Cantu open season with triumph in SuperCup - Sep 22, 2012
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Pallacanestro Cantu - Montepachi Siena 80:73
Pallacanestro Cantu celebrated the first trophy of the new season. They toppled Montepaschi Siena for the SuperCup title tonight. The teams clashed in Rimini. Alex Tyus (205-C-88, college: Florida) scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Montepaschi Siena started the game aggressively. The reigning SeriaA champions cleared off to a 23:16 lead after ten minutes. Cantu however managed to slow their opponents down in the second quarter. The team found the right weapons to narrow the gap at 5-point mark at halftime 42:37. Pallacanestro Cantu denied the deficit and surged ahead in the third term. They accumulated a narrow 2-point lead at the final break. Cantu stayed in full control throughout the fourth frame. They kept Siena at distance throughout the rest of the clash and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) finished with 15 points, while Jerry Smith (188-PG-87, college: Louisville) added 14 points for Cantu. Viktor Sanikidze (203-SF-86) answered with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Siena. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) delivered 18 points in the loss.
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 2 days ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w... [read more]