first_imgPORT Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) ‘A’ team and Port Mourant female team were crowned champions of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) ‘B’ Division last Sunday.Eight male teams (Number 52 Survivors, PMTC ‘A’, PMTC ‘B’, Rollers, Black Bush Polder Gemini,  D’Edward Three Doors Strikers, Number 47 Challengers and Castrol Strikers) and two female teams (Port Mourant and Castrol Strikers) took part in the one-day competition at the GUYSUCO Apprentice Hostel compound.In the final, PMTC ‘A’ male team edged past the Rollers 31-29, while in the female championship clash, Port Mourant defeated Castrol Strikers 30-21.Levi Nedd Junior was awarded the male MVP trophy, while Hannah Hicks of Port Mourant was presented with the female MVP trophy.Along with the B division games, the national U-21 male team also defeated Rollers 25-21 and 25-11 in a best-of-three clash as they warm up for next month’s Inter-Guianas Volleyball Tournament in French Guiana.last_img read more

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story So it was on to the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, annual site of the U.S. Open, where Mannara and Plunkett took advantage of their opportunity to compete against New York State’s best.Paired against Plattsburgh’s Calvin Gosrich and Ben Keever in the first round, Mannara and Plunkett swept them 6-0, 6-0, leading to the round of 16, where they ran into Horace Greeley’s Kenta Togo and Zach Wallis and, despite a strong second set, took a 6-0, 7-5 defeat.Earlier, in the state qualifier,, WG’s Stefan Atanasov and Max Mekker won over Dan Gavilondo and Teddy Williams (Cazenovia) 6-0, 7-5 in the opening round, but lost 6-1, 6-0 to the Vlassis brothers in the round of 16.Westhill had Tom Chaddock and Mike Ferrara blank the Skaneateles duo of Nate Fouts and Andrew Neumann 6-0, 6-0, to reach the quarterfinals before a 6-3, 6-0 defeat to Glowaki and Nanavati.The Warriors’ Jackson Bradley and Ryan Rolince in the field, but they lost in the opening round 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to Cazenovia’s duo of Teddy Coughlin and Liam Flannery.Over in the sectional state qualifier in singles, Marcellus had Andrew Kammer in the field, but he could not get out of the round of 16, taking a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Homer’s Ben Herman.J-D’s Peter Hatton won the singles title, with Mexico’s Joe Ocker second as Baldwinsville’s Antonio Marsallo beat Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Jacob Starke for the third and final state tournament berth. The semifinals had Mannara and Plunkett run into Jamesville-DeWitt’s Essex Glowaki and Dhruv Nanavati, who beat them 6-1, 6-1.Then, in the third-place match Thursday at Nottingham High School, F-M’s Rohan Dhawan and Riley Ma beat  the Wildcats’ pair 6-0 in the first set and 7-6 in a second-set tie-breakerStill, Mannara and Plunkett earned spots in the state tournament alongside the F-M and J-D duos, along with Christian Brothers Academy’s Ben and Dean Vlassis, who won the doubles title at the qualifier. Nothing that the West Genesee boys tennis team achieved in the Section III state qualifying tournament on May 22 and 23 could compare to the history it made ending the 267-match win streak of Fayetteville-Manlius and then winning the sectional Class A team title.Still, the Wildcats’ doubles team of Matt Mannara and James Plunkett made it to the semifinals and, with their season-long efforts, advanced to last week’s state championships.In the opening rounds May 22 at Utica Parkway, Mannara and Plunkett routed Ray Burynski and Sam Ward (New Hartford) 6-0, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals, and then handled Oneida’s Aidan and Ajay Hicks 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Tags: Boys tennisskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

first_imgScott Shafer shed some light onto why Terrel Hunt didn’t start the first two games of the season during the Atlantic Coast Conference’s weekly teleconference Wednesday.“The thing that you couldn’t see in the preseason was his ability to do what he’s done and that’s move in the pocket, slide up, take off with the ball a little bit here and there and move the chains,” Shafer said. “I think he was kind of sluggish doing that in preseason camp.“Because he knew he wasn’t going to get hit, he didn’t go as hard as he should have.”After losing the starting job to Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen in camp, Hunt watched from the sidelines as Allen imploded against Penn State and then-No. 19 Northwestern. Since taking over, Hunt has led the Syracuse offense to consecutive 50-point wins against Wagner and Tulane. The lack of intensity that H-back Ashton Broyld mentioned after SU’s thrashing of the Green Wave is long gone.Hunt has been as efficient as any quarterback in the nation, completing 33-of-43 passes for 468 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions. And he’s run for two more scores, clearly displaying the mobility and pocket presence Shafer indicated he would have liked to see when he was deciding on a starter before the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I didn’t have any preconceived notions that he was this guy or that guy without seeing what he could do daily,” Shafer said.At practice Tuesday, Shafer said he approached Hunt to tell him that. He said that he didn’t have “a good feel” for Hunt’s ability to make plays with his feet back in camp.Now he does. And with No. 3 Clemson coming to town Saturday, the Orange will need another near-perfect performance from the redshirt sophomore quarterback if it wants a chance to pull off an upset. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

