Unieuro Forlì Defeats Chiusi 81-87 and Advances in Super Cup Qualification

Unieuro Forlì 2.015 conquers Chiusi with a score of 81-87 and takes a step forward towards progressing to the Super Cup, with a matchpoint at home next Friday in the derby against Rinascita Rimini. Orphan of Xavier Johnson after just 3’34 of play, who left the court due to an injury to his right leg, coach Antimo Martino’s team clung to the experience of captain Daniele Cinciarini, 21 points on the scoreboard, and to the American added from evening, Davide Pascolo, author of a monstrous performance with 21 points, 5 assists and 7 rebounds, for a total rating of 30.

Kadeem Allen’s debut in red and white was more than positive, with 18 points, while the fourth man in double figures was Fabio Valentini with 10 points. It took overtime to decide the winner of the match: Forlì started well, then suffered the return of coach Giovanni Bassi’s team, who even took the lead in the third quarter, with a maximum advantage of 8 points. From then on, Martino’s team tightened their defense, granting the Sienese just 11 points and completing the lead (73 draws). At the end of the last quarter Forlì wasted the chance to close the match with Todor Radonijc, missing two free throws in a row. In extra time, the red and white physicality and experience of captain Cinciarini prevailed.

The match

Martino places Allen in the starting lineup for the first time this season together with Pollone, Valentini, Johnson and Zilli. In the first minutes the defenses prevail, with Forlì not very precise in the offensive phase: after 3′ the score on the scoreboard reads 4-2, with Valentini’s red and white basket triggered by an assist from Johnson. The number 11’s game, however, lasts 3’34: after a recovered ball the American stops on the pitch, touching his right leg, taking the route directly to the locker room.

In the meantime, Allen grows: a triple, an assist for Zilli and a recovered ball that starts the action that leads to the Pascolo basket, allowing Forlì with a 7-0 run to move ahead 9-6. The home team’s response was two consecutive bombs from Stefanini to make it 12-9, with Martino calling the first timeout of the match. The Romagna team takes the lead again with an 8-0 run, with Cinciarini scoring the score with six points in a row. The first quarter ends with a ‘no look’ pass from Zampini for Pascolo’s acrobatic support which is worth 12-19.

Umana takes 4’50 to catch up with the guests with a partial score of 11-4 (all 23). But Martino’s team finds the feeling with the basket again, extending by 5 points (24-29) with Pollone, Cinciarini and a beautiful veronica from Tassone. Coach Bassi calls a timeout and upon returning to the field the Tuscans score four points in a row interrupted by Zampini’s three-point play (28-32). The period ends point by point, with the Romagna players entering the interval ahead by 2 (34-36).

The bombs of Allen and Valentini open the third quarter, but Umana overturns the inertia of the match in an amen, finding continuity from the arc with a 15-3 run for the 49-45. A wild Tilghman is driving Bassi’s team, with Umana leading by 7 (56-49) in the 37th minute. Stefanini’s bomb gives the home team the maximum advantage, but two triples in a row from Cinciarini and Valentini keep Forlì in the lead at -2 before Raffaelli’s long-range torpedo at the siren to make it 62-57.

The last quarter opens in the name of Pascolo, with Forlì once again in the wake of Umana (64-63 after 33’19). The Sienese get back to +5, before Allen’s three-point play, built on Stefanini’s fourth foul. Allen is also precise from the line and at 4’32” Martino’s team is at -1. It’s a long-distance duel between Pascolo and Tilghman in this phase of the match: the number 14 invents an assist for Radonijc for the bomb of 73 all The number 23 also gets a foul at the start of the last minute of the game, but from the line he goes 0 out of 2, with Martino spreading his arms wide for the missed opportunity. It’s the festival of mistakes on both sides in the final seconds, with Forlì – without Pollone loaded with five fouls – and Chiusi playing it out in overtime.

Radonijc makes amends for his missed free throws with a triple for +6 2’50 from the siren (74-80). Umana with Stefanini and Martini returns to -2, but Cinciarini restores the two possessions distance (78-82) with 1’41 still to play. Stefanini and Cinciarini are the protagonists of the match’s finale. With 38 seconds left, Pascolo’s libero puts the exclamation point on the match, before Allen’s definitive support: it ends 81-87. Friday is the derby against Rimini at the Palafiera. It will be decisive for the next round.

Umana San Giobbe Chiusi – Unieuro Forlì 81-87 d1ts (12-19; ​​22-17; 28-19; 11-16; 8-14)

Umana San Giobbe Chiusi: Tilghman 17, Stefanini 25, Martini 9, Jerkovic 10, Possamai 6, Dellosto 4, Bozzetto 4, Raffaelli 6, Chappelli, Divac NE, Spear NE, Chiarello NE All.: Giovanni Bassi. Asst.: Nicolas Zanco.

Unieuro Forlì: Valentini 10, Allen 18, Pollone 2, Johnson, Zilli 2, Cinciarini 21, Zampini 5, Pascolo 21, Radonjic 6, Tassone 2, Munari NE, Zilio NE All.: Antimo Martino. Ass.: Andrea Fabrizi and Paolo Ruggeri.

2023-09-12 21:33:07
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