Regular Season Round 11: Blancos de R. - Valencia 74-66 (25-12, 14-25, 22-11, 13-18)
Date: December 9, 2012 Very important is a road loss of third ranked Valencia Basket (8-3) against tenth ranked Blancos de Rueda (6-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Valencia Basket was defeated by Blancos de Rueda in a tough game in Valladolid 66-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Valencia Basket. Valencia Basket trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 18-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for forward Nacho Martin (205-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. Liberian-American forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Pau Ribas (193-87) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Valencia Basket players scored in double figures. Valencia Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Blancos de Rueda moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Valencia Basket dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Blancos de Rueda will meet CB Canarias (#14) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Valencia Basket will play against FIATC Joventut (#12) in Badalona and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Valencia: B.Dubljevic 16+5reb, P.Ribas 14+8reb+3ast, F.Pietrus 12+3reb, J.Doellman 10+4reb+1ast, T.Kelati 6+4reb, J.Lauvergne 4+3reb Blancos de R.: N.Martin 16+6reb+2ast, O.Hunter 16+7reb+1ast, I.O'Leary 16+6reb+2ast, A.Renfroe 9+8reb+4ast, J.Grimau 7+2reb, N.Sinanovic 4+4reb
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