AMSTERDAM - Minas Tenis Clubé defeated capitanes de Arecibo 69-66 in the first day of competition in the Haarlem Basketball Week celebrated in Amsterdam.
Minas was led by Joe Shipp who netted 21 points and was followed by Leandro Da Cruz Silva who scored 14. Guard Facundo Sucatzky finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Murilo Becker did not played.
The first half finished 32-30 in favor of Capitanes and in the third quarter they extended the lead 56-48.
In the final quarter Minas reacted led by Shipp, Sucatzky and Leandro to get the win after they dominated 21-10.
In the second half Minas was more efficient from the field shooting 13-23 from two point range for 56.5% after having a slow start (7-27).
Buster Figueroa led Arecibo with 15 points and David Cortes had 14.
The next game for Minas is December 23 against Holland and Capitanes play the next day against the same team.