They had to overcome 40 minutes of maximum demand, but in the Covirán Granada they knew how to pull off a complicated match against Levitec Huesca who fought until the end.

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FORECASTS: 7/9 in the pool of… Sean McDonell (Unicaja Banco Oviedo)

CUP: The Princess Cup Final will be played at the WiZink Center

TV: The whole day, on

TRACING: Results – Calendar – Official page

Sometimes games are won on offense and, on others, it is done from defense. And that is what happened in the opening match of the day against Covirán Granada who had to work hard to beat the bottom of the category. Because Levitec Huesca knew how to take the game to their home ground once they had overcome a first quarter in which Covirán Granada had set the pace to reach around a ten-goal advantage. Ayoze Alonso was in charge of this, who went on to control the pace of the game against a rival who was already having a hard time finding his way to the hoop. Thus, the Lanau team came to match a match that lost its shine in a third quarter in which the defenses began to gain prominence. And in this field, few players move better than Edu Gatel who put the intensity under the Nasrid hoop to stop the attack from Huesca in its tracks. And based on defensive rebounds and the occasional blocker, the Catalan was able to boost the team’s game to close the victory on the counterattack (60-71).

A meeting that served as a prelude to a Sunday in which the competition signed a full local victories with 8 wins in as many games. Among the most outstanding, that of Movistar Estudiantes in their feud against a Juaristi ISB who stood up, that of ICG Força Lleida against TAU ??Castelló in a dedicated Espai Fruita Barris Nord, that of an EasyCharger Palencia that beat UEMC Real Valladolid in the derby, that of Bàsquet Girona against Cáceres P, Humanity with a Marc Gasol again in his best numbers, that of the HLA Alicante supported by the great debut of Zaid Hearst…

And all of this without losing sight of the victory of Melilla Sport Capital against a CB Prat team that Arturo Álvarez took the reins of in the past or that of an Acunsa Gipuzkoa team that took advantage of Nick Ward’s loss in the paint at Leyma Coruña to prevail over their former coach Sergio Garcia.

Although the great protagonist of the day did not get to play a single minute. His name, an Urko Otegui who returned to Palencia to receive the tribute of an entity that made his number 10 number eternal with the retirement of his shirt.


– Levitec Huesca La Magia vs Covirán Granada (60-71) | MVP: A. Alonso – 14 val.
– HLA Alicante vs Palmer AM Palma (97-89) | MVP: Z. Hearst – 37 val.
– Bàsquet Girona vs Cáceres P. Humanity (86-80) | MVP: M. Gasol – 29 val.
– Movistar Students vs. Juaristi ISB (89-74) | MVP: K. Larsen – 25 val.
– Melilla Sport Capital vs. CB Prat (77-71) | MVP: K. Helmanis – 20 val.
– ICG Força Lleida vs TAU Castelló (80-71) | MVP: M. Career – 25 val.
– Unicaja Banco Oviedo vs CB Almansa with Afanion (85-63) | MVP: S. McDonnell – 25 val.
– EasyCharger Palencia vs UEMC Real Valladolid (68-64) | MVP: J. Pantzar – 17 val
– Acunsa Gipuzkoa vs. Leyma Coruña (62-49) | MVP: A. Diagne – 20 val.