Mensía shines in Argentine basketball

Cuban Yoanki Mensía has excelled in the first matches of Comodoro Rivadavia’s Gimnasia y Esgrima team in the Super 20 tournament of the Argentine National Basketball League.

The Spaniard scored 18 points in his last outing on the pitch, but could not prevent his team’s defeat by 60-78 when visiting Boca Junior at the Luis Conde stadium in the Argentine capital during the fourth date of the contest.

Before, in three games won, the Antillean had among his own the best average of points per game with 23.5 in addition to capturing 18 rebounds, according to data published on the competition’s website.

Those led by Martin Villagrán lost the undefeated of the Southern Conference in the so-called Bombonerita, where Leonel Schattman had his great night for the home team with 25 points and excellent marksmanship by scoring seven of the 11 field goals, including four triples.

The visiting Greens led in the first quarter by 17-12, however they were outmatched in the following by 13-26, 14-23 and 6-17.

As reflected by JIT, Gimnasia y Esgrima began with successes 94-91 against Hispano Americano, 82-73 at the expense of Argentino and 89-65 against Unión, so now they march as part of a trio with a balance of 3-1 in the group 1 of the southern teams.

This Thursday the Greens close their confrontations against those of group 2 against Obras Basket at the Obras Sanitarias stadium, the same in the capital of the South American country.

For section 1, Platense leads with 4-0, while Ferro and Peñarol also have 3-1 and San Lorenzo closes with 1-3. For the 2 Boca Juniors is at the top with 4-0, followed by Obras (2-2), Unión (1-3) and Argentino and Hispano have not won in four presentations.

The meetings with those of the same key will take place from October 10 to 16. After the nine games, the two best teams in each group go to the quarterfinals to start on the 28th of that month.

For the North Conference they play Instituto, Ciclista Olímpico, Riachuelo, Quimsa and Atenas on 1, and San Martín, La Unión, Comunicaciones, Oberá TC and Regatas Corrientes on 2.