Hereda San Pablo Burgos and MoraBanc Andorra certified their relegation to the LEB Oro this Saturday after a last day of the Endesa League that will be remembered for years. For your excitement. For your intrigue. Due to a tension in the lower part of the table that turned into tears at the Coliseum and at the Poliesportiu. And in smiles in Fuenlabrada and Zaragoza, the other two involved in a fight for permanence that was resolved in just 40 minutes after almost eight months of competition and 33 days previously played. One more season, the south of Madrid and Aragón will have a place in the ACB. The heads and tails of basketball.
Andorrans and Castilians did not have easy salvation when the day started. Both started with the lowest probabilities of remaining in the category with 43.75% and 37.5% options, respectively, compared to 62.5% for Fuenla and 56.25% for Zaragoza. Low, yes, but nothing impossible. Although everything happened, first, because you fulfilled in their matches… and they didn’t.
Burgos fell resoundingly against Urbas Fuenlabrada (66-83), who played with the nerves of San Pablo. The second part in Madrid, led by Ristic (21) and Meindl (22), was sublime. The drama in Andorra was worse: they lost against Lenovo Tenerife (75-77) in the last second for a basket by Gio Shermadini and after paddling a lot throughout a match that was put against him from the initial jump.
Painful defeats that lead to hell Second (from which Covirán Granada comes out) to a Burgos that in just five years in the elite had joined the nobility of the ACB with two FIBA Champions (2020 and 2021), one Intercontinental (2021), two appearances in the playoff and one in the Cup. And Andorra, considered part of the best of Firstalways in the fight for the final rounds and with uninterrupted presence since 2017 in the Eurocup.