Historical win for Canarias Basketball Academy in the U18 Spanish Championships!

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Joventut could not resist CBA’s impulse and strength and lost to the Grancanarian team 82-84 in the last game of the first round. This meant CBA’s first place in Group G and the Academy is going to face the second in Group H, L’Hospitalet, this Wednesday 6th of May at 5 pm (local time) at Pabellón José Antonio Paraíso in Torrejón de Ardoz. A victory on Wednesday would be epic for CBA as it has never qualified for the quarter finals in any Spanish competition.

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CBA started the encounter with Jon Peña, Álvaro Reyes, Jordan Blount, Souleymane Diakite and Menno Dijkstra and found the rim easily (9-18, minute 6). In the end of the first quarter, Canarias Basketball Academy maintained the lead (20-28) with 8 points by center Menno Dijkstra.

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In the second period Joventut had a comeback but the white team could reply and reached the halftime winning (39-41) with Jon Peña accumulating 10 points and 5 rebounds for 17 ranking points.

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The second half was a copy of the first one as CBA had a margin from 2 to 10 points because of Joventut’s quality from the perimeter (61-68, minute 30). Menno Dijkstra, Álvaro Reyes, Jon Peña and Jordan Connors’ actions in offense and a great rebounding work (14 more than Joventut, 50 in total) made CBA have the control of the game in the last two minutes with two points up.

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At the free throw line, CBA assured a very important victory (82-84) which helped the Academy finish in the first place of Group G, what means that L’Hospitalet is awaiting in the eighth finals. A win qualifies and a loss sends the team back home.

These are Tuesday’s game stats and this is the rest of the schedule for Wednesday:

Novaschool – B.Sevilla (10:30)

St Casablanca – Fundación 5+11 (10:30)

Gran Canaria-Estudiantes Leyma Natura  (12:30)

HM Torrelodones – Easo (12:30)

Real Madrid – FC Barcelona (19:00)

Unicaja-CAI Zaragoza (19:00)