The first round of playoffs of the National Basketball League It was already defined with the last game that remained to be played in the Reclassification (that is, of those who finished in 5th to 12th positions). After three of the four series ended in 2-0 sweeps, regattas (6th) finished beating Creek (11th) 2-1 after the 92-85 victory in Corrientes and closed the group of eight that will go for the title.
The Riojans started better and kept the lead until the endless Paolo Quinteros (43 years old) nailed the triple to turn it around 32-31 at 8:24 of the second quarter, moment from which the premises did not stop going to the front. Then he kept it for ten or more points until he finished it despite the fact that the visitor approached. The local scorer was Facundo Piñero, with 21 goals; Selem Safar, with 20, was the one from Riachuelo. Martín Leiva (4), pivot of the Riojans, reached his game No. 1,000.
The series reached the Litoral this way: it began with victory of the ascended, in the Superdomo de La Rioja by 109 to 98. Then, the Ghost equaled 103 to 72 at the José Jorge Connte, where the series was decided in favor of regattasthat at the next crossroads they will be faced with Cordoba Institute. The others: Quimsa vs. Obera, Gymnastics vs. San Martin and Peñarol vs. Mouth.
With the victory of the Rower, it was completed to give the logic in all the crossings. Obera (8th) eliminated Ferro (9th) and San Martin (7th) did the same with Band Olympic (10°). Mouth (5th) had taken out San Lorenzo (12th) to become the first classified with guaranteed rival.
Quimsa will face Oberá.
Those who had advanced directly to the quarterfinals, a prize they got for having finished in the first four places in the regular phase, will start from the locals in a 2-2-1 format (also defining at home) these crosses to the best of five. Advantage is for Quimsa (1st), Gym (2nd), Institute (3rd) and Penarol (4th).
The first series to start will be, precisely, the one that was defined: Penarol vs. Boca, this Friday at 9:00 p.m. in Mar del Plata. The second game will also be played in La Feliz, on Sunday. The crossing will travel to Bombonerita on May 4 and 6and if a defining game is necessary, it will take place on May 9 at the Sports Center of the seaside resort.
Victory 85 to 69 for Peñarol against Boca in Mar del Plata.
With respect to the other crossings, until last night it was not defined when they would start. Either that Quimsa vs. Obera, Gymnastics vs. San Martin and Institute vs. regattas must await official confirmation. A possible day would be this Sunday May 1th.
The duel for permanence
The crossing in search of conserving the place in the National League will start this Friday at 9:00 p.m., in a series to the best of five games, in the same way with the 2-2-1 format. The local will have it Union (19th) and will face the worst team of the season, Hispanic (20°).
The second game in Santa Fe is scheduled for Sunday. The series will then move to Santa Cruz on Wednesday, May 4 and Friday, May 6. If a defining game is necessary, the series will return to the Malvicino Angel of Santa Fe on the 11th of that month.
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This is how the quarterfinals of the National League were