Regular Season Round 8: Assignia M. - Real Madrid 84-97 (19-25, 22-25, 27-22, 16-25)
Date: November 18, 2012 Undefeated leader Real Madrid delivered the eighth consecutive victory. This time they beat bottom-ranked Assignia Manresa (0-8) 97-84. The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. Assignia Manresa was better in third quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Assignia Manresa was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. International Rudy Fernandez (198-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. International Sergio Llull (192-87) contributed with 14 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Troy DeVries (193-82, college: N.Mexico) replied with 23 points and American-Madagascar power forward Charles Ramsdell (208-85, college: Tulsa, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Assignia Manresa. Four Assignia Manresa players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Real Madrid (8-0) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. Assignia Manresa at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. Real Madrid will play against Cajasol (#16) in Sevilla in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Assignia Manresa will play at home against Asefa Estudiantes in Madrid and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Real Madrid: R.Fernandez 18+2reb+3ast, S.Llull 14+6ast, J.Carroll 12+1reb, F.Reyes 11+3reb+1ast, N.Mirotic 9+7reb, M.Begic 8+3reb Assignia M.: T.DeVries 23+2reb+3ast, C.Ramsdell 17+5reb+1ast, J.Asselin 13+3reb, A.Hernandez 10+1reb+5ast, J.Salvador Arco 8+4reb+3ast, H.Palsson 6
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