Reinforcement Luis Santos had a spectacular debut this Friday with the Rafael Barias Club, which led to the victory over Huellas del Siglo (89-85) in a match in the knockout stage of the 47th superior basketball tournament of the National District ( TBS District 2023). in the Sports Palace of Professor Virgilio Travieso Soto.
The native of Santiago was impressive in the low post, and his timely long-range shots earned him a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds .
Santos shot 9-3 on two-point attempts from the field, 4-2 from three-point range and 8-6 from the free throw line to give the Barians their sixth win with three setbacks.
Villa Consuelo’s team took second place in the knockout stage, with Huellas del Siglo increasing the chances of both of them moving into the semifinals , which gives four places to the six clubs participating in this stage.
Santos was assisted by Eusebio Suero with 16 points and nine rebounds, Danilo N11 baskets, Luis Lopez nine and Bryan Ram7 eight points.
For Huellas, Darwin Cabrera scored 22 points with nine rebounds, import Michael Warren scored 21 and Anphernee Acevedo scored 14 points plus five caught balls.
Huellas was dominant in the first period, winning 24-20 and the second from 27-23 to enter the half, eight points, 51-43 , and in the third came the Bariana Rebellion, who dominated 26-20 to get closer to two on the scoreboard, 71-69.
Already in the fourth half, El Barias overtook the lead by 20-14, and the final result favored him by 89-85.