The Urbas Fuenlabrada flies to salvation after achieving his second victory in just 48 hours, imposing this Sunday a whole Lenovo
Tenerife which he defeated 98-65 with a coral basketball, dominating the rebound and hitting the triple to get closer to permanence.
The courage of the soul, the relief of a team comforted by their victory in Friday’s crucial derby against him Movistar
Students (86-87), brought out the best of a Fuenlabrada who added his eleventh victory and is four above relegation.
Key to the triumph were the Congolese Christian Eyenga (15 points and 3 rebounds), the Nigerian Obi Emegano (18, 4 and 5 assists) and American Kyle Alexander (17 and 4) in a choral duel in which everyone scored, including the teenager Bassala Bagayoko (2), again with minutes after breaking the precocity record a week ago with 14 years and 7 months.
Madrid’s triumph, despite its four casualties -Osas Ehigiator, Estonian Siim-Sander Vene, Marc Garcia and Alex Urtasun– reduces the income of the Lenovo
Tenerife, which still has 26 wins, four over TD Systems Baskonia, although Vitorianos have three games less.
In the lagoon team the flashes of the Brazilian Marcelinho were not enough Orchards (12 points and 4 assists) and American Spencer Buterfield (12) to claim victory in their last match before heading to the Final to Eight of the Champions League that will begin on Wednesday in Nizhny
The Fuenlabreños came from sweet after winning the Students and they came out wanting more: defense of changes on the Georgian Giorgi Shermadini, a voracious start to steal and rebound, and three triples of four gave them a quick advantage (19-6, min. 4), which forced Txus Vidorreta to renew the quintet, without much success because the locals continued to dominate: 7 -2 the rebound and 28-18 at the close of the quarter.
They went for more than Raventós, with the teenager Bassala
Bagayoko on track and a Eyenga on a roll that unleashed two triples and a mate (42-23, min. 16). Huertas entered the scene distributing game for a 2-10 visitor that shortened the Fuenlabran frenzy: 44-33 at halftime.
Returned the Lenovo
Tenerife wanting to finish the job, with the speed of Bruno Fitipaldo at the controls and the doll of Butterfield, but ‘Fuenla‘resisted (54-44, min. 25). Huertas and Shermadini, but it appeared Emegano to chain six points that were pure oxygen for a Fuenlabrada that reached the last quarter while conserving the ten of income (68-58).
Those in green began to see themselves winning a game that could put them one step away from salvation, and they recovered their aggressiveness in defense to put a 6-0 start (74-58, min. 33). Stopped it Vidorreta, but the locals went to two tens after a 2 + 1 from Jovan Novak and a mate from Kyle Alexander (82-62, min. 36).
It was practically the sentence for a game that ended on ‘showtime’ with steals, dunks and moments for the enjoyment of a Fuenlabran team that with its eleventh victory sees its continuity in the League
Endesa, while the Lenovo
Tenerife already puts the mind at 100% in the challenge of the ‘Final a Eight’ of Russia.
98 – Urbas Fuenlabrada (28 + 16 + 24 + 30): Samar (4), Meindl (9), Eyenga (15), Cheatham (10), Alexander (17) -initial quintet-, Novak (6), Diallo ( 7), Emegano (18), Trimble (8), Bagayoko (2) and González (2).
65 – Lenovo Tenerife (18 + 15 + 25 + 7): Huertas (12), Salin (6), Doornekamp, Cavanaugh (3), Shermadini (7) -the starting five-, Sulejmanovic (6), Guerra (10), Fitipaldo (5), Yusta (4), Butterfield (12) and Rodríguez.
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Alberto Sánchez and Cristóbal Sánchez. Without eliminated.
Incidents: match of the thirty-fifth day of the Endesa League, played at the Fernando Martín de Fuenlabrada Pavilion (Madrid), behind closed doors due to health measures against the coronavirus pandemic.