The last quarter condemns the Leyma

To the Leyma he lacked continuity and failed in the last quarter to be able to stand up to a lleida which is the fittest team at the start of the season. The oranges endured blow after blow, including a 0-11 start after which they could have been demoralized but from which they fully recovered midway through the second quarter. They also gave their right hands. But the Catalans must be left on the canvas because they always got up and finished off with a 0-14 in the last quarter, in which the local team was denied facing the hoop between their own poor shooting decisions, turnovers and the defensive intensity of the opponent. It gave the feeling that Leyma lacked a point of cooking to be able to stand up to a more mature rival and with a higher dose of intensity for the forty minutes. After Friday’s victory on the opening day on the Juaristi track and this defeat, the team of Diego Epifanio visit to Students on Sunday in a demanding start to the season with three games in just one week.

The oranges depended on the success of the outside shot and had a problem in the paint. Lottana Nwogbo He was not successful in attack, which is his forte. When Atoumane Diagne He was not on the track, he was missed to close the rebound. And neither of them managed to stop Michael Carrera (31 points), who is currently the most decisive player in the category and who put his team on his back in the last quarter, with seven practically consecutive points that consolidated that decisive 0-14 run. The best of Leyma was the point guard Goran Philippovic. He hit three-pointers and revolutionized the game, although he charged fouls and had to spend a good part of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth on the bench. Only he, with a PIR of 11, reached double figures in this section.

The visitor’s injury James Wolf, two triples (Jakovics and Font) and a basket by Filipovic gave wings to the locals, who went up 60-55 with just over four minutes left to play. But from that moment they were blank for three. At 60-64, a 2+1 from Carrera hurt, because the basket and the foul occurred just as possession was ending. Something similar had happened in the third quarter at 48-44. Barrueta stole a ball, went alone and from what could have been the 50th point and the 6 difference, he moved to two triple seconds behind Lleida and therefore, 48-50.

Aleix Font in the match against Lleida. VICTOR ECHAVE

The lleida did not miss the gifts. But on the positive side of Leyma you have to put the fact of overcoming the 0-11 against the start. Diego Epifanio asked for time out to order ideas and establish concepts. Filipović he put on the savior suit with two tiple in a row that cemented the comeback. the attitude was already another. Nwogbo and Galán were fighting in the paint. Diagne too. Barrueta scored a 2+1. And at the first break the score was no longer so scandalous (15-20). Another triple by Filipovic —it was the third of the fourth after others by Jakovics and Font— put the home team ahead for the first time (28-25), but later they suffered another crisis that only allowed them to score another triple and three free throws until rest, to which lleida came with a slight advantage (34-37).

Leyma squad and coaching staff. VICTOR ECHAVE

In the third there was distribution of advantages. The two teams exchanged blows and for a moment the locals had advantages and for another, the visitors. The third fouls of Filipovic and Font, two of the most successful men, weighed. Also the low contribution of Lundqvist and Simeunovic, of which more is expected. The Catalans maintained their advantage at the end of the third set (52-54) and the fourth was already marked by 0-14 from which, in such an even match, it was no longer possible to recover. It’s time to improve and try again on Sunday.

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The last quarter condemns the Leyma