Dolomiti Energia Trentino snatches a fundamental victory for morale and for the classification of group F in the Top 16 of 7DAYS EuroCup: the bianconeri beat the leaders Boulogne Metropolitans 92 for 67-57 and relaunch their ambitions for passing the round. The “first” of Lele Molin as a coach of L’Aquila ends with a key success at the end of 40 ‘of intense sports battle, with a level of physicality and competitive spirit on both sides with no holds barred: Trento comes out the winner thanks to the elegance of the “usual” Luke Maye (15 points and four assists) and the energy of Gary Browne (12 points) and JaCorey Williams (12 for him too). To sign the key plays, a surgical Jeremy Morgan from 4/7 of three. The heart and the defense of the bianconeri take care of the rest, forcing the opponents to 24 turnovers and only 57 points scored.
The chronicle: The game is immediately a very intense sporting battle in which the defenses have the better of the attack: after three minutes of play we are on 3-3 with the bombs of Konate and Morgan, the first extension is signed by the guests (5-12). Trento forces five turnovers to his opponents, but opens the match with a 2/11 shot from the field. Another basket from Jeremy’s arc and a nice hook from Ladurner bring the Bianconeri back to shot, down 12-15 after the first hard-fought 10 ‘of the match.
Dolomiti Energia keeps the French without points for three minutes even in the second quarter, but this time they score an 8-0 break marked by the baskets of Williams and Midnight (20-15). Michineau and Pinault put everything back on track, but once again a triple from Morgan gives impetus to the hosts: in the final quarter then the stage is taken by Gary Browne, who with two consecutive talent baskets digs the 33-28 with which you go to the long interval.
After a dunk by Michineau, Trento scores another 8-0 that launches the Bianconeri to the first double-digit advantage of the evening (41-30 with a triple from Maye and a support from Williams). The French are not there and reply with the triples of Pinault and Konate, inducing coach Molin to timeout (43-39). Maye climbs to 11 with the second triple of her match, “equalized” immediately by Pinault’s third bomb (47-45 after 30 ‘).
In the last 10 ‘the temperature rises even more: it is a sporting battle of rare intensity that sees the two teams respond blow by blow. Two triples from Brown and Pinault launch the Metropolitans, but Trento has points and key plays from Maye (51-51): it is Gary Browne who plays the charge, with a triple and a couple of assists for Williams. At that point another conclusion from the arc, this time from Morgan, breaks the balance (63-57). The Metropolitans were suffocated by the defense of the hosts and Sanders closed the games.
Source: Aquila Basket Trento press office
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