Elianis, a member of the national team, was in charge of the offense in the game. Author: Jorge Waiter Leyva
Seven seconds left in the match between the Capitalinas and Santiago de Cuba. 56-55 reflects an account favorable to Orientalists. At the Ramon Fonst multipurpose hall in Havana, local Elianis Armenteros stands on the line of sighs to take two free throws that, if she scores, will bring her team closer to victory. The first came in, the second too.
Armenteros did his job. She and her companions then take care of the rest. Iron protection, a few seconds pass, and the guests did not find the ring. The game ends and the Capitalinas win by one point: 57-56. This result equaled one of the Women’s Major League Basketball (LSB) semi-finals, with one success per side.
At the end of the match, the scorer said rebellious youth Unofficially, Elianis led the attack of the victors with 25 troops, while Suanly Tanis, with 15 cards, led the artillery of the vanquished.
“We had some difficulties in defense and rebounding in the first half. We talked about this at the draw, after the second period. Then we went to strengthen the defense, and this helped us win. There was a lot of pressure in the last minutes, but I work a lot on concentration, I think everything depends on it, and it was important to score two decisive free throws. I am happy not because I am in the lead with 25 points, but because I contributed to the victory. From the very beginning of the tournament, I led the offensive of my team,” Armenteros told our newspaper.
For his part, according to colleague Yuri Santana, in another semi-final fight, Guantanamo received a second smile against Ciego de Avila, this time with a score of 86-77, as a guest on the Giraldo Cordova Cardin. Barbara Martinez of Guantanamo lived up to her name with 31 points, followed by Claudia Jimenez with 21 points.
Santiago and Capitalinos, first classification
In the men’s LSB tournament, three sub-series remained in the second round to complete the preliminary phase, with only two teams, Santiago de Cuba and Capitalinos, securing places in the final. playoffs, according to statistician Wilber Rodriguez Vera, the struggle for the remaining two tickets is more than interesting, because five groups compete. The only representative without options is Las Tunas.
After results Tuesday and Wednesday, in which Capitalinos finished second, Sancti Spiritus, title holder Ciego de Ávila and Santiago de Cuba did the same against Villa Clara and Las Tunas respectively, with Artemisa and Mayabeque sharing the honors; The leaderboard looked like this: CHAPTER And SKU 20-2, KAV 11-11, light commercial vehicle And ART 9-13, SSP And MAYBE 8-14, LUT 3-19.
Source: Juventud Rebelde