Happy Casa Brindisi resists and snatches the victory from Pistoia


To the PalaCarrara L’Happy Casa Brindisi snatches a great victory, which reopens a distant dream of salvation, a Pistoia. The home team, fresh from the defeat against Pesaro, complicates their eventual access to the playoffs even more. The challenge for salvation involving Brindisi seems, however, still very much alive.

Happy Casa Brindisi wins in Pistoia: analysis of the match

The scoreboard of the race between the Happy Casa Brindisi And the Estra Pistoia recites at the sound of the final siren 90-96. A balanced and hard-fought match will be staged in Tuscany, as many will see in the next two and final days of the regular season. In the end, however, the winner was the team that fought for the most important objective, salvation: even if Pistoia closes the third quarter with a partial favorable (26-17), the Brindisi were able to recover in the last quarter, thanks to a sensational partial counter (15-30), and to win the match.

Good evening three-point shooting for theHappy Casa Brindisiwho recorded an honest 44.4% of the team from behind the arc, concluding the match with 8/18, while the heavy shooting percentages ofEstra Pistoia are to be reviewed: 6/17 of the team, 35.3%. Excellent too ball management of coach Sakota’s team, which ended the match with only 6 turnovers against the 12 lost by the Pistoia team, another aspect that made the difference in this match.

They were the absolute protagonists of the Apulian victory Sneed (22 points, 4 rebounds) e Washington (20 points, 6 assists). But the contribution of, especially in the last quarter, was decisive Thomas Laquintana (14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists) and his very dangerous penetrations. On the other hand, however, the excellent performances of the usual ones were not enough Moore (19 points, 2 assists) e Willis (17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists). Personal initiatives in the decisive moments of the match were decisive, as in the case of Laquintana. The dynamics of overtaking and counter-overtaking in the last two quarters was repeated in small doses throughout the match: the players of both teams responded blow for blow with great intensity, creating mini positive partials and canceling out the opponents’ ones.

The statistical scoreboard

Partial individual quarters: 25-25, 24-24, 26-17, 15-30

Partial progressives: 25-25, 49-49, 75-66, 90-96

PISTOIA: Willis 17, Della Rosa 5, Moore 19, Stoch NE, Saccaggi 5, Del Chiaro 2, Varnado 14, Wheatle 14, Hawkins 2, Ogbeide 12. Coach: Brienza

TOASTS: Morris 2, Malaventura NE, Laquintana 14, Sneed 22, Laszewski 5, Smith 10, Seck NE, Lombardi 6, Bartley 11, Riisma, Bayehe 6, Washington 20. Coach: Sakota


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