ANDhe Lenovo Tenerife consolidated the third place in the Endesa League with a clear victory (82-93) this Saturday at the Coosur Real Betis court, whose defense could not stop the shooters of the Canarian team at any time and thus returns to positions of decline.
The chicharrero team sent from the first basket of its Finnish guard Sasu Salin, very inspired by an initial period in which he scored eight points but in which Coosur Betis remained in the fight thanks to the six goals without failure in the shot of Jerome Randle (17-22)
Lenovo Tenerife took off in the second quarter, when its advantage grew exponentially until reaching ten points (19-29, min. 13) after a layup by Emir Sulejmanovic and shot up to twenty after a triple from own Bosnian forward (21-41, min. 16).
At halftime (30-51), the match was practically decided, since the Betis could not stop the defensive bleeding exemplified in the last action of the period, a counterattack of three against nobody that Salin culminated after Feldeine failed a triple and that none of his companions come down to defend.
A 12-4 run on the return from the dressing rooms allowed the local team to get closer on the scoreboard, but it was a mirage, since Lenovo Tenerife did not dislocate and was punishing the green-and-white defense until returning the figures to an advantage before the break. (50-74, min. 30).
With hardly anything at stake, the last quarter served, as often happens, for some players to shine their statistics, such were the cases of Salin, the top scorer of the clash with twenty points, and of the Brazilian point guard Marcelinho Huertas, who distributed thirteen assists.
– Data sheet:
82 – Coosur Real Betis (17 + 13 + 20 + 32): Randle (8), Almazán (-), Feldeine (9), Tisma (9), Jordan (3) -the starting five-, Ndoye (8), Campbell (13), Ouattara (7), Nick Kay (7), Borg (12), Magassa (5) and Mike Torres (1).
93 – Lenovo Tenerife (22 + 29 + 23 + 19): Huertas (9), Salin (20), Cavanaugh (9), Doornekamp (3), Shermadini (15) -the starting five-, Fitipaldo (4), Sulejmanovic (14), Yusta (6), Sergio Rodríguez (5), Guerra (8), Dani Díez (-) and Álex López (-).
Referees: Óscar Perea, Juan de Dios Oyón and Jacobo Rial. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match of the 29th day of the Endesa League played behind closed doors at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo.
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