By Roberto Méndez / Jit
Jasiel Rivero was once again the most outstanding player today for Hereda San Pablo Burgos in the postponed match of matchday 25 in the Endesa League of Spanish basketball, in a performance that improved places in several departments.
With 18 points, five rebounds and two assists, the Antillean received 21 credits in his assessment to reach the highest score among the Burgos in a 86-98 defeat against the Canaries of Lenovo Tenerife, with a second consecutive success this week.
Rivero scored all goals with nine two-point baskets in 10 attempts for an excellent 90 percent effectiveness, according to statistics on the official website.
The Castilians could not with rivals confirmed as third in the tournament with a balance of 22 wins and five failures, while the losers held the fifth seat with 17 and 9.
This Thursday the visitors at the Burgos Coliseum came out ahead in the first two quarters 24-16 and 20-16, however the home team managed to get closer to one unit after winning the next 36-29 and in the final they could not come back by yielding 18-25.
Brazilian Marcelinho Huertas with 23 cards was the best scorer for the other side. The South American before the results of this date remains the leader among the best Latin American players with 106 points followed by Rivero (71) and the Argentine Luca Vildoza (TD Systems Baskonia- 62).
The power forward from Havana continues to improve in positions in the different departments and when this performance was added, he rose to 14th among those with the highest valuation average with 14.4 and 20 of the top scorers with 12.3.
Rivero occupies outstanding positions now with 11 in the list of rebounders with 5.5 of average in his 24 starts and is eighth with 67.9 percent in the effectiveness of the two-point shots (93 in 137 attempts).
The next match of those led by Joan Peñarroya will take place on Saturday the 10th of visitors at the Fernando Martín Pavilion against Urbas Fuenlabrada (8-20).