HIGUEY.- Bryan Martínez led the 83-77 victory of the Cañeros del Este over the Metros of Santiago, in a match of the LNB Super League held this Saturday at the Multiuso Leo Tavarez in this city.
With the victory, the Cañeros won the particular series against the Metros 2-0, while maintaining the unbeaten record at home at 5-0 and putting their overall record at 6-3. The first game was won by the Cañeros 110-108 in Santiago on the 10th of this month.
The Mets, who are 1-8, lost for the seventh straight time and are 1-4 on the road.
Los Cañeros took the victory by starring in a 15-3 run in the first 5:40 of the last quarter that allowed them to take a nine-point advantage (72-63).
Two free throws by Jean Karlo Iciano with 1:26 to play brought the Metros within four points (75-71), but a three-point shot by Orlando Sánchez increased the lead to seven points again (78-71 with 1 :12 on the clock.
The sets ended 21-18, 18-16, 26-18 and 26-17 in favor of the Cañeros, who shot 42 percent from the field against 44.3 for the Metros, who lost the rebounding battle 39-47 , as well as 15-21 assists.
The best scorers for the Cañeros were Martínez, with 26 points and 10 rebounds; Cornelius Hudson, with 17 points and nine rebounds; Tyree Crump, with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Jeff Allen, with 12 points and seven rebounds.
For the Mets, Emmit Williams had 20 points with seven rebounds; rookie Keron DeShields had 16 points, Bryan Mendez finished with 14 points and Jean Karlo Iciano finished with 14 points.
The Metros turned the score around in the third quarter, right in the first 5:16, when they completed a 16-9 run to go ahead 50-48. The period favored the visitors 26-18.
Los Cañeros dominated the first two quarters 21-18, 18-16 to go into the break with a five-point advantage (39-34), after an effective defensive performance.
The homeowners dominated the rebounds 27-19, as well as the assists 11-5, but the Metros shot better with 40.5 percent from the field, compared to 38.9 for the Cañeros.
ROYALS 103, SAILORS 93
PUERTO PLATA.- Gelvis Solano scored 26 points, distributed 6 assists and stole 3 balls to lead the 103-93 victory of the Reales de La Vega over the Marineros de Puerto Plata, in the match held at the Fabio Rafael González sports center.
Solano’s work, which included shooting 8-of-16 from the field, 3-of-6 from triples and 7-of-8 free throws, helped the Royals improve their record to 7-1, leaders of the Super League of the LNB. On their side, the Mariners lost their eighth in a row and are winless in the tournament.
Jordan Goldwire contributed 18 units, Raphiael Putney 16, Antonio Peña 12 and Miguel Simón 11 for those led by Argentine Daniel Maffei. The Mariners had Luis Jacobo as their main figure with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, followed by 15 points and 6 assists from Manny Quezada and 13 from Luis Feliz in scoring.
Jacobo made two free throws that gave the Mariners a 9 (17-8) lead with 4:28 left in the first quarter. However, a layup by Victor Martinez with 7.9 seconds left left the Royals ahead 24-23 after 10 minutes of action.
With a basket remaining with 5:50 left to end the second quarter, Solano gave the vegans a 9 (41-32) difference. The best performances followed on the side of the Royals, who ended up winning the first half 59-48.
In the third quarter, the Royals led 73-65 with 3:19 left, but from there there was a major backlash from the Mariners. A layup by Edward Santana brought them within 71-73 with 1:09 remaining. After 30 minutes, the Royals prevailed 75-73.
The Royals were in control the entire last half. A shot by Solano with 2:15 left to finish the game put the game at 11 (96-85). The rest of the way there was no threat to the vegan victory.
The quarters concluded 24-23, 35-25, 16-25 and 28-20 for the Royals.
session this sunday
The Reales de la Vega will receive the Leones de Santo Domingo at 6:00 p.m. at the Palacio de los Deportes Fernando Teruel, while the Indios de San Francisco de Macorís will visit the Marineros de Puerto Plata at 7:00 p.m. at night at Fabio Rafael González.
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