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Serie A Standings
 1. Auxilium TO 0-0 
 2. AV Cantu 0-0 
 3. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 4. Betaland CdO 0-0 
 5. C.de Latte BRE 0-0 
 6. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 7. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 8. Enel Brindisi 0-0 
 9. Giorgo Tesi PT 0-0 
 10. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 11. JuveCaserta 0-0 
 12. Openjobmetis V. 0-0 
 13. Scandone AV 0-0 
 14. Umana VE 0-0 
 15. Vanoli CR 0-0 
 16. VL Pesaro 0-0 
Last:7/18/2016
Serie A2 Standings
East
 1. Bologna Etern. 0-0 
 2. Chieti 0-0 
 3. Ferrara 0-0 
 4. Forli 0-0 
 5. Imola 0-0 
 6. Jesi 0-0 
 7. Mantovana 0-0 
 8. O.Lavoro BO 0-0 
 9. Piacenza 0-0 
 10. Ravenna 0-0 
 11. Recanati 0-0 
 12. Roseto 0-0 
 13. Treviso Basket 0-0 
 14. Trieste 0-0 
 15. Udine APU 0-0 
 16. Verona 0-0 
West
 1. Agrigento 0-0 
 2. Agropoli 0-0 
 3. Angelico Biella 0-0 
 4. FCM Ferentino 0-0 
 5. Latina Basket 0-0 
 6. Legnano 0-0 
 7. Lighthouse TR 0-0 
 8. Mens Sana 1871 0-0 
 9. Novipiu Casale 0-0 
 10. Rieti 0-0 
 11. Roma E-basket 0-0 
 12. Roma Virtus 0-0 
 13. Scafati 0-0 
 14. Tortona 0-0 
 15. Treviglio 0-0 
 16. Viola RC 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
Serie B Standings
Group A
 1. Bottegone 0-0 
 2. Cecina 0-0 
 3. Domodossola 0-0 
 4. Empoli 0-0 
 5. Fiorentina 0-0 
 6. Firenze Enic 0-0 
 7. Moncalieri 0-0 
 8. Montecatini 0-0 
 9. Oleggio 0-0 
 10. Omegna 0-0 
 11. Piombino 0-0 
 12. San Miniato 0-0 
 13. Sangiorgese 0-0 
 14. Siena Virtus 0-0 
 15. Valsesia 0-0 
 16. Varese Coels. 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bergamo 0-0 
 2. Cento 0-0 
 3. Crema 0-0 
 4. Desio 0-0 
 5. Faenza 0-0 
 6. Iseo 0-0 
 7. Lecco 0-0 
 8. Milano Urania 0-0 
 9. Orzinuovi GaGa 0-0 
 10. Padova 0-0 
 11. Piacenza 0-0 
 12. Reggio Emilia 0-0 
 13. San Vendemiano 0-0 
 14. Sestu 0-0 
 15. Vicenza 0-0 
 16. Volpino 0-0 
Group C
 1. Agropoli Cilento 0-0 
 2. Barcellona 0-0 
 3. Cassino 0-0 
 4. Catanzaro 0-0 
 5. Cefalu 0-0 
 6. Maddaloni 0-0 
 7. Palestrina 0-0 
 8. Patti 0-0 
 9. Roma Luiss 0-0 
 10. Roma S.Azzurra 0-0 
 11. Roma Vis Nova 0-0 
 12. Scafati Cesarano 0-0 
 13. Scauri 0-0 
 14. Teramo 0-0 
 15. Valmontone 0-0 
 16. Viterbo SA 0-0 
Group D
 1. Bisceglie 0-0 
 2. Campli 0-0 
 3. Giulianova 0-0 
 4. Isernia 0-0 
 5. Matera 0-0 
 6. Montegrano 0-0 
 7. Monteroni 0-0 
 8. Ortona 0-0 
 9. Perugia Valdiceppo 0-0 
 10. Pescara 0-0 
 11. Porto S.Elpidio 0-0 
 12. Rimini 0-0 
 13. San Severo 0-0 
 14. Senigallia 0-0 
 15. Taranto 0-0 
 16. Venafro 0-0 
Last:8/10/2016
Serie C Gold Standings
Emilia Romagna
 1. Imola 23-5 
 2. Forli Tigers 22-6 
 3. Reggio Emilia 22-6 
 4. Ferrara 22-6 
 5. Piacenza BC 21-7 
 6. Bologna Salus 16-12 
 7. Fiorenzuola 15-13 
 8. Ozzano 14-14 
 9. San Marino 13-15 
 10. Bertinoro 11-17 
 11. San Lazzaro 11-17 
 12. Bologna Pontev. 8-20 
 13. Castelfranco E. 7-21 
 14. Modena 4-24 
 15. Bologna Ghepard 1-27 
Lazio
 1. Roma Vis Nova 24-2 
 2. Roma Tiber 20-6 
 3. Sora 20-6 
 4. Roma San Paolo 17-9 
 5. Civitavecchia 17-9 
 6. Anzio 16-10 
 7. Formia 16-10 
 8. Roma Alfa O. 12-14 
 9. Aprilia 10-16 
 10. Roma Petriana 10-16 
 11. Roma Smit 6-20 
 12. Roma Lazio 5-21 
 13. Roma APDB 5-21 
 14. Marino 4-22 
Lombardia A
 1. Saronno 25-5 
 2. Olginate 22-8 
 3. Bernareggio 21-9 
 4. Gazzada 20-10 
 5. Lierna 19-11 
 6. Nerviano 17-13 
 7. Lissone 16-14 
 8. Cermenate 16-14 
 9. Cislago 15-15 
 10. Nelson Babylou 15-15 
 11. Calolzio 13-17 
 12. Garbagnate 13-17 
