Regular Season Round 10: JuveCaserta - Cantu 76-74 OT (18-13, 16-21, 12-12, 22-22, 8-6)
Date: December 2, 2012 Higher ranked Cantu (6-4) fell to tenth ranked Juvecaserta (5-5) in overtime by two points 74-76 on Sunday night. Cantu was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 6-8s. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St.) notched 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and point guard Stefano Gentile (191-89) supported him with 16 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) did not help to save the game for Cantu. Belgian Jonathan Tabu (184-85) added 8 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Juvecaserta moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Cantu keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Acea Virtus RM and SAIE3 BO. Juvecaserta will meet Enel Brindisi (#9) on the road in the next round. Cantu will play against Angelico Biella (#13) and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: JuveCaserta: S.Gentile 16+2reb+3ast, J.Akindele 15+8reb, M.Mordente 11+3reb+2ast, Z.Jonusas 11+7reb, S.Jelovac 10+6reb, A.Michelori 9+6reb+1ast Cantu: M.Cusin 14+5reb, M.Leunen 14+5reb+1ast, M.Markoishvili 12+3reb+2ast, N.Mazzarino 12+1reb+1ast, A.Tyus 11+3reb, J.Tabu 8+10reb+2ast
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