Only one quarter needed to dominate Cocodrilos de Caracas to beat Supersónicos de Miranda this Thursday 79-72 in the “Pantano”, the United Nations Park.
With solid zone defense and timely attacks, Jetsons were able to hold off the saurians in the first half and went into halftime ahead by five (30-35).
But, little by little, Carl Herrera's men were deciphering the Mirandina strategy and finding the spaces to do damage.
The third quarter was tied at 18, but in the last the local law prevailed.
With seven minutes remaining, with the Jetsons leading 63-55, the Crocodiles began to come back. Two triples by Bethelmy and a layup by Gelvis Solano allowed them to tie at 63 with five and a half minutes remaining.
From there, were several changes of command. But, with almost two minutes to play, Bethelmy's free throws gave the Crocodiles a lead they would never lose again.
Jetsons fought until the end, but the Saurians -supported by their fans- did not give up.
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Gelvis Solano was the top scorer with 16 points, followed by Bethelmy who signed a new double-double of 13 cartons and 11 rebounds.
For his part, Luis Montero, who left due to an accumulation of fouls at the beginning of the fourth quarter, also added 13 units.
For Jetsons the best were Marcellus Cadarian and Bernardo Polanco with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
With this win Crocodiles improve their record to 10-3 and consolidate as líder of the North Division. Jetsons, on the other hand, with a record of 3-8, moves away from the classification.