 13. Valceresio 11-19 
 14. Lesmo 8-22 
 15. Posal 6-24 
 16. Casorate 3-27 
Lombardia B
 1. Iseo 26-4 
 2. Piadena 23-7 
 3. Vigevano 20-10 
 4. Pizzighettone 20-10 
 5. Milano Tre 18-12 
 6. Manerbio 17-13 
 7. Pavia 17-13 
 8. Voghera 16-14 
 9. Lumezzane 16-14 
 10. Milano Pall. 16-14 
 11. Milano Opera 13-17 
 12. Robbio 12-18 
 13. Sarezzo 11-19 
 14. Cremona 10-20 
 15. Milano Ebro 4-26 
 16. Viadana 1-29 
Piemonte
 1. Domodossola 18-4 
 2. Alba 17-5 
 3. Torino 15-7 
 4. Savigliano 13-9 
 5. Bra BT 71 12-10 
 6. Fossano 10-12 
 7. Flavourart Coll. 10-12 
 8. Casale 10-12 
 9. Serrevalle 8-14 
 10. PNC Cirie 8-14 
 11. Alessandria 6-16 
 12. Cuneo 5-17 
Toscana A
 1. Firenze Enic 17-5 
 2. Siena Virtus 17-5 
 3. Castelfiorentino 16-6 
 4. Lucca Geonova 15-7 
 5. Livorno Liburnia 13-9 
 6. Firenze Legnaia 13-9 
 7. Valdarno 10-12 
 8. Lucca Libertas 7-15 
 9. Pontedera 5-17 
 10. Siena Costone 4-18 
 11. Carrara Sp.Inter 0-22 
 12. Pelago 0-22 
Toscana B
 1. Certaldo 16-6 
 2. Agliana 16-6 
 3. Carrara Cent.MB 14-8 
 4. Prato 14-8 
 5. Livorno Pielle 13-9 
 6. Empoli 13-9 
 7. Altopascio 11-11 
 8. Montale 10-12 
 9. Folgore 10-12 
 10. Pescia 8-14 
 11. Oti Galli 5-17 
 12. Arezzo 2-20 
Veneto FVG
 1. San Vendemiano 20-8 
 2. Tarcento 19-9 
 3. Caorle 16-12 
 4. Corno di Ros. 16-12 
 5. Gorizia 15-13 
 6. Mestre 14-14 
 7. Trieste Jadran 14-14 
 8. Padova Petrarca 14-14 
 9. Montebelluna 14-14 
 10. Oderzo 13-15 
 11. Monfalcone 13-15 
 12. Garcia Moreno 12-16 
 13. Conegliano 11-17 
 14. Bassano 10-18 
 15. Spilimbergo 9-19 
Last:6/28/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Points Per Game
 Austin DAYE
  Al Manama
  (211-F-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Daye, Al Manama21.2 
 2. Banks, Enel Brindi.18.9 
 3. Nunnally, Scandone.18.4 
 4. White, Auxilium TO17.0 
 5. Logan, Banco di S.16.6 
 6. Kirk, Giorgo T.16.3 
 7. Dyson, Auxilium TO15.9 
 8. Johnson, AV Cantu15.1 
 9. Lacey, VL Pesaro14.6 
 10. Wright, Dolomiti.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Enel B.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Anosike, Enel B.10.1 
 2. Hunt, Nancy9.9 
 3. Daye, Al Manama9.0 
 4. Oriakhi, Bucaneros8.8 
 5. Fesenko, Monaco8.7 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu8.2 
 7. White, Auxilium TO8.2 
 8. Lydeka, VL Pesaro8.0 
 9. Faye, Openjobm.7.9 
 10. Pittman, Aguada7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Taurean GREEN
  AEK Athens
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Green, AEK Athens6.8 
 2. Siva, JuveCaserta6.5 
 3. Moore, Giorgo T.6.2 
 4. Hodge, Arecibo5.5 
 5. Ukic, AV Cantu5.2 
 6. Green, Umana VE5.0 
 7. Wright, Openjobm.4.8 
 8. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.6 
 9. Green, Scandone AV4.6 
 10. Reynolds, Hapoel4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Vanoli C.
  (201-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Washington, Vanoli2.0 
 2. Siva, JuveCaserta2.0 
 3. Logan, Banco di S.1.9 
 4. Dyson, Auxilium TO1.7 
 5. Jones, JuveCaserta1.7 
 6. Lockett, Dolomiti.1.6 
 7. Daye, Al Manama1.6 
 8. Christon, VL Pesaro1.6 
 9. Sanders, Dolomiti.1.5 
 10. Wright, Dolomiti.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kyrylo FESENKO
  Monaco
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fesenko, Monaco2.1 
 2. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 3. Hunt, Nancy1.4 
 4. Cervi, Scandone AV1.3 
 5. Ebi, Auxilium TO1.3 
 6. Kirk, Giorgo T.1.3 
 7. Daye, Al Manama1.1 
 8. Bowers, Betaland.1.1 
 9. Berggren, Dolomiti.1.0 
 10. Petway, Banco d.1.0 

