80-83: Frankamp decides the first match with the public

The UCAM Murcia beat Monbus on Wednesday at home Obradoiro by 80 to 83 in a game full of emotions, since, in addition to being resolved in the last seconds of extra time with a triple by Conner Frankamp; was the first to be disputed with the public in the League
Endesa after fourteen months of closed-door meetings as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

None of the contenders arrived at the clash of this day with pending challenges, since both teams had ensured the permanence weeks ago and had dropped from the fight to enter the playoff of the ACB, although this was not a reason not to experience a clash with maximum intensity and dispute.

The Obradoiro wanted to take advantage of the momentum given by his fans in the last game as host of the season from the beginning and was able to go 10-2 in the opening bars with Steven Enoch as a reference man.

As soon as the offensive machinery of the visiting team began to carbure, the men led by Sito Alonso cut distances on the scoreboard, thanks mainly to Frankamp’s wrist and Emanuel’s paint work Cate, although the locals managed to escape slightly at the end of the first quarter (22-16).

The Galician club maintained a better dynamic on the return to the track and was eleven up on the scoreboard (27-16) but, although it held this income for a few minutes, it ended up seeing how UCAM Murcia approached taking advantage of the good minutes of an exobradoirista like Kostas Vasileiadis (35-34).

The Obradoiro He reacted to the visitor’s comeback attempt and with a couple of choral actions he managed to widen the difference at halftime (41-34).

The locals continued to entrust themselves to Enoch after the restart and the North American post responded with points and intimidation that helped his team to continue in front during the first minutes of the third quarter (54-45), although after his departure from the field Murcia He added a 2-13 run in his favor and ended up sealing the period with an advantage (58-60).

The visiting team took advantage of its best moment to get six points difference (61-67) with good efforts in the offensive rebound, although the lack of consistency in attack gave options to a Obradoiro who, with four minutes remaining, took the lead again with two free throws from Kartal Ozmizrak (68-67).

Neither team was successful in attack in the following minutes and, despite the fact that Murcia entered this phase with an advantage, the game went to extra time (72-72) after Kassius missed Robertson the free kick that would have given the locals victory with two seconds to go.

In extra time, with 80-80 on the scoreboard and 22 seconds left, the last visitor possession consisted of a clarification for Frankamp, ​​who, before the defense of Robertson, scored a creditable triple, ultimately decisive for the final 80-83.

[+] This was the first game with an audience for 14 months in the Endesa League:

Summary of Monbus Obradoiro - UCAM Murcia (80-83)

Data sheet

80 – Monbus Obradoiro (22 + 19 + 17 + 14 + 8): Ozmizrak (8), Enoch (19), Daum (7), Robertson (15), Czerapowicz (10), -initial quintet- Muñoz (0), Oliver (3), Beliauskas (0), Birutis (16), Cohen (2).

83 – UCAM Murcia (16 + 18 + 26 + 12 + 11): Davis (8), Webb III (9), Cate (5), Rojas (2), Frankamp (17), -initial quintet- Bellas (8) , Malmanis (4), Radovic (19), Strawberry (0), DiLeo (0), Vasileiadis (11).

Referees: Pérez, Bultó, Lucas. They expelled, by accumulation of fouls, Emanuel Cate, James Webb III and Nemanja Radovic; from UCAM Murcia.

Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 37 of the 2020-21 Endesa League played at the Multiusos Fontes do Sar before approximately 1,200 fans, seated individually and wearing FFP2 masks in accordance with the security protocol against covid-19 approved by the ACB . The Obradoiro wore a special shirt on the occasion of the celebration of the Galician Literature Day.

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