Lopez Cup (LDC In-Season Tournament): Immortals nip Zona Norte to claim the trophy

by LatinBasket.com

Review of Round 2 of Lopez Cup (LDC In-Season Tournament) - November 18, 2023
POSTED BY: Ghassan Abousamra

Mark Hall

Lopez Cup 2023 (LDC In-Season Tournament)

Immortals - Zona Norte 77-76

GIE Cibao Immortals earned 2023 Lopez Cup (LDC In-Season Tournament) victory. They narrowly defeated Mambas in the Final in Santiago tonight. Mark Hall (196-PG-1994, college: St.Cloud St.) sank a three at the buzzer to win the game for the Dominican powerhouse.

Immortals recorded an 18-13 lead after ten minutes. Zona Norte sank 21 points in the second frame to tie things up at 34. Immortals went on a 24-16 run in the third period to regain the advantage. But Zona Norte found the way back into the contest erasing the deficit and taking a narrow lead late in regulation. But Victor Torres (189-SG-1995) came up with a decisive bucket to seal a two point led for the home team. Immortals head coach Jermaine Barnes called a timeout and drew up a game winning play. Mark Hall finished with 20 points, while Kelvin Tavarez accounted for 22 points for the champions. Victor Torres answered with 26 points in a losing effort.

Titans - Team Max 66-77

Team Max roll pass the Santiago Basket Titans 77-66 Saturday Night in the 2023 Lopez Cup. Jhoan Pena (195-SF-1994) was the top scorer tonight with 15 points and 7 rebounds.