Girona achieves the primary at house
Girona celebrated and loved this Sunday the primary win in its ACB historical past on the Fontajau pavilion by beating UCAM Murcia 100-89, to hyperlink the second victory in a row, depart behind the dangerous preliminary dynamics (0/4) and distance themselves from relegation locations.
Marc Gasol (24 factors) and Quino Colom and Kameron Taylor (20) guided Aíto García Reneses’ staff to victory, in a match that was defined by the variations within the accuracy of the triple: 15/27 (57% ) and 12/35 (34%) for UCAM, who suffered their first loss as a customer on this Endesa League and broke a streak of two wins in a row.
Girona, even with out Pierre Oriola, was superior from the preliminary bounce. The Catalan staff went forward with a free kick from Roko Prkacin and was all the time forward within the digital. Gasol scored the primary triple of the match (6-2). He was answered by visiting Ryan Luther (6-5), however a 3 + 1 by Kameron Taylor and a triple by Quino Colom compelled Sito Alonso to cease the match with a timeout (13-5).
Since he changed the injured Josep Franch, the Andorran level guard was the good protagonist of the primary quarter, towards a UCAM mistake within the shot (1/3 in free throws, 3/9 in photographs of two and 1/8 in triples). Colom stretched the utmost benefit with three free throws and a second triple and Pato Garino closed the primary interval with a brand new triple, with the rating at 24-10.
Already within the second interval, UCAM diminished the drawback by half with triples by Thad McFadden and Travis Trice and an motion by Jordan Sakho (28-21), however Girona neutralized the Murcian response and recovered the heartbeat of Dusan’s hand Miletic. The Serbian chained three triples to return the 14-point margin with Girona’s eighth triple in 15 makes an attempt.
Girona suffered to attain from two: on the break (6/14) they’d solely managed it from two Gasol, Taylor and Prkacin and solely added six factors within the paint for the 12 of UCAM. However the success within the triples and the wrist of Gasol guided the staff. He reached 14 factors within the first half, during which Girona additionally dominated the rebound (23 to 13) and during which Colom (10 and 5 assists), Miletic (9) and Taylor (8) additionally shone.
The match got here into the break with the utmost native benefit, after two free throws by Éric Vila and one by Colom: 52-33, with a margin of 19 factors for the Girona staff. Simply earlier than Prkacin had hung from the ring to the enjoyment of a cheerful pavilion and frustration for UCAM Murcia, outmatched: none of Sito Alonso’s gamers had greater than six factors within the intermission.
Aíto García Reneses’s staff ended up sentencing the duel within the third quarter, towards a rival unable to calm the bleeding. Girona took its most earnings of 26 factors with actions by Colom, Gasol and Vila (65-39). They have been 28 after a free throw by Garino (76-48), throughout a 3rd quarter during which technical fouls, unsportsmanlike fouls and opinions on the monitor adopted each other.
Solely the anger and shock of each benches on the referee’s choices stored the temperature on the monitor, because the duel was seen for judgment with lots of time nonetheless to play, regardless of the advance of UCAM (88-75) led by the utmost sport scorer, Trice (25).