Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE) .- Lenovo Tenerife took revenge for the defeat in the last Canarian derby, on this occasion embittering the coming out of the Gran Canaria Basketball Club in front of its fans, which passed a resounding 77-91 .
The success of Iván Cruz in the paint (19 points) and Marcelinho Huertas in the direction (other 16 and 5 assists) dismantled a yellow team that found only consolation in the solvency of Jovan Kljajic (17 points) and Khalifa Diop (15).
The match began more than evenly, with Abromaitis scoring from the perimeter for the visitors, while an emerging Kljajic surprised with steals, layups and rebounds in Comanche territory.
With 9-9 on the scoreboard, Lenovo called for time out to stop the Claretian frenzy, which seemed to have been achieved with the entry of Iván Cruz and Aaron Doornekamp, who deactivated the momentum of Albicys, Benite and companions, taking a little breath in electronics (19-23).
In the second quarter, both teams appeared more in the home game and Khalifa Diop, in the yellow table, and Diagné in Tenerife, took center stage. However, the Tenerife team also managed to increase the distance, breaking the 10-point barrier with less than five minutes to go (23-34).
Gran Canaria seems to react, with an inspired Kljajic both on the perimeter and on the counterattack, but it turns out to be a simple mirage. Salin and Cruz once again stretched the gum for Lenovo, closing the first half with an eloquent 32-46.
After the break, Diop resumed the streaks in the yellow attack, but it was insufficient against the external battery of Tenerife, who continued to beat continuously. For each two-goal or Khalifa’s teammate, Vidorreta’s team’s response comes with a new triple (51-71).
With a collection already over the age of twenty (55-79), the Laguneros are dedicated to managing the advantage while Gran Canaria tries to cover up the defeat, but without success.
With the final 77-91, Gran Canaria shapes the Endesa League with a preseason tally of two wins and four losses, while Lenovo will face the last friendly on 25 September against Carplus Fuenlabrada after accumulating two wins and one loss during this period. of preparation.
77. CB Gran Canaria (19 + 13 + 23 + 22): Bassas (5), Kljajic (17), Shurna (5), Diop (15) and Salvó (7) -initial team-; Albicy (3), Brussino (5), Inglis (9), Benite (7), de la Torre (2), Mutaf (-), Etxeguren (-) and Stevic (2).
Coach: Jaka Lakovic.
91. Lenovo Tenerife (23 + 23 + 33 + 12): Huertas (16), Salin (5), Abromaitis (16), Cook (5) and Diagné (2) – starting team-; Fitipaldo (2), Rodríguez (-), Doornekamp (10), Cruz (19), Sastre (2), Fernández (14) and Richotti (-).
Coach: Txus Vidorreta.
Referees: Francisco Araña, Alfonso Olivares and Héctor Báez. Without eliminated.
Incidents: presentation match of the 2022-23 season of CB Gran Canaria in front of its fans, played at the Arena Gran Canaria in front of about 2,236 spectators. EFE