ANDhe Joventut achieved a hard-fought victory against Casademont Zaragoza (84-78) with a sensational Ante Tomic who decided the game with his actions in the last two minutes to finish as the game’s top scorer with 24 points.

The Zaragozans played a good game led by Adam Waczynski (20 points) and Dino Radoncic (15 points) but they could not solve the green-black pressure in the last quarter nor could they with Tomic every time he received near the rim, especially in the second quarter in which the Croatian scored 17 points.

In a game in which Joventut only scored two 3-pointers from seventeen attempts, their centers’ points were key with Tomic, Willis and Brodziansky adding 48 of the 84 points. Pau Ribas, with 14 goals and a great defense over Mobley, also had a lot to blame for the sixth green-black victory.

La Penya started up on the scoreboard (6-2, min. 2) with Parra, Ribas and Tomic scoring, but their problems in the defensive rebound, where Tomic could not with Hlinason allowed the hands to turn the score (9- 10, min. 4).

A triple by Busquets -the only one in the second quarter- returned the four points of advantage to Joventut (23-19, min. 11) but the locals did not solve their problems in defense, especially under the hoops where Dino Radoncic and Triggvy Hlinason added six points each, and showed a lot of mistakes in the triple with 2 of 17 in the first half.

A triple by Vanwijn took the Zaragozans to their maximum difference (30-34, min. 17), to which Parra and Brodziansky responded with their points to leave the scoreboard in a draw at halftime (35-35).

Against Tomic he took command in Joventut’s attack in the third quarter to put an eight-point lead (49-41, min. 25). La Penya was another in defense, more aggressive and pressing the front line more skillfully, which gave him dominance on the scoreboard but not on the match.

A couple of defensive mistakes that ended with a triple by Waczynski and a basket by Radoncic only under the basket lifted the visitors who turned the score (51-52, min. 29) with a partial of 4-13.

La Penya took oxygen with two actions starring Willis to finish the fourth three up (55-52). The American center stretched the home advantage with a couple of individual actions that lifted the crowd from their seats (65-58, min. 33).

Casademont Zaragoza returned to the charge after Brodziansky put La Penya in his maximum difference (70-62, min. 37) and the poor local defense on his shooters put him within two points (76-74) after a triple of Okoye 1’20 “from the end.

Ante Tomic appeared to resolve the match with a two plus one after capturing a rebound in attack and a dunk (79-74) and Joel Parra put the finishing touch with a dunk after a steal of the ball (81-74) 34 seconds behind. final honk.

Data sheet:

84 – Joventut Badalona (20 + 15 + 20 + 29): Vives (3), Ribas (14), Parra (8), Brodziansky (11), Tomic (24) -starting team-, Busquets (5), Ventura (-), Feliz (5), Willis (12) and Birgander (2).

78 – Casademont Zaragoza (17 + 18 + 17 + 26): San Miguel (6), Mobley (6), Okoye (9), Radoncic (15), Hlinason (8) -starting team-, Vanwijn (3), Thompson (10), Waczynski (20), Font (-) and Sipahi (1).

Referees: Calatrava, Manuel and García. They eliminated Stan Okoye for five personal fouls (min. 40).

Incidents: match corresponding to the tenth day of the Endesa League played at the Palau Olímpic de Badalona before 3,858 spectators.