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Socas supreme
A tale of two teams
Any doubts concerning Tenerife basketball hegemony have been well and truly settled by the opening two months of the season, which have seen Socas Canarias storm to the top of the table and near-neighbours Tenerife Rural plunged into crisis.

A tale of two teams

07.11.2009 - Winless from the first six games, Tenerife (who have made the promotion play-offs for the last two years) look to be in deep trouble on and off the court. Players signed by new coach Ivn Dniz have shown they are clearly not up to the standard of one of Europes toughest leagues but, with no cash available for replacements, a solution looks difficult.

Meanwhile Socas Canarias look virtual­ly unstoppable and the masterly perform­ance in the derby against Tenerife was followed up with an equally impressive drubbing of CAI Zaragoza, most pundits hot favourites for a quick return to the ACB league after relegation. The home win against Zaragoza saw Levi Rost put in a sparkling performance, netting sev­en out of eight 3-pointers to pick up the leagues MVP award for the week.

This article appears in the print edition 603 of Island Connections


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