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Scandone AV 53% Oct.2 Auxilium TO
Vanoli CR 56% Oct.2 Giorgo Tesi
Enel Brindis 56% Oct.2 Dolomiti En
AV Cantu 61% Oct.2 Umana VE
VL Pesaro 54% Oct.2 C.de Latte
Betaland Cd 58% Oct.2 EA7 Armani
JuveCaserta 57% Oct.2 Grissin Bon
Banco di Srd 60% Oct.2 Openjobmetis
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East
Chieti 55% Oct.2 Bologna Eter
Forli 56% Oct.2 Ferrara
Mantovana 57% Oct.2 Jesi
Recanati 55% Oct.2 Imola
Trieste 57% Oct.2 Treviso Bsk
Udine APU 56% Oct.2 Ravenna
Verona 56% Oct.2 Roseto
O.Lavoro BO 57% Oct.2 Casalpusterl
West
Agropoli 61% Oct.2 Viola RC
Angelico Bie 60% Oct.2 Novipiu Casa
FCM Ferenti 59% Oct.2 Roma E-baske
Mens Sana 18 56% Oct.2 Latina Bsk
Tortona 55% Oct.2 Legnano
Lighthouse 58% Oct.2 Rieti
Treviglio 57% Oct.2 Scafati
Roma Virtus 53% Oct.2 Agrigento
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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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Nazionale A Round 10: Torino defeats Treviglio in the closest game of the week - Nov 18, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 10 in the Nazionale A took place in Treviglio. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Treviglio (7-2) to third ranked Torino (8-2) 67-64 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Torino have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Matera. Treviglio at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Torino is looking forward to face Chieti (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Treviglio will play against Casalpusterlengo (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game took place in Omegna where higher ranked Bari (5-4) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Omegna (4-5) 66-61. Guard Giacomo Mariani (191-86) notched 5 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Mohamed Toure supported him with 14 points. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) did not help to save the game for Bari. Omegna moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Recanati and Chieti. Bari at the other side dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Omegna will play against Naturhouse Ferrara (#14) on the road in the next round. Bari will play against Mirandola (#18) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Fourth ranked Agrigento (7-3) beat at home 16th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (3-7) by 11 points 81-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. Vincenzo Di Viccaro fired 19 points and 4 steals for the winners. Andrea Iannilli produced 20 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Agrigento have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Agrigento maintains fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Castelletto. Mazzeo San Severo lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Perugia and Latina Basket. Agrigento will meet league's leader Matera on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 10: Matera won against Latina Basket on the opponent's court 62-55. Mirandola unfortunately lost to Bologna in a home game 76-81. Firenze managed to beat Recanati on the road 76-72. Castelletto defeated Ferrara on its own court 76-70. Perugia beat Reggio Calabr. in a road game 75-68. Lucca won against Casalpusterlengo at home 80-74.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 14 rebounds by Riccardo Santolamazza of Latina Basket.



