Day 2 at the 33rd edition of Ciutat de L’Hospitalet tournament held in L’Hospitalet, Spain has seen a team qualify early, none other than defending champion FC Barcelona Regal, that joined FIATC Joventut into the next round.
Barcelona rallied from an early deficit to down KK Spars 87-76 in Group B behind 31 points from Josep Perez and 28 on 10-of-11 two-pointers by Alexandr Zhigulin. Cajasol improved its chances to reach the semifinals by overwhelming Cedevita Zagreb 38-76 with 18 points from Luis Becerra. Group A champion FIATC Joventut Badalona takes CB L’Hospitalet at 14:00 CET, as the hosts will try to register their win in this year’s tournament. Joventut qualified to the semifinals yesterday with back-to-back wins against Real Madrid and Lietuvos Rytas. In a make-or-break battle for second place in Group A, Madrid goes against Rytas at 16:00 CET. Action resumes at 18:00 CET, when Barcelona faces Cedevita in a battle to win Group B. Last but definitely not least, as the game could decide a semifinal spot, Spars faces Cajasol at 20:00 CET. The winner of the tournament will win the second ticket to the 10th edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament that will take place during the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four weekend in Istanbul, Turkey.
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