Lenovo Tenerife sweeps to finish leader of group J

The island team beat Hereda San Pablo Burgos by 29 points in a game in which the leadership was at stake. The two will be in the Final Eight.

The first round of this week's double confrontation between Lenovo Tenerife and Hereda San Pablo Burgos, in which the leadership of their group in the Champions League was at stake, fell to the side of the island team by a clear 89-60 after a game with little history and dominated by the locals from the first quarter (89-60) .

With this victory, the team that Txus Vidorreta prepares ends the second phase of this FIBA Champions League as the first in Group J, with which they reach the Final at Eight as seed while the Burgos will do it as second.

The home team was clear that their intention was to reach the top of the group and from the first moments they put all their weapons into operation, starting by doing a good job in defense and looking for the best placed player in attack.

In front of a Hereda San Pablo Burgos who arrived on the island without two of his important men, Xavi Rabaseda and Víctor Benite, and with the Cuban Jasiel Rivero who did not play a single minute for technical reasons. In principle, the same as Rabaseda and Benite, to give them rest due to the accumulation of games they have led and, in addition, the importance of the clash next Thursday in Burgos corresponding to the ACB.

The Lenovo Tenerife clearly dominated the first two quarters reaching an advantage of up to 17 points in the second period.

The Tenerifeans, well positioned in defense, took advantage of the chances that the rival gave them. Little by little they took over the game with an intense defense and a good offensive game where both Fran Guerra and Gio Shermadini were successful, as well as isolated actions but worthwhile by Sergio Rodríguez and Sulejmanovic.

The truth is that Burgos was putting up little resistance. Not only did it lack success in the exterior launches, but also the intensity necessary to be able to compete from you to you to the Lenovo Tenerife.

Neither the changes nor the time-outs of Joan Peñarroya changed the dynamics of the game and the local team increased the differences, reaching 17 points before reaching the break (41-24).

The match was decided in the third quarter. Lenovo Tenerife maintained its roadmap and defensive intensity against an adversary who did not react and saw how the Txus Vidorreta team continued to increase the gap on the scoreboard and came to dominate by up to 21 points in the third quarter.

The last ten minutes were left over. The Hereda San Pablo Burgos did not worry the rival either and he already began to think about Thursday's game, the same as Lenovo Tenerife, although perhaps it was Peñarroya's team who began to think before about that ACB League clash that will be played in Burgos.

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