In the weekend just concluded, in the context of the Rhodigium Basket Day, the Solmec Rhodigium Basketball the quadrangular which saw Udine, Ponzano and Vicenza take part in 3rd place. In Saturday night’s match, Rhodigium lost against a surprising Ponzano 45-78. The Treviso team thus reached Udine in the final, winning 58-44 against Vicenza. In the “final” for third place Rovigo made a great comeback by beating Vicenza 60-58, while Udine took the victory of the tournament 70-65 against Ponzano.
On Saturday at 8.30pm the ball was raised for the match between Rhodigium and Ponzano. Ponzano immediately imposed its game, starting with a partial score of 2-11. The first period ended with the score 10-18 in favor of the guests. A good first half of the match ends with the score 22-30. In the first half of the third quarter Ponzano takes off, closing with a 16-26 run in the third quarter. The light completely went out for Rovigo in the final period, which ended with a heavy partial of 7-22 in the final 10′. The game therefore ended with a score of 45-78.
On Sunday at 5pm Rhodigium began the consolation match against Vicenza. Rovigo immediately demonstrated the great determination that characterized it throughout the match, scoring a 5-0 start, which then became 18-5. The first period ends with a score of 22-14. The second quarter is more subdued than the first 10′, as demonstrated by the score of 13-12. The red and blue go into the locker room with a 9-point lead, after the free throws in Vicenza, at 35-26. Upon returning from the break, Rhodigium suffered from the Vicenza attack, capable of imposing a 16-3 run in the first half of the second half, finding the first lead of the match at 38-41. Sara Zanetti’s outbursts (double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds) put Rovigo back on track. Silvia Viviani’s triple (24 points with 6 triples) concludes the third period at 45-43. In the last period Rovigo tries to escape, arriving at +6 at 52-46. Vicenza comes close in the last minute of the match, but Viviani’s free throws freeze the result at 60-58.
Giulia Pegoraro, Solmec Rhodigium Basket coach: “It was a truly beautiful tournament! I thank the club for allowing us to play at home, as well as my friends from the other teams for agreeing to participate. Ponzano overwhelmed us on Saturday: at the moment they are definitely ahead of us both physically and technically. We must not hide it: this year Ponzano will play for the top places in the rankings. For our part, we had little energy, we were quite exhausted. On the contrary, the match against Vicenza made me very happy: we reacted, increasing our attention and remaining very united, you could see it on the pitch. It’s a small step, but we have shown that we can stay in this category. At the same time, the tournament reminded us that to compete in Serie A2 we must be intense, aggressive and very united.”
Solmec Rhodigium Basket will return to the field on Friday 22nd at 6.30 pm, within friendly walls, for the match against San Salvatore Selargius. On Saturday 23rd at 7.00 pm there will be a taproom for the match against San Giorgio a Mantova, battleship of Giorne A. Scoreboards for the match on Sunday 17th September
Solmec Rhodigium Basket – AS Vicenza: 60-58 (22-14; 13-12; 10-17; 15-15).
Rhodigium: Viviani 24, Martin, Tumeo 5, Battilotti 3, Bonivento 1, Marchetti, Hatch 8, Furlani 6, Ballarin, Zanetti 13, Poletto. All. Pegoraro
Vicenza: Belosevic 17, Bevolo 5, Pellegrini 13, Ruffo 2, Fontana 2, Struma 3, Assentato 7, Pescerico 6, Reschiglian, Valente, Vitari, Togliani 3, Zandra. All. Rebelled.