Svetislav Pesic's side consolidated their position at the top of the table and certify their passage to the Copa del Rey
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).
Last quarter assault
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.