In the advances of the 22nd day, the third in the standings goes to Trento, Trieste also falls at home. In the field Pesaro-Brescia and Sassari-Varese. Sunday at 18 Milano-Virtus
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Today four advances of the 22nd matchday of Serie A.
TRIESTE- REGGIO EMILIA 75-80
Fundamental success for Reggio Emilia in the run-up to salvation. He deservedly clears Trieste and hooks Verona, Scafati and Naples at 14, at least for twenty-four hours. Success strongly desired by Sakota’s team which tried to extend in the first half then, after the comeback in Trieste, was able to take the challenge back in hand by coldly managing the decisive minutes. Excellent Senglin, Olisevicius and captain Cinciarini, Bartley and Davis were not enough for the home team. Fundamental success for Reggio Emilia in the run-up to salvation. He deservedly clears Trieste and hooks Verona, Scafati and Naples at 14, at least for twenty-four hours. Success strongly desired by Sakota’s team which tried to extend in the first half then, after the comeback in Trieste, was able to take the challenge back in hand by coldly managing the decisive minutes. Excellent Senglin, Olisevicius and captain Cinciarini, Bartley and Davis were not enough for the home team.
Start of contract between two teams who feel the importance of the stakes. Unahotels starts with two defeats and a 0/5 from the field which in the 3′ draws the 3-0 run signed by a dunk by Spencer and a free kick by Terry. Reggio unlocks with Diouf’s 2+1, Trieste keeps its head ahead until halfway through the first quarter when first Diouf and then Cinciarini sign the guest lead on 9-10. Reggio Emilia breaks free from three and strikes with Anim, Cinciarini and Hopkins extending to 11-22, Bartley takes care of mending the gap between the end of the first and the beginning of the second set with ten almost consecutive points that bring Trieste back in contact on 23-28. Senglin makes himself heard, 5 consecutive points for the 25-33 lead in the middle of the second quarter, the hosts complete the comeback on the Davis-Bartley axis (17 points in 15′) with the triples that sign first the draw and then the 38 -35 with which the teams return to the locker room. Immediately partial of 8-0 for Unahotels. Reggio Emilia holds the inertia of the challenge in hand, Olisevicius finds space in the opposing defense and drags his team up to 42-52. It is again Bartley who gives the shock to Trieste: with a vehement partial the home formation returns to 57-61 at the end of the third quarter. The last part of the match in constant balance, two free throws by Bartley bring Trieste ahead 71-70 with 2’22” to play, a triple by Senglin 1’05” from the siren gives Reggio Emilia the 72-75. Legovich’s last time-out, Bartley misses the bomb, on the other side Anim hits from the arc for 72-78 before Cinciarini’s free throws and Davis’ triple which sanction the final 75-80.(Lorenzo Cat)
TRIESTE: Bartley 27, Davis 23, Spencer, Lever 8
REGGIO EMILIA: Senglin 16, Cinciarini 15, Olisevicius 13
Tortona conquers Trento and can enjoy the Milan-Virtus clash at the top, knowing that they will certainly bring the loser closer to second place, while the local team remains in the last positions useful for qualifying for the playoffs. Still without Daum due to injury, but with Macura available again, Derthona starts quite well with two baskets from Cain and Severini immediately scoring from 3, inserted in the quintet next to the American pivot. We arrive in the middle of the quarter at 5-10, then Trento begins to grind the game and dictate the pace of the game, also winning several free throws. Spaniard scores the triple of overtaking, 14-13 and helps his team to take off, up to +4. 16′ from the siren Tortona comes back with a triple from Severini but just as the expiry time Grazulis, formerly on duty, puts in the one of 22-18. The second quarter started all uphill for the guests, with five points conceded in the first minute: Tortona, in addition to continuing to stutter when shooting, conceded fouls and turnovers, some bloody, like that of Candi in the 12th minute which frustrates an excellent block Cain and paves the way for Conti, knocked down with a foul, whose free throws put Tridentine’s advantage in double figures. Immediately after Cain commits the unsportsmanlike action on Spagnolo and then Forray triples for +15, all in less than 30” of play. We had to wait until the 14th minute for Derthona’s first basket of the second quarter, with Radosevic stopping a terrible 16-0 run in favor of the home team. Tortona cheers up with a 0-7 run and the first half closes on 42-34.
Tortona returns to the field determined, in the middle of the period Harper penetrates and puts the 55-54, and Macura collects Cain’s assist on the counterattack for overtaking 55-56 in the 26th minute, with a partial 0-7.End of quarter on 65- 61. Severini and Radosevic create a tie 65-65 at the start of the last period, Candi overtakes and again the Serbian in penetration gives him +5 with a basket and a free throw, rebuffed by Atkins, the best of him. The defenses have the upper hand and for over 2’50” there is no sign, until the technical foul imposed on Tortona exactly in the middle of the quarter, on which Spagnolo makes 2/3 in the line. And on action he breaks the balance only 2’18” from the end Christon, for 69-73 and Harper on hand puts +6, with Tortona now controlling the pace of the game, but Trento returns to -2, 17” from the end Macura madly throws away a steal, but it’s just a thrill and Derthona wins.
Trent: Atkins 16, Spanish 9
Tortona: Severini, Radosevic 14, Harper, Christon 13
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