ANDl Urbas Fuenlabrada gently said goodbye to his season at home, beating Coosur Betis (101-77), in a duel with little at stake between two teams with the salvation assured that the locals dominated from start to finish to achieve their twelfth triumph .
Without fans, who will have to wait for next season to fill Fernando Martín with noise, but with a magnificent taste in their mouths, Urbas Fuenlabrada changed their pace after the defeats against Morabanc Andorra and Retabet Bilbao and broke their bad streak against the Sevillians , which he had won on his previous four visits.
He did it thanks to a choral game, in which the American Kwan Cheatham (18 points, 57% in triples), the Congolese Christian Eyenga (16) and the Malian Cheick Diallo (14 and 8 rebounds) stood out passing over a Betis saved, but that came from falling 51 to Barça (58-109). The Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (17 points and 9 rebounds) and the American point guard Jerome Randle (11) were the most outstanding of those of Joan Plaza.
They did not play anything, but the two teams gave a showy start, back and forth that the young Slovenian Ziga Samar ruled, with the American Kyle Alexander striking and local general success, with three triples without failure (17-9, min. 5 ), against a Betis only supported by the Swede Tobias Borg, who improved on the inside with the entry of Ndoye, and his 10 points and 5 rebounds in the first quarter. Hand in hand with his pivot, Joan Plaza ordered his own and shortened the gap at the end of the quarter (25-20).
‘Fuenla’ came out eagerly again, posting a 12-4 run in three minutes thanks to Eyenga’s success and the rebounding tenacity of Brazilian Leo Meindl (37-24, min. 14). Samar and Diallo joined the party (43-26, min. 15) and was stopped by Plaza. Again Borg, and Randle taking control, raised Betis, but the local income remained solid at halftime (49-37).
An inspired return from Cheatham, who also pulled off a beautiful past hoop that hit the triple, catapulted the locals to their maximum income (62-43, min. 24) while Plaza had to withdraw Borg for committing the fourth foul . Urbas managed the advantage, and even gave themselves spectacular actions with dunks from Diallo and Eyenga, while only the United States TJ Campbell seemed to put up a green-and-white resistance. The 80-61 at the end seemed done.
Real Madrid squad player Boris Tisma and Randle gave the impression of a fit of self-love for Betis, but Obi Emegano took care of it with two triples and the difference went over two tens (90-69, min. 35). The points of the homegrown players Bassala Bagayoko and Rodijs Macoha, members of the Liga EBA subsidiary that was promoted to LEB Plata honored at the beginning, rounded off the night for the locals, who closed the duel with a resounding 101-77.
101 – Urbas Fuenlabrada (25 + 24 + 31 + 21): Samar (5), Trimble (6), Eyenga (16), Cheatham (18), Alexander (8) -the starting five-, González, Novak (6), Emegano (11), Meindl (13), Bagayoko (2) , Macoha (2) and Diallo (14).
77 – Coosur Betis (20 + 17 + 24 + 16): Randle (11), Borg (10), Almazán (2), Tisma (3), Jordan -the starting five-, Ndoye (17), Kay (2), Campbell (9), Torres (8), Ouattara (11) , Spiers (2) and Niang (2).
Referees: Juan Carlos García, Martín Caballero and Esperanza Mendoza. Without eliminated.
Incidents: match of the thirty-seventh day of the Endesa League, played in the Fernando Martín de Fuenlabrada Pavilion (Madrid), without spectators due to the health measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
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