Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- Lenovo Tenerife avenged the defeat in the last Canarian derby, on this occasion being angry in front of the fans of the Gran Canaria basketball club, which has overcome it. A sounding 77-91.
The success of Ivan Cruz in the paint (19 points) and Marcelinho Huertas from the side (16 more and 5 assists) dismantled a yellow team that was only comforted by the efficiency of Jovan Kljazic (17 points) and Khalifa Diop (15).
The match started more than even, with Abromitis scoring for the visitors, while an emerging Kljazic surprised Comanche with steals, layups and rebounds in the zone.
With the scoreboard tied at 9-9, Lenovo requested a time out to stop the Claretian frenzy, something that seemed to be achieved with the entry of Ivan Cruz and Aaron Doornekamp, who neutralized the momentum of Albicis, Benite and company, electronic (19-23 ).
In the second quarter, both teams were more present in the inside game and Khalifa Diop, the yellow ranks and Tenerife’s Diagon took center stage. However, the team from Tenerife managed to overcome the 10-point barrier less than five minutes before the break (23-34).
Gran Canaria responded both on the perimeter and on the counter-attack with an inspired Kljazic, but it turned out to be a simple mirage. Saleen and Cruz once again spread the gum for Lenovo, ending the first half eloquently at 32-46.
After the break, Diop took the stripes in yellow, but it was insufficient against Tenerife’s outside battery, which continued to hammer. With every basket of two or two by Khalifa, Vidoretta team’s answer came with a new triple (51-71).
With already over twenty (55-79), the Laguneros devoted themselves to managing the advantage while Gran Canaria tried to cover up the defeat, but to no avail.
With the final 77-91, Gran Canaria shape the Endesa League with a pre-season balance of two wins and four losses, while Lenovo will face them in their last friendly match on September 25 against Carplus Fuenlabrada after two wins and one loss this season. .
List of facts:
77. CB Gran Canaria (19+13+23+22): Bassas (5), Kljajic (17), Shurna (5), Diop (15) and Salvó (7)-initial team-; Albisi (3), Brussino (5), Inglis (9), Benite (7), De la Torre (2), Mutaf (-), Etxeguren (-) and Stavic (2).
Coach: Xhaka Lakovic.
91. Lenovo Tenerife (23+23+33+12): Huertas (16), Salin (5), Abromaitis (16), Cook (5) and Diagné (2) -initial five-; Fittipaldo (2), Rodriguez (-), Doornekamp (10), Cruz (19), Sastre (2), Fernandez (14) and Ricciotti (-).
Coach: Txus Vidorreta.
Referees: Francisco Arana, Alfonso Olivares and Hector Baez. Without elimination.
Event: CB Gran Canaria’s 2022–23 season presentation meeting was played in front of its fans, at the Gran Canaria Arena in front of around 2,236 spectators. EFE