United Cup Day 3: Immortals and Fenix remain perfect

by Jo Fabian

Costa Rica - BC Uprise 83-84

Very significant game was Costa Rica (0-3) loss against BC Uprise RD (1-2) 83-84. It was an exceptional evening for American player Stephen Moore (196-SF-1994, college: Kansas City) who led the winners with 24 points (!!!), 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Dimon Carrigan added 10 points and 3 blocks!!! Costa Rica guard DeJon Waters Jr. (190-G-1997, college: Pitt St.). came up with a solid game by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds in the defeat.
Top Player:
BC Uprise: Stephen Moore 22+4reb+3ast

Group B
GIE Cibao Immortals - Belize 74-59

The hosting GIE Cibao Immortals (3-0) dominated start to finish in a win over Belize (1-2). The Dominican club looked amazing with a 74-59 win Thursday night. The best player for the winners was American forward James Milton (203-F-1992, college: Stevenson) who had 19 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Angel Rivas continues to be a big time performer. He chipped in a triple double with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists!! Lafayette Rutledge added 24 points and 3 rebounds in the win. At the other side the best for losing team was guard MaJic Dorsey (185-G, college: S.Indiana) who recorded 14 points (!!!) and 8 assists in a losing effort.
Top Player:
Immortals: James Milton 19+14reb+4stl

Fenix - Atlanta BC 76-55

The final game of the Thursday night was Fenix verses Atlanta BC. Fenix defeated the Atlanta BC 76-55. The Dominican club dominated the game with very aggressive defense in the first half! They also outrebounded the Americans 38-35 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a great day for Juan Valenzuela (191-SG-1997) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Fellow Dominican Jefry Arias (182-G-1997) scored 14 points (!!!) and 4 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Josh White by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in a losing effort.
Top Player:
Fenix: Juan Valenzuela 18+10reb+3ast