first_imgJust minutes after Syracuse’s biggest win of the season against Baylor in the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Jim Boeheim was on to the next one. He took no time to savor the victory over a Top 25 team, relish a third Maui title or enjoy Hawaii’s pristine beaches.“It’s a great trip, obviously,” the Orange’s head coach said during the postgame press conference following his team’s 74-67 win against the then-No. 18 Bears. “Unfortunately, right now I’m thinking about Indiana; I’m not thinking about this anymore.”No. 4 SU (7-0) will play its second straight game against a strong opponent Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Indiana (6-1) for the Big 10/ACC Challenge. It will serve as a rematch of last year’s Sweet 16, in which No. 4-seeded Syracuse knocked off the No. 1-seeded Hoosiers in Washington, D.C. on its way to the Final Four.This time, though, the roles are reversed. The Orange is the favorite to earn another marquee win against IU, who is ranked 23rd in this week’s USA Today Poll.The rosters are vastly different — Michael Carter-Williams, who led SU to its upset win last March, Brandon Triche and James Southerland are gone. So too are IU’s Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Christian Watford.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut once again both teams are contenders in top conferences, although SU is the one with the better chance at a national title.After one of the Orange’s first games, Boeheim ranted about how the departures that had shaken SU would lead to Syracuse struggles.But after a slow start to the season, the new-look Orange has found its rhythm. Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair have shown the potential to be go-to scorers. SU defeated a Baylor team that excels in the post. Inexperienced guards Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney have rounded into form.“Being young guards that were playing against three really good teams and three different teams, every night was different for us,” Cooney said during the postgame press conference after Syracuse’s win over the Bears. “Every team was different, and all three were great challenges for us. And I thought we stepped it up every night and brought it. I thought that was great for us.”For Indiana, who returns just one starter from last year’s Sweet 16 team, the difference maker has been freshman Noah Vonleh. The forward leads the Big Ten with 10.4 rebounds per game and has helped the Hoosiers overachieve their preseason projections.“I think Vonleh’s the best freshman inside player in the country,” Boeheim said during The Dan Dakich Show on Monday.But Vonleh’s physicality is nothing that the Orange has yet to experience, although before last week that would’ve been difficult to say. SU had played close games against mid-major opponents leading up to the Maui Invitational, but that was more because of Syracuse’s own doing. Careless turnovers and a stagnant half-court offense kept lesser opponents in games.In Lahaina, Hawaii, though, the Orange finally played well. Cooney rained 3s. Ennis dropped 28 against California on Tuesday. Fair earned MVP honors with standout performance after standout performance.He stretched the floor out with jump shots, but also banged with talented Baylor big men Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson during a 24-point finale. Even his signature play of the tournament, which came against Minnesota two days prior, was a ferocious dunk while an arm banged against his face and split open his right cheek.All tournament long, Fair battled in the post.“We knew coming into this game they were going to be a physical team and they like to pedal the backboards,” Fair said during the postgame press conference after the Orange’s win against the Bears. “The main thing we just had to compete with them, and when we did get the ball, we had to push it for the fast break.”Last time the Carrier Dome hosted its beloved team, SU struggled against St. Francis (N.Y.) for the Maui Invitational’s opening game. The Terriers pounded the ball inside and gave Syracuse its biggest scare yet.It was perhaps SU’s worst performance of the year, but Syracuse adjusted and followed it up with its three best against a variety of teams, and some play just as physical as the Orange saw against St. Francis.More than a month into the season now, SU has learned from its early-season mistakes and finally finds itself in control.“We had four ridiculously difficult games, and the most difficult one was the first one before we even got to Maui,” Boeheim said. “We barely escaped with that first game. Every game here has been difficult.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 3, 2013 at 1:47 am Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

