A triple by Diego Sulbarán gave Venezuela the victory 50×47 against Chile, in his debut in the South American U18 that began this Monday in Parque Miranda, Caracas.
The first quarter was won by the Creoles 10-8, who were 100% effective at the free throw line, scoring all four they had and grabbing 19 rebounds. The second quarter was also dominated by the locals 15-12.
In the third quarter, Venezuela took a 37-25 lead with 4:51 remaining and closed that period 41-33. The australes quickly closed in and went up on the scoreboard 47-45 with 3:08 remaining, but with 2:04 remaining in the game, Sulbarán sealed the match with his three points. The Chileans stayed with the quarter 14-13.
The top scorer for Ronald Guillén’s team was Jonathan Grimán Herrera with 11 points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks, Sulbarán scored ten, with five balls taken, Carlos Mijares had eight points, six rebounds and three assists, Sebastián González contributed seven points, grabbed five rebounds and gave three assists, Isaiacc Manchego and Vincenzo Iannuzzi scored five each.
For Chile the best were Agustín Moraga who scored 12 points, got five rebounds and two assists, Benjamín Araya added ten points and six rebounds and Dilan Rubio who scored eight and had five rebounds.
The event was attended by Carol Callan, president of Fiba Americas. Earlier Uruguay defeated Colombia 81×73, Brazil overwhelmed Bolivia 99×34 and Argentina suffered more than necessary to beat Ecuador 75×73.
This Tuesday they will play Bolivia-Colombia, Uruguay-Brazil. Venezuela will face Ecuador on Wednesday at 4:00 pm Before Argentina and Chile will see action.
– Venezuelan Basketball Federation (@FVBbasketball) March 22, 2022
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