ANDhe Baxi Manresa achieved a resounding victory over Urbas Fuenlabrada, 90-76, after dominating from start to finish a match in which he never gave up the initiative on the scoreboard.
Manresa entered the game much better, controlling his defensive rebound and loading the offense very well. Mastering this facet made it easier for them to play in transition and score comfortably (16-7 min 5). After Juárez’s time-out, the Madrilenians improved in attack, but continued to concede easy points in the paint.
The start of the second quarter was marked by the success of Marc Garcia, the Manresa youth squad, with eight points in three minutes. Baxi Manresa lost some offensive fluidity and the clash was equalized, although Pedro Martínez’s men continued to dominate the area (35-32 min 15). Despite this, the offensive talent of the visitors, especially Marc Garcia and Trimble (24 points between them), kept Fuenlabrada in the game.
The locals stretched the score at the beginning of the third quarter with a 7-0 run preceded by a great defense and the lack of offensive ideas from Fuenlabrada (56-40 min 23). After the time out, Manresa did not slacken. The game went into basket exchange dynamics and the difference remained around fifteen points until the end of the period.
The last quarter lost intensity and rhythm due to the favorable difference of Baxi Manresa, which allowed the locals to maintain their distance until the end.
90. BAXI MANRESA: (25 + 24 + 24 + 17): Dani Pérez (7), Mason (16), Vaulet (7) Eatherton (10) Sajus (15) -starting five- Ferrari (8), Dani Garcia (-), Janning (8), Hinrichs (6), Rafa Martínez (3) and Sima (10).
76. URBAS FUENLABRADA: (20 + 20 + 15 + 21) Trimble (10), Emegano (9), Eyenga (10), Meindl (13), Aleksander (11) -starting five- Samar (3), Chema González (-), Sharma (-), Marc Garcia (17) and Cheatham (3)
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Luis Miguel Castillo and Yasmina Alcaraz. Without eliminated.
Incidents: match corresponding to matchday 26 of the Endesa League played at the Nou Congost pavilion behind closed doors.