Dominating Tenerife gets back on track

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Giannis Askounis

02/Nov/22 20:06

Rather than an extremely rare second Basketball Champions League loss in a row, Lenovo Tenerife makes short work of Bnei Ofek Dist Herzliya

By Eurohoops Team/

Displaying quality and additional depth was Lenovo Tenerife. The reigning Basketball Champions League champions cruised past Bnei Ofek Dist Herzliya, 95-57, in Enerbox Arena Wednesday evening.

Banking in four of the team’s total 16/31 triples, Sasu Salin registered a game-high 18 points. More international flavor as Giorgi Shermadini scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a game-high efficiency rating of 20. American import Tim Abromaitis scored 15 points in the Regular Season Gameday 3 contest.

The Champions League lasting original having lost consecutive games only once was not about to let it happen for a second time. Following a close first quarter, the team guided by experienced tactician Txus Vidorreta built a double-digit lead in the second period and did not look back. From 5-1 in Spain’s Liga Endesa and sharing first place with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid to 2-1 in BCL Group H.

Down to 1-2 in the four-team group, the team coached by Oren Aharoni was outmatched in the paint. Apart from the 43-28 rebounds, it was on the receiving end of 30 points scored inside. In addition, bench players had 21 points versus 45 of Tenerife. Biram Faye was responsible for 17 of the points off the bench, also a personal best for the 2022-23 season.

Missing injured players Quinton Hooker and Robert Carter, the Israel outfit recently picked up Briante Weber. Held to three points and 1/10 field goals, the former Virginia Commonwealth standout dished out seven assists while adding the Champions League to the long list of competitions spread throughout his career from the NBA to Europe and Asia.

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Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League