Treviglio - Torino 64-67

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Nazionale A took place in Treviglio. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Treviglio (7-2) to third ranked Torino (8-2) 67-64 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Torino players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds and the former international power forward Riccardo Perego (203-81) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Torino have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Matera. Treviglio at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Torino is looking forward to face Chieti (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Treviglio will play against Casalpusterlengo (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Torino: J.Wojciechowski 14+11reb+1ast, F.Conti 12+5reb, C.Tommasini 11+5reb+3ast, M.Evangelisti 10+1ast, L.Gergati 8+2reb+1ast, D.Sandri 6+3reb+1ast
Treviglio: D.Reati 25+7reb, R.Perego 15+10reb+2ast, S.Ferrarese 13+6reb+5ast, L.Molinaro 5+2reb+1ast, R.Malagoli 2+2ast, N.Cazzolato 2+5reb
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Agrigento - San Severo 81-70

Fourth ranked Agrigento (7-3) beat at home 16th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (3-7) by 11 points 81-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Agrigento. Mazzeo San Severo managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Vincenzo Di Viccaro (191-84) fired 19 points and 4 steals for the winners. The former international forward Michele Giovanatto (202-81) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese guard Ousmane Gueye (188-82) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Agrigento have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Agrigento maintains fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Castelletto. Mazzeo San Severo lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Perugia and Latina Basket. Agrigento will meet league's leader Matera on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: V.Di Viccaro 19+1reb+1ast, Q.De Laurentiis 12+6reb, M.Giovanatto 12+5reb+1ast, R.Castelli 11+4reb+1ast, P.Mossi 9+5reb+3ast, A.Quarisa 7+2reb
San Severo: A.Iannilli 20+6reb, O.Gueye 16+5reb+4ast, I.Scarponi 16+4reb, M.Del Brocco 9+9reb, R.Maggio 7+2reb, L.De Paoli 2+1reb
gschID: 191701


