Lions win 96-82 and sweep Titans series

Five players in double figures helped the Leones de Santo Domingo beat the Titanes of the National District 96-82, in a match held at the Palacio de los Deportes corresponding to the LNB Super League.

Diego Colón and Nick Faust each had 16 points, Diego Moquete had 15 with 5 assists and 4 rebounds, Kevin Pérez also added 15 points and Jean Quezada 13 with 7 sacks for the Leones, who put their record at 8-3 and swept 2 -0 his series against the Titans.

For the visitors, whose mark is now 5-6, Keith Jordan Jr. contributed 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Randy Bautista scored 14 and Jassel Pérez 9 with 6 catches.

The Lions, who led the game for 39:17, shot 43 percent from the field to the Titans’ 42.5. They dominated the rebounds 48-45, the assists 23-12 and the stolen balls 12-3.

A triple by Colón with 1:33 remaining in the first quarter put the Lions ahead 24-15. However, Jaelyn Johnson hit a last-second 3-pointer and the Reds’ lead fell to 25-20 after 10 minutes of action. Faust scored 11 in that time.

Quezada increased the difference to 9 (40-31) when he shot near the basket with 2:06 left in the second quarter. Then Pérez scored two points for the Titans with 10 seconds remaining, but the first half was dominated 43-33 by the Lions.

Faust scored 14 points, Colón 11 and Quezada 8 with 5 rebounds for the Leones at halftime. The Titans were led by 7 goals and 4 boards from Pérez.

In the third quarter, Kevin Pérez hit a 3-pointer that completed a 13-2 run, with which the cats took a 20-point lead (71-51). The scoreboard was 76-58 in favor of the Lions after three periods.

The Titans did not have a chance to return at any time in recent times. The closest they got was 65-78, with 8:52 left to play.

The sets concluded 25-20, 18-15, 33-23 and 20-24 for the Lions.

friday games

The Cañeros del Este will visit the Marineros de Puerto Plata at 7:00 p.m. at the Fabio Rafael González, while the Reales de La Vega will receive the Metros de Santiago at 8:00 p.m. at the Palacio de Sports Fernando Teruel.

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