A moment had come, late at night, in which CB Almansa with Afanion was only worth the victory to be able to remain one more year in the LEB Gold League. Thus, the results of their most direct rivals forced them after the full victories reaped by CB Prat and Juaristi ISB. Two results known from the track by the Almanso squad and that seemed to be the necessary motivation when it came to extracting the last great effort of the season.

a message that Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa with Afanion) understood like no other in the ranks of Rubén Perelló’s group, assuming the responsibility to put his most personal stamp on 28 points (12/13 TL and 7/14 TC), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery and 10 fouls received. Numbers with which he ended up deciding the game in favor of his team (83-79) thus certifying a permanence that blew up the candy box when Josep Pérez scored the final triple (watch video).

Anecdotal section:

He had already won three awards as MVP during the Regular League thus giving continuity to the work done in previous years in the ranks of teams like ICG Força Lleida, but no other had been as decisive to date as the one starred in last Friday night in the candy box Because his 33 points of valuation were worth the permanence of CB Almansa in the LEB Gold League.

The ideal quintet of the day:

Last day of the Regular League and a perfect farewell for the three members of the best perimeter of the day. In the case of the base Aegir Steinarson (Acunsa Gipuzkoa) after being one of the protagonists of the victory of the Basque team in the extension of Castelló and in that of the two men who flanked him, for being key in the permanence of their teams. Why so much Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa with Afanion) like the eaves Sidy Cissoko (Juaristi ISB) they marked the passage of their teams towards the conquest of the most valuable victory of the course, the one that ensures their continuity in the category for at least one more season.

Somewhat less luck ran inside players, in the case of Nick Ward (Leyma Coruna) by adding a defeat in Almansa that will not prevent his presence in some Playoffs in which the best center of the week will not be, a Eric Stutz (TAU Castello) who saw how his team’s options vanished in extra time against Acunsa Gipuzkoa.

Aegir Steinarson (Acunsa Gipuzkoa) 31 ok: 20 points (4/4 TL and 7/13 TC), 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 recoveries and 7 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa with Afanion) 33 val: 28 points (12/13 TL and 7/14 TC), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery and 10 fouls received.
Eaves: Sidy Cissoko (Juaristi ISB) 24 val: 20 points (7/7 TL and 6/16 TC), 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 recoveries and 7 fouls received.
Power forward: Nick Ward (Leyma Coruna) val 27: 15 points (11/12 TL and 2/8 TC), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 9 fouls received.
Pivot: Eric Stutz (TAU Castello)
28 ok: 21 points (5/6 TL and 8/14 TC), 10 rebounds, 1 assist and 5 fouls received.

season stats – Eddy Polanco:

Games played: 34
Minutes: 25.27
Points: 16
Rebounds: 3.9
Assists: 1.8
Recoveries: 0.9
Plugs: 0.1
Fouls received: 4.9
Rating: 16.6

sports career Eddy Polanco

Training: Washington Heights Expeditionary L.School (USA)
2014/16: Central Florida State (NCAA – USA)
2016/18: Southeastern Louisiana Lions (NCAA – USA)
2018/19: Lions of Santo Domingo (LNB – Dominican Republic)
2018/19: Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver)
2019/20: Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver)
2019/21: ICG Força Lleida (LEB Gold)
2021/22: CB Almansa with Afanion (LEB Gold)