BSN sanctions Capitanes’ David Huertas
By The Star Staff
National Superior Basketball (BSN by its Spanish initials) announced that it has issued a fine to Arecibo Capitanes shooting guard David Huertas after he was disqualified during Tuesday night’s second game of the BSN championship semifinal between Arecibo and the San Germán Atléticos.
As established in article 15.5(b) of the BSN Disciplinary Regulations, players who are disqualified from a game for committing two fouls ruled unsportsmanlike will be sanctioned with a fine of up to $500. If the player is disqualified again due to the accumulation of unsportsmanlike fouls, more severe sanctions will be applied, including a game suspension.
On May 26, Huertas was sanctioned with a one-game suspension for engaging in an act of physical aggression against an opposing player, Alex Abreu, under Rule 15.5(d) of the Disciplinary Regulations.
In Tuesday’s game, Huertas was disqualified in circumstances other than the May 26 incident, as the referees penalized him with two fouls that were ruled unsportsmanlike. The BSN fined him $500, the maximum penalty allowed by Rule 15.5(b) of the Disciplinary Regulations, the league announced Wednesday.
The semifinal series between the Capitanes and Atléticos, tied at 1-1 after San Germán rallied for an 89-88 victory Tuesday night at home, was to continue Thursday with Game 3 in Arecibo at 8 p.m. The Bayamón Vaqueros lead the Ponce Leones two games to none in the other semifinal series, with Game 3 set for Friday at 8 p.m. in Bayamón. Games are carried live on Teleisla, Telemundo and Punto 2 (check local listings for dates and times) and YouTube from bsnpr.
Teams active in the postseason have beefed up security personnel to reassure fans and families, limiting access to the court, and the BSN has assigned an additional official dedicated to the supervision of the game in progress.
“The commitment of all the entities that make up the BSN is to prioritize everyone’s safety, which is why it requests cooperation and the healthy enjoyment of sport,” the BSN said in a written communication.
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