Penarol remains intractable in National Basketball League. The team from Mar del Plata got their 12th consecutive win on Monday after beating by 80-65 to Santa Fe Union at Falkland Islands Sports Center.
It was a commitment that took more work than expected for Milrayitas against one of the worst teams in the championship. After an even first half, Leandro Ramella’s team was only able to sentence the match in the final ten minutes.
The people of Santa Fe took advantage of a night with ups and downs in Peñarol to generate some headaches. However, the last quarter made the difference: Peñarol won it 18-10, extended his lead to double digits and did not have to suffer in the final moments.
The American and former NBA player Al Thornton was the figure of the Milrayitas with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists coming off the bench, while Tomás Monacchi and Tevin Glass contributed 16 units per head.
Thus, Peñarol was able to extend his good moment and was now with a record of 15-5 in the tournament, enough to be in second place in the table, getting closer to the leader Quimsa (15-3). Union, meanwhile, was 6-14 and is sunk in the bottom.
The Mar del Plata team will try to reach 13 in a row when they face Boca on Wednesday at home.
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