Cuban basketball men’s stubbornness begins with three sweeps

Havana, Apr 11 (ACN) With the victory achieved today by Capitalinos against Santiago de Cuba, three sweeps were completed in the first subseries of the Superior Basketball League, in its men’s branch, as part of a contest that began last Saturday day 9

As he told the Cuban News Agency Andrés “Tatica” González, main assistant of the men’s national team, this Monday the team from the capital defeated the people from Santiago with a score of 85-83, who could not achieve any victory on their field.

This Sunday, in the Alejandro Urgellés multipurpose room, the Havanans also emerged victorious with a close score of 84-82, so the locals lost both games by two points difference.

In the other clashes concluded on Sunday, Guantánamo defeated Matanzas 76-52 and 82-69; while Ciego de Ávila defeated Sancti Spíritus 90-79 and 99-78, to sweep those particular duels.

Only there was no “broom pass” in the confrontation between Artemisa and the current champions of Villa Clara, with a result of one success for each team.

On Saturday, the Artemiseños prevailed with a wide score of 93-79 and the next day the current monarchs achieved revenge by winning 82-78, with a comeback included in the last quarter.

About these challenges, Carlos Valle, technical director of the so-called Lobos Villa Clara, told ACN that the tournament is just beginning and they still have to make some adjustments in the collective work, in addition to overcoming the absences of players contracted abroad.

He added that he liked the defensive improvement of his pupils from one game to another, which, together with accurate counterattacks, made it possible for them to emerge victorious in the second match against Artemisa.

He also highlighted the importance of continuing to count on the experienced Andy Bofill in his ranks, who carries the offensive weight of the team and is a basketball player who knows how to control the times in games, he concluded.



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