Lenovo Tenerife takes revenge on Strasbourg for the Final Eight

Lenovo Tenerife carried out their match on the second day of the Top 16 without excessive problems of the FIBA ​​Champions League against SIG Strasbourg (67-85) and thus adds the second victory of this phase.

defensive intensity and knowing how to take advantage of his attacking game were the main weapons of Txus Vidorreta’s team that at the beginning of the game had in the interior game its greatest argument to be able to begin to dominate the clash.

With a 14-26 lead at the end of the first quarter, the people of Tenerife never lowered their guard and managed to always maintain important differences until the end. In the second quarter, SIG Strasbourg came within six points (22-28 and 25-31) after taking advantage of some defensive doubts from the visitors, but the people from Tenerife soon redirected the game to end up winning with some ease.

The visitors came to have an advantage of up to 21 points (40-61) in the 27th minute of the game and in the final stretch the locals came close to eleven (65-76, min. 38), but again the Lenovo Tenerife knew how to react to dominate again.

Txus Vidorreta’s team came out aware of the importance of controlling the game and the scoreboard from the start and used their inside game to make the first differences. Gio Shermadini was essential at this stage of the match, as was Dejan Todorovic. The two players added 18 of the 26 points scored by Lenovo Tenerife in this first quarter.

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With 14-26 the first quarter concluded and the scoring relief would be taken by Sasu Salin, very successful from the outside. Together with him, a Kyle Wiltjer who also helped in the attacking game, the same as Marcelinho Huertas.

Lenovo Tenerife clearly dominated the game against a rival that, although in this second quarter they came within six points (22-28), never disturbed a much more solid Tenerife and with a better bench than its rival.

The insular side did not want any surprises and after the break they maintained their defensive intensity. He maintained a comfortable lead on the scoreboard and even increased it to 21 points in the 27th minute of the game (40-61).

The SIG Strasbourg would disturb the people of Tenerife again in the final stretch of the clash. They lowered the difference from those 21 points to 11 (65-76)but Tenerife still had the strength to get back on track and comfortably win the match (67-85).

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