Scafati strikes: first league defeat for Virtus Bologna, beaten 84-77 at home

Edited by Daniele Fantini. Coach Attilio Caja’s care goes far beyond victories in direct clashes with opponents fighting for salvation. Now Scafati is also allowing himself the luxury of tripping the leaders, inflicting on Virtus Bologna the first knockout of the season in the league. And to aggravate the negative moment after the terrible -46 cashed in on Friday night in Piraeus.

Givova descends on the Segafredo Arena parquet with the attitude of a team ready to fight on every possession, with a “cajana” philosophy that has already been widely absorbed for some time. And he does not forgive anything to Bologna distracted and confusing in the second periodfistfight with a partial of 20-0 generated by trivial turnovers and serious mistakes in offensive reads. Coach Scariolo, forced to give up the injured person Semi Nail Polish and with Alexander Pajola battered out of the Greek away, leaves to rest Milos Teodosic e Isaiah Cordinier. But, when he needs to draw resources from the collective to turn the game around, he realizes he has a short bench and a team in evident mental down.

The partial of the second quarter, ignited by the extraordinary debut of Stan Okoye (18 points and 10 rebounds in 22′ off the bench before going out for fouls), from the infinite class of David Logan (17) and from the spingardates of Cross Pinkins (16), casts an incredulous Scafati on the +11 at the long interval (30-41). The double-digit buffer will allow to successfully absorb the opponent’s long run-up, which stopped just one point from the hookup three minutes before the siren. The final stab instead bears the signature of Doron Lamb (13), who sticks the bomb of +6 with a minute to go, then leaving Pinkins the honor and honor of putting the result on ice from the line. In between, a couple of forcings from Hackett and Belinelli’s arc didn’t allow Virtus to go any further in the comeback.


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Scafati proves he has great offensive potential despite a reduced rotation a only 8 elements (decisive the excellent 13/26 from the arc) and a defensive and mental strength capable of competing against more physical and higher overall quality opponents. Virtus pays the many turnovers (16)the evening of little effect from the arc (31%) and, overall, gives the impression of having few real cards to put on the table to get the game back in hand. Big outbursts are not enough Daniel Hackett (18) e Nico Mannion (17), the absolute offensive protagonist in the second half after a dry first half. Some signs of improvement from Shengelia’s shop (13 in 20 minutes), which however still lacks physical conditioning and race pace.

Segafredo Virtus Bologna – Givova Scafati 77-84

  • Virtus: Mannion 17, Weems 11, Bako, Lundberg 9, Mickey 7; Belinelli, Shengelia 13, Hackett 18, Jaiteh 2, Camara. Ne: Pajola, Martini. All.: Scariolo.
  • Get smart: Thompson 8, Pinkins 16, Stone 5, Rossato 4, Logan 17; Lamb 13, Imbrò 3, Okoye 18. Ne: Caiazza, De Laurentiis, Monaldi, Tchintcharauli. All.: Caja.

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Curated by Davide Fumagalli. The PalaVerde Veneto derby is from Tezenis Verona which imposes itself 79-77 on the Nutribullet Treviso and wins the battle of salvation. The team of Marcelo Nicola suffers the fourth defeat in a row and remains at 4 points, at the bottom of the standings with Reggio Emiliawhile the Scaligera hits the second away success of his championship and goes to 8, therefore +4 from the “hot” area. A good 14 out of 30 threes is not enough for the hosts but the 22 turnovers weigh: he shines Iroegbu with 25 points, Sorokas adds 18 while Cooke closes with 10 points and 11 rebounds, bad night instead for Adrian Banks, just 6 points on 2 of 8 shooting and 7 losses. On the other hand instead Verona he shoots very badly from outside, 5 out of 25, but balances with 67% from two: he stands out Anderson with 21 points, Holman adds 15, e Cappelletti ends with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and the free throws that close the speech.

The PalaVerde race sees a rolling start of the Nutribulletthe team of Marcelo Nicola touches +14 on 23-9, but there comes the reaction of Veronacounterbreak of 13-3 and balance on 26-22 at the first break. In the second quarter we continue in flames, Treviso stays ahead on +5, the Tezenis answers with Anderson for +6 and at half-time it’s yellow and blue advantage over 43-39. The music doesn’t change in the shot, the Nutribullet stay tuned with Iroegbu e Sorokasand at 30′ it is -3 on 57-60. Back and forth also in the final 10′, Verona escape to +7, Treviso sews up several times until -1, then on 73-74 comes the steal and the +3 basket by Casarin with 24″ to go. He’ll think about closing the speech Cappelletti with three free throws that frustrate even the last hope of Iroegbuthe triple of the momentary -1 on 76-77.

Nutribullet Treviso – Tezenis Verona 77-79

  • Treviso: Banks 6, Iroegbu 25, Sarto ne, Zanelli 9, Jurkatamm 3, Vettori ne, Sorokas 18, Faggian ne, Cooke 10, Jantunen 2, Sokolowski 4, Simioni. All. Nicola.
  • Verona: Cappelletti 14, Holman 15, Ferrari ne, Casarin 4, Johnson 11, Bortolani, Candussi ne, Rosselli 2, Anderson 21, Udom ne, Sanders 4, Smith 8. All. Ramagli.

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Virtus not received, Olympiacos dominates 117-71. Ko Ojeleye and Pajola



Disqualification reduced, Teodosic available for Olympiacos-Virtus

07/12/2022 AT 19:33


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