May 05 from 2021 - 12: 50
The male senior of 1st national of the Dénia Básquet, led by Bernardo Sanz, once again showed signs of the growth experienced during the season by getting back into the game until the last bars playing away from home. One of his pending subjects since he started his career in this demanding 1st National, and against a rival like Innova Mutxamel who is knocking on the door of the promotion phase to the EBA League.
In the first half, the defenses prevailed over the attacks and the consistency of the hosts allowed them to arrive with an eight-point lead at half-time.
A strong departure from Innova led them to widen that distance. Midway through the third period, the scoreboard indicated the fourteen point advantage that would be the maximum they enjoyed in the match.
Once again, the team was able to reverse the situation by being able to unite on the court and add the best of each one when it was most needed.
A great defensive effort and in the fight for the rebound made the difference on the scoreboard decrease until the dianenses got a point ahead with less than two minutes remaining.
The free throws were decisive in the last bars of the match, leaving Dénia Básquet with honey on their lips, and without a victory that would have been important on the road to permanence.
However, the team's step forward in this final stretch of the league is evident and reinforces the spirit of the Dianenses facing the four games that remain in the regular league, which will be followed by the final league for permanence.
Senior male 1st national: DBC 72-73 CA Montemar
Dénia Básquet's great game in which they gave everything on the court against a team that has only lost one of its last thirteen games, and is on the verge of qualifying to fight for promotion to EBA.
At the beginning, the visitors supported by the great success of their reference player, Jorge Garcia, got the first advantages on the scoreboard. Those of Dénia adjusted the defense and raised the level of intensity, thanks to what they managed to equalize the match.
Although the visitors were able to escape on several occasions, Dénia Básquet remained firm clinging to a solid defense and excellent work on the rebound to always be on the lookout.
When a better percentage of offensive success was added to that constant work, they managed to distance themselves already into the last period, up to 7 points ahead.
In the last two minutes of the game, Jorge Garcia's experience appeared to first draw the match from long distance with ten seconds to go, and then sentence the match with less than a second of match by taking advantage of one of his free throws, after loss of the ball of the premises and subsequent foul.
Hard defeat, which does not take away from the great work done by the team and which should make them see that they arrive at the best competitive moment at the decisive moment of the course. Although the victories do not come, the team proves to be adapted to the category just at the key moment, when they are going to fight to achieve their objective, which is none other than permanence.
Regional female senior: San Blas 67-51 DBC
Defeat of the female senior against San Blas de Alicante who always dominated on the scoreboard.
The inside game of the Alicante women was too big a stumbling block for those of Dénia. From the beginning they suffered under hoops and lost in all contacts.
In attack they came many times with advantages, but it was difficult to successfully finish the entries to the basket. They tried everything but they lacked energy to prevail from defense and the locals knew how to take advantage of their greater experience and superior pace of play.
At the end of the first round of this abbreviated Autonomous Championship, Dénia Básquet maintains, despite the defeats against teams from Nacional, some options to fight for second place in the group. "We know how difficult it will be but our girls will undoubtedly fight until the last second of each match trying, and above all gaining experience for the immediate future," they say from the club.