León, Guanajuato.- Fighting until the end, Bees faced Libertadores, although the effort was not enough to round out the series in favorthe side from Queretaro reversed roles, now being the winner with figures of 72-91, with which they divided the key to one win per side.
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For the second presentation of the new Clásico del Bajío in the Dome of the Fair, the actions began to give and take in the hoop, the effective aim of Branden Fraizer and William Spencer helped the visitors take flight from 16-25 in the first set.
Abejas thrilled their audience by closing in 24-27 thanks to baskets by Tre McLean, Tyrone White and a couple of hits from the line by Wayne Langston, Libertadores regained the gap of nine units with Jerime Anderson and Jordan Adams, then that of former Leonese captain Bo Spencer closed the account at 33-43 after hitting two free throws.
When hostilities resumed, Daniel Amigo opened with a pair of doubles, Mike Smith answered for the locals with a triple double, then dunks by Tomás Nuno and another three by Marvin Clack II closed the gap to just one point. Adding drama, Diego Willis and Frazier hit 3-pointers that closed out the chapter at 56-65.
Despite the rotation made by coach Pablo García, León could not maintain the dynamism, for its part, the visiting quintet climbed up to 20 points up, although Smith made a couple of free throws, the defeat was sentenced at 72-91.
Bees had their most accurate man in McLean with 16 points, followed by Smith and Clack II tied with 15. Enforcing the ‘law of the ex’, William Spencer punished his former team with 18 units, another element of danger was Adams with 16.
After opening the LNBP’s 2022 campaign with two series at home, the next commitment for Abejas will be visiting the Halcones de Xalapa nest on August 4 and 5..
1 2 3 4 Total
Bees 14 19 23 16 72
Libertadores 25 18 22 26 91