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Bilbao Basket surpasses Casademont Zaragoza and focuses on Europe

Jesus Carames

April 2, 2023 | 7:11 a.m.

Surne Bilbao Basket achieved an important victory against Casademont Zaragoza in Miribilla, with a score of 81-68, thus adding its eleventh victory in the Endesa League season. With this result, the Basque team is close to qualifying for Europe for next season.

Absences and party leaders

In the match, Surne Bilbao had the absences of Ludde Hakanson and Francis Alonso, who did not play due to injury since the second quarter. Despite this, the team had outstanding performances from Alex Reyes (20 points, 5/9 on 17-pointers), Adam Smith (3 points, 6/14 on 7-pointers) and Michale Kyser (5 points, 17 rebounds, 9 offensive and 14 valuation). In addition, Agustín Ubal, the young Uruguayan, had a good performance with XNUMX points and a PIR of XNUMX.

On the part of Casademont Zaragoza, who finished with a better rating than Surne Bilbao (82-83), the most outstanding were Stefan Jovic (17 points, 8 assists and a PIR of 25) and Tryggvi Hlinason (8 points, 8 rebounds and 16 of assessment).

Evolution of the meeting

The match began with a better start for the visiting team, but the local team managed to come back and, after several alternatives, managed to prevail in the last 12 minutes of play. With this victory, Surne Bilbao stops the good run of the Maño team and recovers from the hard blow received on the last day in Vitoria, strengthening its aspiration to return to Europe.

The first quarter ended with an advantage for the local team (18-16). At the beginning of the second quarter, Casademont Zaragoza equalized the score (18-18), but later suffered a scoring drought and saw Surne Bilbao chain a 15-2 run that gave them a 13-point lead (33-20) to two minutes of rest (33-24).

In the third quarter, Zaragoza managed to come back thanks to the performances of Jovic, Yusta and Hlinason, tying the match with a 0-10 run in less than two minutes (46-46). However, the young Uruguayan Ubal and Reyes led the recovery of the home team's advantage heading into the last quarter (56-47).

During the last quarter, Surne Bilbao maintained the advantage and left the match sentenced with three minutes to go with a triple by Radicevic (74-60), culminating the match with a final score of 81-68.

Technical sheet

South Bilbao 81 –Casademont Zaragoza 68

South Bilbao Basket (18+15+23+25): Radicevic (8), Adam Smith (17), Rabaseda (4), Sulejmanovic (6) and Tsalmpouris -starting five-; Ubal (9), Francis Alonso, Reyes (20), Andersson (3), Kyser (14) and Barandalla.

Casademont Zaragoza (16+8+23+21): Wright (9), Jovic (17), Yusta (4), Simanic (10) and Mekowulu (10) -starting five-; Ponitka, Sant-Roos (10), Cruz, Hlinason (8), Langarita and Nguirane.

Referees: Benjamin Jimenez, Jorge Martinez and Andres Fernandez. Eliminated for fouls Mekowulu (m.40).

Incidences: Match corresponding to day 25 of the Endesa League played at the Bilbao Arena in Miribilla before 7.754 spectators.

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