first_imgAfter the game finished, after the 15th-ranked team in the country filed out in disgust, after flocks of fans headed to their cars, a few supporters stayed to cheer. They stayed to root for Sergio Camargo, whose last three seasons irked him so much. Now he walked away from SU Soccer Stadium, being showered with love.The senior transfer from Coastal Carolina’s first-ever goal at Syracuse, also his first collegiate goal since Oct. 14, 2015, came less than an hour earlier. The duality of the moment superseded any lingering distaste from the past. The goal jolted a struggling offense amid its longest winless streak in five years. But for him, it proved to be much more.He enjoyed the people, the school and the social life at Coastal Carolina. But even as he collected All-Big South Conference honors each year, his relationship with the coaching staff deteriorated. He called it “unhealthy.” Camargo’s professional goals had slowly eroded. In February, after three years of injuries, unsteady performance and a “depressed situation,” he left the team.Months after splitting from Coastal, Camargo has emerged as a leader for No. 6 Syracuse (10-3-2, 3-2-2 Atlantic Coast). He struggled to execute on his talent established years earlier there. But he has turned away from his rearview to forge toward his future — a likely postseason run with the Orange and a potential professional career.•••AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore he turned 10, Camargo poured in more than eight goals per game. Opposing parents often asked for him to be taken out. For Camargo, who could roller blade before he could walk, soccer came naturally.He maximized his ability in Canada, where he played for Toronto’s best teams. His footwork, vision and agility caught the eyes of coaches. The same maturity he’s used to lead Syracuse developed back then.One day a 14-year-old Camargo dribbled on the sideline during a tournament. About 100 parents watching a nearby game turned their backs to the field, setting their eyes on Camargo, whose ball tricks and juggling skills drew raves.“Come watch this, come watch this,” the parents yelled.“The whole tournament stopped to watch what Sergio was doing,” said Filipe Bento, his coach of four years.Around the same time, Camargo showed up to a tournament championship game feeling a little sick. Bento started his best player anyway. As the game’s end neared and Camargo grew tired, Bento motioned him to come out. Camargo ran toward Bento, shaking his head.“Don’t you dare take me off this field,” Camargo told him. “I’m not coming off. I’m going to win this game.“You haven’t seen me yet.”A couple of minutes later, he scored the game-winning goal.“I’ve never seen that in any other player,” said Bento, who’s coached Division I and professional players. “It was then that I was convinced things could be decided by one player.”Camargo flew to Portugal by himself at 15 to play in a tournament. By 18, he had played in the U-17 World Cup in Mexico, on the Canadian U-17 national team (with Chris Nanco) and in a 2012 Toronto FC friendly match against Liverpool where Camargo assisted on a game-winning goal.Coaches love his flawless mechanics, the efficient pace with which he dribbles, the quickness and the ball skill to pull off flashy moves that are still effective. They laud the midfielder’s combination of intelligence, skill and quality, a rare versatility that allows him to play both in the box and rove midfield.From the first training session at Toronto FC, coach Stuart Neely saw Camargo’s ability. Before scrimmages, players grew upset if they found out they weren’t on Camargo’s team. In dribbling drills between pylons and manikins, Neely tacked on an extra 10 yards to Camargo’s group to make it fair.All of his success spurred professional aspirations. Camargo said he “definitely” never considered playing Division I college soccer before he turned 18.“Even plan B was professional,” his father, Sergio, said. “He never talked about, ‘Are you going to do anything else?’ He doesn’t answer. That’s not possible for him. He doesn’t think about anything else.”While professional teams signed his teammates, they shunned Camargo. His 5-foot-6, 163-pound frame stood between him and professional soccer. Even after Camargo took a gap year to train with Toronto FC’s first team, scouts passed on him.He needed a plan B.Tony D. Curtis | Staff Photographer•••Only a few schools offered Camargo, Syracuse and Coastal included. Rushed after his professional dreams fell short, Camargo signed with Coastal, simply because he knew a few players and liked the warm weather.Camargo keeps to himself. He shrugs off goals, hardly telling anyone. But his exterior shyness belies an intense inner confidence. Outside of his parents, he never indicated a desire to play professional soccer. His parents just learned about his offer from Syracuse out of high school.The shyness has subdued, slightly. Camargo hesitates to talk about himself. His mother admits she still “doesn’t really know” what happened at Coastal that forced him to jump ship.