To keep their qualifying hopes alive, Yaracuyanas and Pastoras urgently needed to score a victory this Monday at the start of the fourth and decisive week of the Women's Super League. Both were at the height of the commitment and staged an intense battle that was defined in the last minutes in favor of those of the West 65-56.
The commitment was intense from the beginning, but Yaracuyanas hit first and managed to tie the first quarter 20-17.
In the second period, defense prevailed on both sides of the court and, although partial was equal to 13, those led by Adriana Calvette were able to preserve a slight 33-30 lead at halftime.
A good key between Yoseimar Díaz and Izmar Soto was decisive in that first half.
At the beginning of the third period, Pastoras regained confidence supported by the speed of María Sánchez. They managed to win the set by seven points (18-11) and came winning by four (48-44) in the final 10 minutes.
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However, the western claw made itself felt with an overwhelming pace and good defense. They prevailed forcefully (21-8) in the last quarter and were able to regain the advantage they had during the first half in time.
Yoseimar Díaz, who left the court with severe abdominal pain, was the MVP of the game, finishing with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Izmar Soto escorted her with 19 cards, 13 rebounds and five assists.
For Pastoras, María Sánchez and Captain Dayenlys Veliz stood out with 16 and 14 units, respectively.
Yaracuyanas left their 3-7 record and momentarily entered the qualifying zone with 13 units. Pastoras, meanwhile, fell to the bottom of the table with a 2-8 record.