09/18/2021 at 8:38 pm CEST
Joventut made their debut in the Endesa League with a relentless victory (85-79) over Surne Bilbao who fought for the game until the last minute but it ended up giving tafter a hat-trick by Joel Parra and a foul by Pau Ribas, one of the strengths of the locals with 15 points.
Young, 85 years old
(16 + 22 + 24 + 23): Vives (10), Ribas (15), Parra (5), Willis (17), Brodziansky (10) -starting team-, Paul (6), Ventura (8), Feliz (4), Maronka (-), Tomic (10) and Busquets (-).
Bilbao Basket, 79
(16 + 21 + 21 + 21): Hakanson (5), Luz (6), Mustache (15), Miniotas (14), Slim (10) -starting team-, Goudelock (8), Withey (4), Rousselle (3), Reyes (3), Masiulis (6), Galán (2) and Rigo (3).
Condé, Martínez and Olivares.
match corresponding to the first day of the Endesa League played at the Palau Olímpic de Badalona before 2,362 spectators
The 2,400 fans who returned to the Palau Olímpic enjoyed and suffered with La Penya. Derek Willis, one of his new recruits, was the game’s top scorer with 17 points. weather Against Tomic, who reappeared earlier than expected, he was key to giving consistency to the local inside game.
The people from Bilbao made a very good impression in Badalona and had a chance of victory until the end thanks to their success in the triple (13 of 31) and his 16 offensive rebounds. Valentin Bigote (15 points) and Regimantas Miniotas (14 points) were the players who kept Álex Mumbrú’s men alive until the end.
Equality was the keyword in the first quarter, which started with both teams blocked in attack.. Derek Willis was the most outstanding of La Penya with six points (14-10, min.8) but Carlos Durán had to move the bench to give the game another rhythm.
Bilbao hit the triples and Reyes and Miniotas scored to give the Basques an advantage (14-16, min. 9) but a basket by Ante Tomic tied at the end of the first quarter (16-16).
Joventut stumbled at the beginning of the second quarter with Ventura scoring three and Ribas finishing from outside (25-19, min. 14). Vives and Brodziansky scored by three to bring the locals closer to their maximum gap (36-28, min. 17) to which Bilbao responded with the outside shot and Miniotas’ hand tightened the score at half-time (38-37).
Tomic gives the maximum
Greens and blacks tried to break the game again when Tomic put them in their maximum gap (53-44, min. 26) Taking advantage of the fact that Delgado was on the bench for fouls andThe Croatian had no rival under the hoops. They returned to Bilbaoans react from a distance with Bigote and Rigo leave the party wide openerto in the last quarter (62-58).
A 3-2 zone in Bilbao put Joventut in trouble in the last quarter. Luz and Goudelock scored 6.75 and Willis backed La Penya with his points. La Penya scored seven points (75-68) with five minutes remaining, but two consecutive hat-tricks by Bigote condemned the match to a close final (75-74 min. 37).
Bilbao lost two points in the last minute (81-79) but a ball was stolen from Pau Ribas that prevented the visitors from drawing or going ahead 50 seconds from the end and A triple by Joel Parra half a minute from the end ensured the local triumph.