UCAM Murcia, leader against last-place Lenovo Tenerife


Baskonia beat Surne Bilbao Basket (92-72) this Saturday on the third day of the Endesa League, with a great Chima Moneke who introduced himself to his new fans, while Valencia Basket signed a new triumph of merit in the Martín Carpena and UCAM Murcia remained undefeated at the expense of Lenovo Tenerife.

The Fernando Buesa Arena received their team with an authentic season-opening party, which Joan Peñarroya’s team was responsible for following. After losing to UCAM Murcia, Baskonia was forceful enough to knock down its neighbor.

Moneke was the most valued, 24 credits, star of the Basque derby who started challenging for the locals. Baskonia got serious in defense in the second quarter and after the restart they struck a decisive blow despite the visitors’ struggle. Howard, 16 points, was also important along with Khalifa Diop and Vanja Marinkovic.

In addition, Valencia beat Unicaja (76-82) to reinforce their confidence with two good away wins, since they won against Lenovo Tenerife during the week. Álex Mumbrú’s team had a great Semi Ojeleye (19 points and 29 PIR) and Chris Jones, enough to eclipse Kendrick Perry (23 points).

On the other hand, UCAM Murcia continues its undefeated start to the League with three of three victories, by beating (80-68) this Saturday against a Lenovo Tenerife that conceded 21-0 in the last quarter. The Canaries, bottom with zero wins, suffered a stellar Simon Birgander (26 points and 33 rating).