Joan Sastre turns on hero mode and sends Tenerife to Round of 16

2022-01-20T22:34:46+00:00 2022-01-20T22:59:07+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

20/Jan/22 22:34

Joan Sastre was on fire in the final few minutes against Pinar Karsiyaka in Game 3, sending his team through to the Round of 16 in the Basketball Champions League

By Eurohoops team/

Lenovo Tenerife gambled away a double-digit lead but managed to recover and advance to the Round of 16 with a 74-71 home win against Pinar Karsiyaka in Game 3 of the Play-In series in the Basketball Champions League.

Tenerife was in control through three quarters and was up by 15 points early in the third quarter (44-29), however, Amath M’Baye and Bonzie Colson sparked a comeback for Pinar Karsiyaka, even putting them ahead after Colson’s assist to M’Baye for a three-pointer (64-61).

That said, Tenerife answered right back with five straight points by Joan Sastre and Sasu Salin with Sastre following up the effort with two more three-pointers which pushed the Spaniards to 72-66.

Sastre finished with 15 points but 11 of those came in the final three minutes. Dejan Todorovic and Kyle Wiltjer scored 11 each while Giorgi Shermadini added ten points.

Marcelinho Huertas scored two points but was phenomenal in his playmaking with 11 assists, writing out his pages in the competition’s history books as he continues climbing the all-time list.

On the opposing side, M’Baye banked in game-high 24 points while Bonzie Colson had 16 points and eight rebounds. Alex Tyus helped with ten points and nine rebounds.

Tenerife will enter Group L with Falco Szombathely, Rytas Vilnius and SIG Strasbourg.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League