Wins 84 to 72 for College, which stops Virtus Siena with an overall +29 after two games always kept under control. Plenty of space for everyone in the second half, but above all an excellent start that allowed College to play in serenity, something not taken for granted that the guys of coach Stefano Di Cerbo did well.
Now the journey of this grueling season doesn’t end here: on Wednesday, at PalaCadorna, the Nuova Pallacanestro Messina will arrive for the first challenge of the final series. The return will be played on the weekend in Messina.
Excellent start for the biancoblu, who pushed on the accelerator finding burst baskets from Ferrari and De Bartolomeo. Siena tries to stay in the wake with Ndour’s points, but College already closes the first fraction on +6. The impact of the bench was also positive, College ran, but Siena fought with self-denial, playing with courage despite the heavy overall passive. It’s in the third quarter that College raises the engine revs further: Piscetta is always ready near the basket, Attademo and Manto warm their hand, while Loro is a constant presence above the Virtus rim. In the final, College’s attention slightly loosens, which nevertheless can celebrate the qualification for the final play-off: there are only two games left. The last series will be against Messina, who after the +17 at home in Molfetta, lost 13 points in Puglia, still defending the final goal difference. First challenge at PalaCadorna, second in Sicily on the yellow and red field. We will also soon reveal the exact times of the meetings.
College – Virtus Siena 84-72 (25-19, 44-34, 64-46)
College: Manto 7, Piscetta 10, Mauri ne, Ferrari 10, Giustina, Loro 8, Okeke 12, Boglio 11, Attademo 6, Airaghi, Ghigo 3, Di Bartolomeo 17. Att. Di Cerbo