ORn spectacular Sasu Salin, together with the usual version of Gio Shermadini, led Lenovo Tenerife this Saturday in their victory against Surne Bilbao Basket (88-79), which took too long a game in which he commanded on the scoreboard in good part of the minutes.
The Basques remained with chances of winning almost until the final moments, but Goudelock’s 22 points were insufficient to counter the 43 that they scored between the Finn and the Georgian.
The Bilbao team started the match imposing a high rhythm to the game and with an extraordinary shooting percentage, especially thanks to Goudelock’s nine points without failure, which forced Txus Vidorreta to request a time-out with four minutes remaining to finish the game. first quarter to try to cut the streak of his rival (9-20).
The Tenerifeans managed to improve their defensive performance to counteract the success of Álex Mumbrú’s players, but they were unable to reduce the eight-point deficit at the end of the first ten minutes (16-24).
After several minutes with poor production, two consecutive triples by Salin and Wiltjer closed the gap, but Maisiulis again gave his team air with a long basket (25-31).
The success of the Finn Salin, with two consecutive triples, put Lenovo Tenerife fully into the game, which reached the break only three points behind Surne Bilbao Basket (40-43, min 20).
CB Canarias managed to get ahead in the first minutes of the second half, with Salin leading the scoring of his team, but Goudelock appeared again to regain a minimal advantage for the Basques (54-56).
Lenovo Tenerife continued with firm stride in the third quarter, with Brazilian Marcelinho Huertas leading his team with five assists in six minutes, and managed to reach the decisive period ahead on the scoreboard (68-66).
Between the scoring contribution of Doornekamp, ??with two triples, and Shermadini, and the lack of success of the visitors, the lagoon team opened a gap in the score at a key moment (77-68).
The Mumbrú team had no choice but to increase the pace of the game to try to get into the game, but the exchange of baskets allowed the aurinegros to maintain an income of eight points in the last three minutes (84-76).
Several consecutive missed attacks and a new triple by Goudelock bridged the gap and, when he could get within three points, Miniotas missed two free throws and then Sasu Salin scored a triple to secure the second victory of the season for Lenovo Tenerife (89 -79).
88 – Lenovo Tenerife (16-24-28-21): Fitipaldo (12), Salin (22), Shermadini (19), Wiltjer (8), Doornekamp (6) -the starting five-, Huertas (11), Sergio Rodríguez (-), Sulejmanovic (1), Guerra (6) and Tailor (2).
79 – Surne Bilbao Basket (24-19-23-13): Goudelock (22), Rousselle (3), Reyes (3), Masiulis (13), Delgado (8) -the starting five-, Luz (6), Vigote (5), Hakanson (6), Miniotas (14), Rigo (-) and Delgado (8).
Referees: Benjamín Jiménez, Alberto Sánchez Sixto and David Sánchez.
Incidents: Insular Pavilion Santiago Martín. Third day of the Endesa League.