Grupo Inec Z. outgunned Linence to finish third in the group. Very significant was Grupo Inec Z.'s (#3) 22-point road victory against Linense in Fas Final 1 76-54. The game without a history. Grupo Inec Z. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Grupo Inec Z. forced 19 Linense turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for Nigerian forward Jeffrey Solarin (193-92, college: Idaho St.) who led the winners and scored 19 points. Point guard Lucas Vaquero (185-89) accounted for 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. British forward Sam Buxton (195-89, college: N.Alabama) came up with 9 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Miguel Ortega (188-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Linense in the defeat. Linense's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Linense: M.Grigaitis 9+6reb, S.Buxton 9+9reb+2ast, A.Carrera 8+2reb, M.Ortega 8+6reb+4ast, B.Vedder 6+4reb+2ast, J.Fernandez 6+2reb+2ast Grupo Inec Z.: J.Solarin 19+3reb, C.Hansen 12+3reb, J.Roman 10+2reb+2ast, L.Vaquero 9+7reb+4ast, J.Vukasinovic 6+1reb+1ast, J.Hunter 6+5reb+1ast
L'Hospitalet held off Quintanar to secure the top position in the group. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Quintanar (2-1) on the court of L'Hospitalet on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by L'Hospitalet 73-63. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for guard Edgar San Epifanio (196-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Gabriel Diaz-Morera (196-89) helped adding 22 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Chadian center Placide Nakidjim (205-94) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Uruguayan-German point guard Phillip Holm (175-80) scored 13 points. Top scorers: Quintanar: P.Nakidjim 20+12reb, H.Wilkins 13+1reb+1ast, P.Holm 13+3reb+3ast, T.Garcia 9+1reb+6ast, M.Raez 4+4reb, J.Garrison 3+4reb L'Hospitalet: G.Diaz-Morera 22+3reb+4ast, E.San Epifanio 22+7reb+5ast, E.Arques 7+5reb, M.Acosta 7+6reb+1ast, J.Cabrera 5+4reb, O.Bayo 4+5reb+1ast
AEC Collblanc fired past Plasencia to improve at 2-1 record. Host Plasencia (0-3) lost to AEC Collblanc (2-1) 52-46. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Plasencia won fourth quarter 11-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Plasencia 41-29 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for forward Jordi Vall-Llobera (193-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 5 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Jaume Lopez (193-89) helped adding 12 points. The best for the losing side was forward Mario Alvarez (196-91) with 8 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Javier Cardito (178-93) scored 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Plasencia: J.Cardito 12+2reb+1ast, P.Bayle 8+1reb, M.Alvarez 8+9reb+3ast, P.Blazquez 5+2reb, U.Bogdanovic 3+3reb, P.Farina 3+3reb AEC Collblanc: J.Lopez 12+3reb+1ast, A.Figuerola 9+3reb, J.Maria Guzman 8+1reb+3ast, R.Juan 6+2reb, J.Vall-Llobera 5+10reb+1ast, D.Perez 4+3reb
Alcazar knocked down Valencia II to finish the phase undefeated cliniching LEB Plata promotion. Rather expected game when Valencia-2 (1-2) was defeated at home by Alcazar (3-0) 84-72 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for forward Ignacio Diaz (200-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Lamonte Thomas (187-90, college: J.and Wales, RI) helped adding 17 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was forward David Guardia (200-90) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and guard Adria Duch (185-95) scored 16 points. Five Alcazar and four Valencia-2 players scored in double figures. Valencia-2's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Top scorers: Valencia II: D.Guardia 19+7reb+2ast, A.Duch 16+4reb+1ast, J.Galarza 10, M.Martinez 10+1reb+3ast, H.Rueda 5+1reb+4ast, L.Panos 4+4reb+1ast Alcazar: I.Diaz 20+10reb, L.Thomas 17+3reb+4ast, N.LaGuerre 14+3reb+2ast, P.Villarejo 12+2reb+1ast, J.Santonja 10+5reb+2ast, Y.Estevez 9+4reb
