BAXI Manresa dominates from the start and ends up beating Unicaja
BAXI Manresa dominates from the start and ends up beating Unicaja
BAXI Manresa dominates from the start and ends up beating Unicaja

BAXI Manresa dominates from the start and ends up beating Unicaja

The Bages team, with a Dani Pérez in scoring mode (15p), add the third victory of the season in the Endesa League, against a revived Nou Congost.

Saturday 16 of October of 2021 at 23:17

85 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez 15, Thomasson 11, Valtonen, Moneke 10 and Bako 14; Francisco 10, Jou 3, Steinbergs, Rafa Martinez 6, Berzins, Maye 5 and Sima 11

74 Unicaja I Cole 17, Jaime Fernández 10, Barreiro 9, Abromaitis 3 and Eric 12; Brizuela, Díaz 11, Alonso 7, Guerrero 2, Nzosa 1 and Suárez 2

Partials: 25-18, 23-18, 16-15, 21-23

BAXI Manresa got rid of Unicaja (85-74) in a very serious and hard-working match in which they took the lead from start to finish. A pass to the side pulled the defense out of position which let slip through on goal. Up to 6 local players finished with at least 10 points scored.

After a few initial moments of equality between the two sets, the reds quickly took control of the scoreboard and opened a seven-point lead thanks to a great action from Francisco in the final seconds (25-18).

In the second quarter Pedro Martínez's men continued to clearly dominate the match, reaching margins of approximately ten points. A great smash of Sima placed the twelve difference in the middle of the confrontation (48-36).

Returning from the locker rooms, the tone was more or less similar, and the locals came to enjoy a 21-point lead (63-42). However, a reaction from the Andalusians brought them closer to just 13 at the end of the third quarter (64-51).

In the last ten minutes Malaga, led by Norris Cole, author of 8 consecutive points, stood at just four points (75-71) just over three minutes from the end. Then appeared the rival game director, Dani Pérez, who again pushed the Bages with two three-pointers in a row that ended the game and could no longer be replicated.

BAXI Manresa will look to extend the good streak of results next Sunday at 12:30 in the visit to the court of Urbas Fuenlabrada.