After an amazing 2013/2014 season for Real Madrid, the team’s campaign fell at the last hurdle with defeat in the Spanish league and Euroleague finals. Los Blancos will attack the 2014/2015 season in a bid to go one step further and continued its preparations by defeating Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico, BSN) 82-103 to lift the EuroAmerican Cup.
The pre-season competition saw Real Madrid travel to Puerto Rico to challenge Santurce at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cangrejeros de Santurce vs. Real Madrid, 82-103
The hosts kept pace with Madrid during the opening exchanges, but by time the first split buzzer sounded the Europeans had carved open an 18-24 lead. In the second quarter the Spaniards continued to ascend, extending the lead by two points until they held a 35-43 advantage at the long break. In minutes 20 to 30 Los Blancos went up a gear and dropped 24 points to secure a 53-67 lead at the final break. The final frame put the icing on the cake for Madrid as they poured in 32 points to cruise to an easy pre-season warm up victory.
Sergio Llull spurred on Madrid with 20 points, while K.C. Rivers offered 19 points and Ioannis Bourousis secured 17 points.
Alexander Galindo took a game high 21 points for the defeated Santurce and was followed by Javier Mojica with 17 points.