Nacional will start the league semifinals without Batista or Mitchell and the four clubs will meet the NFL
National, University of Urunday, Biguá and Olimpia They have achieved their favorites and They reached the semi-finals of the Uruguay Basketball League That starts on Mondays at Bateaux Square in Villa Biarritz.
Nacional beat Defensor Sporting 2-0, Eurondi Universitario 2-0 over Penarol, and Bijoa 2-0 to Malvin, and it was the Capitol that gave more effort to Olympia, No. 1 in the regular stage, but the red wings won 2-1 with a sober performance In the third and final game.
Skyler Hogan, a high-end foreigner from Olympia
This Monday, at 9:15 pm, Nacional will face Urunday Universitario but will not be able to count on two major players: Esteban Batista and Charles Mitchell.
Esteban Batista only played two games
Both have contracted Covid-19 In the past hours and they will not be able to exit the game in the games scheduled for this week. The second point will take place on Friday at 19:15.
The first match between Bigua and Olympia takes place on Tuesdays at 9:15 pm. The second is on Saturday at the same time. The series is now the best of five matches.
Ahead of the first match between Nacional and Uruguay Universitario on Monday, the leaders of the four clubs will meet with authorities from the Uruguay Basketball Association to analyze the issue of the absence of players due to COVID-19 infections.
Nacional has been one of the cadres hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In the last league (2019-2020) he suffered an outbreak in which almost the entire team was injured in the middle of the semi-final series against Aguada. Due to health protocol violations, the Tricolor was given a losing match and ultimately ended up dropping 3–2 on the pass to the final.
This season, on a recent date, a youngster Martin Quiroga’s infection caused him to lose the match to Urundi University on the deadline.
Now there is Batista and Mitchell’s infection in good condition and not showing symptoms. Days earlier, the person who contracted the virus was another young Lotaro Perez.
These injuries greatly affect the strength of the indoor game of Nacional as Mitchell plays the starting position and Batista, who arrives as a substitute for Jonathan Sacco (recently appeared in the quarter-finals against Defensor Sporting), gives depth and quality to the spin.
Devon Collier would have to withstand practically single-handedly fighting under the ring And Dominic Morrison, the striker, will have to help him.
At Urunday University in Corbin Jackson has a significant factor in recoil work. Tyrone Lee is one of the tournament’s best strikers and has Nicholas “Tico” Delgado to work in the field.
These tri-color losses for the first two parties, rather than counterbalancing the previous Nacional favoritism, reverse roles and set the Urunday Universitario the candidate’s weight.
Corbyn Jackson will have advantages
Hector da Bra’s side will play the semi-finals for the third time in a row.
The other key
Uncertain, duet and sexy will be the series between Biguá and Olimpia. In the regular stage, without Victor Rudd and the injured Santiago “Pepo Vidal”, Bigua won 90-82 with jubilant Donald Sims, who scored 45 goals.
Donald Sims, a huge character from Bigua
Since that fall, Olympia has won 8 games and lost 3. He has been the best in the regular season, and is possibly one of the best defenders in the tournament and has the best coach: Gerardo Gori, the man who led Olympia to struggle with tangled descent and has three consecutive seasons in qualifying.
Biguá has two notable aliens, the Sims Rod, Driver Bomber, Vidal. Olimpia is a great goalkeeper like Abel Agarbado, a tenacious defender and a great alien like Skyler Hogan. Beyond individualism, the teams play very well collectively. Anything can happen. Above all, good basketball.