Instituto is getting into the great story of continental basketball. This Thursday, in a living battle, It was imposed on Franca from Brazil with 79-68 and matched the final series of the South American league. The meeting was held at Ángel Sandrín, at the same stage Tomorrow Friday, from 21.15, will define the 2018 champion in the competition.
The beginning of the first quarter had inaccuracies in both teams, but it was the local who knew to exploit the rival's mistake. Interception of passes and with Espinoza and Clancy at the helm, Instituto (who was so irregular on the board as Franca) could make a difference to the Brazilian team. To 3 in the end, Luciano Chuzo González nodded a triple, which could reach seven points, the partial victory (14-7).
With Clancy as a duel of defensive rebounds, La Gloria was confirmed at the end of the first chapter and closed it 22-10 to his advantage.
In the second quarter, Instituto was without scoring, and Franca responded with a score of 12-0 to get to four points (26-22). The technical shortage of Gloria and the awakening of Didi (nailed three triples and was the leader of the 16-point return mission) put the community into trouble, which with Clancy in loneliness (10 points and nine rebounds in the first time) did not reach him and went to the long break that lost one (35-34).
Knowing that a defeat left him out of the struggle for the title of the South American basketball league, The team led by Facundo Müller started the third quarter determined not to give away anything. With García Morales, Piñero and Scala scored in three, Gloria remained with the penultimate part 60-54.
In the last chapter, Instituto remained with the shots from the line and the contribution from Santiago Scala, the red-haired attacker with 21 points. But 1m26s from the end of the game, Whelan nailed a triple who exploded Sandrin and sealed his team's victory. La Gloria is more alive than ever, and with the 79-68 final this Friday, starting at 21.25, will define the title of the South American basketball league.