This afternoon’s match on the Hospitalet court (8pm) and Murcia’s visit next Sunday at Fontajau (6pm) are two key events in the Girona Basketball season because, within the complicated LEB Plata competition system, These two results have many numbers to be part of the wins, or losses, that the Girona team would drag in the second phase. With the ticket in your pocket since last week, Girona can now use the calculator to see the five remaining games to finish the first phase, these two (Hospitalet and Murcia) and the one on the Prat court. as “useful” in terms of classification, while duels against Pardinyes and Albacete have more numbers to end up being harmless (in the second phase only results are dragged against teams that have also qualified by the group of above).
Former Hospitalet player, with whom he managed to rise from the EBA League to LEB Or in just two years, Alex Formento is clear that visiting the Barcelona court will not be easy. “It is a team with quite a few experienced LEB Gold players who are strong on their court and where it is difficult to win, because they use their experience and knowledge of the game to penalize the mistakes of the opponent,” says the coach at Hospitalet. , with Jose Manuel Hoya on the bench, ranks fifth in the league with a lot of prominence from outside the United States, Grant Loyoza (team’s leading scorer with 16 points per game) and two illustrious surnames from the Catalan basketball: Joan Creus and Edgar San Epifanio. In the first leg of the match, Girona won well (74-56), but, in the words of Alex Formento, “that game is already part of the past”.