At the top of the standings for this long season, the Pro Vigevano went into difficulty just on the eve of the Serie D play-offs, paying a high price for injuries and absences. Last night at the PalaBasletta the ducals accused the third stop in a row in the match with Corbetta who was worth the primacy (57-66)but now there is a real risk of even slipping to third place if Turbigo beats Cava tomorrow.
Against Corbetta the Pro still has to give up Andrea Gibertoni and Matteoni, the race is masculine, with many contacts, and the refereeing ends up favoring a little more physicality of the opponents. During the match the ducals suffer three technicians, a symptom of the lack of tranquility that also affects the poor shooting percentages. After a balanced first quarter, the Milanese stretch in the second while maintaining a margin of 10-15 points. The Pro tries not to give up and at 1’30 ” from the end she has a shot of pride that takes her to -5, but then Corbetta returns to a safe distance. Now we need to compact and hope to be able to train fully to give our all in the play-offs that will begin next week. The opponent has yet to be defined, given that decisive matches will be played tomorrow in Group F to define the crossings.
Freeshop Pro Vigevano Morelli 15, Cavallaro 11, Martinoli 10, Orlandi 8, Diciocia 6, Gambino 5, Al. Gibertoni 2; not An. Gibertoni, Lesca, Urga. All. D. Gibertoni.
In the play-outs many games turn into a sort of friendlies no longer having any meaning for the ranking. The Ussgb honors Abbiategrasso anyway this season finale also beating Arlunese (67-64). The first quarter ends with the guests ahead (14-20). In the second fraction Andrea Facchi and Bettanti try to put the team on their shoulders, but in the middle of the match the result still rewards Arluno (35-41), same thing at the end of the third (50-55). In the last ten minutes, however, Gerosa’s quintet tightens more in defense by making the first overtaking (58-57), Arluno tries to react, but Abbiategrasso closes with a 9-0 partial.
Ussgb Abbiategrasso A. Facchi 24, Bettanti 15, G. Facchi 9, Pirovano 7, Lonati 7, Mangiarotti 3, M. Facchi 2, Bollini; Bossi. Herds Gerosa.
The quiet Tromello, on the other hand, “leaves” the two points at S. Ambrogio, still in the race for salvation (72-74). The Lomellino quintet has a soft approach to the match: 34-40 mid-match. At the resumption of the game, after going down by 9, the team of coach Bocca reacts and the inertia passes into his hands, but ahead of 5 he is unable to close the game which is extended to overtime by a daring basket by Lupi . Here too Tromello wastes a lot on +4 and the opponents, perhaps more determined, take home the success. The only extenuating circumstances for the hosts are the absence of Sissa and a Masters who are not at their best.
Tromello basketball Farina 15, Ganymede, Lupi 12, Maestri 9, Marchese 5, Orsenigo 6, Vai 2, Voinea, Werlich 15, Pumpkin 8. All. Bocca.
Tomorrow evening the Cat will close the program of the day on stage in Rho.