Ilunion achieves its first Spanish Wheelchair Basketball Super Cup


Ilunion has won its first Spanish Wheelchair Basketball Super Cup by beating Amiab Albacete (67-77) this Sunday in the second edition of the tournament held in the Salamanca town of Béjar.

The Madrid team completed a historic weekend after their feat in the semifinals, in which they overcame a 22-point difference in the last quarter against Bidaideak Bilbao – champion of the Copa del Rey – and which they crowned with a triple at the buzzer. by the British Terry Bywater.

The team from La Mancha, who eliminated Fundación Aliados de Valladolid in the semifinals, went to the final as the great favorite, not only for defending the title won last year in Leganés (Madrid), but also for their status as the current dominator of basketball in the national seat. and European.

In this Sunday’s duel, the Madrid team, led by Víctor Ramos, had a tactically impeccable clash in defense and with great success in attack, especially with players like the Mexican Luis Eduardo Jasso (18), the British Gregg Warburton (16) and the Australian Bill Latham (15), and reached the break three points ahead.

In the third quarter, Ilunion increased their lead to six points, which they were able to defend in the final stretch of the game against an Amiab Albacete team that tried until the last moment but paid dearly for some hasty errors.

In the match for third and fourth place, Bidaideak Bilbao comfortably beat Fundación Aliados (96-44), with Canadian Patrick Anderson, with 29 points, as the top scorer.

The ideal quintet of the tournament was made up of players Gregg Warburton and Tom O’Neill (Ilunion), Ben Fox and Alexis Ruano (Amiab Albacete) and Patrick Anderson (Bidaideak).