BAXI Manresa wins and convinces against Gran Canaria
BAXI Manresa wins and convinces against Gran Canaria
BAXI Manresa wins and convinces against Gran Canaria

BAXI Manresa wins and convinces against Gran Canaria

The Manresa team played a great team game and did not give options to the Canaries. Moneke, Valtonen, Bako and Maye, leaders in attack with 14 points.

Sunday 16 of January of 2022 at 19:26

91 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez 3, Thomasson 8, Valtonen 14, Moneke 14 and Bako 14; Francisco 8, Dani Garcia 5, Steinbergs 2, Rafa Martínez, Vaulet 7, Maye 14 and Sima 2.

72 Gran Canaria I Kramer 6, Slaughter 12, Brussino 13, Salvó 6 and Khalifa Diop 2; Serrano 1, Ilimane Diop 6, Pustovyi 4, Sergi Garcia 2, Mutaf and Ennis 20.

Partials: 16-24, 22-12, 22-19, 31-17

BAXI Manresa started the second round in the best possible way, beating Gran Canaria (91-72) and making their fans enjoy themselves. The collective play of the home team has been too much for a visiting team that has deflated in the last quarter.

The first bars of the duel had equality and exchange of leadership on the scoreboard, before the islanders nailed a partial 0-9 that made them finish the first quarter eight points ahead (16-24), with two free throws scored by Ilimane Diop in the last second of it.

In the second period, the Reds came out much better than their rival and nailed a convincing 16-0 run that put them eight points ahead (34-26). The Canaries then reacted and reached the half with only two points behind (38-36).

Returning from the locker rooms, the Bages team maintained at all times the advantage in electronics, but could not open a significant difference. At the end of the third quarter the home team won by five points (60-55), and therefore everything was to be decided.

In the last ten minutes, BAXI Manresa pressed the accelerator and got a 15-5 start. The home team kept the cushion of 15 points until the end with a great choral game and actions of the fans.

This does not stop. Next Wednesday, Pedro Martínez's men will be looking to take a very important step towards being in the Copa del Rey of Granada, again in the Nou Congost against Monbus Obradoiro at 21:30.