Instituto controlled the match from start to finish and defeated Gimnasia de Comodoro Rivadavia 80-66, to win the Super 20 title and win its first championship in the top flight. Nicolás Romano was the figure with 17 points.
In an initial quarter of high offensive volume, Instituto prevailed against Gimnasia 24-19, with Nicolás Romano and Sebastián Vega going to the first break being the scorers of both teams so far with 6 and 5 points, respectively.
The defense of pressure throughout the Institute field gave him returns and Victoriano’s men took a maximum of nine with 7:44 to end the second quarter (28-19). The game lowered its offensive efficiency, but the “glory” kept the defensive line of pressure (2-2-1) and man, and left Gimnasia at 29 points. 41-29 was the result up to that point and Romano was still the leading scorer with 9 points.
Then Marcus Elliott began to play so that Gymnastics did not move away on the scoreboard. 50-41 was the advantage for Instituto with 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Despite that sprint, Instituto silenced the best Gymnastics cry so far with 5 consecutive points (a triple from Whelan and a double from Elías) and walked away again with 1:08 by the end of the period (61-48) .
The Institute remained firm in attack and went to the last break with a considerable advantage (62-50), but six consecutive points of Gimnasia maintained the suspense facing the closing (64-56 with 8:01 by the end of the game).
However, the Institute continued to run, lowered its intensity and found the spaces inside and outside the key to move away again and liquidate the game to get the first title in its history in the highest category (80-66).
Nicolás Romano was the MVP of Final 9. He was voted by 12 of the 15 specialists who decided the best of the Super 20 definition.
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