PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
There were 7 seconds left of the game when the breath was held in two historic cities of national basketball. Because, the ball leaving the hands of Stojan Gjuroski was going to decide if the first point of the semifinals stayed in the locker of the Breogán River or was traveling to the HLA Alicante.
A launch that did not end up finding the hoop and that prevented the Macedonian player from becoming the Alicante hero of a match that could turn out to be decisive for the final development of the series and, therefore, for the passage to the final.
And that Stojan fought hard for victory through 23 points (1 / 1TL and 8/12 TC), 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 fouls received that were key in the most complicated moments of the match. Some numbers that were not enough, but that these days will act as the main motivating agent for the second round.
Because the HLA Alicante they know very well what it is to overcome a series to the best of three games as it happened in a quarter-round in which they were able to knock down TAU Castelló after 1-0 against them. A valuable precedent that, together with Stojan’s good time, will be the main concern of the Breogán River on Saturday night HLA Alicante with the “marked cards”
First MVP in the national territory for a Stojan Gjuroski who, after a long career, is experiencing his third stage in the competition this year. A Macedonian international who has signed the third award of the course after those signed by the bases Justin Pitts and Pedro Llompart or the fourth if we take into account the one achieved by Samu Rodríguez in his loan to Mi Arquitecto Benicarló de LEB Plata ().
The quintet of the day in the LEB Oro:
It was an ode to offensive basketball and, therefore, it is not surprising that four of the members of an ideal quintet of the day emerged from its court and in which three players from the winning team gathered.
Because the role of Roope Ahonen (Breogán River) Y Sergi Quintela (Breogán River) in external positions ended up acting as the ideal complement for the always infallible work of a Kevin Larsen (Breogán River) stellar in painting.
Thus, the Galician team monopolized a quintet in which the Macedonian Stojan Gjuroski (HLA Alicante) was the main resistance to the triumph of the Lugo team in a day in which Dago Peña (Leyma Coruña) closed the quintet after leading the Coruña victory in Granada.
Base: Roope Ahonen (Breogán River) 15val: 15 points (5/6 TC), 1 assist and 1 foul received.
Shooting guard: Sergi Quintela (Breogán River) 17 val: 13 points (2/2 TL and 4/6 TC), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received.
Eaves: Dago Peña (Leyma Coruña)24 val: 21 points (4/6 TL and 7 / 15TC), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 recoveries and 4 fouls received.
Power-Wing: Stojan Gjuroski (HLA Alicante) 27 val: 23 points (1/1 TL and 8/12 TC), 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 received fouls.
Pivot: Kevin Larsen (Breogán River) 25 val: 19 points (5/6 TL and 6/9 TC), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 fouls received.
Season statistics – Stojan Gjuroski:
Played games: 29
Minutes: 23.15 pp
Points: 7.8 pp
Rebounds: 2.7 pp
Assists: 0.9 pp
Recoveries: 0.4 pp
Caps: 0.1 pp
Fouls received: 1.4 pp
Rating: 5.5 pp
Sports career – Stojan Gjuroski:
Training: Life Center Academy (USA)
2010/14: Louisiana University (NCAA)
2014/15: Levski Sofia (NBL – Bulgaria)
2015/16: KK Rabotnicki (Prva – Macedonia)
2015/16: Kozuv (Prva – Macedonia)
2016/17: MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva – Macedonia)
2017/18: Karpos Sokoli (Prva – Macedonia)
2017/18: KK Brokotehna (BIBL – Macedonia)
2018/19: Levitec Huesca (LEB Gold)
2018/19: Melilla Sport Capital (LEB Gold)
2019/20: ALM Évreux Basket (Pro B – France)
2020/21: HLA Alicante (LEB Gold)