Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- Lenovo Tenerife took revenge for the defeat in the last Canarian derby, bitter on this occasion when the Gran Canaria Basketball Club came out in front of their fans, whom they defeated with a resounding 77—91.

The successes of Iván Cruz in the racket (19 points) and Marcelinho Huertas in the direction (another 16 and 5 assists) dismantled a yellow team which only found consolation in the solvency of Jovan Kljajic (17 points) and Khalifa Diop (15).

The game started more than evenly, with Abromaitis scoring from the perimeter for the visitors, while an emerging Kljajic surprised with steals, lay-ups and rebounds in Comanche territory.

With 9-9 on the scoreboard, Lenovo called a timeout to stop the Claretian frenzy, which seemed to be achieved with the entry of Iván Cruz and Aaron Doornekamp, ​​who turned off the Albicys’ momentum. , Benite and company, taking a break from electronics (19-23).

In the second quarter, both teams appeared more in the inside game and Khalifa Diop, in the yellow ranks, and Diagné in Tenerife, took center stage. However, the Tenerife team even managed to increase the distance, breaking the 10-point mark less than five minutes before the break (23-34).

Gran Canaria seemed to react, with an inspired Kljajic both on the perimeter and on the counterattacks, but that turned out to be a mere mirage. Salin and Cruz stretched the rubber again for Lenovo, closing the first half with an eloquent 32-46.

Returning from the locker room, Diop took up the stripes in the yellow attack, but it was insufficient against the outside battery of Tenerife, which continued to hammer continuously. With each two-man basket or checkmate from Khalifa, the response of the Vidorreta team was accompanied by a new hat-trick (51-71).

With earnings already in their twenties (55-79), the Laguneros were dedicated to managing the advantage as Gran Canaria tried to hide the defeat, but to no avail.

With the final 77-91, Gran Canaria shapes the Endesa League with a pre-season record of two wins and four losses, while Lenovo will face its last friendly match on September 25 against Carplus Fuenlabrada after racking up two wins and one loss in this period of preparation. .

Technical sheet:

77. CB Gran Canaria (19+13+23+22): Bassas (5), Kljajic (17), Shurna (5), Diop (15) and Salvó (7) -initial team-; Albicy (3), Brussino (5), Inglis (9), Benite (7), de la Torre (2), Mutaf (-), Etxeguren (-) and Stevic (2).

Coach: Jaka Lakovic.

91. Lenovo Tenerife (23+23+33+12): Huertas (16), Salin (5), Abromaitis (16), Cook (5) and Diagné (2) -initial quintet-; Fitipaldo (2), Rodríguez (-), Doornekamp (10), Cruz (19), Sastre (2), Fernández (14) and Richotti (-).

Trainer: Txus Vidorreta.

Referees: Francisco Araña, Alfonso Olivares and Héctor Báez. Without eliminated.

Incidents: CB Gran Canaria 2022-23 season presentation meeting in front of its fans, played at the Gran Canaria Arena in front of some 2,236 spectators. ECE

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