Constant growth in the match: after being behind by 15 in the first half, control of the second half allows Campus to win the third match of the season 65-63 against Acqua San Bernanrdo Langhe – Roero. Despite the low percentages throughout the match, the most important baskets arrive in the final, from three points. First Assui with the blow of 57-55, which gives the hosts the first advantage, and then Blair with the 64-59 with 1’15” from the siren lead Varese to conquer two very important points. What makes the difference, however, is the defensive performance, always growing steadily over the 40′. The numbers say it all: only 8 points conceded to Acqua San Bernardo Langhe-Roero in the decisive quarter, an aspect that coach Gabriele Donati praised after the game.
“For a team like ours whose strong point is attacking, taking them home or being in the game until the end despite the percentages is a sign of a really high level of defense. In the fourth period they almost struggled to shoot. This is the way to try and win games. It is clear that in a moment of physical difficulty in which we lost Bottelli to an ankle problem, with Veronesi whom we lost last week and in which we are trying to get Allegretti back on his feet after some complex weeks, and in which Blair struggled, I think I couldn’t ask for more from the boys. Apart from the first quarter we played a great match with character”