ANDhe Coosur Real Betis extended its streak of consecutive wins to three this Saturday and sees salvation closer after beating a direct rival, MoraBanc Andorra (76-93), to which it cedes the bottom position and complicates its future in the ACB after a new exhibition by the American point guard Shannon Evans, architect of the victory with his 29 points, 11 assists and 29 PIR.

The rhythm of the beginning of the game was marked by a lethal Evans. The orchestra director of Coosur Real Betis scored three triples in six attempts and distributed an assist. Luis Casimiro’s men entrusted themselves to the offensive success of the Suffolk man and handcuffed a local team with excessive anxiety.

David Eudal’s men were always in tow and ran into a very solid rival with very clear ideas. With a triple by Moussa Diagne, MoraBanc was ahead for the first time in the electronic score with 13 to 12, but it was somewhat anecdotal since the Sevillians, with a run of 5-11, took the first quarter by 18 to 24. Shannon Evans’ inspiration in those ten minutes was key with 11 points and 1 assist for a PIR of 11.

The second quarter started with Evans’ fourth triple. Five consecutive points from Yannick Franke hooked the locals into the game at 24-29, although some inappropriate errors due to anxiety took their toll on Eudal’s men, who did not have their afternoon in attack.

A triple by Cvetkovic made it 24 to 32. The Principality team connected again with a spectacular one-handed mate by Miller-McIntyre and two points in the paint by Víctor Arteaga (28-32). Two points from Hannah brought the hosts closer but the visitors quickly responded with two three-pointers in a row: the fifth by Evans and another by BJ Johnson to widen the gap to ten points.

The partial was broken by Hannah with a 3+1, but Evans took the game into the break with two free throws to finish with 19 points (5 of 9 in triples), 4 assists and a PIR of 16.

After the restart, MoraBanc had to break stones during these 10 minutes to break the solidity of Coosur Real Betis. The exchange of blows seemed to benefit the Principality team more. The success and inspiration of Dutchman Yannick Franke was decisive to get within three points (62-65) at 2’47”.

MoraBanc’s new signing scored 11 points with three triples in this third quarter. On the other side, the inspiration of ‘Vitto’ Brown stood out with three triples and another two, in this room, by Evans. The partial from 0 to 8 closed the third period to leave the 62 to 73 with two points on the horn of Pasecniks.

Without ideas in attack at the beginning of the last quarter. The anxiety continued installed in the mentality of the MoraBanc players, who did not score in the first three minutes of the final act.

With 6’50” to go and with 62-77, the first two points came at the start of the fourth quarter with a tackle from Miller-McIntyre. The Sevillians had the game more than controlled. The partial went from 5 to 17 and the The locals, with points from Víctor Arteaga, made up a final period to forget.Those from the Principality are getting closer and closer to the precipice, from which Betis is moving away as the days go by.

Data sheet:

76- MoraBanc Andorra (18+20+24+14): Hannah (17), Oriol Paulí (9), ‘Drew’ Crawford (4), ‘Tunde’ (-) and Moussa Diagne (3) -starting quintet-; Nacho Llovet (-), Jelínek (3), Miller-McIntyre (4), Víctor Arteaga (15) and Franke (21).

93- Real Betis Coosur (24+22+27+20): Evans II (29), Dairis Bertans (11), BJ Johnson (14), ‘Vitto’ Brown (13) and Pasecniks (7) -starting quintet-; Wiley (8), Cvetkovic (5), Pablo Almazán (-) and Eulis Báez (6).

Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Sergio Manuel and Alberto Baena. Without eliminated.

Incidents: Matchday 29 match played at the Andorra Sports Center with 3,411 spectators.

Via Marca.com