A youth basketball game was under investigation by the Argentine Confederation (CAB) for suspicions of anti-sports conduct by the players who starred in the duel that Ameghino from Villa María beat him 119-90 a Sport Club Bocce of Colonia Caroya, in one of the semi-final home runs of the Federal League U17 male, based in Córdoba.
The scandal broke out after the images of the final seconds of the match that defined a pass to the Final Four of the national contest. Ameghinowho played at home, needed to win the match against Bowls by 29 points difference or more to achieve the pass to the next phase as the best second in the group, since the club Benjamin Matienzo from Córdoba had managed to be the leader of the area after winning all the games. But the host team had to achieve a comfortable victory to advance.
Restaban 10 seconds for the end of the game and Ameghino he needed at least four points to achieve the goal. With the score 115-90, the local team scored an unopposed double under the basket. There were two more left to achieve the feat, but there was practically no more time. The miracle occurred when a player Bowls He served from below the rim and passed the ball to his rival to score the necessary 119-90 before the horn sounded. The audience present and even the broadcast presenter were astonished with what they had just seen and the ease with which the notes were obtained. “How much did he need to win? 29 and how much difference has it converted? 29 points. Historic moment”exclaimed the journalist.
After the celebrations for the classification, the Disciplinary Court of the Argentine Basketball Confederation took action on the matter and opened an ex officio file to investigate the outcome of the match between Ameghino and Bochas. “The objective will be to analyze the sporting behavior of the members of both teamsas a result of different situations that occurred during the match that ended with the local team winning 119 to 90. Once the analysis is completed, the final ruling will be reported,” the CAB published.
Once the governing body of Argentine basketball issued its decision, the Villa María club announced that it will not participate in the Quadrangular Final that will take place on September 29, 30 and October 1 and issued a statement to justify its decision. “The last 10 seconds of said game do not correspond to what the closing of the home run deserved, casting suspicion on the sporting decisions of boys who did nothing more than play and fight with noble weapons. The only reward that the Ameghino club seeks is in the development of values and that task does not end with a classification,” they explained from the Córdoba institution.
THE COMPLETE STATEMENT FROM THE AMEGHINO CLUB OF VILLA MARÍA
The Florentino Amghino Youth Club of Villa María informs the community that it has made the decision not to participate in the U17 Federal Training Final Quadrangular organized by the Argentine Basketball Confederation.
The decision is the result of the circumstances in which the closing of the match with Bochas Sport Club, from Colonia Caroya, was involved, where Ameghino achieved the 29 points difference that gave him the ticket to the home run as the best second of the three semi-final home runs. In said closing and after the two teams had battled intensely for 39 minutes and 50 seconds, The last 10 seconds of said game do not correspond to what the closing of the home run deserved, casting suspicion on the sporting decisions of boys who did nothing more than play and fight with noble weapons.
Both for the boys from Ameghino and from Bochas Sports, who played the entire game with their most reliable players and who gave 100% of their conditions, they do not deserve that for 10 seconds of the game, the Confederation opens a file generating suspicions towards them .
Ameghino instills and represents values that are built day by day, accompanying the boys in their training and life development, generating good habits, sportsmanship and respect for the game and rivals.
It is a much bigger undertaking than a sports result that qualifies us for something. The only reward that the Ameghino club seeks is in the development of values and that task does not end with a classification.
To the players of the U17 team, their parents have worked hard all weekend, and the general public who always accompanies and behaves excellently, we are grateful for always representing the institution with dignity.
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