Third consecutive victory for Solmec Rhodes Basket, which thus closes the preseason journey in the best possible way in view of the debut in Serie A2, set for Saturday 7 October. In the last pre-season test the red and blue players passed Vigarano Basketball with a score of 63-55.
The start of the match smiled on the visiting team, who started with a partial score of 9-12 in the first minutes of the match. Rhodigium closed the first 10 minutes of the game with an 8-0 run scored by Virginia Furlani, Camilla Bonivento and Sara Zanetti: it was 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter Vigarano, on the wings of the new signing Amaiquem Siciliano (16 points), imposes a 10-17 partial on Rhodigium, impacting at 33 at the half-time siren. The score of the second period it is 16-21 in favor of the Emilians.
The start of the second 20 minutes of the game struggled to get off the ground: many errors for both teams, with Vigarano attempting to escape at 33-37. Rodigo opened the scoring in the second half Michela Battilotti (top scorer Rhodigium with 14 points) with free throws. Once unlocked, Rhodigium continues to show off its beautiful game: the break 9-0 in favor of coach Pegoraro’s girls brings Rovigo to +5 (42-37). The third period of play ends at 46-44. The match remained in the balance for the entire duration of the decisive fourth period of play. Rhodigium always kept its head, but Vigarano sold his life dearly. Decisive in the last minutes Camilla Bonivento (8 points): two mid-range baskets and a nice ball he brought Shannon Hatch (11 points) on the line for the final 63-55.
On the occasion of the last test before the official start of the season, Rhodigium was finally able to count on the captain Elisa Ballarin: #18, who did not take the field for a month due to muscle discomfort, played 10 minutes of the match. The national Serie A2 championship begins on Saturday 7 October: Rhodigium will host at 8.30 pm Posaclima Ponzanoa team already faced in the context of the Rhodigium Basket Day. Before the match it will still be possible to sign up for season tickets for the 2023/24 season.
Giulia Pegorarothe coach of Solmec Rhodigium Basket:We concluded the pre-season in the best possible way. The only two negative aspects were Chiara Cadoni’s unexpected withdrawal and Elisa Ballarin’s injury, which was longer than we expected. I am very positive: out of five friendlies against A2 teams we won three in a rather convincing manner. Yesterday against Vigarano I saw a mature team, willing to fight and put in the effort. We finally start on Saturday: every victory from now on will be fundamental for us. We hope that the stadium will be filled with fans, we will need all their support”.
Solmec Rhodes Basket – Pallacanestro Vigarano 63-55 (17-12; 16-21; 13-11; 17-11).
Rhodes: Viviani 7, Martin, Tumeo 5, Battilotti 14, Bonivento 6, Marchetti, Hatch 11, Furlani 4, Ballarin, Zanetti 14, Poletto 2. All. Pegoraro.
Vigarano: Name 8, Armillotta, Sicilian 16, Dyers 8, Feoli 2, Conte, cut up 13, Pepe 5, Albieri, Gordon 3, Moretti. All. Castles.
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