South American Club Championship: UTE beats Universidad Austral
UTE marched to the opening victory at the South American Club Championship in Quito.
The hosts thrashed Universidad Austral of Chile in the opener. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) and Astou Traore (182-F/C-81) teamed up for 61 points to pace the Ecuadorian powerhouse.
UTE eked out just a 4-point lead after ten minutes. But the margin grew at 15-point mark at the interval 46:31. UTE unleashed 33 points in the third term to take a massive 31-point advantage into the fourth frame. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Stephany Pena had 14 points in the winning effort. Maria Florencia Palacios (181-F-85) responded with 21 points for Universidad Austral. Lidia Mirchandani (172-PG-76) had 13 points in the loss.
UTE: Astou Traore 31, Paola Ferrari 30, Stephany Pena 14
Universidad Austral: Maria Palacios 21, Lidia Mirchandani 13