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Serie A Standings
 1. EA7 Armani 17-3 
 2. Scandone AV 13-7 
 3. Umana VE 12-8 
 4. Dolomiti En. TR 11-9 
 5. Banco di Srd 11-9 
 6. Grissin Bon RE 11-9 
 7. Betaland Cdo 11-9 
 8. Brescia 10-10 
 9. The Flexx PT 10-10 
 10. Auxilium TO 10-10 
 11. Enel Brindisi 9-11 
 12. JuveCaserta 9-11 
 13. AV Cantu 7-13 
 14. VL Pesaro 7-13 
 15. Openjobmetis V. 6-14 
 16. Vanoli CR 6-14 
Full Standings
Last:2/27/2017
Serie Standings
East
 1. Virtus Bologna 17-6 
 2. Treviso Basket 16-7 
 3. Alma Trieste 16-7 
 4. Ravenna 15-8 
 5. F.Kontatto BO 14-9 
 6. Mantova 13-10 
 7. Roseto 13-10 
 8. Verona 12-11 
 9. Jesi 11-12 
 10. Piacenza 10-12 
 11. Udine APU 10-13 
 12. Chieti 9-14 
 13. Bondi Ferrara 9-14 
 14. Imola 8-15 
 15. Recanati 6-17 
 16. Unieuro Forli 4-18 
West
 1. Angelico Biella 18-5 
 2. Tortona 15-8 
 3. Legnano 14-9 
 4. Latina Basket 13-10 
 5. Treviglio 13-10 
 6. Roma Virtus 13-10 
 7. Agrigento 13-10 
 8. Novipiu Casale 12-11 
 9. Lighthouse TR 12-11 
 10. Mens Sana 1871 12-11 
 11. Rieti 11-12 
 12. Eurobasket Roma 11-12 
 13. FCM Ferentino 9-14 
 14. Viola RC 7-16 
 15. Scafati 6-17 
 16. Agropoli 5-18 
Full Standings
Last:2/28/2017
Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Moncalieri 15-6 
 2. Omegna 15-7 
 3. USE Basket 13-8 
 4. Valsesia 12-9 
 5. Montecatini 12-9 
 6. San Miniato 12-10 
 7. Piombino 12-10 
 8. Fiorentina 11-10 
 9. Varese Robur 11-10 
 10. Siena Virtus 10-12 
 11. Bottegone 10-12 
 12. Sangiorgese 10-12 
 13. Cecina 9-12 
 14. Firenze Enic 7-15 
 15. Oleggio 7-15 
 16. Domodossola 6-15 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 18-4 
 2. Bergamo 18-4 
 3. Piacenza 17-5 
 4. Cento 16-6 
 5. Faenza 14-8 
 6. Lecco 13-9 
 7. Crema 11-11 
 8. Padova 11-11 
 9. Milano Urania 9-13 
 10. Desio 9-13 
 11. Reggio Emilia 9-14 
 12. Sestu 8-15 
 13. Volpino AltoSeb. 7-15 
 14. Vicenza 6-16 
 15. San Vendemiano 6-16 
 16. Iseo 5-17 
Group C
 1. Napoli Cuore 20-3 
 2. Valmontone 18-4 
 3. Palestrina 18-5 
 4. Barcellona 15-6 
 5. Cassino 15-7 
 6. Roma Luiss 12-10 
 7. Catanzaro 11-10 
 8. Forli Tigers 11-13 
 9. Scauri 10-11 
 10. Cefalu 10-11 
 11. Teramo 9-10 
 12. Roma Vis Nova 7-13 
 13. Patti 7-15 
 14. Roma S.Azzurra 4-17 
 15. Viterbo SA 4-18 
 16. Maddaloni 2-20 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 19-1 
 2. Bisceglie 17-5 
 3. San Severo 16-6 
 4. Pescara 15-7 
 5. Campli 14-5 
 6. Porto S.Elpidio 13-9 
 7. Matera 12-8 
 8. Senigallia 10-10 
 9. Rimini 9-11 
 10. Giulianova 8-13 
 11. Ortona 8-13 
 12. Isernia 7-14 
 13. Venafro 5-14 
 14. Taranto 5-15 
 15. Valdiceppo 5-16 
 16. Monteroni 3-19 
Full Standings
Last:2/26/2017
Serie C Gold Standings
Emilia Romagna
 1. Lugo 13-2 
 2. Ozzano 12-3 
 3. Fiorenzuola 11-4 
 4. Bologna Salus 10-4 
 5. Ferrara 9-5 
 6. San Marino Titans 8-6 
 7. Imola 7-7 
 8. Bertinoro 6-8 
 9. Bologna Basket 4-10 
 10. Bologna Pontev. 4-10 
 11. San Lazzaro 4-10 
 12. Modena 3-10 
 13. Pol.Arena 1-14 
Lazio
 1. Civitavecchia 14-2 
 2. Roma Tiber 13-3 
 3. Fondi Oasi 11-5 
 4. Formia Meta 11-5 
 5. Roma Alfa O. 10-5 
 6. Roma San Paolo 10-6 
 7. Frascati 9-7 
 8. Aprilia 7-9 
 9. Anzio 6-10 
 10. Sora 5-10 
 11. Roma APDB 5-11 
 12. Roma Petriana 5-11 
 13. Roma Smit 5-11 
 14. Roma Lazio 0-16 
Lombardia A
 1. Pavia Basket 16-0 
 2. Omnia Basket 14-2 
 3. Vigevano 11-5 
 4. 7 Laghi Gazzada 9-7 
 5. Battaglia 9-7 
 6. Milano3 9-7 
 7. Garbagnate 8-8 
 8. Saronno 8-8 
 9. Nerviano 7-9 
 10. Pall. Milano 1958 7-9 
 11. Cermenate 6-10 
 12. Opera Basket 4-12 
 13. Cistellum Basket 2-14 
 14. Copert. Valceresio 2-14 
Lombardia B
 1. Bernareggio 14-2 
 2. Cremona 10-6 
 3. Olginate 10-6 
 4. Romano di Lomb. 10-6 
 5. Lumezzane 9-7 
 6. Corona Platina 8-8 
 7. Pc-Project CC 8-8 
