One more win for the Sestri basketballobtained at the PalaCorradi in the western Genoese derby against Pegli basketball. Real game, in which Coach Guida’s boys overturned the inertia with a decisive break in the third fraction.
A challenge not approached perfectly by the Seagulls from a purely competitive point of view. Pegliesi who in fact manage to take advantage, with Sestri struggling to find a defensive dimension. In the second half, Coach Guida’s boys recorded defensive distances and assisting timing, which gives the necessary confidence to be effective in offensive games. Back on the pitch, after the long interval, the decisive break also thanks to an effective offensive game and a defense from 6 points conceded throughout the period. Sestri then touches the 15 points gap, with Pegli who however later puts the competitive spirit back on at the start of the game in the last fraction. Arancioblù that touch the two distance possessions but Sestri manages to win the stakes with coolness and well-constructed shots. On the final Muzzì and De Paoli on the shields.
This is the comment of Francis Guide, coach of the Sestresi: «Pegli had a better approach to the match than ours in competitive and technical terms, which is why the first half of the match saw a substantial balance. Then our second half was much better. Lots of good shots built on choral play, enthusiasm, a good execution of the games and above all only 6 points conceded in the third period marked the match. In the final the pride and some good individual solutions from our opponents brought them closer in scoring but we were in control showing strength and lucidity. Personally I reproach myself for the need to adjust our games more promptly to the defensive choices of our opponents, but overall we are satisfied with the performance, Pegli gave many teams a hard time and we knew it wouldn’t be a walk in the park».
PEGLI BASKETBALL vs SESTRI BASKETBALL 57-64 (20-15; 35-34; 41-52)
PEGLI BASKETBALL: Cavargna, Mozzone 3, Conforti 15, Bruzzone, Nicoletti, Nsesih 10, Schiano, Meneguz 2, Vagnati, Zaio A. 14, Grillo 4, Zaio M. 9. Coach: Conforti.
SESTRI BASKETBALL: Pittaluga 2, Muzzì 17, Fazio 9, De Paoli 14, Massabó, Pintus 14, Gallo 6, Khelifi 2, Capittini, Grosso. Coach: Guide. Ass: Calvia.