Regular Season Round 15: Sutor MGR - Acea Virtus RM 84-86 (20-17, 22-12, 19-31, 23-26)
Date: January 13, 2013 Thirteenth-ranked Sutor Montegranaro (4-11) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Lottomatica Roma (10-5). The visitors from Roma managed to secure only two-point victory 86-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Sutor Montegranaro was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 26-23 charge of Lottomatica Roma, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Sutor Montegranaro 41-28 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Sutor Montegranaro helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for international forward Luigi Datome (203-87) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Phil Goss (186-83, college: Drexel) accounted for 17 points and 9 assists for the winning side. The former international guard Daniele Cinciarini (194-83) came up with 23 points and 4 assists and the former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Sutor Montegranaro in the defeat. Five Lottomatica Roma and four Sutor Montegranaro players scored in double figures. Lottomatica Roma have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 10-5 record. Sutor Montegranaro at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Lottomatica Roma's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked VL Pesaro (#16) at home which should be an easy win for them. Sutor Montegranaro will play against Air Avellino and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Acea Virtus RM: L.Datome 18+9reb+2ast, P.Goss 17+1reb+9ast, P.Lorant 15+6reb, B.Jones 14+7reb+1ast, G.Lawal 13+14reb, L.D'Ercole 6+2reb+2ast Sutor MGR: D.Cinciarini 23+1reb+4ast, V.Amoroso 16+5reb+2ast, R.Steele 14+4reb+4ast, C.Burns 13+4reb, T.Slay 5+4reb, V.Mazzola 5+2reb
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