The match between the Cordovan teams started with a marked round trip. Two triples for each; but the constant pressure of the Institute marked the superiority. Romano and Whelan had Victoriano’s team play. Three lost balls from Athens, in front of the “institutense” wall, cost the Greek team dearly because the glorious team did not forgive and stretched their advantage.
Mosley lifted the green with three triples in a row; but Gloria was better in the first quarter with Nicolás Romano in the lead with 9 points. The maximum of 9 was set by the Institute that took the first ten minutes from 19 to 26.
In the second period, Athens improved and prevailed in the game, unbalancing Gloria, who could not score points for 4 ‘. As time went by, the teams became imprecise and lost a lot of balls. Averaging the second quarter, those led by Sebastián Saborido began to gain an advantage on the scoreboard.
Lucas Victoriano’s team did not find a driver during the final stretch of the first half, forcing the coach to get his hands on the changes. With the return of the starting five, Gloria settled on the field of play and managed to narrow the distance with Romano and Cuello.
Instituto committed its first foul two minutes from the end of the second quarter that ended 41-37 down.
La Gloria returned from rest with a cut game and relying on their individualities. Instead, El Griego continued to do a good job defensively and had a Latraius Mosley that the Alta Córdoba team couldn’t control and hurt on every offense.
From the hand of Mateo Chiarini, who was the one who stood out with 25 points at the end of the game, Instituto tried to cut back on the scoreboard; but it was not enough. With Máximo Araujo, playing at a high level, the General Bustos neighborhood team complicated the albirrojo who fell 87 to 78.
Those led by Victoriano, played a game that went from highest to lowest with several losses of balls and inaccuracies that they could not remedy.
Gloria missed qualification and now needs to win her next match against Olímpico to reach Final 8.