San Martín de Corrientes beat Instituto de Córdoba this Saturday, in an agonizing way, 74-73 and extended the semifinal series that both cheer for the National Basketball League (LNB). With the 2-2 in the definition, one of the finalists of the competition will be produced, in this way, next Wednesday at the Angel Sandrín stadium in the Cordoba capital.
The match played at the Fortín Rojinegro contained the following progression: San Martín 15-20, 29-30, 42-49 and 74-73. A layup by power forward Leonardo Mainoldi, with seven seconds to go before the final buzzer sound, gave victory to a cast from Corrientes, which always ran from behind. Until Coco’s move…
Video: Coco Mainoldi’s decisive double
Is that San Martin seemed unable to with a solid Cordovan quintet, who began the last chapter with a seven-point lead. The team led by Diego Vadell managed to even the scoreboard at 55, midway through the final quarter, but then Instituto took a slight difference, relying on the leadership of Gastón Whelan (14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists) and on the ease of Martín Neck (13, 8 and 3, respectively).
Just nine seconds from the end, shooting guard Luciano González (14 goals and 3 goal passes) committed an inopportune loss of the ball with a foul, which allowed him to deduct Santiago Ferreyra with two free kicks (72-73) to later move up on the scoreboard with an apparition of the santafesino Mainoldi. In San Martín, the best came from power forward Javier Saiz, with a roster of 20 points and 8 rebounds, while shooting guard Matías Solanas contributed with 17 points and 3 assists.
the other half
This Sunday, starting at 8:30 p.m., at La Bombonerita, the local Boca Juniors (1) will try to level the other semifinal against Quimsa de Santiago del Estero (2), number 1 in the regular phase of the LNB.