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 2. Familia Schio 23-3 
 3. Ragusa 21-5 
 4. Venezia 21-5 
 5. Di Lupari 14-12 
 6. Parma 12-14 
 7. Umbertide 12-14 
 8. Napoli 12-14 
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 10. Battipaglia 9-17 
 11. Vigarano 9-17 
 12. Orvieto 7-19 
 13. San Giovanni 6-20 
 14. Cagliari CUS 4-22 
Last:4/11/2016
Serie A2 Standings
Group A
 1. Broni 27-0 
 2. Crema 22-4 
 3. Vicenza 18-8 
 4. Milano 18-8 
 5. Alpo VR 13-13 
 6. Pordenone 13-13 
 7. Albino 13-13 
 8. Marghera 12-14 
 9. Costa Masnaga 11-15 
 10. San Salvatore 11-15 
 11. Carugate 9-17 
 12. Scrivia 6-20 
 13. Cagliari V. 5-21 
 14. Bolzano 5-21 
Group B
 1. La Spezia 25-1 
 2. Ferrara 22-4 
 3. San Pietro 17-9 
 4. Bologna 16-10 
 5. Palermo 15-11 
 6. Stabia 14-12 
 7. Empoli 13-13 
 8. Irpino 13-13 
 9. Civitanova 11-15 
 10. Viterbo 11-15 
 11. Viareggio 11-15 
 12. Ancona 5-21 
 13. Salerno 5-21 
 14. Brindisi 4-22 
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 3. Dynamo K. 10-4 
 4. Galatasaray 9-5 
 5. Good Angels 5-9 
 6. Villeneuve 5-9 
 7. Avenida 4-10 
 8. UNIQA Eurol. 1-13 
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 1. UMMC 12-2 
 2. Nadezhda O. 9-5 
 3. USK Praha 8-6 
 4. Wisla Krakow 7-7 
 5. Bourges 6-8 
 6. Abdullah Gul 5-9 
 7. Castors Braine 5-9 
 8. Girona 4-10 
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 Samantha PRAHALIS
  Cagliari.
  (170-PG-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. Prahalis, Cagliari.25.0 
 2. Simmons, Atlan.21.6 
 3. Petronyte, Napoli19.5 
 4. Anderson, Torino19.5 
 5. Harmon, Lucca18.9 
 6. Milic, Cagliari.18.2 
 7. Gray, Battipaglia18.2 
 8. Ivezic, Orvieto17.1 
 9. Clark, Parma16.5 
 10. Christmas, Dallas16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uju UGOKA
  Parma
  (185-F-93)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Ugoka, Parma14.1 
 2. Gray, Battipaglia12.3 
 3. Brunson, Minnesot.11.6 
 4. Treffers, Battipag.10.5 
 5. Ostarello, Vigarano10.4 
 6. Petronyte, Napoli10.0 
 7. Burdick, Atlanta D.10.0 
 8. Milic, Cagliari.10.0 
 9. Yacoubou, Familia9.8 
 10. Tikvic, Umbertide9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Angela GIANOLLA
  Di Lupari
  (171-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gianolla, Di Lupari4.0 
 2. Dotto, Lucca3.8 
 3. Prahalis, Cagliari.3.6 
 4. Zara, Parma3.4 
 5. Anderson, Torino3.4 
 6. Pastore, Napoli2.7 
 7. Quinn, Phoenix M.2.7 
 8. Sottana, Familia2.6 
 9. Fontenette, Venez.2.4 
 10. D'Alie, Vigarano2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Francesca DOTTO
  Lucca
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dotto, Lucca3.6 
 2. Anderson, Torino3.4 
 3. Brown, San G.3.2 
 4. Harmon, Lucca3.2 
 5. Bailey, Di Lupari3.0 
 6. Wojta, Lucca2.9 
 7. Crippa, Lucca2.8 
 8. Christmas, Dallas2.6 
 9. Kacerik, San Giova.2.5 
 10. Pastore, Napoli2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gintare PETRONYTE
  Napoli
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Petronyte, Napoli1.3 
 2. Tikvic, Umbertide1.2 
 3. Ostarello, Vigarano1.1 
 4. Gray, Battipaglia0.8 
 5. Walker, Familia Sc.0.8 
 6. Chesta, Cagliari.0.7 
 7. Coen, Torino0.7 
 8. Ruzickova, Venezia0.6 
 9. Ress, Familia Schio0.6 
 10. Yacoubou, Familia0.6 
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A2 Round 23: Leader Umana Reyer gets another victory - Mar 3, 2013


