A good second quarter by Lenovo Tenerife, which achieved a clear 21-2 partial, ended with a Banco Di Sardagna Sassari (87-60) who started very well, with great intensity and concentration, but who was surrendered to a better game from the Tenerife team in match of the second day of the FIBA Champions League played this Wednesday at the Santiago Martín de Tenerife Sports Pavilion. Despite the good start of the Italian team, which managed to stop the inner game of the Tenerife team very well, from the second quarter Lenovo Tenerife took command of the crash and did not abandon it until the end.
First quarter for the Italians, who knew, in principle, to close the scoring routes of the island team, which had a hard time getting into the game. Not even the changes made by Txus Vidorreta could change the dynamics of the game so far, in which Banco Di Sardagna Sassari managed to score with some ease. But Lenovo Tenerife knew how to react before the differences were greater and managed to reach the end of the first quarter with a tie at 15 points. The Tenerife team was maintained thanks to the vertical attacks that were found in the corridor to be able to score.
The second quarter was something else quite different. Equality in the first two minutes (17-17) and “explosion” of the Tenerife, who, after a partial 21-2, ended in principle with the visiting domain. Seven consecutive points from Joan Sastre, who was the only one who found his way to the basket, made the game start to take another breath (22-19). Then came Gamble, Salin … to go from that 17-19 to a 38-21 with which the break was reached.
It seemed that Banco Di Sardagna Sassari would react after the break, but it was not like that and that exchange of the basket that took place in the third quarter always benefited the island team, who played very calmly in attack, but intense in the defensive field. Lenovo Tenerife would reach their maximum difference in the 23rd minute of the match with a 47-23 score, a score that gave them enough breathing space to face the last quarter.
With the score 59-35 the last quarter would be reached and although the Italian team tried to change the course of the clash in two phases of the last quarter, they could not do so. A triple from Logan and a basket from Burnell would lower that difference of 24 points and two triples from Bendzius (70-56) would also give a warning to the locals, but these sections of the game solved them with authority and did not allow the rival to get close more in electronic. Important victory for Lenovo Tenerife that remains undefeated in this Group A of the FIBA Champions League and after two rounds.