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Halcones takes historic BCLA 3rd place for Mexico

SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO (Argentina) – Halcones de Xalapa overcame all sorts of adversity to finish 3rd in Basketball Champions League Americas Season 5, defeating Hebraica Macabi, 101-99, in an overtime thriller on Sunday at Estadio Ciudad.

Paco Olmos’ team became the first ever Mexican club to notch a Top 3 finish in BCLA history.


Halcones showed incredible resiliency, overcoming a 91-83 deficit with 1:19 left in regulation and a 4-point deficit in overtime to walk away victorious.

The Mexican team got contributions from up and down its roster, with as many as 5 different players scoring in double digits.

Jordan Glynn once again led the way with 20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, shooting 8/13 from the field and 2/5 from downtown.

Daniel Bejarano also had 20 points, including 6/10 from long distance for a team-high 21 efficiency rating. He tied the game at 99 in overtime before Austrian big man Rasid Mahalbasic scored the game-winning bucket with 5 seconds left.


Hebraica Macabi lead by as many as 17 points in regulation behind explosive performances from both Jordan Williams and guard Luciano Parodi.

The duo combined for 60 of the Uruguayans’ 99 points on a were both teams shot virtually 50 percent from the field.

Williams finished with 32 points on 10/21 from the field and 5/10 from downtown, adding 8 rebounds, a steal and 4 blocks to his dominant afternoon.

Parodi went 12/19 en route to his 28 points and notched 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Panamanian big man Ernesto Oglivie (18 points and 12 rebounds) and center Franklin Hassell (13 points and 11 boards) also contributed double-doubles for Hebraica.


But in the end, the superior depth of the Halcones squad proved to be the difference, as they outscored Hebraica’s reserves, 35-4.

David Cubillán (12 points and 6 assists) and Gabriel Girón (14 points) came off the bench to help in the winning effort.

Halcones finished the competition with a 7-4 record, while Hebraica completed their historic campaign with a 4-7 mark.