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The Regular Season in A2 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

Leader Umana Reyer delivered the twentieth second win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 13th ranked Cremona (4-19) 83-51 in Venezia. The game without a history. Umana Reyer led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cremona to just 7 points in third quarter. Umana Reyer forced 27 Cremona turnovers and outrebounded them 42-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Romanian forward Simina Mandache (185-81) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Alessandra Formica (186-93) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Giulia Maffenini (174-92, agency: Two Points) produced 18 points and 4 steals for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Umana Reyer (22-1) have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Umana Reyer maintains first place in North. Cremona lost sixth consecutive game. Cremona at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Umana Reyer are looking forward to face Udine (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cremona will play against Virtus Cagliari (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Ragusa recorded the twentieth first victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Min.Battipaglia (14-7) 60-48. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Min.Battipaglia. Naturalized Serbian guard Milica Micovic (182-84, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Paola Mauriello contributed with 12 points for the winners. Dutch Kourtney Treffers (186-94) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for Min.Battipaglia. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Ragusa. They maintain first place in South with 21-1 record. Min.Battipaglia at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Ragusa will play against College Italia (#12) in Roma in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Min.Battipaglia will play on the road against Napoli S.Dike (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Bologna was also quite interesting. Second ranked T. La Spezia (18-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Meccanica NB (11-10). T. La Spezia managed to secure a 6-point victory 64-58 on Sunday. It was a great evening for Sara Giorgi who led her team to a victory scoring 8 points and 12 rebounds. Dominique Allen responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for T. La Spezia. They maintain second place in South with 18-3 record having six points less than leader Umana Reyer. Loser Meccanica NB keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. T. La Spezia will meet at home Calabria (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Meccanica NB will play against Salerno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Muggia, where 7th ranked Udine (12-11) lost to tenth ranked Muggia (9-14) in a road game 57-73. It was an exceptional evening for Annalisa Borroni who led the winners and scored 39 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Muggia's coach Matjia Jogan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Muggia moved-up to ninth place in North. Udine lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Muggia's next round opponent will be league's second-placed San Martino in San Martino di L and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Other games of round 23 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In North San Martino crushed San Salvatore in San Martino di L 79-50. Milano beat Alghero at home 71-59. Cagliari V. lost to Broni on the opponent's court 58-67. Valmadrera unfortunately lost to Marghera in a home game 39-44. Crema managed to beat Biassono on the road 62-45.
In South Ancona defeated College Italia on its own court 72-55. Salerno was beaten by S. La Spezia in a road game 62-53. Viterbo was destroyed by Napoli S.Dike at home 42-69. Irpino managed to outperform Calabria on the opponent's court 64-54.



Group North
San Salvatore - San Martino 50-79

There was no surprise when 10th ranked San Salvatore (8-15) was crushed at home by second ranked San Martino (20-3) 79-50. The game without a history. San Martino led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding San Salvatore to just 6 points in third quarter. San Martino dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to San Salvatore's 34. San Martino forced 32 San Salvatore turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for the former international power forward Martina Sandri (185-88) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Slovenian forward Lea Jagodic (182-91) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Center Stefania D'Arenzo (185-78) came up with 9 points and 6 rebounds and guard Beatrice Morselli (182-90) added 8 points respectively for San Salvatore in the defeat. San Salvatore's coach Fabrizio Staico gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for San Martino. They maintain second place in North with 20-3 record having just two points less than leader Umana Reyer. San Salvatore lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. San Martino's next round opponent will be Muggia (#9) at home and are hoping to win another game. San Salvatore will play against Biassono.
Top scorers:
San Salvatore: S.D'Arenzo 9+6reb, R.Di Gregorio 8+4reb+1ast, B.Morselli 8+3reb+3ast, E.Tinti 7+3reb, A.Lussu 6+1reb+2ast, R.Yordanova 6+4reb+3ast
San Martino: M.Sandri 20+5reb, L.Jagodic 18+4reb+1ast, E.Aleotti 11+1reb+5ast, M.Pegoraro 8+1ast, M.Sbrissa 8+10reb+1ast, V.Stoppa 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 234419


