Benalmadena team crowned basketball champs

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THE BENALMADENA boys basketball team has won the “Gold Phase” provincial basketball league.

The team were crowned in an awards ceremony presided over by Joaquin Villazon, Councillor for Sports, and the president of the Benalmadena Basketball Club, Aurelio Cano, following the league’s semi-finals and finals at the Benalmadena Sports Centre last Saturday.

The first semi-final saw Malaga Basketball team and CB. San Pedro battle it out in a dynamic and physical match with San Pedro winning 59-65 and making it through to the final. The other semi-final saw Benalmadena team play the City of Melilla with the former charging ahead even from the first quarter and ending up winning 61-39.

The final between CB Benalmadena and CB San Pedro had an intense start with both teams scoring. Bit by bit Benalmadena opened up a gap lasting until the last quarter when the San Pedro team showed why it was playing the final, narrowing a 20-point gap in the last four minutes.

The local team readjusted their formation and within minutes scored again, allowing the Benalmadena team to be declared champions by 78 to 66.

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