After a very fought final the Paffoni Omegna (leader of the league with 26-4) exceeds Torino for 57-52 winning the DNA cup for this year! The team of coach Giampaolo Di Lorenzo try to close the game after the first 20 minutes (38-17) but the Zerouno (18-12 in regular season and second place, own after Omegna, in the northwest division) try the comeback in the second half until reaching the -5 in the last minute. In this third confrontation between the 2 teams (1-1 during the RS with 2 external victories) Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) is the top scorer with 16 points (7/16), adding 8 rebounds and 4 steals, and the MVP of the competition. Franco Prelazzi (205-F/C-79) closed with 12 points (6/10 by 2) and 7 rebounds, 8 points for Andrea Saccaggi (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances), 6 points and 7 rebounds of Tommaso Raspino (196-G-89, agency: Players Group) and great work for Matteo Bertolazzi (181-G-79) with just 5 points (and a bad 1/9 st shoot) but with 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 7 assist! For Torino there are 15 points (7/13) of Massimiliano DeFant (201-F-89) in 20 minutes, 12 points and 8 rebounds for Francesco Conti (205-C/F-83), 8 points + 7 rebounds of Federico Tassinari (195-SF-77, agency: Players Group) and 7 points for Marco Portannese (192-G-89, agency: Players Group). In the semifinals of saturday Omegna had beaten Trento for 67-56 (17 pts + 10 reb of Tommaso Raspino, 9 pts and 5 stl of Pierpaolo Picazio (193-G-79, agency: Players Group) against the 11 points of Walter Santarossa (200-F-78), best scorer for the Bitumcalor) while Torino had exceeded without problems the other favored for the final, Napoli (24-6, second best record of the league), with the result of 77-53 (18 pts, 7 stl & 7 reb of Marco Portannese, 14 pts and 8 reb for Federico Tassinari while for the BPMed not enough the 18 pts in 21 min of Paolo Rotondo (205-F/C-89, agency: Players Group), adding 6 reb and 5 stl, and the 13 pts of Andrea Iannilli (207-C-84) with 10 reb. Disappoint one of the best player of the league, Bernardo Musso (192-G-86), that scored only 5 points with 1/8 by 3).
The summary of all the finals:
DNA (MVP Daniele Casadei) BPMed Napoli - Zerouno Torino 53-77 Paffoni Omegna - Bitumcalor Trento 67-56
Trieste wins Spareggio Promozione over Chieti. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-12. But Chieti won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chieti 43-32 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Innocenzo Ferraro (200-82) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Marco Carra (185-80) chipped in 20 points. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized San Marino swingman Andrea Raschi (200-79) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Top scorers: Trieste: M.Carra 20+1reb, I.Ferraro 14+8reb+1ast, L.Zaccariello 12+7reb+2ast, L.Gandini 8+9reb, A.Moruzzi 7+8reb+3ast, M.Maganza 5+3reb Chieti: E.Rossi 18+14reb+1ast, A.Raschi 13+6reb, M.Diomede 10, S.Rajola 8+3reb+3ast, F.Gialloreto 7+3reb+3ast, A.Porfido 2+1reb
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But Chieti won second period 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Trieste won last quarter 28-21. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Marco Carra (185-80) who scored 21 points. point guard Michele Ruzzier (181-93) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Four Trieste players scored in double figures. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) produced 28 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized San Marino swingman Andrea Raschi (200-79) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Top scorers: Trieste: M.Carra 21+2ast, A.Moruzzi 15+5reb+1ast, I.Ferraro 15+6reb+1ast, M.Ruzzier 14+5reb+4ast, D.Mastrangelo 10+1reb, L.Zaccariello 5+4reb Chieti: E.Rossi 28+8reb, A.Raschi 15+7reb+5ast, F.Gialloreto 12+1reb, M.Diomede 9+4reb+1ast, A.Porfido 4+3reb+1ast, S.Rajola 4+3reb+3ast
The game without a history. Ferentino led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-80, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Davide Pascolo (200-90) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Simone Fiorito (200-91) added 17 points in the effort for Trento. Four Trento players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Ferentino: M.Carrizo 24+6reb+2ast, L.Pongetti 17+1reb+1ast, F.Guarino 13+6reb+4ast, A.Iannuzzi 9+7reb+2ast, L.Panzini 7+1reb, S.Parrillo 7+2reb Trento: D.Pascolo 18+9reb+1ast, S.Fiorito 17+2reb+1ast, M.Spanghero 15+3reb+1ast, M.Pazzi 10+2reb, W.Santarossa 9+5reb, M.Negri 6+2reb+1ast
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