Huge victory for the Unicaja Mijas to take a step that could be very important for promotion to the Women’s Challenge League. The cashiers added this Thursday the first win of the playoff against Unilever Viladecans (61-55) with a demonstration of sheer claw and conviction that reaching the semifinal on Sunday is very possible, despite the youth of the squad and inexperience in this type of event.
The game started very even. Both teams scored in the Inca pavilion with an even score of 14-17 at the end of the first quarter. From then on, those of Jesús Lázaro imposed their impudence and freshness. In minute 15 they began to lead the match for the first time with a very powerful inside game and a Masterful Carla Vieitas to profit from every action in the area. At rest, an exciting 32-26.
The dynamic was very similar at the start of the third period. 38-26 with an advantage of +12, the maximum difference so far. However, Viladecans, who had closed the regular season in third position, gradually gained ground (43-41). However, the malagueñas knew how to keep calm with the 47-40. With 10 minutes to go, the two teams began to prevail with successive streaks, but the final blow was delivered by the typesetters at the hands of Marija Stojiljkovic and Marta Ortega from the free kick (61-55).
This Friday they will play again against the Azul Marino Viajes Mallorca Sant Josep (7:30 p.m.) in a match that could already leave them in the semifinals to fight for promotion to the second category of national women’s basketball.