Regular Season Round 8: Umana VE - Acea Virtus RM 67-75 (6-9, 22-21, 19-27, 20-18)
Date: November 18, 2012 The game in Venezia was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Lottomatica Roma (5-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Umana Venezia (3-5). Lottomatica Roma managed to secure a 8-point victory 75-67. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 9-6. But Umana Venezia won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lottomatica Roma dominated on the defensive end, holding Umana Venezia to just 6 points in first quarter. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Umana Venezia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Luigi Datome (203-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Massimo Bulleri (188-77) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Umana Venezia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lottomatica Roma maintains fifth position with 5-3 record, which they share with Trenkwalder RE. Umana Venezia at the other side dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Lottomatica Roma's next round opponent will be SAIE3 BO (#7) in Bologna. Umana Venezia will play on the road against Angelico Biella. Top scorers: Acea Virtus RM: L.Datome 20+6reb, G.Lawal 18+5reb, J.Taylor 11+3reb+6ast, P.Goss 8+9reb+5ast, L.D'Ercole 8+1reb+2ast, P.Lorant 7+8reb Umana VE: M.Bulleri 15+3reb+4ast, K.Kee Clark 13+5reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 13+7reb, E.Williams 9+4reb, Y.Diawara 8+2reb+2ast, I.Zoroski 7+2reb+1ast
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