UCAM surprises Madrid on the premiere of Hezonja
Madrid confronted this Saturday in Puertollanoin a packed pavilion (Antonio Rivilla, 2,500 spectators), their third and last pleasant of the preseason earlier than the Tremendous Cup. After their victories towards Unicaja and Zalgiris in Antequera, within the Costa del Sol Match, this time he was overtaken by UCAM Murcia and his excessive success within the shot to the basket (67% of two and 48% in triples) for 104 factors.
Sito Alonso’s males received the V Luis Casimiro Trophy with an impressive efficiency by their star signing, ahead James Anderson (17 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists), coming from the European champion, Anadolu Efes. UCAM’s stability this summer time is three wins and two losses.
Croatian ahead Mario Hezonja made his debut for the white crew (12 targets and a couple of assists) after passing via the Eurobasket. Chus Mateo, between internationals and injured, solely has six gamers from the primary crew, since Causeur didn’t take part. Edy Tavares with 26 factors (11 of 11 from two) and Dzanan Musa with 23 carried the load of the sport together with Sergio Rodríguez, who distributed 10 assists. Between the three of them they added a PIR of 75 (33+22+20) out of a complete of 104. The fourth signing, Frenchman Petr Cornelie, solely shot three factors (2 of 4). Subsequent Saturday, Madrid will face the Coosur Betis within the first semifinal of the Tremendous Cupwith which the membership season will formally open.
The match, which started with Murcian dominance and thus remained effectively directed by McFadden, however the three-pointers by Musa and Hezonja and the work within the space by Tavares started, first, to shorten distances and switch the rating round, which turned 19 -eleven halfway via the primary quarter. Virtually instantly, the adjustments started to bear fruit, with which the UCAM tied at 24 slightly to conclude this primary quarter with an excellent job from Trice, Luther and the remainder of the quintet.
With this inertia from much less to extra, UCAM Murcia turned the e-mail round, with which Chus Mateo put the presumably headlines on the monitor. With 24-31 he was compelled to request a timeout, as a result of Sito Alonso’s males have been overwhelming in assault. As Actual Madrid faltered in protection and had no success in assault, the distinction went, midway via the second quarter, to +14 (28-42), with 4:39 to go, so Chus Mateo once more requested a useless time.
With +16 (30-46) for UCAM, with 3:35 remaining, the Murcians elevated to 33-50. A triple by Tomás Bellas put the utmost with 49 seconds to go (35-54, +19)distance that Actual Madrid shortened with a basket by Musa and a triple by Hezonja. The tip of the primary half was reached with 40-54, 14 up for UCAM Murcia.
The beginning of the second half left us with two actions by Tavares within the paint and a basket by Musa to place the distinction at 46-54. Now the Madrid protection did press and Ndiaye’s shot appeared to slender the rating much more and get to six (51-57). Nonetheless, the Murcian crew, with two triples, took off once more (51-63). With an change of baskets, the sport entered the equator of the third quarter, to proceed dominating UCAM by 67-75.
With 5 minutes to go, Chus Mateo put his important quintet to play, however, as McFadden continued to be impressed going to the basket, the benefit remained for the Murcians (82-96), who held on till the ultimate 91-104. UCAM Murcia, truthful winner of the Trophy. Inscribe your title on this V version, as Gran Canaria did earlier than, within the first two editions by beating Estudiantes (91-65) and Alba Berlin (85-73), in addition to Unicaja within the fourth (75-72), and the Costa del Sol crew itself, which received the third towards Fuenlabrada (107-82).