ANDl Morabanc Andorra took his first victory away from Fuenlabrada with suffering in 2021 (65-75) with an inspired finish from the American point guard Clevin Hannah, who scored 7 points and gave 3 assists in the final two minutes to sentence a very matched.
The foreign victory that Morabanc had been denied since November 21 of last year in Gran Canaria was found in Fuenlabrada thanks also to the consistency of the Czech David Jelinek (19 points) and the electricity of the American Jeremy Senglin (15 and 5 rebounds) , which gave joy to an Andorran team that had just lost in four of its last five league games, although it cost Senegalese center Malik Dime an injury in the first quarter.
The match, corresponding to the duel of the nineteenth day postponed by the snowstorm caused by the storm ‘Filomena’ allows Andorra to look towards the ‘playoff’ area with its eleventh victory and denies a golden opportunity to Fuenlabrada to get away from relegation , from which only a victory separates him.
Madrid, who had the best version of the American point guard Melo Trimble (20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists) when he was accompanied by the Serbian Jovan Novak (15 points and 5 assists), gave up in the capital fight for the rebound (30-38 ) and they are seen with 7 victories, only one on the descent.
The start was plagued with inaccuracies, with Fuenlabrada clinging to erratic Trimble and Andorra boosted by the athleticism of Frenchman Bandja Sy and Malik Dime, although the Senegalese had to retire after four minutes, injuring his right ankle after a fall. It was not noticed, because his replacement, the Belarusian Artsiom Parakhouski, prevailed under the basket (6-13, min. 5).
The shouts of Javier Juárez to his team improved their defense, but they continued to be discouraged in attack, and Andorra punished those mistakes with baskets in transition and balls to Parakhouski, although the locals put on makeup at the end to end the quarter 14-19.
Better directed by the Serbian Jovan Novak, who hit the first local triple after six failures, the ‘Fuenla’ maintained the defensive aggressiveness and improved the circulation of the ball to get to a point with a mate from the Congolese Christian Eyenga (25-26, min 16) and, two minutes of inaccuracies later, he went ahead with a basket from Chema González. Jelinek’s quick 3-point reaction found the same reply from Trimble to make it 30-29 at halftime.
Jelinek returned from the dressing room just as successful, with eight points in 2:20, including two 3-pointers without failure to stretch Morabanc (30-37, min. 23). Fuenlabrada reacted instantly by raising its defense, with two transitions and a triple from Novak, to which Andorra once again responded with another from Paulí, to make way for an even and entertaining runner that ended with a tight 48-49.
The final part of the race also started, in which Fuenlabreños and Andorrans exchanged advantages. It seemed that Trimble had recovered the success with two triples (61-59, min. 37), but Clevin Hannah appeared there.
The one from Rochester (New York, USA) found the right moment at the right time: basket, triple and assist for Parakhouski with which Andorra went from five to 1:22 from the end (61-66). Another of his assistance resulted in Sy’s triple that sentenced the match (65-69), extended in the last seconds to 65-75, a final that allows Morabanc to look up and worries a Fuenlabrada with an increasingly smaller margin over him. decline.
65 – Urbas Fuenlabrada (14 + 16 + 18 + 17): Trimble (20), Emegano (2), Meindl (1), Eyenga (6), Alexander (2) -initial quintet-, Marc García (7), González (4), Cheatham (6), Novak (15) and Samar (2).
75 – Morabanc Andorra (19 + 10 + 20 + 26): Hannah (7), Paulí (6), Palsson (3), Sy (5), Dime (2) -initial quintet-, Sergi García, Parakhouski (12), Jelinek (19), Senglin (15), Llovet (4 ) and Olumuyiwa.
Referees: Óscar Perea, Juan de Dios Oyón and Iyán González. Without eliminated
Incidents: match corresponding to the nineteenth day of the Endesa League, postponed in January due to the snowfall caused by the storm ‘Filomena’, played in the Fernando Martín de Fuenlabrada Pavilion (Madrid), without spectators due to the sanitary measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
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