 8. Pizzighettone 8-8 
 9. Gardonese 7-9 
 10. Lissone 7-9 
 11. Manerbio 6-10 
 12. Nilox Agrate 6-10 
 13. Cernusco 5-11 
 14. Lierna 4-12 
Piemonte
 1. Alba 13-1 
 2. Torino Crocetta 12-2 
 3. Trecate 9-5 
 4. Torino CUS 8-6 
 5. Alessandria Bask. 7-7 
 6. Bra BT 71 7-7 
 7. PNC Cirie 7-7 
 8. Savigliano 7-7 
 9. Collegno 7-8 
 10. College BK 6-8 
 11. Saluzzo 5-9 
 12. Casale 4-8 
 13. Fossano 4-10 
 14. Torino 2-13 
Toscana
 1. Livorno Pielle 13-4 
 2. Empoli Lai 12-5 
 3. Livorno DBosco 12-5 
 4. Castelfiorentino 11-6 
 5. Lucca Geonova 10-6 
 6. Agliana 10-7 
 7. Libertas Liburnia 10-7 
 8. Montale 10-7 
 9. Altopascio 8-9 
 10. Certaldo 8-9 
 11. Prato 7-10 
 12. Valdisieve 7-10 
 13. Cantini Lorano 5-12 
 14. Carrara CMC 4-13 
 15. Folgore 3-13 
 16. Posal Sesto SG 3-13 
Veneto FVG
 1. Oderzo 14-2 
 2. Jesolo S.Dona 13-3 
 3. Arzignano 9-7 
 4. Caorle 9-7 
 5. Mestre 9-7 
 6. Padova Unione 9-7 
 7. Trieste Jadran 9-7 
 8. Codroipo 8-8 
 9. Corno di Ros. 8-8 
 10. Monfalcone 8-8 
 11. Montebelluna 6-10 
 12. Dueville 5-11 
 13. Bassano 4-12 
 14. Castelfranco Ven. 1-15 
Last:1/31/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 18-5 
 2 CSKA 17-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-7 
 4 Fenerbahce 15-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 14-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 13-10 
 7 Anadolu Efes 12-11 
 8 Baskonia 12-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-12 
 10 Zalgiris 10-13 
 11 FC Barcelona 9-14 
 12 Brose Bask. 8-15 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-15 
 14 EA7 Armani 7-16 
 15 Galatasaray 7-16 
 16 Unics 7-16 
Last:2/24/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Landry, Brescia20.5 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.6 
 3. M'Baye, Enel B.19.3 
 4. Jones, VL Pesaro19.1 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu18.3 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.9 
 7. White, Auxilium TO17.1 
 8. Della-Valle, Grissin.16.0 
 9. Scott, Enel Brindisi15.9 
 10. Aradori, Grissin .15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.8 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.7 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu8.1 
 6. Watt, JuveCaserta7.9 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.8 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.7.3 
 9. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.3 
 10. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  AV Cantu
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 2. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.4 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu6.7 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta6.2 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 7. Moore, The F.5.3 
 8. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 9. Maynor, Openjobm.5.1 
 10. Kalnietis, EA7 A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Corey HAWKINS
  The F.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hawkins, The F.2.5 
 2. Goss, Enel Brindisi2.1 
 3. Craft, Dolomiti.1.9 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 5. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 7. Archie, Betaland.1.5 
 8. Green, Scandone AV1.5 
 9. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 10. Moore, Enel Brindisi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.4 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.3 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.5 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.4 
 6. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.3 
 7. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.3 
 8. Lawal, AV Cantu1.3 
 9. M'Baye, Enel B.1.2 
Player of the Week