“He just gave us the news he was looking for another team,” said his mother, Nancy Penaranda. “We worried. We were like, ‘What if he doesn’t get his scholarship?’ I don’t know if he doesn’t want us to suffer, but he keeps everything to himself. I don’t know what he wants.”Camargo didn’t start in Coastal’s final game of 2015, a 2-1 NCAA Tournament loss to North Carolina in which he notched an assist. He scored four goals in the team’s first 11 games but didn’t score in the last 10 due to nagging injuries. The potential coaches recognized from his youth never fully blossomed.“Injuries were one of the things that decelerated my relationship with coach,” Camargo said. “He didn’t take the injuries well. He didn’t blame me for them but he put a lot of pressure on me to return.”During winter break last year, Camargo called his parents more frequently and told them he might leave the program. He asked them if, and how, they could pay for college if he didn’t get a full scholarship to Syracuse.Camargo told Coastal Carolina’s 21-year head coach, Shaun Docking, he wanted to transfer in February. They agreed he could explore other options.Hours later, Camargo emailed SU head coach Ian McIntyre, expressing interest to join an Orange team only a couple of months removed from its first-ever College Cup appearance.Still, Camargo expresses mild disgust that it took three years to leave the Chanticleers. He mostly enjoyed the times he thrived. Some players lacked commitment to the team, he said, declining to explain further.“I was never really happy there. Just sad,” he said. “It got better, but right away from my freshman year, I had a pretty down moment. I tried to fight through it, deal with it. I needed to get out of there.”Although Camargo didn’t elaborate on the moment, it contributed to his decline. As a freshman forward, he burst into the starting lineup of a 19-5 Big South Championship unit, tallying nine goals, five assists and Big South All-Freshman team honors. But in the next two years, his scoring decreased. He scored six goals in 2014, and then had a four-goal junior year in which he tore a ligament in AC joint, missing seven games.Camargo followed one guiding principle on his college choice: He wanted to find a place where he could compete for a national title and a place where his talents could garner professional exposure.Syracuse fit perfectly. Its two leading goal scorers, Julian Buescher and Ben Polk, left for Major League Soccer. Camargo thought he could fit into a starting midfield in need of a playmaker.Leading up to his decision, Camargo eyed up Syracuse. He followed the team’s Twitter account, texted Nanco regularly and kept the possibility in the back of his mind.Shortly after he emailed McIntyre, he heard back. The Orange’s head coach asked for his transcripts and, in March, Camargo flew up to campus for a visit. Then he committed.“I was thinking about it all fall,” he said. “In the spring, I manned up and took a leap of faith.”•••Last spring, rumors spread that Camargo would join Syracuse for his senior season. Players who knew him from club soccer — Nanco, Oyvind Alseth and Louis Cross, among others— shared with those who didn’t know about his talents that SU was “getting a really good player.”Camargo arrived to Syracuse this summer with renewed inspiration. His play in the preseason affirmed McIntyre’s thoughts that he’s a “real player,” and Camargo looked sharp for much of his debut. A healthy preseason positioned him well for a breakout year.But his ascent began nearly as suddenly as it ended.The day he broke into the Syracuse offense, he tallied an assist. Later, he received a pass on the right side and gave it a short run. Then he felt something pull. He injured his hamstring in his first game with SU. It was one of the few problems transferring couldn’t solve.He missed four games. In the games he has played, the hamstring injury loomed. For much of the season, he generated quality chances but missed. Often, he keeled over, putting his hands on his knees in frustration.His breakthrough came against then-No. 15 Virginia Tech, when he notched his first goal of the season. Offensive drought, stress from his lackluster output and injuries flew past him as he sprinted to a mob of teammates.Camargo was in such a solemnly competitive trance, before performing his salsa dance.“That’s the happiest I’ve ever been after a goal,” he said.Until then, he scored in practice but not in games. The goal affirmed he can flourish. His teammates say he might be the team’s most-skilled player. Still, he doesn’t feel he’s played his best soccer in college.When Camargo arrived to SU, he told his new teammates he wished he played with them from the start, when Syracuse reached No. 1 in the NSCAA coaches poll and reached the national semifinal. For now, all of that’s behind him as the Orange’s playoff run awaits.“This is the only year that matters,” he said. “This is the make or break.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

