He has had absolutely everything on the first night of the season in a LEB Gold League that has needed just four games to offer us a winning basket, two overtimes and another two comebacks. An inertia that was maintained on Saturday afternoon with three visiting victories and a centennial victory for Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket.
FORECASTS: 6/9 in La quiniela de … Pere Tomàs (Covirán Granada)
PHOTOS: The best images of the day on Flickr FEB
REPORTAGE: 18 projects and a common desire, promotion to the Endesa League
REPORTAGE: Movistar Estudiantes dominates the preseason of the return to normality
REPORTAGE: Facts, curiosities and MVPs of a season marked by the signs
FOLLOW-UP: Results – Schedule – Official Page
Oliver Arteaga! That was the first proper name of the season in a LEB Gold League that started in a big way in Alicante. Because the duel between HLA Alicante and Liberbank Oviedo could only be resolved after two extensions and 50 minutes of play. Specifically, when in a last play and on the horn, center Oliver Arteaga was able to take advantage of an offensive rebound to score the first winning basket of the course (see video). An action that left the veteran of the other side without a prize, a Pedro Llompart who had been able to sign 33 valuation points and who saw the victory slip away at the last gasp (96-97).
In this way, the people from Alicante signed what had been the third comeback of the night since, previously, both Covirán Granada in Pisuerga and Cáceres P. Humanidad in Multiusos had been able to reverse their luck after 30 minutes for behind on the scoreboard. In the case of the Andalusians after recovering the 16 points of advantage that UEMC Real Valladolid had and, in the case of Extremadura, after canceling the good first half of a Leyma Coruña who ended up dying on the shore. Two duels in which Pere Tomàs shone with his own light after scoring 21 points and a decisive triple.
The one who managed to solve their encounter without haste was a TAU Castelló who took advantage of his good start to the match to put the direct against a Levitec Huesca who could do little. The Huesca paid the casualties on a night in which they could not stop the talented Stutz and in which the positive note came with the exciting debut of the young Aday Mara (16 years old).
Already on Saturday afternoon, a triple visitor victory with an honorable mention for one of the newcomers, an Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket that dominated from start to finish on its way through the Municipal de Almansa to sign one maximum income after another. A great match for those of Lolo Encinas and that had in the figure of Aegir Steinarson their most valued man with an authentic offensive display. In the other two matches, neither Bàsquet Girona nor Easycharger Palencia failed at home, in the case of the Catalans on their visit to Azpeitia to avenge that LEB Silver Cup final lost with Juaristi ISB and, in the case of the Palencia players, prevailing in the Joan Busquets to the CB Prat of his ex Marc Blanch.
On Sunday morning, one of the most anticipated matches arrived, the one in which Movistar Estudiantes was going to make their debut in the competition wrapped up in the heat of the WiZink Center. A meeting in which the fans did not fail their team to become that sixth man that is so necessary this year. Because, from his hand, the Madrilenians were able to open a gap with the passing of the minutes against an ICG Força Lleida that resisted from the hand of the race during the first half, but that began to give ground after passing through the changing rooms before the great wardrobe of your rival. Because Dee’s talent, Javi Beirán’s fight, Nacho Martín’s dedication or Poirier’s physique were too much for the ilerdenses. In this way, Movistar Estudiantes thus added the first, gaining peace of mind for the next days.
In the last round, Melilla Sport Capital had to work hard to start with victory after visiting a Palmer Alma Mediterránea who did not have his best day in attack. A situation used by those of Arturo Álvarez to make their collective game shine in search of victory.
LEB ORO – DAY 1:
Friday October 8:
– TAU Castelló vs Levitec Huesca La Magia (85-62) / MVP: Eric Stutz (TAU Castelló)
– Cáceres P. Humanidad vs Leyma Coruña (78-74) / MVP: Bnoit Mbala (Cáceres P. Humanidad)
– UEMC Real Valladolid vs Covirán Granada (78-82) / MVP: Alec Wintering (UEMC Real Valladolid)
– HLA Alicante vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo (96-97) / MVP: Pedro Llompart (HLA Alicante)
Saturday October 9:
– Juaristi ISB vs Bàsquet Girona (63-70) / MVP: Ondrej Hanzlik (Juaristi ISB)
– CB Prat vs Easycharger Palencia (72-76) / MVP: Andrés Ibargüen (CB Prat)
– CB Almansa with Afanion vs Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket (76-105) / MVP: Aegir Steinarson (Acunsa GBC)
Sunday October 10:
– Movistar Estudiantes vs ICG Força Lleida (98-73) / MVP: John Dee (Students)
– Palmer Alma Mediterránea vs Melilla Sport Capital (61-69) / MVP: Maximo Fjellerup (Palmer AM)