Leyma Básquet Coruña scored the third consecutive victory tonight by overwhelming Gipuzkoa (92-62) in a match that they dominated from start to finish and in which they won each and every one of the quarters. The orange team stormed into the game and did not stop leading throughout the game.
The first quarter was of absolute local dominance. With Nick Ward as master and lord of the paint, especially on the rebound, the orange game flowed with relative ease against a misguided Gipuzkoa in the outside shot and did not defend with forcefulness that Leyma demands to be able to stop it. The 30-12 with which the first quarter closed says it all.
It was not until the middle of the second quarter that the away shots of the visiting team began to enter, the main and almost only offensive weapon. But this success hardly disturbed Leyma, who even expanded his advantage by two more points.
The departure after the break was a new push for Básquet Coruña. Sergio García distributed the minutes among his players and punished with more advantage any hint of reaction from Gipuzkoa.
The last and final room hardly had a history. The orange coach gave a little more than a minute to the young Jorge García who looked for the opposite ring with impudence but without success.
Nick Ward was again the most valued player in Leyma Básquet Coruña and in the game as a whole (26). He scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, six of them in attack, in 22 minutes of play. Zach Monaghan also shone with a PIR of 22 thanks to his 17 points, three assists and three steals.
Gipuzkoa was clearly below the percentages in the shooting of three that had given them so far the victories in the games they had played away from home. His 5 of 23 (22 percent) is too great a drag on a team that bases its attack on long-range shots.
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Básquet Coruña overwhelms Gipuzkoa