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Uni Girona falls and will have to settle for the Eurocup

El Uni Girona cae y deberá conformarse con la Eurocup

Spar Girona will play the quarterfinals of the European Championshipthe second highest European competition, after being eliminated from the Euroleague after losing to Basket Landes 70-78this Wednesday in Fontajau, in the last game of the group stage.

The Catalan team faced the night with the certainty that a win would allow them to play the Euroleague quarterfinals for the second time in their historybut they did not know how to defeat Landes and now they will play the European Championship.

Girona has dismissed the group stage with seven wins and seven losses in 14 games and in fifth position, just above Landes, also qualified for the European Championship.

The Fontajau team started the match winning, with two baskets by Rebekah Gardner and Julia Reisingerová (4-0), but the Landes reacted and climbed quickly. And it was always ahead in the electronic: Girona only took the initiative on the scoreboard one minute and 43 seconds.

The first quarter already ended with five rental points for the galas (17-22). Landes stretched their lead to 13 goals (19-32) in the second quarter, but Girona woke up in time to return to the locker room four points behind (35-39).

However, Girona suffered a lot, too much, to score and, also, to stop the visitor’s momentum. At the end of the third quarter the local team barely He had scored 15 field goals from 47 attempts, 31% to 62% for the Landes.

The third period ended with a 15-point margin for Landes (49-64, 14-25 in the quarter) and the last quarter started with a triple that set the maximum difference: 18 points (49-67). The differences in the success from the three-point line decided the game: 3/19 for locals (15%), 8/16 for visitors (50%).

Already at the end, Girona resurrected the illusion of staying alive in the Euroleague by placing only five points (68-73 and 70-75), taking advantage of the nerves and the losses (26) of the Landesbut the lack of effectiveness was an insurmountable slab.

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