 Marcus Landry
  Brescia
  ( 201-F-104-85 )
  

 Tony Easley
  Eurobasket Roma
  ( 206-C-90-87 )
  

 Simone Bagnoli
  Cassino
  ( 205-F/C-100-81 )
  
Italian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

AV Cantu Mar.5 Grissin Bon 64%
Enel Brindis 56% Mar.5 Vanoli CR
Banco di Srd 55% Mar.5 The Flexx P
Scandone AV 75% Mar.5 Openjobmetis
Umana VE 50% Mar.5 VL Pesaro
Dolomiti En 70% Mar.5 JuveCaserta
EA7 Armani 78% Mar.5 Auxilium TO
Betaland Cdo 58% Mar.5 Brescia
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

East
Piacenza Mar.12 Alma Trieste 65%
F.Kontatto 68% Mar.12 Bondi Ferrar
Imola 55% Mar.12 Udine APU
Jesi Mar.12 Ravenna 63%
Recanati 60% Mar.12 Unieuro Forl
Roseto 61% Mar.12 Mantova
Treviso Bsk 72% Mar.12 Chieti
Verona Mar.12 Virtus Bolog 56%
Round 20
Unieuro Forl Mar.4 Piacenza 54%
West
Agropoli Mar.12 Mens Sana 18 66%
Eurobasket R 50% Mar.12 Roma Virtus
FCM Ferenti 59% Mar.12 Viola RC
Legnano Mar.12 Angelico Bie 61%
Rieti 64% Mar.12 Agrigento
Tortona 86% Mar.12 Scafati
Lighthouse 54% Mar.12 Latina Bsk
Treviglio Mar.12 Novipiu Casa 54%
Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cecina 55% Mar.12 Fiorentina
Valsesia 51% Mar.12 Siena Virtus
Firenze Enic 54% Mar.11 Bottegone
Varese Robur 64% Mar.11 Montecatini
Moncalieri 64% Mar.11 Sangiorgese
USE Basket 64% Mar.11 San Miniato
Omegna 86% Mar.11 Domodossola
Oleggio Mar.11 Piombino 65%
Group B
Desio 60% Mar.12 Vicenza
Reggio Emili 56% Mar.12 Milano Urani
Padova 57% Mar.12 Crema
Sestu Mar.12 Cento 69%
Lecco 84% Mar.12 Iseo
Faenza 84% Mar.12 S.Vendemiano
Volpino Alto Mar.11 Bergamo 75%
Orzinuovi Ga 60% Mar.11 Piacenza
Group C
Viterbo SA Mar.12 Cassino 86%
Maddaloni Mar.12 Roma Vis Nov 71%
Teramo 56% Mar.12 Forli Tigers
Palestrina Mar.12 Valmontone 51%
Scauri Mar.12 Napoli Cuore 67%
Cefalu Mar.12 Catanzaro 54%
Barcellona 90% Mar.12 Roma S.Azzur
Roma Luiss 62% Mar.11 Patti
Group D
Ortona 78% Mar.12 Monteroni
Valdiceppo Mar.12 Giulianova 51%
Montegrano 84% Mar.12 Senigallia
Campli 71% Mar.12 Porto S.Elpi
Rimini 62% Mar.12 Taranto
Isernia Mar.12 San Severo 76%
Venafro Mar.12 Pescara 62%
Bisceglie 64% Mar.12 Matera
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 74% Mar.3 Brose Bask.
Darussafaka Mar.3 Panathinaiko 55%
FC Barcelona Mar.3 CSKA 70%
Unics Mar.3 Anadolu Efes 65%
Galatasaray Mar.2 Real Madrid 83%
Baskonia 62% Mar.2 EA7 Armani
Maccabi T-A Mar.2 Olympiacos 74%
Zalgiris Mar.2 Fenerbahce 51%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
Nazionale A Round 14: Torino keeps a leadership position - Dec 9, 2012


