ANDl MoraBanc Andorra ended the unbeaten by Joventut in Badalona and added his second consecutive victory (73-79) in a match marked by the success of the Andorrans in the triple (13 of 19) and especially of Amine Noua, author of 26 points with 6 of 7 from 6.75 meters.
The green and black went from heaven to hell in a week after beating Baxi Manresa (105-61) and in a final in which Pau Ribas He was not very lucky as he lost two decisive balls, they ended up giving up. The 18 offensive rebounds that they captured before their little success in the field shots.
- 73. Joventut Badalona (10 + 24 + 23 + 18): Vives (9), Paul (6), Busquets (-), Brodziansky (10), Birgander (-) -starting team-, Ribas (9), Tomic ( 12), Ventura (2), Feliz (7), Maronka (-), Willis (8) and Parra (10).
- 79. MoraBanc Andorra (8 + 25 + 28 + 18): Hannah (14), Miller-McIntyre (4), Crawford (5), Noua (26), Arteaga (-) -starting team-, Paulí (-), Jelinek (10), Diagne (4), Morgan (3), Mekel (9) and Olumuyiwa (4).
- Referees: Pérez Pérez, Padrós and Baez. Without eliminated.
- Incidents: match corresponding to the sixth day of the Endesa League played at the Palau Olímpic de Badalona before 3,672 spectators. One of the referees, Arnau Padrós, was injured in the third quarter and could not finish the game.
The first quarter was an accumulation of nonsense on the part of both teams as indicated by the 10-8 at the end of the first ten minutes, with the Joventut making a 3 of 17 shooting of field and the MoraBanc Andorra a 3 of 13.
Andorrans they found the hit from the triple in the second act from the hand of Jelinek and Morgan (16-17, min. 13) but his problems in the defensive rebound meant that the difference was not wider.
Pau Ribas responded to Clevin Hannah’s three-pointers in the final stretch of the second quarter to lead La Penya to what would be their maximum advantage in the first half (31-27, min. 19). The israeli Gal Mekel, who debuted with the Andorrans, left the score at halftime at 34-33.
Amine Noua was the star of the third quarter with his 16 points, which led the Andorrans to a maximum advantage of six (55-61, min. 29). Joel Parra and Derek Willis held up a Joventut that he was unable to stop the Frenchman’s success.
The Andorrans remained in a state of grace at the beginning of the last period and left until the nine points clear (59-68, min. 33) after a triple by Hannah.
La Penya turned to Ante Tomic to try to hit from inside the area and despite the defense of Diagne and Olumuyiwa, the Croatian charged with the team with Brodziansky, who put the score at 71-72 with 2’11 “from the end.
Two consecutive turnovers by Pau Ribas ended with a basket of two of Jelinek and a triple from Noua that gave the Andorrans enough strength to ensure a victory that Olumuyina signed with two free throws that made it 71-79 with one minute remaining.