The lion roars: Ponce achieves its first victory of the tournament in Carlos Rivera’s debut as leader

The lion roars: Ponce achieves its first victory of the tournament in Carlos Rivera’s debut as leader

Ponce – Jezreel de Jesus scored 17 points and the Lions They achieved their first victory of the 2024 season on Thursday. National Superior Basketball (BSN), 86-67, on the downcast Manatee Bears in the Juan “Pachin” Vicens Auditorium.

It was a successful debut for former player Carlos Rivera in his first game in charge of the Lions as a property manager.

Rivera replaced Argentine Sergio Hernandez, who left the long-haired squad after two heavy defeats at the start of the competition. Ponce lost its third straight match against the Criollos de Caguas last Sunday with Carlos Morales on the line on an interim basis.

On Thursday, the Lions reacted under the new Rivera era, handing the Bears their fifth consecutive loss, tied for last place in Section B with the Carolina Giants, both at 2-5.

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