Stars off to a flyer


TENERIFE, faced with the tough task of improving on last season’s heroics, have made the best possible start by winning their first two games in Spain´s elite Liga Endesa.

The launch pad was an 81-65 win at Burgos last Sunday. They took the first two quarters 19-16 and 19-10, shared a 19-19 third, and finished with a 24-20 sign-off.

American Mike Tobey is already showing his worth to the team, his 15 points leading the way in a solid team effort. And captain Nico Richotti was close behind with 11 points.

Just as pleasing as the win was the return to action of Madrid-born Javier Beiran, who was out for 10 months with injury.

Wednesday night brought a tougher fight, this time at home against UCAM Murcia. But with spirit and determination, Tenerife ran out 84-78 winners.

Another new boy grabbed the limelight this time, Polish signing Mateusz Ponitka scoring nine points and impressing with his all-round contribution to the team.

Mike Tobey equalled him with the same total, and the scoring all down the roster was again strong.

The quarter scores were 21-17, 18-24, 20-23, and a storming home finish with 25-14.

Tenerife have another tough home game on Sunday, at 5-30pm against Valencia at the Pabellón Santiago Martin, in La Laguna.

Three wins on the trot, and pleasing the home fans, is their twin inspiration.

Short URL:

Posted by on Oct 6 2017. Filed under Sport. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google


Log in | Designed by SortedSites