Date: March 3, 2013 Top ranked Sigma Barcellona (14-6) recorded its sixth loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by third ranked Novipiu Casale (14-6) 79-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sigma Barcellona. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Sigma Barcellona was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Novipiu Casale, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American point guard Casper Ware (177-90, college: Long Beach St.) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 assists. The former international swingman Niccolo Martinoni (202-89) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Novipiu Casale players scored in double figures. American point guard Taurean Green (184-85, college: Florida) answered with 21 points and 6 assists and the former international power forward Alessandro Cittadini (207-79) added 21 points (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Sigma Barcellona. The victory was the third consecutive win for Novipiu Casale. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Sigma Barcel. Novipiu Casale will play against Prima Veroli (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sigma Barcellona will play against Aget Service IM (#15) in Imola and hopes to get back on the winning track. Top scorers: Novipiu Casale: C.Ware 22+4reb+7ast, N.Martinoni 14+9reb+1ast, G.Ferrero 13+2reb, M.Malaventura 13+2reb+1ast, P.Butkevicius 6+7reb, R.Green 6+2reb+2ast Sigma Barcel.: A.Cittadini 21+1reb, T.Green 21+4reb+6ast, J.Thomas 18+2reb+2ast, M.Sanders 6+10reb+2ast, C.Callahan 6+8reb, M.Giuri 3+1reb+3ast
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