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Torino as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Torino defeated 4th ranked Firenze at home 79-72. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 36-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Torino made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Torino (11-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Firenze at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Firenze will play next round against Chieti trying to get back on the winning streak. Torino will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Leading Matera (10-3) recorded its third loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by sixteenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (5-8) 77-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Matera. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) notched 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Gabriele Spizzichini supported him with 14 points. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) did not help to save the game for Matera. Naturhouse Ferrara moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Casalpusterlengo. Matera at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against higher ranked Agrigento (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Matera will play against Casalpusterlengo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Castelletto (9-4) against fifth ranked Agrigento (9-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Castelletto was crushed by Agrigento in Agrigento 80-60. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Castelletto. The best player for the winners was Fabio Mian who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Francesco Ihedioha produced 18 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Agrigento moved-up to fourth place. Loser Castelletto keeps the third position with four games lost. Agrigento will meet Naturhouse Ferrara (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Castelletto will play against Reggio Calabr. (#15) in Reggio Calabria and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Bari. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Casalpusterlengo (5-8) to ninth ranked Bari (7-6) 59-57 on Sunday evening. Daniele Bonessio orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. Casalpusterlengo's coach Andrea Zanchi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bari moved-up to eighth place. Casalpusterlengo at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Bari's next round opponent will be Recanati (#17) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Casalpusterlengo will play against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An interesting game took place in Mirandola where higher ranked Mazzeo San Severo (5-9) was upset on the court of eighteenth ranked Mirandola (4-10) 100-88 on Sunday. Andrea Pilotti scored 27 points to lead the charge for the winners. Newly promoted Mirandola maintains eighteenth position with 4-10 record. Loser Mazzeo San Severo dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Mirandola will face higher ranked Latina Basket (#16) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14: Latina Basket lost to Chieti on the opponent's court 71-88. Reggio Calabr. managed to outperform Recanati in a home game 81-69. Omegna recorded a loss to Lucca on the road 80-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 33 points (!!!), 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Emanuele Rossi of Chieti.


