ANDhe Hereda San Pablo Burgos has achieved a meritorious and fair victory, the third in a row, on the track of UCAM Murcia and with the 83-89 obtained in the capital of Segura he leaves the relegation places -he is fourteenth with a background of 7- 14- while the burgundy team continues in eighth position with 11 wins in 19 games.

The Burgos team, which is fighting to escape from the lower zone, started more focused and soon had a seven-goal advantage (9-16) against a disoriented rival and especially Augusto Lima, who committed three personal fouls in less than two minutes.

The good work of Emanuel Cate, who replaced the Brazilian, allowed the locals to react (18-18), although two consecutive triples by Marc García made São Paulo conclude the first quarter with an advantage again (22-24).

The second period was an exchange of baskets and the team led by Sito Alonso had their first income at 31-30 after a triple scored by Chris Czerapowicz.

The response of Paco Olmos’s men was immediate and a partial 0-8 gave them back the lead with some ease (31-38), although the break was reached with the figures tightened again (41-43).

After passing through the changing rooms, UCAM CB got to work and found better sensations with Thad McFadden leading their attack (51-45).

Alex Renfroe and Landry Nnoko came to the rescue of the Burgos team, which stood up again in the final ten minutes (59-63).

The dynamics of the last minutes of the third period were maintained in the first of the fourth and final and with a dominant Nnoko in the university zone, the Castilians believed in victory (63-70).

However, there was still a long way to go and UCAM CB pushed hard to collect a minimal lead (76-75 after a triple by Tomás Bellas and a tap by Jordan Davis almost entering the final minutes).

From then on, alternatives and ties followed one another and, at 81-81, Vítor Benite, a former university student, appeared with a triple of his own that made it 81-84 with 54 seconds left and then another by Renfroe on 83-87 already with only 11 seconds to play.

It was practically the sentence of a clash in which San Pablo Burgos was better in general terms and knew how to sentence in the end.

Data sheet:

83. UCAM Murcia Basketball Club (22+19+18+24): Taylor (5), McFadden (12), Rojas (7), Webb (11) and Lima (5) -five starting-, Davis (7), Bellas (7), Radovic (10), Cate (16) and Czerapowicz (3).

89. Inherits San Pablo Burgos (24+19+20+26): Phillip (6), Benite (8), Dani Díez (2), Eddie (6) and Gamble (13) -initial five-, Salash (4), Rabaseda (9), Marc García (10), Renfroe (16) and Nnoko (15).

Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Francisco Araña Santana and Andrés Fernández Carretero. They eliminated the local Lima for five personal fouls (m.38).

Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighteenth day of the Endesa Basketball League that was played at the Palacio de los Deportes de Murcia before 4,803 spectators.