Have faith until the end

Bruno Fitipaldo’s Lenovo Tenerife got a long-suffering victory against Ukraine’s Prometey and was very close to advance to the round of the Basketbal Champions League.

The duel for the fourth day of group A was played at the Santiago Martín Sports Pavilion in Tenerife and it had our compatriot within the starting quintet and being key in the scoring of the Spanish team thanks to his short shots, but also attending his companions. The visitors loaded the painting with the contribution of Sean Evans on the bass. Meanwhile, Bruno was still on but also from 6.75 and being key giving passes to Shermadini and Guerra on the bass. In this way and with a good collective level, the hosts closed up the first boy 26-18.

The following period was marked by missed passes and bad shots, cutting off the dynamics of the previous quarter. This favored the aurinegro group, which with a good income from Huertas and with Guerra gravitating in the bass, made the difference to be 15. The Ukrainians improved rapidly with the Petrov and Kennedy bombs. With that reaction, Txus Vidorreta’s team stagnated in attack, not having good shots and not having depth in offense. The triples of Sergio Rodríguez and Sasu Salin took the canaries out of sleep and with a double from Fitipaldo at the end, they went with a 44-37 advantage to the dressing room.

In the complement, those directed by Karlis Muiznieks continued to find Viacheslav Petrov as a key figure and put a 5-0 for the whole of the Canary Islands to worry. Indeed, Chris Dowe continued to hurt on the bass and yet another from Petrov ended up equalizing the shares averaging the period. Lenovo Tenerife continued to suffer on offense and had difficulties in countering the shots of its triples and even its interns were no longer giving the yield as before. The visitors passed thanks to Petrov’s great game with the assists of Illya Sydorov, but the greats of Lenovo Tenerife re-ignited, coming tied at 61 in the fourth quarter.

The last ten minutes were totally changeable. Huertas took the scoring for the tenant, while the Ukrainians continued to rely on Petrov’s pitches and Evans and Harrison’s free kicks. After several minutes of inaccuracy, two Kennedy doubles gave him seven for rent with five minutes remaining. Fitipaldo’s free games and two key bombs by Marcelinho Huertas gave the local fans the illusion back with a minute and a half to go. With the appearance of Shermadini in the final moments, Lenovo Tenerife had five income, but a double from Dowe and a free from Harrison due to a technician on the Uruguayan, gave him the chance to equalize the game. However, Harrison’s shot missed and the tenant took a key point 80-78.

In the winner, Bruno Fitiplado was the top scorer of the match with 18 points (4/6 in doubles, ⅖ in triples and 4/4 in free), 2 rebounds and 6 assists in 26 minutes, well supported by Giorgi Shermadini with 14 points . In the loser, Viacheslav Petrov was the absolute scorer with 19 points.

With this triumph, the Tenerife people are second in the group with a 3-1 record.

The next match of the base of the celeste will be against Real Betis next Sunday the 14th at 1:00 p.m.

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