Torino - Firenze 79-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Torino as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Torino defeated 4th ranked Firenze at home 79-72. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 36-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Torino made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Four Torino players scored in double figures. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Stefano Rabaglietti (190-83, agency: Two Points) scored 19 points. Torino (11-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Firenze at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Firenze will play next round against Chieti trying to get back on the winning streak. Torino will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Torino: J.Wojciechowski 16+10reb+1ast, D.Sandri 15+1reb+1ast, L.Gergati 14+1reb+2ast, C.Tommasini 13+4reb+3ast, M.Evangelisti 9+2reb+1ast, F.Conti 6+2reb
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 19+3reb+2ast, D.Casadei 18+6reb+1ast, A.Capitanelli 14+8reb+1ast, S.Spizzichini 9+3reb+1ast, M.Caroldi 6+2reb+5ast, M.Sanna 4+3reb
gschID: 191741


Agrigento - Castelletto 80-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Castelletto (9-4) against fifth ranked Agrigento (9-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Castelletto was crushed by Agrigento in Agrigento 80-60. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Castelletto. The game was mostly controlled by Agrigento. Castelletto managed to win second period 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Agrigento forced 23 Castelletto turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Fabio Mian (196-92) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized American swingman Xavier Brown (195-91) chipped in 11 points. Four Agrigento players scored in double figures. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and forward Alex Ranuzzi (195-86, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Agrigento moved-up to fourth place. Loser Castelletto keeps the third position with four games lost. Agrigento will meet Naturhouse Ferrara (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Castelletto will play against Reggio Calabr. (#15) in Reggio Calabria and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: F.Mian 20+6reb+2ast, X.Brown 11+4reb, V.Di Viccaro 11+1reb+2ast, G.Anello 11+1reb, A.Quarisa 6+3reb, D.Demartini 6+3reb+2ast
Castelletto: F.Ihedioha 18+6reb, A.Ranuzzi 16+5reb+1ast, G.Sanguinetti 8+5reb, F.Bolzonella 7+3reb+2ast, M.Pazzi 4+7reb, N.Damiani 3+2reb
gschID: 191740


Matera - Ferrara 68-77

Leading Matera (10-3) recorded its third loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by sixteenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (5-8) 77-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Matera. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Matera won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturhouse Ferrara shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) notched 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Gabriele Spizzichini (194-92) supported him with 14 points. Five Naturhouse Ferrara players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) did not help to save the game for Matera. The former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) added 20 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Naturhouse Ferrara moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Casalpusterlengo. Matera at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against higher ranked Agrigento (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Matera will play against Casalpusterlengo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ferrara: G.Spizzichini 14+2reb+1ast, S.Casati 13+2reb, M.Benfatto 13+9reb, V.Circosta 11+2reb, M.Ferri 11+1reb, S.Cortesi 11+3reb+1ast
Matera: A.Iannuzzi 25+10reb, M.Rezzano 20+7reb+1ast, C.Sebastian Vico 12+5reb+2ast, A.Vitale 9+3reb+2ast, C.Cantone 2+1reb, A.Smorto 0
gschID: 191739


Bari - Casalpusterlengo 59-57

A very interesting game took place in Bari. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Casalpusterlengo (5-8) to ninth ranked Bari (7-6) 59-57 on Sunday evening. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 20-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Casalpusterlengo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Daniele Bonessio (200-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) contributed with 6 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Marco Venuto (190-85) added 11 points in the effort for Casalpusterlengo. Casalpusterlengo's coach Andrea Zanchi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bari moved-up to eighth place. Casalpusterlengo at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Bari's next round opponent will be Recanati (#17) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Casalpusterlengo will play against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Bari: D.Bonessio 16+6reb+2ast, A.Ruggiero 10+2reb+1ast, S.Bonfiglio 10+2reb+1ast, T.Laquintana 8+1reb, L.Bisconti 6+9reb+2ast, M.Cardillo 4+3reb
Casalpusterlengo: A.Chiumenti 15+10reb+1ast, M.Venuto 11+4reb+2ast, G.Ricci 9+3reb, R.Prandin 8+1reb+1ast, S.Fiorito 6+3reb+2ast, F.Bellina 3+4reb
gschID: 191738


