Date: December 21, 2012 Bottom-ranked Melilla Baloncesto managed to get a third victory. This time they won against eighth-ranked Planasa NV88-73. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 15-point difference suggests that Melilla Baloncesto is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Planasa NV. The game was mostly controlled by Melilla Baloncesto. Planasa NV was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Melilla Baloncesto players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a good game for German power forward Kiril Wachsmann (203-83, college: Iona, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. point guard Jose Antonio Marco (180-89) contributed with 16 points and 9 assists for the winners. Melilla Baloncesto's coach Gonzalo Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Volkus (202-85, college: Redlands CC) replied with 19 points and Czech center Ondrej Starosta (215-79) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Planasa NV. Five Melilla Baloncesto and four Planasa NV players scored in double figures. Melilla Baloncesto (3-9) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Ourense. Planasa NV at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Melilla Baloncesto will play against higher ranked Palencia Baloncesto (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Planasa NV will play against Ourense and hopes to get back on the winning track. Top scorers: Melilla: E.Almazan 18+2reb+2ast, J.Antonio Marco 16+1reb+9ast, K.Wachsmann 13+16reb+1ast, H.Manzano 13+5reb+5ast, J.Castro 11+2reb+3ast, F.Sanchez 10+5reb+4ast Planasa NV: V.Volkus 19+2reb+1ast, S.Douglass 12+2ast, I.Narros 12+2reb, O.Starosta 10+11reb+1ast, J.Soares 7+2reb+1ast, A.Frutos 5+2reb+2ast
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