Fuenlabrada opens its locker despite a great Evans

Carplus Fuenlabrada, without Josep María Raventós on the bench after being dismissed during the week, achieved its first victory of the season (83-77) against Real Betis in a clash where its brief moments of disconnection did not take its toll on other occasions .

At the start, all eyes were focused on Shannon Evans, according to some reports, the object of Real Madrid’s desire. And the first chance he got he put his stamp on it with a steal and 3-pointer that opened the scoring.

He was supported by Gerun and Johnson, the latter also from the perimeter, to seal an initial 0-8 that forced debutant coach José Luis Pichel to request a timeout for the locals. The people from Fuenlabrada returned to the track with their batteries on and Senglin and Kromah in a state of grace.

So much so that one and the other took turns goading Betis. From inside or from outside, both shared the initial 18 points of theirs until Okouo made it 20-16, leaving the setback to nothing.

The Betis then woke up from lethargy and with Evans in command, supported by Johnson and Hill from the triple line, they punished the host with a convincing 0-14 in the twilight of the first quarter.

The time on the bench was again good for Pichel’s team to organize their ideas to the point of scoring seven points without reply. Five of them were awarded to Marc García, whose incorporation for a month to start a second stage with the club had been announced the same morning of the clash.

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He was taken over by Ristic, who converted eight of the last nine points of his team before the break. In the other hoop, Evans was able to sustain the Andalusians with six of the ten they scored between minutes ten and twenty, three of them with a triple almost at the buzzer.

Back at the park, Kurucs opened fire, but from then on, it was the people of Madrid who lit up. First with a partial of 7-0 and later with another of 8-0, both cemented with the hands of Ristic and Kromah. In between, only a Betis basket, the work of Johnson.

With eleven down, Evans had to roll up his sleeves again in the case of Casimiro’s. Become the only striker of the visitors for a few minutes, he with seven points he breathed some life while he could; but not enough to make a dent in a serious opponent who managed to keep his distance to order the decisive fourth.

Aware that the first win of the season passed through them, the home team did not lower the piston and, riding Bagayoko, managed not to suffer wear and tear on their rent during the initial minutes, despite the fact that Evans insisted on keeping the Sevillians in the confrontation with your personal contribution.

Finally, a triple by Senglin, which put Carplus Fuenlabrada on the verge of plus fifteen, ended up undermining Betis’ morale. The rest was enjoyment of a grandstand that breathed a sigh of relief knowing that their team is already fueled.


83.- Carplus Fuenlabrada (20+20+26+17): Novak (8), Senglin (14), Juan Fernández (3), Kromah (20), Ristic (15) -five starters- Marc García (11), Bagayoko (8), Okouo (2), Macoha (-), Hannah (-), Eyenga (2) and Savkov (-).

77.- Real Betis (30+10+15+22): Evans (28), Kurucs (12), Johnson (11), Cvetkovic (-), Gerun (8) -five starters-, Hill (5), Sylla (2), Báez (-), Tsalmpouris (10), Pozas (-), Bertans (1).

Referees: Cortes, Torres and Baez. Without eliminated.

Incidents: match corresponding to the fourth day of the regular phase of the Endesa League played in the Fernando Martín pavilion in front of some 3,500 spectators.

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