Chieti - Latina Basket 88-71

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Latina Basket (4-9) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Chieti (6-7) 88-71 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-71. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Simone Gatti (202-82) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Chieti players scored in double figures. Naturalized Serbian forward Marko Micevic (198-89) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Filippo Gagliardo (206-78) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Chieti moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Omegna. Loser Latina Basket dropped to the fifteenth position with nine games lost. Chieti will face higher ranked Firenze (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Latina Basket will play against Mirandola (#18).
Top scorers:
Chieti: E.Rossi 33+21reb+4ast, A.Raschi 14+1reb+4ast, F.Gialloreto 12+1reb+4ast, S.Gatti 12+10reb, M.Diomede 9+3reb+3ast, S.Rajola 3+1reb+4ast
Latina Basket: M.Micevic 14+7reb+1ast, A.Poti 12+3reb, F.Gagliardo 11+8reb, R.Tavernelli 9+3reb+3ast, R.Santolamazza 9+4reb+3ast, T.Milani 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 191737


Mirandola - San Severo 100-88

An interesting game took place in Mirandola where higher ranked Mazzeo San Severo (5-9) was upset on the court of eighteenth ranked Mirandola (4-10) 100-88 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Mirandola. Mazzeo San Severo was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mirandola shot 60.3 percent from the field and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 63.6 percentage. Mirandola looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Mazzeo San Severo's players. The former international swingman Andrea Pilotti (196-80, agency: Players Group) scored 27 points to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) chipped in 19 points and 10 assists during the contest. Center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) responded with 23 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Ivan Scarponi (196-86) scored 22 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Mirandola maintains eighteenth position with 4-10 record. Loser Mazzeo San Severo dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Mirandola will face higher ranked Latina Basket (#16) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Mirandola: A.Pilotti 27+2reb+3ast, J.Losi 19+1reb+10ast, M.Venturelli 16+5reb+2ast, G.Piunti 15+9reb+1ast, M.Fantinelli 8+3reb+5ast, L.Pignatti 8+3reb+1ast
San Severo: A.Iannilli 23+9reb+1ast, I.Scarponi 22+2reb, O.Gueye 19+2reb+1ast, R.Maggio 12, M.Del Brocco 8+8reb+1ast, G.Sirakov 4+2ast
gschID: 191736


Reggio Calabr. - Recanati 81-69

There was a small surprise in Reggio Calabria where seventeenth ranked Reggio Calabr. (4-9) defeated 15th ranked Recanati (4-9) 81-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Reggio Calabr.. Recanati was better in fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Marco Ammannato (202-88, agency: Players Group) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) chipped in 11 points, 6 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Reggio Calabr.'s coach Francesco Ponticiello allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Marco Tagliabue (206-86) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Gennaro Tessitore (193-82) scored 17 points. Reggio Calabr. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Latina Basket and Recanati. Recanati lost fifth consecutive game. Reggio Calabr. will face higher ranked Castelletto (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Reggio Calabr.: M.Ammannato 19+5reb+1ast, L.Fontecchio 13+6reb+1ast, A.Piazza 11+3reb+6ast, G.Rugolo 9+3reb, A.Fabi 8+4reb+1ast, M.Caprari 7
Recanati: G.Tessitore 17, M.Tagliabue 16+5reb, A.Pierini 10+5reb, G.Cantagalli 8+4reb+2ast, M.Gnaccarini 8+2reb, M.Pierangeli 5+1reb
gschID: 191735


Lucca - Omegna 80-75

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Omegna (6-7) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Lucca (8-4) 80-75 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-12. But Omegna won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lucca forced 24 Omegna turnovers. Omegna was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Davide Parente (188-83) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-78) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Lucca players scored in double figures. Guard Andrea Saccaggi (192-89, agency: Interperformances) responded with 14 points and guard Pierpaolo Picazio (193-79, agency: Players Group) scored 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Lucca moved-up to fifth place. Loser Omegna dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Lucca will face Treviglio (#7) on the road in the next round. Omegna will play against Perugia.
Top scorers:
Lucca: D.Parente 25+6reb+3ast, W.Santarossa 14+5reb, A.Barsanti 13+2reb+1ast, D.Banti 10+6reb, M.Negri 10+1reb, R.Casagrande 6+3reb
Omegna: P.Picazio 18+1reb, A.Saccaggi 14+4reb+2ast, M.Toure 10+1reb, G.Mariani 9+3reb+1ast, P.Paci 7+7reb, M.Farioli 6+3reb
gschID: 191734


  




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