ANDhe Basketball Club Gran Canaria is consolidated in the upper part of the table after beating Coosur Real Betis this Sunday (94-70) with an exhibition on the perimeter of its outside players, leaving the Sevillians in relegation places for another week .
The North American John Shurna was the most outstanding among the good choral game of the Claretians, signing 13 points, 7 rebounds and a PIR of 24, saving Todorovic furniture by the Betics, with 9 points, 4 rebounds and an assist.
In a start of continuous errors in both rings, the Andalusian team took advantage thanks to the success of the Balkan Todorovic, who signed seven points in the first quarter (2-9 after four minutes of play).
The island team was slowly carburizing with the points of Khalifa Diop -alley oop included- and Slaughter, until the free throws of Kramer and a triple by Brussino allowed to turn the electronic one (16-14). From there, the exchange of blows intensified, catapulting the yellows after an unsportsmanlike foul on Salvo that led them to close that initial period with 28-21.
In the second quarter, the defensive intensity of Real Betis caused a short circuit in the Claretians, who did not score any basket until the 15th minute of the match. The Joan Plaza players were also not in excess, although with two triples from Bertans and Pozas they managed to force a time-out of the local coach, Porfi Fisac, with 28-27 on the scoreboard.
However, the Gran Canaria reacted after the tactical pause, putting land in the middle with a partial of 18-0 with Ennis, Slaughter and Shurna as the main protagonists in the perimeter (46-27). The Sevillians tried to react, but fell short of gunpowder: only 8 points in the second round, with an eloquent 48-29 on the screens of the Gran Canaria Arena.
Already in the resumption, those of Fisac ??managed to manage the distances, reaching a maximum difference of 26 (67-41) in the middle of the third quarter with the counterattacks of Brussino and Stevic. Real Betis tried to stop the bleeding with the success of Almazán and Todorovic, but to no avail. The ‘Granca’ continued erre que erre with his recital.
In the last minutes, the Canaries appeared 30 points away (77-47), keeping up with the rotations, while Coosur could not find solutions to sweeten the defeat, even with the efforts of Bertans and Brown.
94. CB Gran Canaria (28 + 20 + 22 + 24): Kramer (7), Salvo (6), Slaughter (7), Pustovyi (2) and Shurna (13) -initial quintet-; Albicy (2), K. Diop (11), I. Diop (11), Ennis (11), Stevic (9), Javi López (-) and Brussino (15).
Coach: Porfirio Fisac.
70. Coosur Real Betis (21 + 8 + 16 + 25): Carrington (7), Burjanadze (4), Almazán (3), Todorovic (9) and Pozas (5) -the starting five-; Evans (10), Spiers (6), Agbelese (-), Bleijenbergh (2), Bertans (12) and Brown (12).
Coach: Joan Plaza.
Referees: Óscar Perea, Alfonso Olivares and Vicente Martínez. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the sixth day of the Endesa League played at the Gran Canaria Arena before 4,953 spectators.