Date: January 21, 2013 Undefeated leader Flamengo recorded the sixteenth consecutive victory on Monday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Minas (8-8) 105-90 in Belo Horizonte. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Minas managed to win third quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Flamengo outrebounded Minas 36-23 including 17 on the offensive glass. The former international center Caio Silveira (211-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) chipped in 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) responded with 25 points and the former international swingman Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) scored 13 points and 7 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the sixteenth consecutive win for Flamengo. They maintain first place with 16-0 record. Loser Minas dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Paulistano. Flamengo will meet at home Pinheiros (#4) in the next round. Minas will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Flamengo: O.Rodriguez 25+11reb+4ast, C.Silveira 23+14reb+3ast, M.Vieira 23+4reb, V.Benite 16+2reb+4ast, K.Mensah 13+3reb+4ast, E.Machado 5+1reb+1ast Minas: J.Beal 25+1reb+1ast, M.Borders 17+1reb+5ast, R.Mineiro Rodrigues 14+7reb+2ast, B.Nardi Duarte 13+3reb+7ast, R.Ansaloni 10+5reb, D.Nunes 6+4reb+1ast
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