Movistar Estudiantes had to win at Riazor, even more so after Covirán Granada’s victory in Sunday’s duel against HLA Alicante, but the Galician team proved to have arrived.
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Add and follow TAU Castelló in their fight for the Playoffs for promotion after the victory won by Toni Ten’s men in the opening match of the day. A clash in which the team from Castellón very soon assumed command of the match at the hands of an Óscar Alvarado, as infallible in the direction as usual to promote the game of a team that, however, had a hard time stretching the differences in the marker. Because it wasn’t until the beginning of the third quarter that the locals were able to impose Stutz’s interior solidity against a CB Almansa with Afanion that began to give ground. And that Eddy Polanco tried it in every possible way from an outside line whose success did not accompany his desire to win against a much more solid rival (81-66).
On Saturday it was the Basquet Girona that took over traveling to a Son Moix that hung the “no tickets”. And it was worth it because the fans witnessed a great match in which they saw their team and Marc Gasol win in MVP mode. The former NBA signed a PIR of 38 which was not enough to take the victory away from home. Key triumph of the Majorcans in the fight for permanence.
Sunday began with the surprise of the day. Relegated Levitec Huesca surprised ICG Força Lleida, already qualified for the playoffs. Gerard Encontr’s men, who had the winning shot, had an 11-point lead, but errors in defense and Carrera’s disqualification punished the team. A direct rival such as Easycharger Palencia did not win either, losing at home to Unicaja Banco Oviedo. Natxo Lezkano’s men staged a great comeback in the last quarter to add a very important victory in order to close their classification for the Playoffs.
On Sunday afternoon the victory of the leader also came. After the great match at the Wizink Center and after their defeat in the postponed duel last Wednesday, Covirán Granada added an important victory in their fight for leadership. And even more so after the defeat suffered on Monday night by Movistar Estudiantes in the match that closed the day. A game even in its first three quarters and in which the offensive blackout of the students in the last minutes ended up deciding in favor of the Galicians. Because Mo Soluade knew how to read the game better than anyone to propel his team to victory (87-68).
The bottom of the table remains red hot after the defeat of Juaristi ISB in Valladolid. A victory that does help UEMC Real Valladolid to seal permanence in the LEB Oro. The Castilian from Leon have already scored positively in 4 of the 5 games led by Paco García. Nor did he manage to put land in between CB Prat, who lost to a solid Cáceres World Heritage Site.
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – MATCHDAY 29:
– TAU Castelló vs CB Almansa with Afanion (81-66) | MVP: F. Stutz – 29 val.
– Palmer Alma Mediterránea vs Bàsquet Girona (78-73) | MVP: M. Gasol – 38 val.
– Levitec Huesca La Magia vs ICG Força Lleida (86-84) | MVP: A. Alonso – 26 val.
– Acunsa Gipuzkoa vs. Melilla Sport Capital (61-67) | MVP: N. Rakocevic – 20 val.
– Covirán Granada vs HLA Alicante (67-53) | MVP: J. Van Zegeren – 15 val.
– EasyCharger Palencia vs. Unicaja Oviedo (76-80) | MVP: K. Lundqvist – 19 val.
– UEMC Real Valladolid vs Juaristi ISB (86-77) | MVP: K. Pippen – 17 val.
– Cáceres P. Humanity vs CB Prat (70-64) | MVP: M. Diaz – 19 val.
– Leyma Coruña vs Movistar Students (87-68) | MVP: M. Soluade – 29 val.