ANDhe Breogán River won a two-way Galician derby 80-78, without an owner until the Bosnian Dzanan Musa awarded it to the Lugo natives, although it could have been for the needy Obradoiro if Hobbs had converted a triple in the last moments of the event that was held at the Pazo dos Deportes.

Although Birutis finished as the most valued player in the match (24 to 23 from Musa), the match fell to the side of the locals, who once again relied on their star.

The Galician duel of the ACB ran with an exchange of blows in bursts, without respite, from the beginning. From a partial 0-4 for the visitors in the first few minutes, they went to a 6-0 for the locals to take the lead for the first time with Musa’s points after four minutes (8-6).

Moncho Fernández’s men responded with a 0-5 thanks to a triple by Hobbs and a basket of two by Scrubb (8-11) in a period of just over five minutes in which Álex Suárez was charged with fouls (3).

The recoveries of Hobbs and the contribution of Birutis sustained Obradoiro in those moments. Kalinoski punished with a triple to finish four up the first quarter (19-15).

El Breogán started the second forcefully. They added Erik Quintela from Lugo and Sakho, who improved Mahalbasic defensively. With a 30-20 lead after 13 minutes, Moncho Fernández resorted to a timeout to try to stop the match.

It was perfect for the Obradoiro coach. Scrubb cut the bloodletting with a 2+1 and the partial of the people from Santiago increased against a dull Breogán. It shot to a 0-13 with Vicedo, Birutis and Scrubb pulling the visitors (30-33, m.17).

Musa reactivated Mrsic’s men and Sakho contributed rebounds and points, but a three-pointer by Scrubb at the possession buzzer allowed the people from Santiago to clearly take the second quarter (14-21) and go three up at halftime (35-38). .

Obradoiro’s outside shot appeared and the lead stretched to nine points (41-50, m.23) in the third quarter, which became a battle between Musa and Scrubb.

Suddenly, the Breogan was plugged in. A shot by Kalinoski from 6.75 and an unsportsmanlike by Robertson propelled Mrsic’s men, who took the lead again (54-52, m.28). Moncho Fernández applied the same recipe again, a timeout, this time without the forcefulness that he had requested in the second quarter.

The locals entered the last ten minutes with an advantage of four (58-54). Two triples, one from Hobbs and another from Robertson, who finally appeared in the match, opened another alternative phase (58-60, m.32). From a +4 for Breo (64-60), to three shots (Ellenson and Hobbs) by Moncho Fernández (66-66, m.34).

Those four triples kept the people from Santiago in the match, already with Álex Suárez eliminated. Robertson definitely entered the match (68-72, m.37), but Obradoiro gave Breogán life by giving him offensive rebounds that Bell-Haynes punished with a triple (74-73, m.38).

At 75-76, Ellenson touched the net and Lukovic added a 2+1 with 33 seconds remaining. Robertson balanced with free throws. The Obradoiro was about to be robbed. Musa scored with four and a half seconds remaining (80-78) and Hobbs had the win on a very forced three that didn’t go in.

Data sheet:

80 – Breogan River (21+14+23+22): Bell-Haynes (9), Musa (23), Lukovic (8), Mahalbasic (8), Sergi Quintela (2) -starting five- Erik Quintela (9), Kalinoski (11), Kacinas (-), Sakho (10 ), Cross (-).

78 – Monbus Obradoiro (17+21+16+24): Scrubb (22), Hobbs (12), Birutis (16), Robertson (13), Álex Suárez (2) -starting five- Ellenson (3), Vicedo (2), Beliasuskas (-), Scrubb (8), Muñoz (-).

Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Carlos Cortés and Alfonso Olivares. They eliminated Álex Suárez (m.33), from Obradoiro, for five fouls.

Incidents: Match of the twenty-sixth round of the Endesa League played at the Pazo dos Deportes de Lugo in front of some 4,400 fans. Musa received the MVP of the Endesa League for February.