Barça Lassa ended the year at the Palau Blaugrana with their 12th victory in the domestic competition, against Monbaru Obradorio (79-73). It was a hard-fought game which was only won definitively in the last period thanks to Kevin Seraphin, who made his first double-double for Barça Lassa.
The Galicians were very successful from the perimeter early on, with three consecutive triples taking them into a surprising 0-11 lead (min 3). However, the Blaugrana came storming back and by the end of the opening period were only behind by a point (19-20).
With Seraphin constantly involved, and scoring five consecutive points, Barça Lassa edged ahead in the second period (26-20, min 15). Another triple from the visitors kept them in touch, though Kuric and Seraphin would ensure a five-point gap at the break (37-32).
An exchange of baskets in the opening stages of the third period moved the score on (46-39, min 25), however, with each defence then gaining a foothold, there wasn’t much in the way of action at the basket before the referee’s whistle brought the period to a close (52-49).
Seraphin inspired his team both in attack and defence as Barça went for it in the final period. Two triples; one from Orihuela and the other from Hanga, saw the hosts extend the lead (60-53, min 34), and in the final moments the culés ended up consolidating the victory.
Barça Lassa, 79
Monbus Obradoiro, 73
Barça Lassa: Pangos (9), Ribas (11), Oriola (5), Claver (2) and Tomic (2) – starters – Seraphin (18), Singleton (8), Hanga (7), Heurtel (11), Pustovyi (-) and Kuric (6)
Monbus Obradoiro: Sàbat (5), Obst (20), Maxime (5), Tryggvi (2) and Singler (19) – starters – Simons (11), Llovet (6), Vladimir (5), Spires (5), Navarro (-) and Pozas (-)
Breakdown: 19-20 / 37-32 / 52-49 / 79-73
Officials: Pérez Pérez,Vicente Bultó and Carlos Merino