Who will make a difference in Group A?
PANAMA (Panama) - Group A is the closest of this BCL Americas’ second edition and, as of this day, it will begin to tilt to one side. That’s because Caballos de Coclé and Real Estelí will open fire in the third window in Panama, striving to get closer to the objective of being among the best eight teams of the tournament.
Day: 3/27. Local time: 6:10pm. TV: DIRECTV Sports and DAZN.
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (Brazil), Fabricio Vito (Argentina) and Christian Wilmore (Bahamas).
Stadium: Arena Roberto Durán, Panamá.
Zone A has the peculiarity of having all three teams with a 2-2 record, so there could be a three-way tie when defining which two ensembles qualify. In regards to this encounter, both matches went to Real Estelí: 78-69 in Managua and 74-72 in Barranquilla.
As for Caballos, with Flor Meléndez confirmed as its coach, it has new faces, such as Alejandro Grant, Timajh Parker and Derek Reese to reinforce the game in the paint, and with the obligation of growing strong as locals to reach the next phase.
In Real Estelí, they trust in the duo formed by Jezreel De Jesús and Renaldo Balkman, their strongest players when dreaming of the qualification they achieved last year, when they later lost the quarterfinals against Instituto de Córdoba. For this window, the news is that Nicaraguan legend, Noel Mckenzie, joined the technical team to help coach David Rosario.
Action in Group A will continue on Sunday 3/28, with the match between Real Estelí and Titanes, and it will end on Monday 3/29 when the Colombians meet Caballos de Coclé.