RIO GRANDE – The Cowboys were able to once again enjoy the glory of a national superior basketball championship (BSN) after 11 years of drought.
In a game that was characterized by intensity in defense, the Bayamon team won the 15th championship in its history on Thursday by defeating Piratas de Quebradillas in the third game in the final series that took place in the hotel ball Wyndham . Rio Mar in Rio Grande.
Bayamón swept his series against Quebradillas and now becomes the franchise with the most championships (15) in BSN, defeating San Germán and Ponce, both with 14 titles.
“It simply came to our notice then. Despite the negative things we went through, we managed to get the positive and we won this championship “, said Nelsón Colón, the leader of Vaqueros. “The sacrifice of this group was great and today we are very happy.”
It was also the fifth time the Cowboys had defeated the Pirates in a final series, in the six series they played against each other. Bayamón opened the game with a 6-0 run after Javier Mojica’s consecutive triples and Kristian Doolittle’s reinforcement.
Quebradillas managed to react immediately to inject intensity in his defensive efforts and closed the first period three points ago. At the beginning of the second quarter, Bayamón established a defensive zone to stop the attack of the pirates in their wake and give rise to an explosive offensive attack of Mojica and guard Ángel Ángel. The latter was selected as the most valuable player.
“I’m very happy with the achievement. I honestly would like to be here with my family and my wife, but it can’t be done for reasons we all know. But we’re happy, and Bayamón fans who know we’re going for more,” he said. a happy Rodriguez.
The Bayamon quintet dominated the 40-35 half.
Mojica was then the spark plug in the offensive attack and the “X” factor in the Cowboys championship. The 36-year-old veteran put on a show with up to nine points on the line in the third period and another pair of baskets in a timely manner as Quebradillas seemed to be getting closer to the table.
The Cowboys hit the gas at the end of the fourth quarter to gather an advantage of up to 13 points, with a massive donqueo Romero in a quick break, with just over three minutes left. The rest was a matter of time before the Cowboys went to court in an atypical celebration in a balloon forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.