Rodríguez and Gutiérrez join 30-point Club
GATINEAU, Canada, July 28, 2017 – Venezuelan Emerson Rodriguez
and Cuba Miguel David Gutierrez have joined the exclusive group
of players who have scored 30 or more points in a single match
in the history of the Men’s Pan American Cup.
In Thursday’s matches of the annual competition taking place in
Gatineau, Rodriguez scored 31 points in the five-set loss of
Venezuela to Puerto Rico, while Gutierrez collected 30 points in
the five-set victory of Cuba over United States.
They became the seventh and eighth members of the list topped by
Dominican Republic’s José Cáceres, who set the current record of
37 points on June 20, 2009 against Puerto Rico.
Puerto Ricans Victor Bird and Maurice Torres are next on the
list with 32 points. Bird’s performance came on June 7, 2007
against Canada, while Torres had his on August 16, 2014 against
Puerto Rican legend Hector “Picky” Soto scored 31 points against
Mexico on May 24, 2010.
Dominican Republic’s Elvis Contreras had 30 points against
Trinidad & Tobago on August 24, 2013 and Colombia’s Ronald
Jiménez collected 30 against Mexico on May 22, 2016.