Milano - Alghero 71-59

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Milano (19-4) defeated at home 6th ranked Alghero (12-11) 71-59. The game was mostly controlled by Milano. Alghero was better in fourth quarter 14-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Manuela Zanon (187-80) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Silvia Gottardi (176-78) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Milano's coach Franz Pinotti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Argentinian forward Alejandra Chesta (187-82, agency: Players Group) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Marika Zanardi (175-81) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Alghero in the defeat. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Milano. They maintain third place in North with 19-4 record having just three points less than leader Umana Reyer. Alghero at the other side keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. Milano's next round opponent will be Marghera (#5) in Venezia. Alghero will play at home against Valmadrera.
Top scorers:
Alghero: M.Zanardi 15+5reb+1ast, A.Chesta 11+9reb+1ast, S.Farris 7+2ast, S.Giari 7+4reb+2ast, S.Azzellini 5+3reb+2ast, E.Bardino 4+3reb
Milano: M.Zanon 20+7reb+1ast, S.Gottardi 16+7reb+3ast, S.Stabile 11+7reb, M.Frantini 9+1reb+2ast, A.Pastorino 8+4reb, I.Lepri 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 234418


Broni - Cagliari V. 67-58

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Virtus Cagliari (7-16) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Broni (11-12) 67-58. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-9. But Virtus Cagliari won second period 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Broni made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game, while Virtus Cagliari only scored three points from the stripe. Broni forced 21 Virtus Cagliari turnovers and outrebounded them 43-23 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for Latvian center Liga Surkusa (194-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Silvia Caru (176-83) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Beatrice Carta (170-92, college: Washington) came up with 18 points and 6 steals and power forward Giulia Rulli (185-91) added 17 points respectively for Virtus Cagliari in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Broni maintains eighth place in North with 11-12 record. Virtus Cagliari at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Broni's next round opponent will be higher ranked TEC-MAR Crema (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Virtus Cagliari will play against Cremona (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cagliari V.: B.Carta 18+4reb+1ast, G.Rulli 17+4reb, M.Vargiu 11+3reb, R.Costa 10+5reb, L.Nicolini 2+6reb, C.Murtas 0
Broni: S.Caru 19+6reb+1ast, L.Surkusa 16+16reb, E.Zamelli 13+7reb+1ast, E.Borghi 10+5reb+4ast, C.Zandalisini 6+1reb, L.Tagliabue 3+5reb
gschID: 234417


Muggia - Udine 73-57

We should mention about the upset which took place in Muggia, where 7th ranked Udine (12-11) lost to tenth ranked Muggia (9-14) in a road game 57-73. Udine was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 42-24 second half run of Muggia. They outrebounded Udine 42-19 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for guard Annalisa Borroni (183-83) who led the winners and scored 39 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Slovenian power forward Ana Ljubenovic (182-88) accounted for 8 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Muggia's coach Matjia Jogan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Chiara Rossi (170-88) came up with 17 points and guard Debora Vicenzotti (181-89) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Udine in the defeat. Muggia moved-up to ninth place in North. Udine lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Muggia's next round opponent will be league's second-placed San Martino in San Martino di L and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Udine: C.Rossi 17+2reb, D.Vicenzotti 12+5reb+1ast, A.Zampieri 9+3reb+1ast, T.Madonna 8+1reb+1ast, A.Ratti 6+3reb, F.Pozzecco 5+2reb+1ast
Muggia: A.Borroni 39+8reb, V.Primossi 11+4reb+1ast, A.Ljubenovic 8+11reb+2ast, J.Cergol 8+4reb, L.Cumbat 5+9reb+2ast, M.Meola 1+1reb+2ast
gschID: 234416


