A great way to come back on the court for coach Stefano Di Cerbo’s C Gold: the collegiali, on the parquet of PalaCadorna, won against Don Bosco Crocetta with a clear 96 to 62. Too much physical difference over the 40′ of play, Crocetta held up for a while, then the wide rotations and the high rhythm of the blue-and-whites made the difference.
College dictated the pace right away, while the yellow-green tried to keep up with Maino and Molinario. The teams are very productive in attack and at the first break it goes to +3 College, 24 to 21. In the second quarter the first 5′ are less effervescent, College misses a few more open shots, but has full control of the pace and, even in front of the Turin area, he manages to play his game. Some “and ones” of a dominant Okeke (27 points and 21 rebounds at the end for him) throw College ahead, before the usual Maino fails to give oxygen to Crocetta, still playing at the long break, when the score is 40 to 38. In the second half, College opens relying on the talent of Boglio, who finds some baskets in transition, Crocetta does’t respond, and the guest timeout arrives after the dunk of Ferrari. The Turinese are struggling to find the way to the basket, while the collegians enter in confidence, riding the moment with Okeke’s dunks and De Bartolomeo’s plays. The physical gap is too much and College wins 96 to 62.
(24-21; 40-38; 70-54)
College: Cecchi NE, Piscetta 2, Mauri NE, Ferrari 7, Okeke 27, De Bartolomeo 18, Boglio 15, Attademo 2, Airaghi 18, Loro 2, Ghigo 5, Lanza NE.
Crocetta: Leone 2, Molinario 6, Caputo, Andreutti 5, Possekel 4, Bonadio 12, Maino 20, Penna, Boeri 5, Magnocavalli 2, Gualdi 6, Zennato.