Everything is ready, Cayenas de Carabobo and Caribeñas de Caracas will meet in the Grand Final of the 2022 Women's Basketball Super League.
The battle for the title will begin next week and will be a series of five games.
Cayenas recovered and advanced
After losing in the first match of their series, Cayenas managed to recover to finally get their third victory this Monday against Taurinas de Girardot, this time 89-77 at the Bar Association Gymnasium.
The Carabobeñas left behind the team that had the best record in the regular round (15-1) and will debut as a finalist.
From the jump between two, Cayenas took the lead in the score and took advantage of the confusion of the rivals, who did not have their main scorer Endrina Bolívar. They won the first (25-16) and second quarter (20-16) to lead 45-32 at halftime.
Ivaney Márquez, Yosimar Corrales, Leudys Quevedo and Katerine Monasterios did not give their opponents a chance in the first half.
Taurinas improved their field goal percentage after the break and dominated the third quarter 22-27 to reach the final 10 minutes trailing by only eight (67-59).
At the beginning of the last quarter, the horned came to take control of the game by three units (70-73). But Ivaney Márquez got an important triple that tied the game, with a little less than five minutes left, and from then on the Carabobeñas did not slow down.
A partial 19-4 favorable to the locals finished sentencing the game.
For the winners, Ivaney Márquez was the most outstanding with 34 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, followed by Quevedo who scored 18 points.
For bullfighting, Guadalupe Díaz stood out with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Caribeñas took out the broom
In the other semifinal bracket, Caribeñas did not give up and beat Capitalinas from Distrital Capital 77-71 at the José Joaquín Papá Carrillo Gymnasium.
The Caracas team added three wins in the same number of games to secure their final pass for the second consecutive year.
In the first period, Capitalinas took control of the scoreboard, basing their game on the paint with Yolimar Martínez and Cynthia Polanco, who scored 14 of the 18 points for their team, which closed the first quarter up 14-18.
Genesis Rivera lit up in the attack and was a fundamental piece to prevent the rivals from taking a wide advantage on the score. The power forward got eight points and was able to leave her team down by the minimum (34-35) before going to rest.
After halftime, Waleska Pérez found herself more involved in the Caribbean offense and joined Rivera to turn the game in her favor.
Pérez contributed seven points during the third quarter, which served to reverse the score and reach the last quarter winning 48-47.
The Caribeñas duo continued with the good rhythm in the final ten minutes of the match and put an end to the aspirations of the districts.
For the winners, Pérez was the most outstanding with a double double of 24 points and 10 rebounds, as well as three assists. Rivera escorted her with 26 points and eight rebounds.
For Capitalinas, Polanco contributed a double ten of 16 counts and 13 rebounds, followed by Martínez who added 14 points and 20 rebounds.
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