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The Argentine League season landed in the most exciting period, that stretch of pure adrenaline in which the participants will squeeze their resources to stay on the path that will lead to the dream goal of fighting for promotion to the elite.

The unknowns about the last tickets to the playoffs have already been resolved and the last to seal their ticket were Estudiantes de Tucumán and Bahía Basket, with two dramatic definitions and the coincidence of a furious final sprint to catch that coveted place in the postseason.

With the eight confirmed participants, in each conference, the chips for the construction of the Quarterfinal matches were set, which will be activated starting tomorrow.

The teams located from 5 to 12 of each region were immersed in this qualifying stage, which will be played in the best of three games, with a 1-2 format.


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Stadium: Dow Center (Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires).

History in the season: In this season they faced each other twice, with triumphs for those from Concordia. The last time they saw each other was in Bahía Blanca, on February 14.

Streaks: Bahía defeated Quilmes in the play-in to decide the 12th place in the Southern Conference. Those led by Laura Cors won the game 63-51, in a match played at the Islas Malvinas stadium.

On the other hand, Estudiantes de Concordia qualified directly after winning fifth place

Stated: “We will look to do the same as the last few games in terms of how we get through. Back to front, defending. Forward we have resources and we know how to solve. We will look for the best shot. But I insist, the key is behind”affirmed Valentín Forestier to La Nueva.

At the local Ezequiel Paz is recovering from a sprained ankle suffered against Quilmes.

The number: Bahía Basket’s outstanding statistics are Ezequiel Paz (15.6 points and 4.2 assists), Gabriel Novaes (14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds), and Joaquín Sánchez (11.9 points and 4.6 rebounds).

In Estudiantes (C) the numerical leaders are Álvaro Yarza (11.8 points), Agustín Más Delfino (11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds), and Matías Alluchón (10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds).


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Stadium: Antonio Rotili (Lanus, Buenos Aires).

History in the season: In this season in two opportunities with triumphs for Villa Miter.

Streaks: Lanús defeated Quilmes de Mar del Plata and through the contribution of Sebastián Chaine found the resources to seal a definitive 77-70, with which he prevailed in the play-in and advanced to the Reclassification.

Villa Mitre, 6th in the South, will cross from today against Lanús (11th), in a series that will begin on the garnet court and will be played to the best of 3 (games 2 and possibly 3 at José Martínez).

Stated: “The important thing is to get to the playoffs well. We arrived at a good time. Our performance peak was the last four or five we played at home. We arrived at a great individual and collective moment, with great desire. We are a mature team that knows how to play these instances. We will face another mature rival, it is true, but we have done things very well to skip this matchup and fully enter the quarterfinals ”, Franco Amigo told La Nueva.

The number: At Grana, center Sebastián Chaine (13.4 points and 5.2 recoveries) and Canadian Ryan Cassidy (11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds) stand out in scoring. As for the evaluation, Pablo Bruna stands out with 13.1 (9.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 45.5% in doubles).

The numerical leaders at Villa Miter are Federico Harina (14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds), Ramiro Heinrich (13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds) and Javier Bollo (12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds).


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Stadium: The Giant of Maipú Street (General Roca, Río Negro).

History in the season: During the Regular Phase they won two games apiece in the matches against each other and both teams won once as a visitor in that head-to-head.

Streaks: Del Progreso will host Ciclista de Junín in the first point of the series for the best of three games. Juan Kass’s team finished the qualifying stage with a 13-15 record and his rival was seventh in the South (16-12).

The data: The experience of captain Gustavo Maranguello, the leadership of Valentín Burgos, the scoring of Ezequiel Dupuy, the experience of Howard Wilkerson and the contribution of revelation Facundo Sanz on the boards are some of Progre’s important weapons for what is to come.

They know each other very well. The presence of Daniel Jaule as coach of Ciclista gives this Tuesday’s match a special touch. Faces have already been seen several times, but now one of the two will say goodbye to the competition. On the other side there is also an acquaintance from Auriazul such as Manuel Lambrisca and Christian Boudet from Neuquén, both from major tournaments (Diario Democracia).

“Del Progreso is a very good team offensively. In the season we won two games each, but there were always tough and even games. They have a good coach, hierarchy and experience in many positions, but we have ours. Any rival that had touched us was going to be difficult. Here anyone beats anyone. You have to be focused,” Maxi Tamburini told the Democracia newspaper.

The number: Meanwhile, Del Progreso’s highlights are Ezequiel Dupuy (14.2 points), Valentín Burgos (13.3 points and 5.2 assists) and Facundo Sanz (11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds).

On the Ciclista side, the best exponents are Manuel Lambrisca (14.5 points and 4.7 rebounds), Christian Boudet (11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds) and Valentín Duvanced (10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds).


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Stadium: Ricardo Dorado Merlo (Parchment, Buenos Aires).

History in the season: In this season they met twice, with a victory each team. The last time they met was in Pergamino, with a 78-73 victory for the locals.

