21 April 2019
MICBasketball 2019 champions
These are the MICBasketball 2019 champions. On Saturday, Zalgiris beat Baloncesto Alcalá in U14M, Barça CBS defeated Ointxe! and Uni Girona overtook a fighting Team MVP. This Sunday, Trinta won against Barça CBS by just one point, whereas Bàsquet Girona achieved two categories (U16 & U18 male).
Zalgiris wins the U14M title of the MICBasketball in overtime (64-62)
Incredible final between Zalgiris and Alcalá. After two very different parts, the match ended with a draw after 40 minutes (55-55). There, the Lithuanians who improved throughout the game, were better and reached the title. Mantas Kocanas with 10 points and 25 rebounds has been the most valued player of Zalgiris, although we must also highlight the role in the fourth quarter and the extension of Kristupas Kepezinskas (12 points). In the visiting team, the 24 points and 11 rebounds of Mamadue Traoré gave victory options until the end to the Alcalá Basketball, which closes its participation in the MICBasketball with a creditable second place.
Barça CBS wins the OINTXE in the final of the U14 women’s category 85-67
The azulgrana team has managed to impose itself on an OINTXE fighter who, despite always being behind on the scoreboard, has not lost his face in the game. Although the Basque side has come to rest losing only 2 points (37-35), a partial 48 to 32 in the last twenty minutes, has given the victory to the Catalan ones. Ana Gamero (24 points) and Ivet Calaza (11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists) were the best in the culé squad. On the part of the Guipuzcoans, the most outstanding was Garazi Agirre with 31 points. With this victory, Barça CBS repeats the title in this category.
The offensive capacity of Uni Girona ends with the resistance of Team MVP (75-88)
Great match that has played the final U18 female Uni Girona and Team MVP from Portugal. A confrontation that has served to close the first day of the end of the MICBasketball. A good start by Girona has allowed the Catalans to take the first important differences in the score (6-21). The Portuguese but they reacted and during the first part they were able to maintain the great offensive rhythm of the Uni. Little by little but, and with the passing of the minutes in the second half, the Team MVP has been losing strength and success and that the Uni Girona has taken advantage of it to open up a difference that has already been unbridgeable. In the last quarter, the Portuguese have wanted to enter the final but each reaction was met with a good response from the Gerona who have finished celebrating the title with a 75 to 88 final that shows the great level of basketball of the two teams.
The Trinta wins by the minimum
The Sport School Trinta from Russia has completed the poster of winners of the female category winning the final of U16 by the minimum against Barça CBS (68-67). In their first participation, Trinta has gone a good part of the game ahead of the Catalans, but improved into the 3Q to turn the result around. Paola Abad with 20 points, has been the most outstanding Catalan player. Anna Lurín, with 26 points and 9 rebounds, was memorable.
The Bàsquet Girona, much more better in U16
Bàsquet Girona played an impressive final against Brainers Basketball Academy (83-44). The physical difference was one of the key. Ferran Díaz, with 23 points and 7 rebounds, has been the most outstanding player in the Bàsquet Girona. For its part, the Brainers Academy of Lebanon has demonstrated the important growth that this sport is having in this country.
Reaction and convincing title of Bàsquet Girona in U18
And finally, the day at the Palau Sacosta in Girona closed with the third final of the morning. Although Ointxe! have started very plugged in (10-0), the Catalans were able to react, overcame the Basques and achieved the title. The final score of 92-60 can not soil the great competition that Ointxe has made, becoming thanks to his great attitude and his lively fans in one of the clear protagonists of the MICBasketball 2019.