Urbas Fuenlabrada remains undefeated in the preseason

The Madrid team has won four wins in four games this summer. Marc García, with 20 points, was the best of Paco García's.


Urbas Fuenlabrada added against Herbalife Gran Canaria (90-87) his fourth victory of four preseason games, in a duel in which he was required to improve his defense and control his nerves in a tight final to maintain his undefeated team vitola in this preparation phase.

Paco García's team, who had previously defeated Movistar Estudiantes, San Pablo Burgos and Iberostar Tenerife, won by 13 with four minutes to go (82-69) and knew how to recover from the reaction of 'Granca', who put the duel at one point with one minute remaining (85-84), to resolve the match.

With Marc García (20 points) as the leading scorer, a complete game by the Nigerian guard Obi Emegano (18 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound) and the American point guard Melo Trimble (15 points and 7 assists), the collective work of a team shone who played for the scheduled breaks without point guard Tomás Bellas, center Chema González and Ukrainian inside Vyacheslav Bobrov.

The Canarian team led by Porfi Fisac, who had just won the neighboring Movistar Estudiantes, had their best man (22 points) in the Italian escort Amedeo Della Vale, the protagonist of the final comeback that was about to take the victory. Nigerian Stan Okoye (17 points and 3 rebounds) and American interior Matt Costello (9 and 9) also shone.The locals, who yesterday released the green color as a result of the new sponsor that gives the team its name, used this Saturday for the first time the second black kit against a 'Granca' who, in his traditional canary yellow, dominated the first quarter.

Those of Porfi Fisac built their domain with the good hand of Della Valle and Costello -scorer and rebounder-, with whom they established the first differences (4-8, min. 3), and despite the responses of Trimble and Emegano, the Renewed efforts in defense of the visiting team not only maintained but also increased the rent until 13-22, which closed the first quarter.

Marc García's triple that started the second quarter promised better local sensations, but was unable to stop the speed of 'Granca', both in the outside shot and in the penetration, this time with the French Andrew Albicy and Beirán as executors for a 21-36 in the 15th minute that forced Paco García to stop the game.

With a good job from the youth academy Osas Ehigiator, assisted by the Nigerian Obi Emegano, but without avoiding some neglect in defense that cost him yellow points, Urbas Fuenlabrada managed to reduce the rent until 38-45 with which the intermediate was reached.

Those of Paco García were not going to give up the duel so soon, and faith that they began to improve their performance, with a redoubled defensive effort, with Emegano as one of the banners starring in several robberies, to gradually file the difference until turning the meeting around (58-57, min. 27) .

Porfi Fisac called his team to the bench to change the dynamics, but barely managed to stop the rise of a Fuenlabrada that had recovered its sensations in defense and was right on attack, both in penetrations and generating second plays with rebounds. With a 64-62, the duel would be decided in the last quarter.

The locals stretched as soon as the period began with a partial 9-0 (73-62), but Georgian Beka Burjanadze, unavailable to discouragement, starred in two consecutive plays to stop the Fuenlabran frenzy. An effort in vain because again the locals went thirteen up, in a reaction ended by a basket and additional shot by Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (82-69, min. 36) .

The defense of Paco García's men became suffocating, despite the fact that the Canarian triplet success, with two consecutive of the American John Shurna and Della Valle, the free throws, and a new triple by the Italian put the visitors back into the match ( 85-84, min. 39) .

Trimble responded also from the 6.75 line, Shurna missed a free throw and Emegano hit with both of his own, making Delle Valle's last layup useless, because the victory was from Fuenlabreña. Both teams will rest for a few days until their next duels: Fuenlabrada on the 8th at home against Estudiantes, and Gran Canaria on 11th against Unicaja in Malaga.

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