Chaco, Argentina - The national basketball team of Venezuela defeated Colombia without major inconvenience, with a score of 101-66, to seal his move to the semifinals of the South American Chaco.
Venezuela started imprecise in their attack, allowing the Colombian team take 6-4 lead in the first 3 minutes, but quickly the natives began to attack the rim and press on defense, which allowed them to take control of the game. Pepito Romero in the paint and David Cubillan from the perimeter led the offense, and at 2:34 minutes, a triple from Greivis Vazquez gave an 11 point lead to Venezuela, 31-10 to en the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Axiers Sucre came off the bench to command the Venezuelan attack. The power forward managed 11 points in the quarter, which ended 24-21 in favor of the natives, to go into halftime with a 24 point lead ( 55-31).
Venezuela eased a bit on defense in the third period, which allowed the Colombia team to score 24 points in the quarter, but the Vinotinto team kept up their offense to score 25 points and enter the fourth quarter up 80 to 55.
Now with the game decided, Musselman gave opportunity for substitutes, who extended the advantage to win the game, 101-66.
The 12 players from Venezuela were present on the scoreboard, José Vargas with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 triples, while four other players managed double-digit points, Greivis Vasquez, Gregory Vargas, David Cubillan and Axiers Sucre, who scored 11 points each.
For Colombia, Divier Perez culminated with 21 points and 13.
With the win, Venezuela advanced to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, qualifier to the 2014 FIBA World Championship.
Source: Pantalla Deportiva