Round day lived this weekend in a LEB Gold League in which Leyma Coruña and Covirán Granada have once again put themselves at the wheel of the leader, a Breogán River that could not add in his visit to the Nasrid team to thus cede part of your income at the front of the table. A day in which the Coruña qualified for some Playoffs in which Destino Palencia will not be there after the defeat suffered against a TAU Castelló that wins whole. For its part, Tizona Burgos starred in the bitter face with a tough defeat in Madrid that meant a certified demotion with Saturday’s results.

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ZTE Real Canoe vs Tizona University of Burgos (90-82) / Statistics

The Tizona Burgos sees their options of permanence in the bottom court being diluted

In one of the most important games of the season and in which much more than a victory was at stake, the Tizona University of Burgos has not been able to achieve a victory that would have paved its way to permanence. Because, on this occasion, bottom row player ZTE Real Canoe showed great ambition from the initial jump to be able to impose his style right from the first minutes of the game. A stellar Daniel Clark was in charge of this in the different statistical sections to put a clash on track that seemed to break during the second quarter with a great Madrid partial (33-19). But neither the rents, nor the magnificent direction of Dani de la Rúa prevented the Burgos from getting back into the game throughout the second half. Because his lack of exterior success was not an impediment to start a progressive comeback with which to reach 4 points of the rival in the last two minutes of the match. At that point and with the victory at stake, ZTE Real Canoe took all his pride to be able to put the direct towards a victory with which to reward much of the work done during the season (90-82).

MVP: Mus Barro (Tizona Burgos) – 28 rating

Palmer Alma Mediterránea vs Leyma Coruña (65-75)
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The Leyma Coruña prevails in hostile territory to settle in the second place

Valuable victory won by Leyma Coruña on a Friday night in which Sergio García’s men managed to prevail on one of the most complicated courts in the category. Because Son Moix was not an impediment for the Galician team to show its most fighter version throughout the first half with which to begin to make a difference. An inside game was responsible for this, which was able to compensate for the lack of success with work on the rebound to reach the break with a comfortable income (26-37). And it was precisely that difference that made it possible to contain throughout the second half the comeback attempts of a Palmer Mediterranean Soul in which Kullamae tried in every possible way. Although the differences in the scoreboard, the problems to dominate the rebound and the low shooting percentages did a lot of damage to a team that ended up succumbing as the minutes passed. The victory traveled to Riazor and, with it, Leyma Coruña settled in second place (65-75).

MVP: Jakstas Rolls – 20 rating

TAU Castelló vs Destino Palencia (87-76) / Statistics

The fifth consecutive defeat deprives Destino Palencia of the Playoffs for promotion

Destino Palencia had to win all the remaining matches to be able to reach the Playoffs for promotion, but the Palencia team had a cross again on their visit to the Ciutat de Castelló. A meeting to which those of Arturo Álvarez arrived ready to fight for victory against a TAU Castelló who knew how to save this ambition based on points. And it is that the high pace of play imposed by the locals did not take long to cause problems for his rival (27-23). The visiting team managed to react throughout the second quarter through the points of the always infallible Borovnjak and that allowed the Palencians to take the lead at halftime (41-44), but once again, the overwhelming third quarter of the locals, Spurred on by Tomas Pavelka, it was the definitive impulse to victory. Because, with the scoreboard against during the last minutes, Destino Palencia could do little and said goodbye with the defeat of any Playoff option for promotion (87-76).

MVP: Tomas Pavelka (TAU Castelló) – 22 rating

Levitec Huesca vs Melilla Sport Capital (81-70) / Statistics

An imperial Ramón Vila drives Levitec and complicates Melilla Sport Capital

The beginning of the third quarter. That was the key that led Levitec Huesca to conquer a valuable victory in their fiefdom and above all a direct rival like Melilla Sport Capital. Because the exit after passing through the changing rooms of Óscar Lata’s men was simply spectacular, with good defensive work and offensive generosity to break the equality that had prevailed throughout the entire first half (41-38). And much of the blame was a really decisive Ramón Vila under the hoops and who was able to intimidate the Autonomous City team with his game. In this way, the Huesca players entered the final stretch of the match full of confidence when it came to being able to certify a victory that gives oxygen for permanence and that complicates their rival (81-70).