Ardoi finished the second stage on a high note as they beat Gandia Basquet. Very important is a home loss of Gandia Basquet (2-1) against Ardoi (1-2) on Sunday night. Host Gandia Basquet was defeated by Ardoi in Gandia 72-59. The game was mostly controlled by Ardoi. Gandia Basquet was better in second period 16-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Gandia Basquet to just 7 points in first quarter. It was a good game for naturalized Ukrainian forward Anton Savitski (196-86) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Dominican forward Rafa Matos (191-83) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Daniel Marti (203-89, college: Union, TN) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Kevin Navarro (178-92) added 13 points in the effort for Gandia Basquet. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Gandia Basquet: K.Navarro 13+2reb+1ast, D.Marti 12+7reb+1ast, I.Remon 9+5reb, S.Miller 7+5reb, F.White 6+2reb, A.Camarena 5+4reb+2ast Ardoi: A.Savitski 19+7reb+2ast, R.Matos 15+6reb+1ast, P.Urtasun 8+4reb+2ast, M.Castellano 7+3reb+2ast, A.Calvo 7+5reb+1ast, N.Uriz 6+4reb+3ast
Quart held off Coin to improve at 2-1 record. Quart used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Coin 83-66 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Quart. Coin was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Coin's 24 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Quart forced 23 Coin turnovers. Coin was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American-Uruguayan center Brad Kanis (218-83, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Eric Jimenez (190-90) helped adding 19 points. The best for the losing side was center Juan Vasco (200-83) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and forward Jose Antonio Rojas (198-82) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Coin: J.Mendez 12+4reb+3ast, J.Antonio Rojas 12+6reb+2ast, M.Ballesteros 11, J.Vasco 11+11reb, P.Movilla 7+4reb+2ast, F.Robles 7+1reb Quart: B.Kanis 20+10reb, E.Jimenez 19+3reb, J.Bataller 14+6reb+1ast, E.Camos 11+2reb+2ast, P.Vila 8+3reb+6ast, M.Lozano 4+6reb+1ast
Albacete earned promotion as they rallied past Agustinos-Eras. Not a big story in a game in Leon where Agustinos-Eras (1-2) was rolled over by Albacete (3-0) 83-64 on Sunday. The game without a history. Albacete led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Albacete outrebounded Agustinos-Eras 45-29 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Brandon Reed (193-90, college: Arkansas St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Garrett Nevels (188-92, college: Hawaii) helped adding 27 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Dionte Ferguson (198-92, college: S.Alabama) with 12 points and 5 rebounds and center Kevin Rima (204-92, college: NW Nazarene) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. Agustinos-Eras' coach Adrian Alvarez let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Agustinos-Eras: N.Loewen 13+1reb, D.Ferguson 12+5reb+2ast, K.Rima 8+6reb+1ast, M.Dominguez 7+2reb+1ast, R.Fernandez 6+2reb+1ast, S.Martinez 6+8reb+1ast Albacete: G.Nevels 27+6reb+3ast, B.Reed 26+13reb+3ast, E.Gomez 12+2reb+1ast, M.Fall 7+8reb+1ast, J.Luis Otero 5+4reb+2ast, G.Elias 4+10reb
Myrtia held off Cordoba to finish the stage on a winning note. A very close game took place in Murcia between Myrtia and Cordoba. Myrtia (2-1) got a very close home victory over Cordoba (0-3). Myrtia managed to escape with a 1-point win 59-58 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 13-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Myrtia forced 20 Cordoba turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Jorge Lledo (203-80) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Pepe Llorente (185-82) chipped in 11 points. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Jose Medina (185-93) who recorded 17 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Carlos Garcia (178-98) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Cordoba's coach Rafael Sanz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Cordoba: J.Medina 17+5reb+2ast, C.Garcia 13+6reb+2ast, A.Vega 8+3reb, A.Lopez 7+2reb+1ast, M.Devine 6+10reb+2ast, C.Sekou Conde 3+2reb Myrtia: J.Lledo 19+10reb, P.Llorente 11+2reb+2ast, S.Alcaraz 9+4reb+1ast, A.Gomez-Arrones 6+6reb+2ast, E.Navarro 5+1reb, M.Molina 5+3reb
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