Latina Basket - Matera 55-62

Very expected game when 15th ranked Latina Basket (3-7) was defeated at home by second ranked Matera (8-2) 62-55 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 35-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Matera dominated on the defensive end, holding Latina Basket to just 6 points in first quarter. Point guard Carlo Cantone (187-85) fired 17 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) for the winners. Swingman Andrea Vitale (199-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points. The former international guard Riccardo Santolamazza (195-83) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Alessandro Cecchetti (200-91) added 4 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Matera keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Torino. Loser Latina Basket keeps the fifteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Perugia and San Severo. Matera will meet at home Agrigento (#4) in the next round. Latina Basket will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Matera: C.Cantone 17+6reb+1ast, A.Vitale 13+4reb+2ast, C.Sebastian Vico 10+2reb, C.Grappasonni 9+8reb+1ast, A.Iannuzzi 8+9reb+1ast, M.Rezzano 5+7reb+1ast
Latina Basket: R.Santolamazza 25+14reb+2ast, T.Milani 8+3reb, F.Gagliardo 8+6reb, M.Micevic 7+5reb+1ast, A.Cecchetti 4+10reb+1ast, R.Tavernelli 3+3reb
gschID: 191700


Mirandola - Bologna 76-81

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Bologna (6-4) defeated on the road 17th ranked Mirandola (2-8) 81-76 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bologna forced 20 Mirandola turnovers. Point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) fired 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Valerio Circosta (188-87, agency: Two Points) chipped in 20 points. Forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) produced 17 points and 6 assists and guard Michele Venturelli (188-82) added 12 points, 6 assists and 6 steals respectively for lost side. Four Mirandola players scored in double figures. Mirandola's coach Antonio Tinti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bologna moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted Mirandola dropped to the eighteenth position with eight games lost. Bologna will meet at home Perugia (#17) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mirandola will play against Bari and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bologna: A.Piazza 22+8reb+5ast, V.Circosta 20+1reb, R.Pederzini 18+2reb, A.Poti 6+2reb, M.Raminelli 6+6reb+1ast, E.Chinellato 4+3reb+1ast
Mirandola: L.Pignatti 17+2reb+6ast, J.Losi 12+1reb+4ast, M.Venturelli 12+3reb+6ast, G.Sgobba 11+3reb+1ast, A.Pilotti 9+2reb+1ast, M.Fantinelli 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 191698


Recanati - Firenze 72-76

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Recanati (4-5) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Firenze (6-3) 76-72 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Recanati won second period 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Firenze made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Firenze outrebounded Recanati 33-18 including 24 on the defensive glass. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) fired 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Center Andrea Capitanelli (203-86) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Firenze players scored in double figures. Guard Gianni Cantagalli (196-88, agency: Players Group) produced 15 points and forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Firenze have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 6-3 record, which they share with Lucca. Loser Recanati keeps the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with Chieti and Omegna. Firenze will meet at home Reggio Calabr. (#19) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Recanati will play against Lucca (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Firenze: D.Casadei 25+6reb+3ast, S.Rabaglietti 16+2reb+1ast, A.Capitanelli 15+8reb+4ast, S.Spizzichini 11+9reb, M.Caroldi 7+3reb+4ast, M.Sanna 2+1reb+1ast
Recanati: A.Pierini 18+1reb, G.Cantagalli 15+2reb+3ast, M.Tagliabue 11+5reb+1ast, M.Gnaccarini 9+2reb+7ast, S.Centanni 9+3reb+2ast, N.Benedusi 6+3reb
gschID: 191697


Castelletto - Ferrara 76-70

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Castelletto (7-3) beat at home 14th ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (3-6) 76-70 on Sunday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Naturhouse Ferrara was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 25-18 charge of Castelletto, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Forward Alex Ranuzzi (195-86, agency: Interperformances) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Four Castelletto players scored in double figures. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and forward Simone Cortesi (196-86) added 6 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Castelletto have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Agrigento. Naturhouse Ferrara lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Casalpusterlengo. Castelletto will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Omegna (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Castelletto: A.Ranuzzi 21+5reb+3ast, M.Pazzi 15+5reb+1ast, F.Bolzonella 15+3reb+2ast, F.Ihedioha 12+13reb+3ast, A.Simoncelli 9+3reb+2ast, N.Damiani 4+4reb+1ast
Ferrara: M.Benfatto 19+8reb+3ast, M.Ferri 12+3ast, S.Casati 12+3reb, G.Agusto 8+1reb, S.Cortesi 6+12reb+2ast, A.Campiello 4+4reb
gschID: 191696


