The Senior Male of Dénia Básquet on the last day visited the court of the leader of Group B of the 1st National category, the Swedish CB, who from the beginning showed signs of his condition, very intense in defending the man with the ball and capable of pressing the passing lines of the dianenses, making it difficult for them to circulate the ball. The locals always took advantage of their options in attack without those of Dénia Básquet being able to find a way to limit their success throughout the game.
Although at times they managed to get closer to their level, the lack of success and continuity prevented them from competing with their rival a little more and thus making things a little more difficult for them.
For those from Dénia, despite everything, another interesting experience to add to a team with very different objectives this season, in a league in which the Marina Alta team is still rookies.
Two meetings have been scheduled next weekend. On Saturday 27 the first of the commitments postponed before Christmas will be resolved by visiting Xàtiva, the team that has been able to play the fewest games so far this year due to the pandemic and that started at the beginning of the season as one of the candidates to fight for the high places in the league.
On Sunday 28 at 17:00 p.m. in Joan Fuster they will receive Jorge Juan de Novelda, an always difficult team for Dénia Básquet in recent years and a mirror in which to look at himself for having a very similar club philosophy.
The points at stake will be very important for the second part of the competition with the permanence in play, which will be reached with more starting points the better classified remains in this initial phase.
Autonomous male junior: CB Ilicitano 67-62 Dénia Básquet
Second game after the resumption, two months later, of the league of the highest junior level of the Valencian Community. On this occasion, they played away from home against the fourth ranked in the league, the Dianenses being able to once again show the best level being competitive until the last bars of the crash.
The meeting moved for thirty-five minutes in short differences of between five and ten points favorable to Ilicitano, wasting Dénia Básquet some opportunities to get closer, either due to lack of success or due to the timely reaction of the hosts.
As a result of their insistence, they managed to adjust the result in the absence of two minutes, standing only three points away, but twice they did not add in actions that could be 2 + 1, which condemned the fate of the free throws in the that were not favored.
A tight defeat, but which shows once again that they are not so far from the level of the league and the conviction that if they insist on the path they have proposed, the victories will end up coming and they will surely give the confidence and encouragement that is lacking right now.