Regular Season Round 20: Umana VE - Enel Brindisi 76-68 (10-13, 25-20, 22-13, 19-22)
Date: February 24, 2013 Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Umana Venezia and 9th ranked Enel Brindisi had identical 10-9 record. This time Umana Venezia used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Brindisi 76-68 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-68. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Timothy Bowers (188-82, college: Mississippi St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) who added 19 points during the contest. Umana Venezia's coach Andrea Mazzon used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Umana Venezia maintains seventh position with 11-9 record, which they share with Trenkwalder RE. Newly promoted Enel Brindisi keeps the ninth place with ten games lost. Umana Venezia will face Sutor Montegranaro (#13) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Enel Brindisi will play against the league's second-placed Banco di Sard. (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory. Top scorers: Umana VE: S.Szewczyk 19+4reb+2ast, K.Kee Clark 15+1reb+5ast, T.Bowers 12+12reb+3ast, M.Bulleri 10+1reb+1ast, D.Magro 7+8reb, Y.Diawara 7+3reb Enel Brindisi: S.Reynolds 14+4reb+1ast, C.Simmons 13+9reb, J.Gibson 13+1reb, J.Grant 10+8reb+1ast, K.Ndoja 8+6reb, A.Robinson 6+6reb
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