The BAXI Manresa vibrates the Congost by overturning Baskonia
The BAXI Manresa vibrates the Congost by overturning Baskonia
The BAXI Manresa vibrates the Congost by overturning Baskonia

The BAXI Manresa vibrates the Congost by overturning Baskonia

Second victory of the season for the Bages team in a very competitive match, in which they have been able to take the lead. Valtonen (16p) and Moneke (15p 10r) were the top players.

Monday 4 of October of 2021 at 11:33

74 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez 7, Thomasson 4, Berzins 1, Maye 8 and Sima 13; Francisco, Jou 3, Dani Garcia, Moneke 15, Rafa Martínez 1, Valtonen 16 and Bako 6

67 Baskonia I Granger 8, Marinkovic 11, Giedraitis 15, Sedekerskis 2 and Nnoko 10; Fontecchio, Enoch 12, Costello 7 and Kurucs 2

Partials: 22-16, 15-17, 18-18, 19-16

BAXI Manresa achieved a victory of prestige and confidence against a Euroleague rival, Baskonia (74-67). The Manresa team, very intense in defense throughout the game, managed to take the reins of the game in almost the entire clash to get the second victory of the season, first in the Nou Congost.

The start of the match was marked by the equality between both sets, which were alternating the lead on the scoreboard. Five consecutive points from Valtonen and a free throw converted by Rafa Martínez, who was playing his 600th game in the Endesa League, gave the Bages team a six points lead at the end of the first quarter (22-16).

In the second the dominance in the marker was always of the red ones, that obtained a maximum income of eight points in several occasions. However, the Basques, led by Giedraitis, showed their competitive nature to reach the break just four points below (37-33).

Returning from the locker room the visitors made a better start and were ahead (39-40). Then the Manresa team regained control on the scoreboard, always with short differences. At the end of the third quarter, four points for the home team, and everything to decide (55-51).

In the last ten minutes, a BAXI Manresa encouraged by the fans has continued to maintain a high level of defense to withstand the Vitoria team attacks and hold the advantage. The choral game of Manresa, led in this partial by a ubiquitous Valtonen (6 points, 1 block and 1 recovery), has been the key to overcoming one of the most prestigious rivals in the league as Baskonia (74-67). Next Wednesday at 9pm the Bages team will start his way to the BCL in the Nou Congost against the Polish Stal Ostrów.