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Leones win again, this time against the Indians

Leones win again, this time against the Indians

The Leones de Santo Domingo achieved their sixth victory of the LNB Super League season, this time 83-71 over the Indios de San Francisco de Macorís in the game held at the Mario Ortega pavilion.

Jean Carlos Quezada led the Leones with 15 points (9-7 from the field) and 10 rebounds, followed by 12 points and 7 boards from Leandro Cabrera. Jayson Valdez and Diego Colón had 11 points each and Kevin Pérez 9, for a team of Leones who have won three in a row and now have a 6-2 record.

For the Indians, who now have a 4-4 record, Nehemías Morillo scored 13 points, Yan Carlos Rodríguez contributed 12 with 7 rebounds, and JD Miller had 11 points and 9 sacks. Carlos Pepín and Luismal Ferreiras added 7 in scoring and 8 boards each.

The first quarter was dominated 21-14 by the Leones, who had their top scorer of the quarter with 7 points in Quezada, the same amount achieved by Carlos Pepín for the Indians.

A 13-2 rally completed by a basket by Pérez gave the Leones an 18 (34-16) lead with 7:01 remaining in the second quarter. The Indians couldn’t do much the rest of the way and the first half trailed 44-28.

Pérez and David Peguero scored 8 points each to lead the Leones at halftime. Quezada contributed 7 goals. Miller, with 8 points and Pepín with 7 led the Indians.

The Leones were up by 20 points (62-42) with 2:50 left to finish the third half, after a dunk by Juan Pablo Montás A triple by Colón with 33 seconds to go left the score 69-48 after three periods.

A shot by Yeikson Montero completed a 9-0 run for the Indians, who closed to 57-69 with 8:02 left in the final quarter. However, those led by Julio Duquela did not lose focus and with a layup from Colón with 3:07 left, the Reds’ advantage extended to 16 (79-63). The winners never looked back.

The sets concluded 21-14, 23-14, 25-20 and 23-14 for the Lions.

session this Saturday

The Reales de La Vega will visit the Marineros de Puerto Plata at 7:00 p.m. at the Fabio Rafael González, while the Cañeros del Este will receive the Metros de Santiago at 8:00 p.m. at the multipurpose Leo Tavarez de Higuey.

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