Benfica defends their Portuguese title


Sport Lisboa Benfica are now back-to-back Portuguese LPB Champions after they defeated Associacao Academica de Coimbra 91-77 in the fourth game of the Finals. This was just a blockbuster season for Benfica as they can now add this title to their collection of victories. They also won the Portuguese Supercup and the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup this 2013.

Benfica was led by LaceDarius Dunn (193 cm, Baylor’11) who scored 24 points in the win. Fellow American import Frederick Gentry (201 cm, McNeese State’02) added 19 points of his own. It was concerted effort by the team to pour on 31 points in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Arnette Hallman, who has American and Spanish citizenship, led all Academica scorers with 20 points. Starting forward, Joao Balseiro chipped in 14 points.

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