The U14 male Canary selection finished in the third position at the Spain Championship of regional selections, after defeating the strong Andalucía team by a tight 80-82. In this way, Canarias closed an exceptional championship, where they get a creditable bronze medal, after Madrid and Cataluña selections, respectively.
Samuel Sosa, the brilliant coach of this team and operation chief at the Canarias Basketball Academy, has valued the regional participation as follows: “I am really happy with the work made by everyone, we have gone from less to more during this championship, growing as a team minute by minute. Everybody has worked and helped the team, forming a great human team, what was been, without any doubt, essential to get these results”.
Likewise, the Chinese point guard from the CBA, Dai Hao, not only has got the honor of scoring the basket that worth the bronze medal, he also has lead this selection in Huelva: “Dodo began highlighting since the initiation of the championship (38 efficiency points in his first match), due to this, the rest of the teams we have played with have defended him really hard. However, as at the semifinal like in the fight for the bronze, he became the team guide, getting all the responsibility and pulling from the team when the matches were more difficult. In the last game, not only he drove us to the extra-time, he also was decisive at the last minutes”, declared the U14 coach, Samuel Sosa.
The U16 get the permanence in the Special group
On the other hand, the U16 Canary selection, where the CBA players Andrés Andrade and Jiankang Li played, has also finished the Championship with joy, after avoiding the descent to preferential at the game versus Navarra, winning for 69 vs 41.