ANDhe Casademont Zaragoza ended the losing streak of six consecutive defeats that accumulated after overwhelming the Acunsa GBC in an important match because the Donostiarras are a direct rival in the fight for permanence.
The triumph not only allows to end a wide rosary of defeats for the Aragonese but also to put land in the middle with the team of Marcelo Nicola, who is ahead in four wins plus the ‘basketaverage’, both important circumstances to recover the battered morale of the team .
In a match marked by the surprise departure one day before his coach, the Argentine Sergio Hernández, for personal reasons, the “rojillo” team changed their dynamics at the hands of the assistant coach Sergio Lamúa but with the watchful eye of the new coach from Monday, Luis Casimiro.
Curiously, what his already ex-coach had demanded since his arrival, defensive strength, and that he had achieved on rare occasions or only in specific moments, was the key to the overwhelming victory against the Basque team together with the offensive success.
The Zaragoza team, unlike many other games, circulated the ball well in attack, did not rush and did not abuse individual actions to achieve comfortable baskets in advantage.
In addition, he did it throughout the game, without lowering the piston, as if he wanted to get rid of the bad taste in his mouth of so much followed defeat.
And he did it against a team that had just won San Pablo Burgos 79-90, which had put Casademont in prevention.
Right from the beginning, the Maño team put the San Sebastian attacks into difficulties, which missed numerous shots, even the free ones and, therefore, already in minute 4 they won by eleven points (13-2), an advantage that they maintained and that did not go to more because Dino Radoncic, with eight points, held his own and avoided a greater difference.
However, the Zaragoza team knew how to control the Montenegrin well in the second act and although the Slovenian Jan Span took over (8 points), Sergio Lamúa’s men continued to cause their opponent’s errors in attack and, led by a Nico Brussino very successful, who reached 15 points at halftime and ended up being the top scorer of the match with 23 points and the most valued with 31 credits, put the maximum income in favor of the Aragonese, 18 points (47-29) .
The third set was the finishing touch for the Basques because with a set of 31-17 the local advantage rose to 32 points (78-46) leaving the game sentenced and leaving the last ten minutes to spare.
99 – Casademont Zaragoza (24 + 23 + 31 + 21): San Miguel (2), Ennis (11), Brussino (23), Harris (2), Hlinason (13) -starting five- Sulaimon (17), Justiz ( 6), Barreiro (-), Jaime Fernández (-), Font (3), Benzing (13) and Wiley (9).
71 – Acunsa GBC (14 + 15 + 17 + 25): Dee (12), Faggiano (6), Pere Tomàs (4), Radoncic (8), Okouo (3) -starting five- Motos (4), Margarity (2), Olaizola (6), Carlson (8), Span (8) and Oroz (10).
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Rafael Serrano and Yasmina Alcaraz. There were no personal exclusions.
Incidents: match corresponding to matchday 32 of the League played at the Príncipe Felipe de Zaragoza pavilion behind closed doors.
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