of the 42nd Superior Basketball Tournament of Santiago
SANTIAGO.- Juan Miguel Suero scored 15 of his 33 points in the last quarter and guided the urban Gregorio Gilbert (GUG) to an important and close victory 89-88, equaling the final series of this version 42 to a win.
GUG started aggressively in the first half and outscored Fernando Plaza Valerio 27-18, GUG shot a solid 57.1% from the field while Plaza was pale in offense with 29.2% from the fringe, Gelvis Solano he hit two triples and finished with 10 points, Juan Guerrero contributed 9 to lead the yellow team. For the Plaza Devin Brooks recorded 11 points shooting perfect in three attempts from three, Adrián Forbes collaborated with 5 units.
The Red Empire discounted in the first four minutes of the second quarter with a 10-4 start and were placed under only three points (31-28), the Jewelers maintained their offensive and defensive level and ended up dominating the fourth 25-16, to Going into the break level with GUG, 43-43, Plaza received the contribution of Roberto García with 8 points and 7 from Anyeuri Castillo to overcome the disadvantage and level the game. Juan Miguel Suero added 7 units in this section of the match and Juan Guerrero 4.
Plaza shot 41.7% (10/24) in the second half, while GUG shot 35.3% (6/17) to show 35.4% and 47.4% respectively in the first 20 minutes.
The GUG took advantage of Plaza Valerio’s offensive inconsistency and dominated the third quarter 25-15 and went into the last regulation with an advantage of 10 (68-58). Juan Guerrero and Juan Miguel Suero stood out with 9 points each and Iriel López shone with 5 units. Plaza had Adrián Forbes with 6 points and Anyeuri Castillo with 4 points as their best scorers. In this third sample Plaza Lanza for 43.8% (7/16) and GUG for 50% (11/22).
Fernando Plaza Valerio managed to overcome the disadvantage and entered the match, Oliver García scored 14 points in this quarter and Plaza returned to the game. But with the match 89-88, García passed the ball to Anyeuri Castillo who was blocked by Juan Miguel Suero in what was the play that defined the victory of the GUG.
For Gregorio Urbano Gilbert (GUG) the most outstanding, Juan Miguel Suero with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists; Juan Guerrero 22 units, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and Gelvis Solano 14 points, 9 assists and 17 assists.
Plaza was led by Devin Brooks with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists, seconded by Anyeuri Castillo with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists and Oliver García with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
The series continues tomorrow (Sunday), from 5pm with the third matchup of the series.
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