Regular Season Round 18: Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 89-75 (27-17, 25-17, 18-19, 19-22)
Date: February 3, 2013 Top ranked Cimberio Varese (15-3) recorded its third loss on the court of third ranked Montepaschi Siena on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Montepaschi Siena 89-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimberio Varese. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Cimberio Varese managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Montepaschi Siena made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. The former international point guard Daniel Hackett (200-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five Montepaschi Siena and four Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-5 record having just two points less than leader Cimberio VA. Cimberio Varese at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Montepaschi Siena are looking forward to face VL Pesaro (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cimberio Varese will play against SAIE3 BO (#11) in Bologna and is hoping to win this game. Top scorers: Montepaschi: B.Brown 23+3reb+7ast, D.Hackett 14+3reb+4ast, D.Moss 13+5reb+1ast, K.Kangur 12+5reb, V.Sanikidze 10+4reb+1ast, B.Ortner 7+2reb Cimberio VA: B.Dunston 20+8reb, E.Ere 14+6reb+1ast, A.Banks 13+2reb, M.Green 10+8reb+7ast, D.Sakota 8+3reb+4ast, A.Polonara 6
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