Copa del Rey round up (day 2)

Two more quarter-final matches took place on match day two, as Real Madrid faced Zaragoza and hosts Gran Canaria squared off with Joventut Badalona with the winners going against each other in the last four.

LATE FLURRY SEES HOSTS BEATEN

Joventut Badalona came alive in the fourth quarter to see off Gran Canaria 74-67.

It was a pulsating encounter throughout but thanks the last minute heroics of Alex Suarez and an aggressive one-hand slam from Sergi Vidal in the last two minutes, the home fans will not be seeing their heroes in yellow contest the semi-finals.

Vidal led the victors with 21 points as the Catalan side played without Goran Suton.

With Joventut 63-62 in-fron with 2:57 left, Suarez cut through the heart of the Gran Canaria defence for a clutch three-point play, which from there, ended the hosts challenge.

Kyle Kuric paced Gran Canaria with 19.

REAL MADRID SHOW CHARACTER IN ZARAGOZA TRIUMPH

Real Madrid came from behind to beat Zaragoza 85-73 as Pablo Laso’s men breezed the third quarter 30-15 to give themselves a platform to coast to the win.

Zaragoza though looked comfortable, leading 46-39 in the early stages of the third until a poster dunk from Gustavo Ayon fuelled a run that saw his side turn a 7-point deficit into a 67-56 lead heading into the final period.

From there, Real Madrid maintained their advantage and advanced to a semi-final date with Badalona.

Rudy Fernandez led Real with 16 points. Henk Norel had 14 for Zaragoza.