Académica received and won Esgueira by 68-54 yesterday, in a match of the 17th round of the Professional Basketball League.
The 1st period was very balanced, with Académica reaching the end in front of the scoreboard, but by only two points (19-17).
In the 2nd partial, the students scored again the same 19 points, but were better at defending, granting only 12 to the opponent, with the result reaching 38-29 at the interval.
On the return from the booths, Académica entered more determined, but Esgueira managed to balance and shortened the score thanks to a triple by João Guerreiro (from far away and already in the final moments), putting the result in 50-42.
At the entrance to the last 10 minutes of the game, Esgueira reduced the punctual difference, but Académica reacted promptly to get a comfortable advantage.
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