Umana Reyer - Cremona 83-51

Leader Umana Reyer delivered the twentieth second win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 13th ranked Cremona (4-19) 83-51 in Venezia. The game without a history. Umana Reyer led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cremona to just 7 points in third quarter. Umana Reyer forced 27 Cremona turnovers and outrebounded them 42-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Romanian forward Simina Mandache (185-81) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Alessandra Formica (186-93) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Giulia Maffenini (174-92, agency: Two Points) produced 18 points and 4 steals and forward Giulia Bona (171-94) added 8 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Umana Reyer (22-1) have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Umana Reyer maintains first place in North. Cremona lost sixth consecutive game. Cremona at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Umana Reyer are looking forward to face Udine (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cremona will play against Virtus Cagliari (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cremona: G.Maffenini 18+4reb+3ast, G.Bona 8+3reb, B.Racchetti 8+3reb, C.Zagni 4+5reb, M.Scarsi 4+6reb, F.Conti 4
Umana Reyer: S.Mandache 19+8reb+2ast, A.Formica 16+8reb, G.Pertile 14+1reb+2ast, G.Scaramuzza 9+7reb+5ast, F.Melchiori 8+1reb+1ast, G.Vian 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 234415


Valmadrera - Marghera 39-44

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Marghera (14-9) beat on the road 11th ranked Valmadrera (7-16) 44-39. Valmadrera was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 15-4 third quarter run of Marghera. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Valmadrera to just 4 points in third quarter. They held Valmadrera to an opponent 19.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 33.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Marghera forced 20 Valmadrera turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for forward Lucia Ferri (182-85) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Bulgarian swingman Daniela Georgieva (184-86) accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Center Dunia Vujovic (188-87) came up with 7 points and 13 rebounds and forward Carolina Scibelli (182-86) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Valmadrera in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Marghera. They maintain fifth place in North with 14-9 record. Newly promoted Valmadrera keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Marghera's next round opponent will be higher ranked Milano (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Valmadrera will play against Alghero (#6).
Top scorers:
Valmadrera: M.Capiaghi 8+5reb+1ast, D.Vujovic 7+13reb+2ast, C.Bussola 7+1reb, C.Scibelli 6+9reb+1ast, G.Molteni 5+3reb+1ast, S.Scudiero 4+3reb
Marghera: D.Georgieva 12+7reb+5ast, C.Fabris 10+9reb, L.Ferri 10+13reb+1ast, M.Savelli 8+2reb+1ast, A.Romagnoli 4+4reb, G.Zaggia 0
gschID: 234414


Biassono - Crema 45-62

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Biassono (1-22) was defeated at home by fourth ranked TEC-MAR Crema (15-8) 62-45. The game was mostly controlled by TEC-MAR Crema. Biassono was better in third quarter 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TEC-MAR Crema forced 22 Biassono turnovers and outrebounded them 46-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for forward Martina Picotti (181-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Martina Capoferri (175-91) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. Flavia Castorani came up with 12 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Sara Canova (174-89) added 12 points respectively for Biassono in the defeat. Biassono's coach Stefano Fassina rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted TEC-MAR Crema maintains fourth place in North with 15-8 record. Biassono lost their twentiethth game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 22 games lost. TEC-MAR Crema's next round opponent will be Broni (#8) at home. Biassono will play against San Salvatore (#10).
Top scorers:
Biassono: S.Canova 12+3reb+1ast, F.Castorani 12+5reb, S.Brioschi 8+4reb+1ast, M.Gargantini 5+3reb, I.Giorgi 4+3reb, M.Fumagalli 2+6reb
Crema: M.Capoferri 17+3reb, P.Caccialanza 13+4reb+2ast, M.Picotti 10+14reb+2ast, C.Conti 7+4reb, C.Biasini 5+5reb, N.Rizzi 4+1ast
gschID: 234413


