Six teams now have a 2-0 balance to meet at the head of a qualifying table led by a Movistar Estudiantes who suffered, but did not fail in their visit to Melilla. In this way, Jota Cuspinera’s men will face a new start next Sunday with the tranquility that comes from seeing themselves at the top of the classification.
FORECASTS: 5/9 in La quiniela de … Álex Lloca (Melilla Sport Capital)
PHOTOS: The best images of the day on Flickr FEB
REPORTAGE: The takeoff MVP joins forces again with Pedro Llompart
FOLLOW-UP: Results – Schedule – Official Page
The second day of competition in a LEB Gold League began with force, in which Leyma Coruña and UEMC Real Valladolid fought hard for their first win of the course. A duel in which the Valladolid took the upper hand on electronic music for much of the game, but in which victory could fall to either side. In fact, the Coruña came to have it in their hand in a final stretch in which their rival missed two free throws followed by a loss of the ball that could cost them dearly, but the lack of local success when signing the basket winner of the night ended up sending victory to Valladolid.
A first triumph that a CB Almansa with Afanion could also boast of, who worked hard to beat a Levitec Huesca La Magia in the midst of growth and could not stop Eddy Polanco’s push in the La Mancha game. Although the great winner of the night was a Cáceres P. Humanidad who made a great approach in Illumbe to wear down the points to the leader until now. An Acunsa Gipuzkoa that succumbed to the complete meeting of Duje Dukan to place the green and black at the front of the table next to a Covirán Granada that sealed the 2-0 by beating Palmer Alma Mediterránea in his fiefdom as well as a Unicaja Banco Oviedo that got rid of an uncomfortable Juaristi ISB taking advantage of his greater experience in the category.
Already on Wednesday night, Movistar Estudiantes did not miss the opportunity to take the lead by beating Melilla Sport Capital in a duel in which the home team led for almost three quarters. But a superb partial in the first bars of the last quarter, with Javier Beirán acting as a veteran, served to reverse the electronic lead, leading Madrid to the conquest of their second victory. A leading group joined by Bàsquet Girona after their solid triumph in the Catalan derby against CB Prat as well as an EasyCharger Palencia that beat TAU ??Castelló with a winning slap from Roberts Blumbergs. The day was completed with the victory of ICG Força LLeida in a tight final against HLA Alicante that fell again in an even final.
Tuesday, October 12:
– Leyma Coruña vs UEMC Real Valladolid (80-81) / MVP: Nicholas Ward (Leyma)
– Levitec Huesca vs CB Almansa with Afanion (72-83) / MVP: Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa)
– Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket vs Cáceres P. Humanidad (74-76) / MVP: Duje Dukan (CPH)
– Unicaja Banco Oviedo vs Juaristi ISB (79-73) / MVP: Oliver Arteaga (Unicaja Oviedo)
– Covirán Granada vs Palmer Alma Mediterránea (78-62) / MVP: David Iriarte (FCBG)
Wednesday October 13:
– ICG Força Lleida vs HLA Alicante (69-67) / MVP: Osvaldas Matulionis (HLA Alicante)
– Basketball Girona vs CB Prat (92-63) / MVP: Yannick Kraag (CB Prat)
– Melilla Sport Capital vs Movistar Estudiantes (63-76) / MVP: Javi Beirán (Students)
– EasyCharger Palencia vs TAU Castellló (80-79) / MVP: Calvin Hermanson (TAU)