BAXI Manresa faces Barça in the semifinals of the Catalan League
BAXI Manresa faces Barça in the semifinals of the Catalan League
BAXI Manresa faces Barça in the semifinals of the Catalan League

BAXI Manresa faces Barça in the semifinals of the Catalan League

The Bages team lost 92-82 and will play on Sunday for third place against Joventut

Friday 4 of September of 2020 at 23:48

92 Barça I Calathes 3, Bolmaro 2, Claver 8, Mirotic 13 and Oriola 17; Davies 4, Hanga 8, Smits 9, Heurtel 14, Pustovyi 4, Abrines 10 and Brancou

82 BAXI Manresa I Dani Pérez, Mason 7, Vaulet 15, Báez 11 and Eatherton 4; Jou 6, Hinrichs 10, Rafa Martinez 15, Tabu 3, Sajus 7 and Sima 4

Partials : 23-25, 21-16, 24-17, 24-24

BAXI Manresa continued to offer good feelings in the third pre-season match at the Palau Blaugrana, but was unable to beat the powerful Barça, who defeated them 92-82 and won a ticket to the Catalan League final. which will be played against MoraBanc Andorra. For its part, BAXI will play for third and fourth place against Joventut, on Sunday from 16:30 in the same pavilion.

Pedro Martínez's men came out very strong and reached an initial partial 3-11 in less than three minutes that forced Sarunas Jasikevicius to claim the first timeout of the match. Barça reacted shortly afterwards and equalized again (14-15). This time it was the coach of the Bages who stopped the game. From here there was equality, and the Manresans closed the first quarter two points above thanks to a triple on the horn of Rafa Martínez (23-25). In the second head of both teams managed to open a hole in the electronic, and reached the break with three points of income for the hosts (44-41).

In the second half, Barça got a margin of twelve points (62-50), but the reds did not leave the game and reached the last ten minutes ten points below (68-58). In these, BAXI fought until the last second and made things very difficult for one of the best teams in Europe, but never had a chance to fight for the match.