With only 19 seconds left on the clock, José Sojo scored to break the tie and Guaiqueríes de Margarita was able to prevail 66-64 to Cocodrilos de Cocodrilos de Caracas this Thursday at the Ciudad de La Asunción Gymnasium.
The duel, which was postponed the previous day due to humidity, was resumed at 3:36 minutes to end the first quarter.
Crocodiles dominated 5-9 and started scoring to finally win the quarter 24-11. With a minute remaining, Pablo Favarel was expelled and assistant Joel Pose had to assume the reins of the insular team.
For the second section, Guaiqueríes started at full speed and discounted with a partial 7-0 in the first four minutes. But the saurians adjusted and reached halftime with a nine-point lead (24-33).
At the start of the second half, debutant Anthony Young got Guaiqueríes into the game, tying it at 33 in just a minute and a half. From there, an intense take and give me that Crocodiles won to reach the final 10 minutes with the advantage 49-54.
The closing was quite close, the margariteños insisted until the score was equal to 64 and gave way to the jewel of Sojo.
Young was the most outstanding with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists. He was escorted by Francisco Centeno with 11 points and seven rebounds, and Jamelle Hagins with 11 points.
For Crocodiles, the best was Gelvis Solano with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Guaiqueríes registers a 7-2 mark and is now second in the Eastern Conference, only surpassed by Gladiators (8-1).
The saurians, on the other hand, although they deteriorate their record to 6-2, continue as líderHe's from the North Division.