first_imgHowever speaking to Tipp FM Sport Liam Kearns said that wouldn’t be the case this time round.And you can hear the full exclusive interview with Liam Kearns on Tipp Today later this morning here on Tipp FM. Tipp senior football manager Liam Kearns says he won’t be bringing too many new players into the panel for the coming year.He and his backup team were recently reappointed for a further two year term in charge of the Premier County.Last year they were forced to bring in a large number of players to the panel.last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC Holdings Plc has followed industry precedent by issuing a corporate update on  COVID-19 impacts, following the subsequent cancellation/postponement of major sporting events.  For the period of 1 January to 23 February 2020, GVC has underlined that trading for the year-to-date has remained strong, with group NGR at +5%, reporting a 16% increase in online gambling benefiting from strong sports margin recorded during 2020’s opening months.Nevertheless, GVC’s momentum will be disrupted by the spread of COVID-19, which has forced the closure of live sports events across key markets.“In our financial year to 31 December 2019, approximately 45% of our Group NGR was generated from sporting events, with 43% of our online NGR generated from sports,” GVC governance explained in its update.Mirroring industry counterparts, GVC governance maintained that it is ‘difficult to quantify the precise impact on earnings’ for the financial year.Detailing investor guidance, GVC has modelled a scenario based on the following disruptions taking place:Football: The UEFA Euros will be postponed until 2021 and all other football will be cancelled until July 2020;Horse Racing: major events such as the Grand National and Royal Ascot will be cancelled. All other horse racing continues behind closed doors;Retail: the retail estate in the UK will remain open for business. Stores in Italy and Belgium remain closed for three months.Operating on the above assumptions of the sporting calendar being significantly reduced through to August 2020, GVC has anticipated that full-year 2020 EBITDA will be reduced by approximately £130-150 million, ‘before mitigating actions’.Should GVC’s Ladbrokes Coral UK retail portfolio be closed, the FTSE betting group has predicted an EBITDA reduction of approximately £45–50 million per month, inclusive of employment costs of approximately £20 million per month.Citing a strong balance sheet, GVC governance explained that the company has access to a £550 million revolving credit facility, which ‘remains undrawn’ as the company still has access to £260 million cash reserve.Closing the statement, GVC Group CEO Kenneth Alexander commented: “While we do not underestimate the challenge presented by Covid-19, GVC is in a robust position to manage the impact on our operations. We are a diverse global business, with an experienced and expert management team, which operates across multiple products and markets. Our priority is to protect our employees while maintaining our offer to our customers at this difficult time.“last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich—LeFave Pharmacy will be hosting four educational classes on the new product, CBD. The over the counter supplement was added to the shelves at the local pharmacy in Alpena.CBD has been gaining national attention treating pain, anxiety, and sleep. Oftentimes CBD is linked to marijuana because they both come from “cannabis” plants. CBD informational classes will be held on the following dates:Tuesday, Feb. 12th-6pmTuesday, Feb. 26th-6pmTuesday, March 12th-6pmTuesday, March 26th-6pmRSVP is a must, due to limited space. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 19-year-old Alpena County man arrested for destroying grandparent’s homeNext Bronwyn Woolman is Alpena’s ‘Citizen of the Year’last_img read more

first_imgFOREST CITY — Winnebago Industries says they’re buying another motorhome manufacturer. The Forest City-based outdoor lifestyle product company announced this morning that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire Newmar Corporation for $344 million. Winnebago says Newmar, located in Nappanee Indiana, has been a leader in the recreational vehicle industry for over 50 years and makes the industry’s fastest growing brand of Class A motorhomes. Winnebago president and CEO Michael Happe says in a written statement that the acquisition aligns with the company’s strategy and re-energizes their motorized business by enhancing the company’s position in the motorhome market.This story will be updated with more information about the purchase later.last_img read more