Group South
Bologna - T. La Spezia 58-64

The game in Bologna was also quite interesting. Second ranked T. La Spezia (18-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Meccanica NB (11-10). T. La Spezia managed to secure a 6-point victory 64-58 on Sunday. The game without a history. T. La Spezia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. T. La Spezia forced 20 Meccanica NB turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international forward Sara Giorgi (187-86) who led her team to a victory scoring 8 points and 12 rebounds. Latvian power forward Lauma Reke (185-86, college: St.Peter's) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. British center Dominique Allen (192-89, college: ORU) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Monica Bonafede (186-85) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Four Meccanica NB players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for T. La Spezia. They maintain second place in South with 18-3 record having six points less than leader Umana Reyer. Loser Meccanica NB keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. T. La Spezia will meet at home Calabria (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Meccanica NB will play against Salerno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bologna: D.Allen 18+13reb+1ast, M.Bonafede 13+5reb+4ast, I.Cigliani 11+5reb, E.Tassinari 10+3reb+2ast, F.Santarelli 4+2reb+1ast, S.Crudo 2+7reb
T. La Spezia: E.Templari 14+5reb, L.Reke 13+5reb+2ast, V.De Pretto 10+3reb, V.Costa 9+2reb+2ast, S.Giorgi 8+12reb+2ast, F.Zerella 6+7reb
gschID: 234412


Min.Battipaglia - Ragusa 48-60

Leader Ragusa recorded the twentieth first victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Min.Battipaglia (14-7) 60-48. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Min.Battipaglia. Min.Battipaglia was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 20-6 third quarter run of Ragusa. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Min.Battipaglia to just 6 points in third quarter. Ragusa forced 22 Min.Battipaglia turnovers. Naturalized Serbian guard Milica Micovic (182-84, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Paola Mauriello (185-81) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Dutch Kourtney Treffers (186-94) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Elena Riccardi (187-82) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Min.Battipaglia. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Ragusa. They maintain first place in South with 21-1 record. Min.Battipaglia at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Ragusa will play against College Italia (#12) in Roma in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Min.Battipaglia will play on the road against Napoli S.Dike (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Min.Battipaglia: K.Treffers 19+14reb+2ast, E.Riccardi 13+7reb, G.Granieri 9+2reb, M.Orazzo 3+5reb, F.Di Battista 2+3reb+2ast, E.Ramo' 2+3reb
Ragusa: M.Micovic 19+8reb+1ast, P.Mauriello 12+4reb+1ast, S.Sarni 10+6reb, V.Galbiati 6+1reb, L.Rebecca Valerio 5+10reb, A.Caliendo 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 234411


Ancona - College Italia 72-55

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Ancona (13-9) won against at home 12th ranked College Italia (2-19) 72-55. The game was mostly controlled by Ancona. College Italia was better in third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding College Italia to just 7 points in first quarter. It was an exceptional evening for Chilean-Spanish forward Valentina Aragonese (173-79, agency: Players Group) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Forward Monique Ngo Ndjock (187-85) accounted for 20 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Guard Erica Reggiani (175-94) came up with 20 points and forward Annalisa Vitari (183-96) added 15 points respectively for College Italia in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ancona maintains sixth place in South with 13-9 record. College Italia lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Ancona will have a break next round. College Italia will play on the road against the league's leader Ragusa (#1).
Top scorers:
College Italia: E.Reggiani 20+4reb, A.Vitari 15+3reb, F.Minali 6+5reb, I.Tosi 4+1reb, A.Djedjemel 3+3reb, L.Costa 2
Ancona: M.Ngo Ndjock 20+1reb, V.Aragonese 16+6reb+6ast, C.Sordi 11+3reb+2ast, F.Redolf 6+6reb, G.Ridolfi 6+1reb+2ast, C.Cadoni 4+1reb
gschID: 234410


