LEB Gold Round 24: Burgos lose to Melilla - 5 hours ago
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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The biggest surprise took place in Melilla where host Melilla Baloncesto (15-9) beat league's leader Burgos (16-8) 77-66 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Burgos. The game was mostly controlled by Melilla Baloncesto. Burgos managed to win third quarter 16-9. But it was not enough to ta... [read more]
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.
The biggest surprise took place in Melilla where host Melilla Baloncesto (15-9) beat league's leader Burgos (16-8) 77-66 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Burgos. The game was mostly controlled by Melilla Baloncesto. Burgos managed to win third quarter 16-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Melilla Baloncesto won last quarter 27-17. Melilla Baloncesto outrebounded Burgos 42-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Dutch forward Kevin van-Wijk (203-89, college: Valparaiso) who scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Jorge Sanz (188-93) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Eduardo Martinez (202-90) who recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Melilla Baloncesto have an impressive five-game winning streak. Melilla Baloncesto maintains sixth position with 15-9 record. Burgos at the other side dropped to the second place with eight games lost. They share the position with Palencia and Oviedo. They were replaced at the leadership position by Gipuzkoa GBC. Burgos will play next round against Leyma Basquet trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Melilla Baloncesto will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Caceres Basket on the road. The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Gipuzkoa as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Gipuzkoa defeated 13th ranked Caceres Basket in San Sebastian 81-70. It was a good game for American power forward Mike Carlson (206-91, college: Truman St., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Ricardo Uriz contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. Gipuzkoa's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Croatian center Aleksandar Marcius (208-90, college: De Paul) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for Caceres Basket. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Caceres Basket at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Prat. Caceres Basket will play next round against Melilla Baloncesto trying to get back on the winning streak. Gipuzkoa will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Palencia Baloncesto on the road. A very close game took place in Oviedo between Leche Rio Breogan and Oviedo CB. Sixth ranked Leche Rio Breogan (15-8) got a very close victory on the road over second-best Oviedo CB (16-8). Leche Rio Breogan managed to escape with a 3-point win 107-104 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Josep Franch who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Daniel Perez with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Leche Rio Breogan moved-up to fifth place. Loser Oviedo CB keeps the second position with eight games lost. They share it with Burgos and Palencia. Leche Rio Breogan will meet at home CB Prat (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oviedo CB will play against Magia Huesca (#17) and hope to secure a win. Bottom-ranked Barca II managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they outleveled tenth-ranked Palma in S'Arenal 86-63. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 23-point difference suggests that Barca II is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Palma. The winners were led by Volodymyr Gerun who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Barca II's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Barca II maintains eighteenth position with 5-19 record. Palma at the other side keeps the tenth place with 12 games lost. Barca II's next round opponent will be higher ranked Araberri (#11) in Vitoria-Gasteiz and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Important game to mention about took place in Prat. Fourteenth ranked