The biancazzurri rosetani placed the shot at the PalaSojourner of Rieti in Race 1 of the playoffs semifinal, winning a crazy match after 40 minutes of monstrous intensity. Di Pastore scored 8 points that closed the match 40 seconds from the end (including a triple from 9 meters), with a super team defense that did the rest.
In the fourth period the hosts had come close to conquering the first step, but the biancazzurri were good at overturning it, suffering practically very little: on 56-61 Panzini scores three for at least two, Nikolic in the line is precise but Ndoja is not still from 6.75 is perfect, 62-63 with three to go. Fatigue rises, but Liofilchem has something more, Pastore rises to the chair, 8 consecutive points while the usual defensive wall does the rest, 66-70. The last gasp is the usual Ndoja, but it is too late and Amoroso closes it from the line for the final 69-72.
Great joy for the blue and white group, deserved and desired: an immense Andrea Pastore makes 20 + 4 assists (4/4 of three) in 20 minutes of use, Nikolic puts 18 with 7 rebounds, Serafini 10, while Amoroso makes 7 + 10 rebounds. For Sebastiani, Loschi is the best scorer with 22, Ndoja makes 19, while there are 16 for the former Paci. No break, in 48 hours we will be back on the pitch for game 2 (8 pm) always at PalaSojourner.