S. La Spezia - Salerno 62-53

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Salerno (9-13) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked S. La Spezia (16-5) 62-53. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 15-9 Salerno's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 62-53 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Salerno 39-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Silvia Favento (185-85) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Antonella Contestabile (187-87, agency: Players Group) accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Forward Azzurra Gaglio (183-89) came up with 11 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Liliana Miccio (182-89) added 16 points respectively for Salerno in the defeat. S. La Spezia moved-up to third place in South, which they share with Napoli S.Dike. Newly promoted Salerno keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. S. La Spezia's next round opponent will be College Italia (#12) in Roma and are hoping to win another game. Salerno will play at home against Meccanica NB (#7) in Bologna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Salerno: L.Miccio 16+1reb+1ast, A.Gaglio 11+7reb, M.Buzzanca 9+2reb+1ast, C.Ardito 6+2reb, S.Bona 4+6reb, R.D'Alie 4+6reb+1ast
S. La Spezia: A.Contestabile 14+7reb, S.Favento 12+10reb+1ast, M.Laterza 10+7reb, I.Gentile 9+1reb+2ast, D.Accini 7+2reb+1ast, C.Mugliarisi 5+3reb
gschID: 234409


Viterbo - Napoli S.Dike 42-69

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Napoli S.Dike (16-5) smashed on the road 11th ranked Viterbo (5-16) 69-42. The game was mostly controlled by Napoli S.Dike. Viterbo was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Viterbo to just 6 points in third quarter and to 14 points in second half. Napoli S.Dike forced 27 Viterbo turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Napoli S.Dike especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for Australian-British forward Louella Tomlinson (193-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Regeneracom Sports) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Nadia Calamai (170-86) accounted for 19 points and 4 steals (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) for the winning side. Czech center Martina Rejchova (195-83) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Giulia Bernardini (176-91) added 9 points and 6 steals respectively for Viterbo in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Napoli S.Dike. They maintain third place in South with 16-5 record having eight points less than leader Umana Reyer, which they share with S. La Spezia. Viterbo lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 16 games lost. Napoli S.Dike's next round opponent will be Min.Battipaglia (#5) at home. Viterbo will play against Irpino (#9) in Ariano Irpino and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Viterbo: M.Rejchova 18+11reb, G.Bernardini 9+2reb+1ast, A.Boi 5+5reb+1ast, L.Spirito 4+2reb, G.Manzotti 4+1reb, A.Romagnoli 2+2reb
Napoli S.Dike: N.Calamai 19+4reb, S.Bocchetti 16+3reb+1ast, L.Tomlinson 14+8reb+1ast, F.De Luca 5+3reb, N.Madelene Mitongu 5+6reb, L.Di Costanzo 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 234408


Calabria - Irpino 54-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Calabria's (5-16) home loss to ninth ranked Irpino (8-13) 54-64. The game was mostly controlled by Irpino. Calabria was better in fourth quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Irpino forced 27 Calabria turnovers and outrebounded them 43-30 including 35 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for Lithuanian forward Gabriele Narviciute (187-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian guard Valentina Maggi (171-85) accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Guard Giulia Melissari (176-93) came up with 17 points and Bosnian center Selma Delibasic (193-80) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Calabria in the defeat. Newly promoted Irpino maintains ninth place in South with 8-13 record. Calabria at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Irpino's next round opponent will be Viterbo (#11) at home. Calabria will play against the league's second-placed T. La Spezia and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Calabria: G.Melissari 17+2reb+2ast, G.Ballardini 10+4reb+1ast, S.Delibasic 9+11reb, T.Bertan 6+2reb, I.Certoma 6+4reb+1ast, S.Antonelli 4+3reb
Irpino: G.Narviciute 16+10reb+1ast, V.Maggi 14+5reb, A.Grasso 9+8reb, V.Calandrelli 8+2reb, M.Micovic 7+2reb, N.Paparo 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 234407


  




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