Success for the 5 +11 Foundation junior team which takes the third place in the Spanish Championship with Tadas Sedekerskis as top scorer of the tournament.
The Baskonia Team closed a Spanish Junior Championship to remember with a creditable bronze medal that tastes like a gold after beating Cajasol from Seville in the fight for third and fourth. “We are pleased that we have managed to come back as a group after yesterday’s defeat and overcome the absence of Dani” Coach Dani Encinas states. Without Bordignon, with physical discomfort which had been a key factor in previous games, and trailing a big time disadvantage at halftime, Baskonia players were able to carry out an spectacular comeback and imposing themselves into the contest with a final score of 78-69. “We’ve made them see it was their last chance to play together, they had to enjoy it, give everything they got and dare to do things. All have felt part of the group and take with them a day they will not forget for the rest of their lives “, said the coach of Baskonia.
5 +11 Foundation closes this way a remarkable tournament in which everyone has contributed. “We must be very proud of the work done by all the guys, by the Vitoria players which have been giving their best all year long, by the Junior “B” boys which have always come up to help us when needed and by scholarship boys that have been playing their competition, they have integrated perfectly into the group and have provided quality. This group combination was the key for success.
The collective contribution has enabled Baskonia to take the bronze medal in a tournament in which the cadet Tadas Sedekerskis finished as top scorer. The young Lithuanian has added 34 points, 10 rebounds, 7 received fouls and a rating of 35 in the victory against Cajasol, accompanied by Galician Carlos Martínez whom has been close to double figures with 14 points and 9 rebounds and Rinalds Malmanis with 18 points and 8 rebounds. “Tadas has a spectacular talent, the trouble is that from now on they will start to defend him better,” says Dani Encinas. “If he continues like this, he is a player that can get very far.”