Fuenla tries a comeback but remains at zero in Endesa League

They were about to give a scare to an Iberostar Tenerife that relaxed in the end, but they did not win. Upshaw and Bellas, out by technical decision.

Iberostar Tenerife achieved an important victory against Urbas Fuenlabrada (91-87) and remains undefeated in the Endesa League competition after four games played, but this Saturday, against the Madrid team, he had to work well in defense to try to maintain the differences in the score until the end.

The good direction of Marcelinho Huertas, accompanied by the success of Sasu Salin and Aaron Doornekamp from the outside and Shermadini from the inside, were key in the triumph of the island team, it was in the second quarter when those of Txus Vidorreta made important differences to continue sending on the scoreboard until the end, although in the last moments he saw the scoreboard in jeopardy due to the reaction of the Madrid team.

Those last moments were very intense because in the absence of two minutes a triple by Sergio Rodríguez left the match almost sentenced with an 86-74, but a 0-10 partial for Fuenlabrada with Trimble and Meindl as protagonists, put fear in the body to the locals, although they managed to keep the difference on the scoreboard and end up winning by 91-87.

Urbas Fuenlabrada, despite losing several times by more than fifteen points, even in the final stretch of the clash, never stopped believing in victory and managed to reach the end with serious options for victory.

Iberostar Tenerife had to wait for the second quarter to start taking differences on the scoreboard, after a very close first and in which, on the one hand, the good defense and control of the rebound of Urbas Fuenlabrada stood out, while on the other the exterior success of the Txus Vidorreta team, with salin and Doornekamp as the main protagonists.

Paco García's team, despite being below the scoreboard for most of the first quarter, managed to reach the first break with a minimal advantage (15-16) .

Marcelinho Huertas took command of his team in the second quarter and as a result of his good reading of the defense of the Madrid team and his scores, his team began to command the electronic and reach the maximum advantage in the last minute of this second fourth (44-31) .

The team from Tenerife, who had scored 15 points in the first quarter, reached 29 in the second, as a result of that good defensive work, the performance of the point guard, as well as the offensive jam of Urbas Fuenlabrada that reached the break 10 points down ( 44-34) .

After the break, everything seemed to indicate that the game could be sentenced in this section of the clash, since the Lagunero team continued to command and began to mark important differences (48-34, min.22 and 61-45 min.29).

But it was in the final moments of this third quarter when Fuenlabrada began to make its intentions clear. Two triples by Vene put Paco García's team back into the crash (61-51) and a steal by Meindl with his basket leads to the last quarter with a tight 61-53.

The Tenerifeans pressed again at the start of the last quarter and Salin scoring from the outside and Shermadini from the inside, kept their team comfortably at the forefront of the crash (73-57, min.34) .

But everything changed in three minutes. Fuenlabrada did not give up, changed their defense and managed to hit the attack. Given Trimble's "absence" at times, Meindl took command scoring important baskets, and thus Fuenla began to believe in the possibility of winning the game and 24 seconds to go he managed to get closer to two points 86-84, but the greater The experience of the local players and the success from the free kick made the victory stay at home.

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