The team Dénia Básquet SUMA Senior Masculino Nacional failed to win in its last league match against La Vila in the Joan Fuster pavilion (60-74). Despite having always been close to the leader, La Vila took the match very seriously and did not grant any advantage to the Dénia Básquet players.
The defeat leaves them in eighth position in their group and they will face El Pilar de Valencia in the first round of playoffs. In the game, the boys managed to keep the tie on the scoreboard until the last minute of the first quarter, but La Vila's effectiveness at key moments allowed them to open up an advantage that would weigh heavily on the rest of the game.
The second period was even. A difference of six points for La Vila at the end of the second half meant that Dénia Básquet went into the break with a fifteen-point disadvantage that seemed too punishing for the work done. Despite the efforts of the team in the second half and the constant support of the stands, La Vila managed to maintain their advantage and took the victory. In their next match, DBC Suma will receive El Pilar at home and they hope to have the support of their fans to advance in the competition.
Senior Male Preferred
On the other hand, the Preferred Senior Men's team closed their participation in the regular competition this season with a defeat in their visit to Pilar de la Horadada (78-67), which leaves them in eighth place in the Group D standings. .
With only eight players on the field, Carlos Vila's team played a serious match against a rival who was fighting for their last chances of promotion to Autonómica.
Despite having granted numerous second chances on the rebound in the first half, Dénia Básquet was able to contain a strong partial against and reached the break just five points away. The second part was very similar, with moments in which it seemed that the game would go in favor of the local team and others in which the happiness in the game of the visitors made them surpass their rivals. Although they improved the result of the first round at home against the same rival, the team failed to avoid defeat.