Streaks: Pergamino Básquet defeated Bahía Básquet at home 90-83 for the last date of the Regular Phase of the Southern Conference of the Argentine League. In this way, those led by Julián Pagura ensured their presence in the playoffs in their first participation in the competition.

After a week of set-up, Gimnasia hit the road to start the playoffs. His first stop is Pergamino, at the start of the Argentine League Reclassification. In this first instance, the series will be the best of three games and Lobo will have home-field advantage. El Lobo finished eighth during the Regular Phase.

The number: On the Pergamino side, the outstanding statistics are Benjamín Levato (16.5 points and 3.4 rebounds), Andrés Mariani (14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds) and Santiago Ibarra (14.0 points and 3.7 rebounds).

Gimnasia’s outstanding statistics are Nicolás Gianella (17.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists), Franco Barroso (12.2 points and 9.5 rebounds) and Yago Sánchez (10.8 points and 3.2 rebounds).


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Stadium: Home of the Tigers (Sunchales, Santa Fe).

History in the season: They met twice with wins for Villa San Martín.

Streaks: The Tigres receive Villa San Martín with the intention of taking advantage of the definition in Resistencia. During the Regular Phase, Libertad finished tenth, while Villa San Martín ranked seventh.

Stated: “Now a different tournament begins, where you have to play each game in the best way because if you don’t stay out; we have a very tough rival, a very young team that plays very well, we faced them very recently at the close of the regular phase and we had to make a lot of effort to win, so we believe that we have very recent technical and tactical concepts of what What do we have to do to beat Libertad de Sunchales? We need to find the best Villa San Martin”, explained Gastón Castro, coach of the Chaco cast.

The number: Libertad’s top performers are Julián Eydallin (14.1 points and 4.4 rebounds), Estéfano Simondi (13.5 points) and Manuel Alonso (12.1 points and 3.7 rebounds).

The best exponents of Villa San Martín are Michael Henry (13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds), Sebastián Mignani (12.0 points and 4.2 assists) and Santiago Ludueña (11.3 points and 4.7 assists).


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Stadium: Dionisio Muruaga (Tucuman).

History in the season:Estudiantes and Ameghino met twice during the Regular Phase with a victory for each team.

Streaks: Los Tucumanos became strong as a visitor and managed to qualify for the postseason of La Liga Argentina. La Zebra defeated Colón 97 to 96. A match that was defined in three additional times.

For his part, Ameghino finished fifth in the Northern Conference.

The number: In Estudiantes (T) the numerical leaders are José Muruaga (15.4 points and 3.8 rebounds), Diego Peralta (10.8 points) and Pablo Walter (9.8 points and 4.4 rebounds).

In Ameghino the most outstanding players are Juan Luis Abeiro (17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds), Emiliano Lezcano (12.1 points and 3.2 rebounds) and Tomás Allende (11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds).


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Stadium: Leopoldo Brozovix (Rivadavia, Mendoza).

History in the season: This season they faced each other four times and the victory was always for the northerners. In any case, the Oranges are on the rise after beating Colón de Santa Fe in the Play-In.

Streaks: As is now customary, Rivadavia raises the flag of Mendoza’s basketball at the national level. In his fifth consecutive season in the second division of Argentine basketball, he got the passage to the Playoffs and in his first duel, he will seek to strike against the powerful Salta Basket.

The team led by José Luis Pisani is ready for the start of the playoffs. The team was preparing daily with days in double shift to face the final stretch with intensity. For this week, the field practices were held at the 9 de Julio club, an institution that Los Infernales thank for the provision of their facilities, given the impossibility of doing so at the Delmi stadium.

Stated: “We are facing a well-known team, but this is going to be totally different. So are the playoffs. Let’s go out and leave everything. We are prepared to win. We have to play a great collective game to go to Salta with the advantage”, Tobías Cravero affirmed, he is one of the strong pieces directed by DT Marcos Boccolini.

The Salta squad traveled to Mendoza last night and will return immediately after the game, with all the physical wear and tear that this means to play next Friday’s game at the Delmi.

The number: Rivadavia’s standout stats are Stéfano Arancibia (12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists), Franco Sampaulise (11.3 points) and Tobías Cravero (11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds).

In Salta Basket, the numerical leaders are Nicolás Zurschmitten (19.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists), Cristian Cardo (14.2 points and 6.0 rebounds) and Federico De Miguel (14.1 points).


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Stadium: Jorge Ferrero (Armstrong, Santa Fe).

History in the season: Norte and Independiente faced each other twice with triumphs for those from Santiago del Estero.

Streaks: Deportivo Norte finished in ninth position while Independiente was eighth.

The number: The best exponents of Deportivo Norte are Lautaro Mare (14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds), Franco Borsellino (12.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists) and Octavio Sarmiento (12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds).

The numerical leaders in Independiente are Daniel Tabbia (14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds), Jeremías Sandrini (11.1 points and 5.3 assists) and Bruno Ingratta (10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds).