October 7, 2022

77-91. Lenovo Tenerife takes revenge at the presentation of Granca to its fans

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- The Lenovo Tenerife has taken revenge for the defeat in the last Canary derby, on this occasion the coming out of the Gran Canaria Basketball Club exasperated for its fans, having overcome it by a resounding 77-91.

The success of Iván Cruz in the paint (19 points) and Marcelinho Huertas in the direction (another 16 and 5 assists) dismantled a yellow squad that found solace only in the solvency of Jovan Kljajic (17 points) and Khalifa Diop (15) .

The game got off to a more than even start, with Abromaitis scoring from the rim for the visitors, while an up-and-coming Kljajic surprised with steals, layups and rebounds in Comanche territory.

With 9-9 on the scoreboard, Lenovo called for a timeout to stop the Claretian frenzy, something that appeared to be accomplished with the arrival of Iván Cruz and Aaron Doornekamp, ​​who boosted the momentum of the Albicys, Benite and deactivated his company due to a small breather in electronics (19-23).

In the second quarter, both teams showed up more in the inside game and Khalifa Diop, in the yellow ranks, and Diagné in Tenerife took center stage. However, the Tenerife team even managed to increase the distance, crossing the 10-point barrier less than five minutes before half-time (23-34).

Gran Canaria seemed to respond, with a spirited Kljajic both on the perimeter and on the counterattacks, but it turned out to be a simple mirage. Salin and Cruz again stretched the gum for Lenovo, finishing the first half with an eloquent 32-46.

After the break, Diop took over the stripes in the yellow attack, but it was not enough against Tenerife’s outdoor battery, which continued to hammer. With every two or mate of Khalifa, the Vidorreta team’s answer came with another triple (51-71).

With income already over twenty (55-79), the Laguneros focused on managing the lead as Gran Canaria tried to cover up the defeat but to no avail.

With the final 77-91, Gran Canaria makes up the Endesa League with a balance of two pre-season wins and four defeats, while Lenovo will play their final friendly against Carplus Fuenlabrada on September 25 after two wins and one defeat in this pre-season. .

Data sheet:

77. CB Gran Canaria (19+13+23+22): Bassas (5), Kljajic (17), Shurna (5), Diop (15) and Salvó (7) -first team-; Albicy (3), Brussino (5), Inglis (9), Benite (7), de la Torre (2), Mutaf (-), Etxeguren (-) and Stevic (2).

Coach: Jaka Lakovic.

91. Lenovo Tenerife (23+23+33+12): Huertas (16), Salin (5), Abromaitis (16), Cook (5) and Diagné (2) -first quintet-; Fitipaldo (2), Rodríguez (-), Doornekamp (10), Cruz (19), Sastre (2), Fernández (14) and Richotti (-).

Trainer: Txus Vidorreta.

Referees: Francisco Araña, Alfonso Olivares and Héctor Baez. Without eliminated.

Incidents: Presentation meeting of the 2022-23 season of CB Gran Canaria to its fans, played in the Gran Canaria Arena in front of some 2,236 spectators. EFE

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