By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
From Greece and the Basketball Champions League to Argentina and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup proudly shapes up the path for Hereda San Pablo Burgos. The Spanish club defeated Quimsa, 82-73, Saturday for a second international title in four months.
Captain Vitor Benite back in familiar South American territory made out a team-high 19 points en route for his second Intercontinental Cup victory following up on his 2014 trophy with Flamengo. The defending champions of FIBA’s premier European club continental competition went up 26 but held off a furious rally cutting the deficit to six points with two minutes left to lift the trophy.
Thad McFadden registered 16 points, 14 coming in the first half. Ken Horton and Dejan Kravic added 12 points apiece, while Cuban Jasiel Rivero posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double. On the losing end, Brandon Robinson fired a game-high 25 points.
A second boost of excitement for Burgos fans in these troubled times. Joan Penarroya’s side started the 2019-20 BCL season from the second qualifying round but went all the way to the top and paired its recent triumph on the road against AEK with an even longer trip for the Intercontinental Cup. A fourth win in a row for the European team of the tournament.
Restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic reduced the playing field as the 30th edition of the Intercontinental Cup featured the Basketball Champions League winners of Europe and Americas directly in the final held at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A trip back across the Atlantic Ocean for the remainder of the BCL and domestic campaigns coming up for Burgos.
Photo Credit: FIBA.Basketball