Quimsa in the Champions League final after defeating Hebraica

Quimsa is the host of the Final Four of the Basketball Champions League Americas 2024 (BCLA), it hosts the competition in the City. La Fusión defeated Hebraica after coming from behind and qualified for the final continental competition. Flamengo did their thing against Halcones de Xalapa and will face the locals in the title match.

Tayavek Gallizi turns it around

Quimsa 89 – Hebraica 75

The battle for title match qualification on Santiago soil began with the visit leading the scoreboard. They led thanks to their scorer, Jordan Williams (25 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block). But as the clock ticked down, the Fusion managed to get into the game and defend the home team. Ramella’s men were solid on both sides of the field and turned history around. Quimsa won and from then on, the distance from his opponent only grew. Emiliano Basabe (14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals) and Juani Brussino (14 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists) helped Santiago’s team win with their scores.

Aside from the win, Quimsa continued scoring and throughout the second quarter they were able to pull five points (39-34). A distance they grew for the rest of the match. Because Hebraica was invalidated and never topped the scoreboard again.

In the second half, Ramella’s team scored 50 points together, which helped them qualify for the Champions League finals. They were separated by 18 units, the maximum of the match. The local team had five players who surpassed double digits in scoring and contributed to the joint victory. One of them is Tayavek Gallizzi (12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks) who was sent off due to fouls in the last period.

Without a doubt, Quimsa was superior to Hebraica the moment it entered the match and won the match by 14 points. Now they have to face Flamengo in the finals of the Champions League, who won the title in 2021. Ramella’s men will face an old home acquaintance, Franco Balbi, who had a memorable time with the Santiago team between 2009 and 2010.

What’s next for Fusion?

They have to play in the final tomorrow, Sunday, April 14, against Mengao, who won 90 – 87 against Halcones de Xalapa. Undoubtedly a great meeting uniting the two powers of South American basketball. The two teams will battle it out to see who will win their second BCLA title.

Photo: FIBA

Source: Tycsports

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