first_imgThe character, the fight and the faith in the triumph of a reborn Kirolbet Baskonia ended this Sunday with the Real Madrid streak at the Wizink Center, where he accumulated 17 straight wins in the League and did not lose since March 24, 2019 (94 -95).In a battle from beginning to end in which the bases Facundo Campazzo and Pierrie Henry staged a huge scoring duel, with 27 and 26 points, respectively, the Baskonist victory was decided by small details and not decided until the last seconds.The whites had a shot to win, but Sergio Llull, who also shone with 23 points, was not right from his field and his team ended up giving up his third loss of the week, although he fought until the last possession.With Campazzo as director of operations and all the equipment plugged in from the triple, it seemed that Real Madrid would suffer less than expected since, at the beginning, a rival who started with one less march was shown much superior in all facets of the game and I didn’t know how to stop the rush of the ACB leader.The Argentine base, with three of the six triples converted by the whites in the first ten minutes – in which he added thirteen points and 17 valuation -, became owner and lord of the clash, well seconded by his compatriot Gabriel Deck and Llull .Behind, Usman Garuba became the shadow of a then-off Tornike Shengelia, a reflection of the poor staging of the players trained by Dusko Ivanovic, who only added 14 valuation points for 42 of the Madrid players after a first quarter clear local color (32-18, min 10).The second act the script was very different. From the hand of a unleashed Henry, Kirolbet Baskonia was plugged into the game with a 0-13 partial set that got him into battle.The American base, author of 19 points in the first half, was the revulsive of a team that took the character that he lacked in the previous minutes. A basket under the ring of Shengelia culminated the comeback and gave theirs the first advantage of the afternoon after seventeen minutes of white domination (36-37). First defeat in the WiZink of Pablo Laso’s team 01/19/2020 – 20:45 Image: EFE The defense of Baskonia blinded all the attack routes to the players of a Pablo Laso who could not find solutions on the bench. The success of the beginning disappeared and, if in the first quarter they were able to score 32 points, in the second they stayed in six.With a partial for the visitors of 21-6 in those ten minutes, the match reached the intermediate with minimal baskonista advantage and everything to be decided in the second part (38-39, min 20).The fight gained in intensity after passing through changing rooms. Baskonia hit first with a 0-5 start but lost Henry to a muscle problem, although he was able to return to the track shortly after.The leaders of the League reacted immediately with two triples of Campazzo and a Llull that began to take center stage in attack.The exchange of blows from all positions and the fight for each ball maintained equality and emotion throughout the room although the Vitorians, with Shengelia increasing their performance and Fall doing a lot of damage under the hoop, won the points and were able to arrive ahead of the decisive ten minutes (60-63, min 30).Real Madrid put one more march into their game and decided to go for the win. Two triples from Campazzo and Thompkins were followed by two steals culminating in counterattack. Ivanovic had to stop the game to stop a white team that was more plugged into the final quarter.But he did not succeed and, after receiving the sixth triple of the Argentine base on the next play, he asked for another timeout when he was seven down after a partial against 17-7 (77-70, min 34).Campazzo was so grown up at that point that he even dared to plug the giant Fall (2.21) from his 181 centimeters high, although the referees ended up whistling for personal foul.A triple from the corner of Italian Polonara returned the advantage to Kirolbet four and a half minutes from the end. His team had resisted the white rebellion and was beginning to believe in surprising the leader on an impregnable court this season.When he was on the ropes, with six down two minutes from the end, Campazzo plugged his seventh triple. Llull, from the same distance, tied for 40 seconds, although a mate with a hand of Shengelia ended the illusions of a Real Madrid who had a shot to win, but Llull failed from his field the triple that would have given him the victory .– Data sheet: 94 – Real Madrid (32 + 6 + 22 + 34): Campazzo (27), Llull (23), Deck (13), Garuba (6) and Tavares (4) -initial team-, Causeur (10), Laprovittola ( -), Reyes (8), Thompkins (3) and Taylor (-).95 – Kirolbet Baskonia (18 + 21 + 24 + 32): Henry (26), Janning (9), Shields (9), Shengelia (16) and Eric (-) – titular quintet -, Fall (16), Staukas ( 7), Polonara (12).Referees: Antonio Conde, Sergio Manuel and Vicente Martínez Silla. They eliminated Henry and Fall for fouls.Incidents: Party of the eighteenth day of the Endesa League, first of the second round, played at the WiZink Center in Madrid before 9,852 spectators.Antonio Sotolast_img read more