MVP: Ramón Vila (Levitec Huesca) – 23 rating


Covirán Granada vs Río Breogán (97-80) / Statistics

Covirán Granada takes a bath of confidence to ensure the Playoffs against the leader

The Río Breogán stumbled again at home, giving up part of its advantage at the head of the table. A defeat that came this time in distant Granada and against a rival who wanted to believe in victory from the very first jump. Because between Lluis Costa, Thomas Bropleh and David Iriarte they were able to form a lethal triplet for their rival at the time of being able to assume command of the match (19-11). They played the Breogán River in tow, an atypical situation for them and in which Diego Epifanio’s men seemed not to feel much less comfortable despite Kevin Larse’s attempts to get his team to win packaging from the paint (43-29). But the Nasrid good work from the perimeter, with a great success from the 6.75 personalized in the figure of David Iriarte (5/5) continued to do a lot of damage in the restart to the Galicians in a third quarter in which they reached receive 35 points that ended up playing a decisive role (78-57). Because, on this occasion, the Breogán River could not hold the scoring pulse to finish giving up in a final quarter in which the leadership of Lluis Costa and Christian Díaz was once again the key to a victory that meant the team’s classification for the Playoffs for promotion (97-80).

MVP: Kevin Larsen (Río Breogán) – 23 rating

CB Almansa with Afanion vs Clínica Sur Aspasia RVB (78-91) / Statistics

Sur-Aspasia Clinic resumes its way in a complicated exit

At the moment when his team needed him most, the experience of the incombustible Nacho Martín was decisive for a Sur-Aspasia Clinic that signed a victory in Almansa with which to resume its path. Because a defeat could well have complicated their playoff options for a team that remains so firm in its purpose after one of those nights that help to gain confidence. And even more after the effort made to overcome the good start of a CB Almansa who wanted to send from the beginning through the points of Cvetinovic (28-22). It was, after the first intermission, when the Sur-Aspasia Clinic began to approach its best version based on exterior success and interior consistency for a Nacho Martín that was beginning to be a problem for the locals (49-52). With that scoring inertia, the Valladolid seemed to have found the key to the match against a rival who had a hard time holding that rhythm as the minutes passed. Especially in a last quarter in which Rubén Perelló’s men paid for the physical effort to confirm their defeat (78-91).

MVP: Nacho Martín (Sur Aspasia RVB Clinic) – 30 evaluation

Real Murcia Basketball vs Cáceres P. Humanidad (80-64) / Statistics

New blow for the permanence of a Real Murcia on the rise

Cáceres P Humanidad arrived in Murcia in a good moment of form and with the possibility of reaching the first place in the group due to permanence, but the long journey did not have the desired results for the Extremadura team. Because Roberto Blanco’s men were choked from the start by a rival led by the stellar leadership of Álex Hernández to mark the first differences of the night. A first quarter of scoring in which the locals seemed to find the vanishing points of their rival to do a lot of damage in the minutes before a break in which the Murcian income began to invite optimism (44-27). Things improved little after passing through the dressing rooms for Extremadura who could not contain Álex Hernández and whom Clint Robinson penalized in the paint due to his obvious lack of exterior success (3/23). In this way, the Murcian knew how to close the match to perfection until confirming a fourth consecutive win with which to establish themselves in the first place of the group (80-64).

MVP: Álex Hernández (Real Murcia Bto) – 28 rating


Liberbank Oviedo vs HLA Alicante (63-62) / Statistics

Micah Speight gives Liberbank Oviedo the victory over the horn

Liberbank Oviedo dominated during the first minutes, HLA Alicante seemed to get closer to victory during the third quarter and ended up defeating the Oviedo team with a basket on the horn of the infallible Micah Speight. That could be the summary of a meeting that did not stand out especially because of its play, but because of its emotion. And it is that, after the good start of Liberbank Oviedo trying to mark territory with a good balance between lines, HLA Alicante was able to invest its luck to lead the game in its middle section. Because, with an intractable Noah Allen on the perimeter, the men of a Pedro Rivero were about to surprise him, who saw his rival recover little by little the lost ground in the last quarter. A final stretch that endorsed the arrival of the Oviedo alive to a last play in which Micah Speight assumed responsibility with a winning shot that left the victory at home (63-62).

MVP: Noah Allen (HLA Alicante) – 23 rating