Bilbao Basket achieves victory against Darussafaka and begins its journey in the Top 16 on the right foot

Bilbao Basket achieves victory against Darussafaka and begins its journey in the Top 16 on the right foot

Euskaraz irakurri: Bilbao Basketek Darussafakaren aurka garaipena bereganatuta (85-75) ekin dio Top 16ari

Surne Bilbao Basket beat Darussafaka (85-75) This Wednesday, January 25, the match corresponding to the 1st day of the Top 16 of the Champions League which was played at the Bilbao Arena.

Therefore, the Bilbao team opened with victory in the round of 16 group. In the other meeting of the group, Lenovo Tenerife was victorious against UCAM Murcia (85-65).

The Bilbao team started in the best possible way; with a triple by Rabaseda that opened the scoring (3-0). Later, the locals achieved a five-point advantage (7-2), to which the visitors responded immediately (9-8). Darussafaka’s reaction did not scare a Bilbao Basket team that came out on top again and opened a gap in the electronics (16-8). In the final stretch of the first quarter, the Turkish team reduced its deficit (18-14).

At the beginning of the second quarter, the dominance corresponded to Darussafaka. The visiting team tied the game (22-22), and even took the lead (22-25). Bilbao Basket responded quickly (29-27), but the Turkish team once again imposed their game and achieved a five-point lead (29-34). In the minutes before the break, Bilbao Basket closed the gap (34-36).

Going through the changing rooms was good for the local team, since Jaume Ponsarnau’s men were the clear dominators in the third quarter. With a good start, Bilbao Basket was ahead on the scoreboard (39-38), and although Darussafaka tied (41-41), the ‘men in black’ once again proved superior to their rival; In this way, Bilbao Basket broke the equality, increased its advantage, and reached the last quarter with a favorable result of 60-52.

In the last ten minutes, Surne Bilbao Basket had the game under control at all times. The men led by Ponsarnau were better than the rival both in attack and defense. They gave them no chance of getting closer to Darussafaka on the scoreboard and, in the end, Bilbao Basket sealed the victory with a final result of 85-75.

Data sheet:

85 – Surne Bilbao Basket (18+16+26+25): Hakanson (12), Smith (14), Rabaseda (10), Sulejmanovic (8) and Withey (8) -starting five-; Radicevic (6), Alonso (12), Reyes, Andersson (3), Kyser (12) and Ubal.

75 – Darussafaka (14+22+16+23): Starks (14), Ozdemiroglu (6), Yeboah (8), Aaron White (2) and Olaseni (8) -starting five-; Kormaz (6), McCullough (10), Sayili (2), Osmani (19), Kus and Buyukcangaz.

Referees: Wojciech Liszka (Poland), Lorenzo Baldini (Italy) and Nicolas Maestre (France). No deleted.

Source: Eitb