The Iberostar traces 24 points and wins on the horn

With 5.7 seconds remaining, Sasu Salin tied the game and then put the final 82-84 with a layup from Shermadini after a mistake by Frankamp.


Iberostar Tenerife overcame this Saturday the 24 points of disadvantage it had in the second half and ended up winning in Murcia by 82-84 with a basket on the horn of Finn Sasu Salin, in a match in which his rival, UCAM, had clearly dominated, but in which he was the victim of his mistakes against an opponent who cried until the end and who scored 43 points in the final 10 minutes when in the previous 30 he had scored 41.

What was a comfortable game and very well played for Sito Alonso's team ended up being a real 'thriller', the first of the season in a Sports Palace without an audience, and resolved, as is usual in the case of granas , with defeat after almost two and a half hours of play.

The clash began with UCAM being much superior with a very effective defense and the 20-6 that the score reflected after eight minutes of play made it clear.

In those two minutes remaining in the first quarter, those of Txus Vidorreta scored another six points to close it with a 23-12.

The dominance from the physical plane was evident in favor of the home team and the superiority in the rebound with an Augusto Lima commanding in both areas.

Giorgi Shermadini tried to keep Iberostar in the game, but the best team game for Murcia led them to win 39-22 and at halftime they reached +16 for UCAM CB (42-26) with a triple by Nemanja Radovic .

The trend did not change after passing through the vesutarios and a 9-1 of partial put the 51-27 after another triple, this one from Conner Frankamp in the 24th minute.

The university students liked each other, although Iberostar, without making great fanfare, cut their disadvantage somewhat to leave it at 17 points (58-41) with ten minutes remaining

The last quarter was a push from Vidorreta's men, pressing on the entire pitch, which paid off. Thus, he went from 60-41 to 60-48 with a 0-7 signed with a triple by Aaron Doornekamp, which forced Sito Alonso to stop the match with a time-out.

The maneuver paid off and with Frankamp and Nemanja Radovic assuming responsibility in attack the match seemed resolved (72-58 three and a half minutes from the conclusion) .

However, the yellows did not lower their arms and base defense and triples achieved the unimaginable, even when 43 seconds from the final honk Frankamp stopped the visitor's momentum with 78-71.

An unsportsmanlike foul on Sadiel Rojas, the second that cost him elimination, was key in that same action as two free throws missed by a Rafa Luz, who was a drag on his team the time he was on the track.

A free kick from Doornekamp and a triple from Salin made it 78-75, another triple from Marcelinho Huertas made it 80-78 and two free throws from the Brazilian point guard from Iberostar made it 81-80.

With 5.7 seconds left, Salin tied with two more free throws and put the 82-84 just under the rim with a layup to pass from Shermadini after a new loss of the ball, this one from Frankamp.

Thus ended a clash that was a show of faith on the part of the islanders, who scored 43 points in the last period, and that will make Murcia sleep poorly.

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