Sant’Elia Institute of Cantù Wins Canturnament Championship for Second Consecutive Year

L’Sant’Elia Institute of Cantù confirmed himself as champion of the Canturnament. In the final played on Sunday 7 April at PalaFitLine of Desio repeated the success of the last edition thanks to the victory overJean Monnet Institute by Mariano Comense for 66 a 53.
In the final act of the tournament between the high schools of the Province, organized by Pallacanestro Cantù in collaboration with the Education Authority and the Como section of the FIP, the representative of the Cantù school prevailed thanks to the performances of Luca Bandirali (later awarded as MVP of the tournament), Zappa and Clerici.
During the interval of the match between Cantù and Piacenza, in addition to the winning team and the best player, the best press officer, Sofia Pallavicini and Luca Presta from Liceo Fermi, were awarded by the sponsors who supported the tournament; best Team Manager: Alessandro Zanetti of Magistri Cumacini and the best coach: Mattia Prosperpio of Jean Monnet. All the other figures that completed the staff that each school had to field to complete a real basketball team.

Below are the match reports written by the boys:

Sant’EliaJean Monnet: 66-53 – First half: 37-25

Sant’Elia: A. Rotta 6, L. Cattaneo 4, M. Molteni 5, F. Clerici 11, L. Zappa 12, M. Camara 2, P.Botta 5, L. Bandirali 5, E. Pirovano 7, P. Moscatelli 9, S. Ghirardi, V. Salvioni.
Jean Monnet: V. Tommasini, M. Cattaneo 2, A. Colombo 16, F. Brenna 1, G. Barba 2, F. Molteni, M. Bellotti 7, A. Finazzi, A. Arena 4, F. Marcolongo 11, A. Molteni 4, R. Pavese 6.

The final starts immediately with great intensity, Monnet opens the scoring, but after a few actions it is Sant’Elia who find themselves ahead at 10-2 thanks to a very solid defense and great offensive rotations. Coach Proserpio’s boys, however, do not give up and cling to Marcolongo’s experience to try to stay in touch and not give Sant’Elia a further lead. In the first half of the game, however, Bandirali particularly stands out among the ranks of Sant’Elia, who, as MVP of the tournament, puts on a great show with penetrations and dunks, as well as an inflexible defense. After 20 minutes of play the scoreboard rewarded Sant’Elia with a result of 37-25, but despite this, upon returning to the field, the Monnet boys seemed determined and determined to overcome the 12 distances that separate them from the trophy.
The second half opens with Sant’Elia keeping their foot firmly on the accelerator, increasing the pace in attack and granting their opponents only 5 points in 10 minutes, giving a significant boost to the match. In the last half of the game, the Monnet boys at times attempted a last comeback led by Colombo, but the offensive inconstancy and the large spaces left on the restart allowed Sant’Elia to express themselves at their best through the plays of Zappa and Pirovano who scored 12 and 7 points respectively. At the end of the match Sant’Elia managed the favorable result, extinguishing any hope of a comeback for Monnet. At the sound of the siren the result indicates 66-53 for Sant’Elia, which wins the Canturnament for the second consecutive year, reaffirming its talent and basketball and organizational value.

Edited by Niccolò Borgonovo – Sant’Elia Press Officer

Today, Sunday 7 April, the final of the Canturnament took place at the PalaDesio between the Jean Monnet students and the winners of the last edition, namely Sant’Elia. After an initial basket by Monnet, Sant’Elia responds by first reaching their opponents and then overcoming them. Following a timeout, however, our players scored a series of baskets to reduce the gap accumulated by the Sant’Elia players, despite this the reigning champions scored several baskets which brought the score to 25-37 at the end of the first 20 minutes.
Upon returning to the field the situation does not change, Sant’Elia relentlessly attacks the opponent’s basket, Monnet defends it, preventing the opponents from further increasing the gap created previously. Despite some good play on both sides of the pitch at the end of the second half Monnet fell to the once again winners of Canturnament who closed the final on a score of 66-53. Despite the defeat, the Jean Monnet players can return home satisfied, knowing that they have given their all during the entire tournament and that they still achieved a notable second place.

Edited by Niccolò Tramarin – Jean Monnet Press Officer

2024-04-09 09:12:23


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