09/18/2021 at 8:38 PM CEST
Joventut made their debut in the Endesa League with a hard-fought victory (85-79) against Surne Bilbao who fought for the game until the last minute but that ended up giving tafter a triple by Joel Parra and a free kick scored by Pau Ribas, one of the highlights of the premises with 15 points.
(16 + 22 + 24 + 23): Vives (10), Ribas (15), Parra (5), Willis (17), Brodziansky (10) -starting team-, Paul (6), Ventura (8), Feliz (4), Maronka (-), Tomic (10) and Busquets (-).
Bilbao Basket, 79
(16 + 21 + 21 + 21): Hakanson (5), Luz (6), Mustache (15), Miniotas (14), Slim (10) -starting team-, Goudelock (8), Withey (4), Rousselle (3), Reyes (3), Masiulis (6), Galán (2) and Rigo (3).
Conde, Martínez and Olivares.
match corresponding to the first day of the Endesa League played at the Palau Olímpic de Badalona before 2,362 spectators
The 2,400 fans who returned to the Palau Olímpic enjoyed and suffered with La Penya. Derek Willis, one of his new signings, was the highest scored of the game with 17 points while Against Tomic, who reappeared earlier than planned, he was key to giving consistency to the local interior game.
The people from Bilbao made a very good impression in Badalona and had a chance of victory until the end thanks to their success in the triple (13 of 31) and his 16 offensive rebounds. Valentin Bigote (15 points) and Regimantas Miniotas (14 points) were the players who kept Álex Mumbrú’s men alive until the end.
Equality was the keynote of the first quarter that began with the two teams stuck in attack. Derek Willis was the most outstanding of the Penya with six points (14-10, min. 8) but Carlos Duran had to move the bench to give the game another rhythm.
Bilbao was successful in the triples and Reyes and Miniotas scored to put the Basques up (14-16, min. 9) but a basket from Ante Tomic tied the game at the end of the first quarter (16-16).
Joventut jerked at the beginning of the second quarter with Ventura scoring by three and Ribas hitting the outside shot (25-19, min. 14). Vives and Brodziansky scored by three to take the locals to their maximum difference (36-28, min. 17) to which Bilbao responded with the outside shot and from the hand of Miniotas they tightened the score at halftime (38-37) .
Tomic gives the maximum
The green and black tried again to break the game when Tomic put them in their maximum difference (53-44, min. 26) Taking advantage of the fact that Delgado was on the bench for fouls andThe Croatian had no rival under the hoops. They returned to the people of Bilbao react from long distance with Bigote and Rigo to leave the party completely openerto in the last quarter (62-58).
A 3-2 zone from Bilbao put Joventut in trouble in the fourth quarter. Luz and Goudelock scored from 6.75 and Willis supported La Penya with his points. La Penya went seven (75-68) with five minutes to go but two consecutive triples by Bigote condemned the game to a tight end (75-74 min. 37).
Bilbao came two points down at the last minute (81-79) but a ball steal from Pau Ribas that prevented the visitors from being able to tie or get ahead 50 seconds from the end and a triple by Joel Parra half a minute from time ensured the local triumph.