Mar 12, 2010

News: Halcones Xalapa Mexican champions once again (Notícia: Halcones Xalapa campeão mexicano uma vez mais)

Two Halcones (falcons) met yesterday in the Mexican LNBP playoff finals, but only one of them is getting used to collecting titles. Halcones Xalapa downed Halcones Rojos Veracruz 89-79 in game five of the best-of-seven series and claimed their third consecutive championship and the fourth in the history of the club, founded in 2003. The champion was already winning at halftime by 46-40.
Uruguayan Leandro García Morales led Xalapa with 26 points and seven rebounds, followed by Gerald Brown with 16 points and Víctor Mariscal with less one and six boards. For Veracruz, the topscorer was Ricky Sánchez, who netted 20 points and dished six assists, while Lawrence Hill added 17 points and eight rebounds and Dan Langhi had a double-double (13 points and the same amount of rebounds).
This was the first time since 2006 that Soles Mexicali did not make the playoff finals.

(Dois Halcones (falcões) defrontaram-se ontem nas finais dos "playoffs" da LNBP mexicana, mas apenas um deles está habituado a coleccionar títulos. O Halcones de Xalapa derrotou o Halcones Rojos de Veracruz por 89-79 no quinto jogo da série à melhor de sete e reclamou o terceiro campeonato consecutivo e o quarto na história do clube, fundado em 2003. Ao intervalo, o campeão já vencia por 46-40.
O uruguaio Leandro García Morales comandou o Xalapa com 26 pontos e sete ressaltos, seguido de Gerald Brown com 16 pontos e Víctor Mariscal com menos um e seis ressaltos capturados. Do lado do Veracruz, o melhor marcador foi Ricky Sánchez, que encestou 20 pontos e distribuiu seis assistências, enquanto que Lawrence Hill acrescentou 17 pontos e oito ressaltos e Dan Langhi obteve um duplo-duplo (13 pontos e outros tantos ressaltos).
Esta foi a primeira vez desde 2006 que o Soles de Mexicali não atingiu as finais dos "playoffs".)

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