Dreamland Gran Canaria corrected the course this Saturday in the Endesa League by defeating a stubborn Monbus Obradoiro 87-80 who, with a good physical display -especially in defense-, put the yellow team on the ropes, who suffered greatly in scoring in the third. league win.
The Argentine Nico Brussino, with 19 points, and the North American Ben Lammers, with 13 and 5 rebounds, cemented the victory of the island against the success of Roko Badzim -18 points and 4 assists- and the physical appearance of former yellow player Artem Pustovyi -another 18 and 5 rebounds-.
The yellows led from the beginning (10-2), with Brussino scoring six points in a row and later Ethan Happ beat his defender, the Ukrainian Pustovyi, with a passed hoop and a you dunk
Moncho Fernández then requested a time-out to strengthen his muscles in the area, although Brussino and Happ continued to find holes in the Galician rearguard. Pustovyi and Scrubb scored in the opponent’s ring but Dreamland continued its scoring streak, encouraging the offensive Lammers and Kljajic (21-10).
Monbus tried to continue the script imposed by the island team, with Blazevic and Figueras entering the scene, although Gran Canaria did not slow down in front, closing the first quarter with more than high numbers (30- 20).
In the second act, Badzim with a layup and Tinkle with another triple, tightened the screws in the Gran Canaria Arena, showing the defensive drumbeat that created serious problems for the local team (30-26), until a dunk from Lammers and a triple from Slaughter gave oxygen to the Claretians (35-26).
However, Obradoiro did not save an inch of the park, taking advantage of any situation to adjust the differences with an 8-0 partial score with five minutes left for the break (35- 34).
But when the Galician squad managed to tie the match with a triple from Zurbriggen (39-39), the immediate answer came with another two from Brussino and a shot from additional personnel (46 -39). In any case, the crazy pace of the game allowed Zurbriggen and Scrubb to score points in the last possessions, reaching halftime with 46-45.
At the start, Gran Canaria also encouraged the defense all over the field, promoting a new speed in the game. Badzim and Zurbriggen put Obradoiro ahead for the first time (50-51) after the first two minutes of the third period. Next, Kljajic and Bassas grabbed a 10-0 rebound (60-51).
It seemed that the islanders would break the contest after that balmy partial, but Badzim and Tinkle returned to the contest to revive Monbus (66-62). However, Pelos from the paint and the tandem of Slaughter and Bassas on the perimeter ended up hurting the visiting team (78-62).
However, Moncho Fernndez’s men did not throw in the towel and continued their particular scoring trickle. Blazevic scored two dunks in his locker and Badzim led from the direction of Obradoiro to regain the lead (80-73).
In the end, Gran Canaria was able to temporarily fight and minimize the risks to score a golden victory (87-80) against a Monbus that is still in the top zone of the Endesa League with equal balance – both with 3 wins and 4 losses -.
87 – Dreamland Gran Canaria (30+16+32+9): Kljajic (9), Albicy (2), Brussino (19), Shurna (2) and Happ (8) – the starting quintet -; AJ Slaughter (12), Bassas (9), Prkacin (2), Salv (3), Hairs (8) and Lammers (13).
80 – Monbus Workshop (20+25+17+18): Scrubb (13), Zurbriggen (6) Pustovyi (18), Muoz (2) and Tinkle (8) – the starting quintet -; Figueras (2), Blazevic (8), Huguet (-), Badzim (18) and Surez (5).
arbitrators: Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Arnau Padres and David Sánchez. Nothing is eliminated.
Incidents: The match corresponding to the seventh day of the Endesa League, was played at the Gran Canaria Arena in front of 5,013 spectators.