BAXI Manresa is beaten by Joventut al Nou Congost
BAXI Manresa is beaten by Joventut al Nou Congost
BAXI Manresa is beaten by Joventut al Nou Congost

BAXI Manresa is beaten by Joventut al Nou Congost

Despite the efforts of the Bages team, la Penya won the Catalan derby 68-90.

Saturday 3 of December of 2022 at 20:01

68 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez 11, Harding 7, Vaulet 8, Caroline 10 and Steinbergs 6; Badio 4, Waczynski 5, Tyson Pérez 11, Jou 1, Dani Garcia, Tass and Ferrari 5

90 Joventut I Feliz 16, Ribas 11, Parra 7, Ellenson 5 and Birgander 13; Kraag, Busquets 8, Guy 13, Ventura, Vives 11, Maronka and Tomic 6

Partials: 19-27, 18-21, 13-26, 18-16

BAXI Manresa could not get another victory at Nou Congost, as they were beaten by a Joventut team that was ahead on the scoreboard at all times (68-90).

The visitors started the game more excited and nailed a partial 0-10 that forced Pedro Martínez to ask for a timeout. From there, the reds evened the game and did not allow the green-and-blacks to get away with the score (19-27 at the end of the first quarter).

The second started in the same way as the first, with the Badalonians who scored seven consecutive points and were fifteen points ahead (19-34). Then, the duel leveled again, and the half-time was reached with eleven points for Carles Duran's men (37-48).

Returning from the changing rooms, the Bages team could not get close to the scoreboard. Quite the opposite, as Joventut went on to string partials: first one of 0-6 and then another of 0-11, taking advantage of four minutes without a score from Manresa. In this way, the visitors closed the third quarter with the game very well on track (50-74).

The last ten minutes didn't have too much history, and the green-and-blacks had no difficulty managing the advantage and taking the victory against some Bages players who put in effort until the end, but it wasn't enough.

On Tuesday from 20:30 BAXI Manresa will play for the lead of the group at Nou Congost against Limoges CSP, in a match corresponding to the fifth day of the first phase of the Basketball Champions League.