Reggio Calabr. - Perugia 68-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 19th ranked Reggio Calabr.'s (1-8) home loss to eighteenth ranked Perugia (3-7) 68-75 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Reggio Calabr. won fourth quarter 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Davide Poltroneri (195-85) fired 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Center Paolo Chiarello (204-78) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Perugia's coach Andrea Fabrizi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Francesco Quaglia (206-88) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Luca Fontecchio (202-91, agency: Players Group) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Perugia moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Latina Basket and San Severo. Reggio Calabr. lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth position with eight games lost. Perugia will meet higher ranked Bologna (#8) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Reggio Calabr. will play against Firenze (#6).
Top scorers:
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 23+6reb, P.Chiarello 14+5reb, C.Cutolo 13+3reb+1ast, F.Santantonio 10+4reb+2ast, S.Bonamente 6+4reb, J.David Rath 3+1reb
Reggio Calabr.: F.Quaglia 22+17reb+1ast, M.Caprari 12+1reb+2ast, L.Fontecchio 12+5reb+1ast, A.Ricci 10+2reb+1ast, N.Sabbatino 5+3reb+2ast, M.Ammannato 5+1reb
gschID: 191695


Lucca - Casalpusterlengo 80-74

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Lucca (6-3) won against at home 13th ranked Casalpusterlengo (3-6) 80-74 on Sunday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 43-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lucca forced 20 Casalpusterlengo turnovers. Point guard Davide Parente (188-83) fired 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Riccardo Casagrande (196-88, agency: Two Points) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Lucca players scored in double figures. Guard Roberto Prandin (188-86, agency: Two Points) produced 24 points and 5 rebounds and forward Gianpaolo Ricci (200-91) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lucca moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Firenze. Casalpusterlengo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Ferrara. Lucca will meet Recanati (#12) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Casalpusterlengo will play against Treviglio and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lucca: D.Parente 20+6reb+1ast, R.Casagrande 17+7reb+1ast, W.Santarossa 15+9reb, A.Barsanti 12, D.Banti 7+5reb+1ast, R.Bottioni 5+1reb+1ast
Casalpusterlengo: R.Prandin 24+5reb+1ast, T.Marino 13+3reb+2ast, G.Ricci 12+9reb, M.Venuto 7+7reb+5ast, S.Fiorito 6+3reb, A.Chiumenti 6+4reb
gschID: 191694


Omegna - Bari 66-61

An interesting game took place in Omegna where higher ranked Bari (5-4) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Omegna (4-5) 66-61. It looked good early as Bari took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Omegna had a 16-13 second period charge getting the lead and Bari was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-66. Guard Giacomo Mariani (191-86) notched 5 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Ivorian guard Mohamed Toure (190-92) supported him with 14 points. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) did not help to save the game for Bari. Swingman Daniele Bonessio (200-88) added 11 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Omegna moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Recanati and Chieti. Bari at the other side dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Omegna will play against Naturhouse Ferrara (#14) on the road in the next round. Bari will play against Mirandola (#18) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Omegna: M.Toure 14+3reb+2ast, A.Saccaggi 13+1reb+1ast, S.Masciadri 8+3reb, M.Farioli 7+5reb+1ast, P.Paci 6+6reb+4ast, G.Mariani 5+10reb+4ast
Bari: L.Bisconti 17+5reb, D.Bonessio 11+9reb+1ast, M.Cardillo 10+4reb, A.Ruggiero 8+2reb, D.Barozzi 8+2reb, S.Bonfiglio 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 191692


  




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