With a Kyle Wiltjer bombshell on the last play of the match, Bruno Fitipaldo’s Lenovo Tenerife beat Obradoiro and bounced back after two consecutive defeats.
The duel at the Multiusos Fontes do Sar in Santiago de Compostela had the Uruguayan from the beginning seeing how the homeowners became strong from the outside shot and with the pivot Laurynas Birutis making a difference on the bass. The visitors bounced back with good shots from Kyle Wiltjer from medium and long distance, but again the 3-pointers by Robertson and Ellenson allowed the hosts to get ten income. The defensive problems continued present in the whole of the Island, which ended up closing the boy 23-9.
In the second quarter, despite the fact that the oriental had a good passage in the scoring, the Galicians were intractable with the triples so that the distance did not shrink. However, a good 12-0 run led by Wiltjer and with free practice as the main weapon made the difference to be one ball. Obradoiro once again bet on his intern and the difference was again important. In the final stretch of the first half, Marcelinho Huertas charged the team on his back with very good shots and leaving his team with good feelings, going to the dressing room 42-38.
The second half had Wiltjer and Gamble putting doubles under the basket, but the inmates of the team led by Moncho Fernández also became strong in that area. The celestial base and Doornekamp contributed triples to the coach for Txus Vidorreta so that the game continues to be one possession. However, an unsportsmanlike action by the Canadian deconcentrated the Canarian team, causing those from Santiago de Compostela to go to the last quarter with a 62-56 advantage.
The last ten minutes again showed a great Marcelinho Huertas for the Tenerifeans to get to a double. Robertson was the homeowner’s goal man but had no one to complement him. In this way, the aurinegros were able to take the lead in scoring making the process both by both. Sulejmanovic and his free games were very important for the Canary Islands team to have an advantage at the end. However, Obradoiro was able to tie it at 81 with little to go. After the minute of time and with the last ball in his favor, Kyle Wiltjer made a triple to take the game 84-81.
Precisely the one born in Oregon was the scorer of the match with 20 goals, followed by Marcelinho Huertas with 17. Meanwhile, in the whole of Galicia the best was Henry Ellenson also with 17.
Regarding the performance of the former Malvín, he played 28:11, where he put 11 points (2/8 in doubles, 1/5 in triples and 4/4 in free), 2 rebounds and 6 assists.
With this win, Lenovo Tenerife snapped a two-game losing streak and in the domestic competition climbed to fifth place with a 5-3 record.
The next match for Fitipaldo and company will be at home against Andorra next Sunday 7 at 9 am for the ninth date of the ACB League.
Photo: M. Miser – ACB Photo
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