19/02/2019
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San Lorenzo to host second Semi-Final Group of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas

SAN JUAN (DIRECTV Liga de las Americas 2019) – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for the Americas confirmed that the defending champion of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas 2019, San Lorenzo de Almagro will host the second Semi-Final Group at the Polideportivo Roberto Pando.

The second Semi-Final Group will take place March 15-17 and will feature CD Las Animas (Chile), Guaros de Lara (Venezuela), Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico) and the host San Lorenzo de Almagro (Argentina).

CD Las Animas hosted the third preliminary group of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas and qualified to the Semi-Final Phase following an impressive 2-1 record with victories over Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) and San Martin de Corrientes (Argentina).

Two-time DIRECTV Liga de las Americas champion Guaros de Lara traveled to Ponce and finished the preliminary phase with a 3-0 record. Aaron Harper, Justin Williams and Heissler Guillent were the main offensive weapons for the Venezuelan team.

Capitanes de Arecibo qualified to the Semi-Final Phase with a 2-1 record and wins over Leones de Ponce and Libertadores de Querretaro. Emmmet, Holman and Pizarro led the offensive side of the team from Puerto Rico.

Defending champions San Lorenzo de Almagro will host the second group of the Semi-Final Phase following a 3-0 finish in Group C of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas. Dar Tucker, Nicolas Aguirre and Marcos Mata were San Lorenzo’s main offensive weapons in the first  stage of the continental stage.

Following three days of competitions, where the teams will play in round-robin format, the top two teams will continue to the Final 4 of the DIRECTV Liga de las Américas 2019.

The first Semi-Final of the DIRECTV Liga de las Américas will be broadcast by DIRECTV (South America), SporTV (Brazil), SKY (Mexico) and around the world through livebasketball.tv (subscription required).

For up-to-date information on DIRECTV Liga de las Americas 2019, visit ligamericas.basketball, as well as @ligamericas in social media.

FIBA