Santiago de Compostela, October 8 (EFE).- Bàsquet Girona is still without a win in the Endesa League after falling clearly against Monbus Obradoiro (89-63), who became strong in the Multiusos Fontes do Sar, where the team of Aíto García Reneses left a bad image.
The match was easier than expected for Obradoiro, who hit his rival in the first quarter with a 12-4 that forced the visiting coach to stop the game (12-4, min. 5). Croatian center Dragan Bender signed another exhibition (18 points, PIR of 24) to confirm that the serious knee injury he suffered is now over.
With Marc Gasol on the bench and their very erratic exteriors, Girona barely stood up to their rival. He threatened to react (17-11), but the home side’s success from the three-point line and their defensive fragility were too much of a burden (29-13, min.10).
However, the outlook darkened for Obradoiro at the start of the second quarter. The history of the game against Zaragoza repeated itself. With a partial 2-13 start, Girona tightened the electronics. Moncho Fernández, very angry, stopped the match (31-26, min.13) and Leo Westermann oxygenated his team with five points in a row.
Losses and mistakes reappeared in Girona and Obradoiro punished them with quick play and an away win to go up 11 at halftime (48-37). An income that rose to 17 at the start of the second half, when his rival tried to react with various defensive changes that did not work.
– Technical sheet:
89 – Monbus Obradoiro (29+19+17+24): Philp Scrubb (13), Paige (5), Thomas Scrubb (12), Blazevic (10) and Bender (18) -starting team- Guerrero (2), Álex Suárez (3), Westermann (9), Walker (8), Vicedo (3) and Muñoz (6).
63 – Bàsquet Girona (13+24+10+16): Franch (2), Taylor (6), Bursac (2), Fjellerup (6) and Miletic (6) -starting team- Marc Gasol (13), Garino (5), Vila (11), Figueres (-), Colom (3), Prkacin (-) and Hanzlik (9).
Referees: Fernando Calatrava, Sergio Manuel and Roberto Lucas. Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the third day of the Endesa League played at the Multiusos Fontes do Sar in front of 5,279 spectators.