The game of Spar Girona is still far from the “maximums” that Alfred Julbe wants to bring him, but, with only one training and the players adapting to the change of coach, yesterday it was a question of winning on the leather court, Bembibre, and let everyone begin to understand what the new coach wants. And it was achieved with a clear victory by 31 points difference in a game where, with no time to introduce many tactical changes, Alfred Julbe’s style book began to be seen in detail as his few reserves in the time to move the bench without fear of matching two bases at the same time (Chelsea Gray and Laia Palau) or, quite a few minutes, two hitherto incompatible “five” like Julia Resingerova and Giedre Labuckine.
The shortcomings of the rival, where, surely, the most interesting player is Laura Méndez, last season at GEiEG Uni, complicate the analysis of Uni. But, after three busy days at the club and by extension in the locker room, the Girona players solved the compromise once they were banishing, little by little, the misstep in attack of the staging (4-4, in the minute 5).
Working hard on the offensive rebound (between Araújo and Vasic they took 25 rebounds, 11 on offense), with a defense with many assists and continuous relays appearing on the court from the Girona bench, Uni was undermining the resistance, and morality, of the heart of the League. In the 8th minute of the match, Julbe had already played 10 players, all but Júlia Soler, and the first quarter ended 7-16 with a triple by Helena Oma, who, after the three seconds she had on the court of the Sepsis in the Euroleague preview, yesterday he will return to play minutes in the League after a long recovery from a knee injury. Laura Méndez’s activity prevented the match from being definitively broken at halftime, 22-35, but in the final action with Uni looking for up to two more passes to find Eldebrink’s triple it was clear that the Girona girls were starting to feel comfortable on the court.
After the break, the game was more and more downhill for Girona. Vasic (top scorer of the duel with 14 points despite missing a handful of clear basketballs before the break), Elonu, Gray … The Uni players already saw the biggest basket and, with more offensive success than at the beginning of the match, the differences grew until the final 46-77.