The “Milrayitas” dominated and beat Platense by 86 to 65 and remains at the top of the National League table. On Saturday the mini tour against Gimnasia closes.
(Photo: Marcelo Endelli / National League press)
Peñarol of Mar del Plata is in a great moment in the National Basketball League and this Thursday he reaffirmed it after another great collective performance and overcome as a visitor to Platense by 86 to 65 at the Ciudad Vicente López stadium. With this result accumulate eight consecutive wins and stays at the top of the table.
Solidarity and good hand and leadership in the attacks reappeared in the group led by Leandro Ramella to leave no doubts about its current status and seal a positive record of 11 wins and 5 losses, numbers that position it in the fourth place of the regular stage. The scorer and figure of the night was Joaquín Valinotti what contributed 29 points (5/7 in doubles and 6/10 in triples), in addition to 4 rebounds and 6 rebounds in almost 32 minutes of play.
It is in this framework that the Milrayitas will close its first mini tour of the year on Saturday from 21 before the always difficult Comodoro Rivadavia’s Gymnastics, a team that is fifth in the table with 10 wins and 5 falls, figures very similar to the Mar del Plata team.
Regarding this Thursday’s meeting, it is worth mentioning that although he arrived toned with four victories as a visitor, Platense was diminished, mainly in the painted area, due to the positive cases of coronavirus in Julian Aprea, the mar del Plata Patricio piñero and the exPeñarol Alejandro Alloatti. To this was added that after only a minute and a half after starting the game, Andrés Lugli was sent off for double technique marked by the referees.
This was taken advantage of by the Milrayitas who was quickly able to pull a maximum of 10 points, by means of a Joaquín Valinotti who had a warm hand and only in the first quarter scored 4 triples in 5 attempts. The first boy was won by the Mar del Plata team 30-22.
In the first actions of the second chapter, the group led by Leandro Ramella got a maximum of 17 points (27-44). It was there that coach Alejandro Vázquez called a time-out and the revolutions and intensity in the game dropped, so there was more parked attacks. This undoubtedly benefited the local that put a 12-2 partial to shorten the gap a bit and go to the long break down by 8 units (39-47).
On the return to the rectangle of play, Peñarol started “dry” before the front ring and that is why the local could get close to just one ball. But there the character of Peñarol and added to a better circulation of the ball made the game return to your usual trance.
In case there were doubts, in the decisive room the Milrayitas took out a maximum difference of 26 points to finally win by 86 to 65 and thus extend his good present and reap the eighth victory in a row.