbal Malatay. DT: Jhon Escalante.