The day began with two real great games on paper and these did not disappoint the viewer, especially in Riazor, where the 105 scoring points for Leyma Coruña had an exceptional protagonist in the overwhelming Nick Ward (+37). Thus, the coruñeses put the fifth consecutive victory on their locker to stay one step away from a Covirán Granada that did not fail at home to stay at the top of the table. A few hours later, Movistar Estudiantes achieved a valuable victory in the Ciutat de Castelló to gain confidence from the hand of Nacho Martín.
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FORECASTS: 3/9 in La quiniela de … Devon van Oostrum (Levitec Huesca)
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They had reached the leadership just a few days before with a solid victory in Palencia and for this reason, Pablo Pin’s players jumped onto the track of the Palacio de los Deportes ready to claim their status from the hand of the Nasrid fans. An alliance that once again gave the desired fruits in the visit of a Girona Basketball that was able to see, from the first bars, the high pace of play of a rival who was not going to offer concessions. For this reason, Carles Marco’s men had to offer their best version during the first half to keep up with the rhythm of play of a rival that did not stop growing as the quarters progressed. And it is that, the passage of the minutes and the solvency of the rotations, favored a team that found in the figure of Edu Gatell one of its most solvent men at the time of being able to certify a sixth triumph with which to stay in the highest (83-72).
Although the great meeting of the night took place hundreds of kilometers away, on the Riazor track. There, Leyma Coruña once again exhibited all its potential with the help of a Nick Ward in overwhelming mode and that ended the night with 37 points in the valuation in his locker. A decisive player to beat an EasyCharger Palencia who tried his best to take the victory and could not contain an opponent who scored 34 quarters in the second period to start breaking the game. Rivero’s men tried in every way possible, but Blumbergs’ drive collided not only with the talent of MVP Ward but also with the solidity of an Ashley Hamilton who rounded off the game from the paint (105-93).
The night was completed from the Municipal de Almansa where Eddy Polanco again took another step forward to, with a PIR of 29 points, lead a CB Almansa with Afanion who thus achieved a new victory. On this occasion, against a Melilla Sport Capital that resisted the high rhythm of the game of Rubén Perelló’s team for about 30 minutes, beginning to lose the battle in a final period that ended up turning the balance in favor of the locals (89-70) .
Already in the afternoon-night of Wednesday, Acunsa Gipuzkoa took the thorn of victory in his fiefdom, beating a Levitec Huesca still at zero on the Illumbe floor (95-68). A meeting in which Aegir Steinarson once again contributed his magic to his team and before some exes whom he punished with a defeat that greatly complicates things for the Huesca. Especially after the victory a few minutes later by Palmer Alma Mediterránea who added the first in Son Moix at the expense of a Juaristi ISB who came to be ahead on the scoreboard for a few minutes before ending up losing on the scoreboard (81-65).
Although we found one of the great duels of the night in the Ciutat de Castelló where Movistar Estudiantes once again threw pick and shovel to beat a demanding rival (66-78). On this occasion, led by a Nacho Martín as decisive as the MVP of the day, a Sergio de la Fuente who added 40 valuation credits for UEMC Real Valladolid to beat Unicaja Oviedo in the debut of Jeff Xavier (81 -73).
The day was completed with a Catalan double with the victories of CB Prat in their fiefdom against HLA Alicante and ICG Força Lleida at home over Cáceres P. Humanidad to recover the path of victory (78-88).
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – DAY 7:
– Covirán Granada vs Bàsquet Girona (83-72) | MVP: Edu Gatell – 18 val.
– Leyma Coruña vs EasyCharger Palencia (105-93) | MVP: Nick Ward – 37 val
– CB Almansa with Afanion vs Melilla Sport Capital (89-70) | MVP: Eddy Polanco – 29 val
– Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket vs Levitec Huesca La Magia (95-68) | MVP: Domagoj Proleta – 23 val
– CB Prat vs HLA Alicante (89-77) | MVP: TJ Crockett – 23 val
– Cáceres P. Humanidad vs ICG Força Lleida (79-88) | MVP: Thomas Schreiner – 22 val
– UEMC Real Valladolid vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo (81-73) | MVP: Sergio de la Fuente – 40 val
– Palmer Alma Mediterránea vs Juaristi ISB (81-65) | MVP: Konstantin Kostadinov – 26 val
– TAU Castelló vs Movistar Estudiantes (66-78) | MVP: Nacho Martin – 24 val