College wins 71 to 67 against Basket Team Pizzighettone and goes into the playoff final valid for promotion to Serie B where we will face Aurora Desio. An extremely balanced series ends in which College has had to overcome an experienced, dynamic team, capable of delivering excellent basketball. Congratulations to Pizzighettone for the sporting battle.

Contract start for both teams, who struggle to melt forcing different conclusions, but fight on all balls with great determination. Pizzighettone after only 6 minutes loses due to a knee injury Pedrini, to whom all College Basketball wishes for a quickly recovery. Coach Giubertoni’s boys don’t allow themselves to be influenced by the incident and remain with their heads on the game, College pushes on the accelerator, but after a quarter it is balance that reigns, 16 to 13 the partial. In the second period College scores just 10 points, Pizzighettone tries the lunge several times, but despite the opaque quarter, at the long break it’s only +5 for the Cremonese: 26 to 31 the score. In the second half, College raises the pace: the defensive pressure allows the biancoblu to change the inertia of the match. Pizzighettone no longer scores and with 10 minutes from the end he is +9 College, 51 to 42. In the last period the reaction of the guests arrives: Bassani and Foti open fire, but College responds with Ghigo and Boglio. Montanari gets into rhythm after 30’ and the Mazzoleni begins the comeback: the number 7 in the blue-orange jersey scores from over the arc and wins a couple of and-ones in counter-time, reopening the match. In the final, College is precise about the free throws compared to the beginning: Airaghi and Okeke score with continuity and in the last possession Pizzighettone chooses to defend despite the discrepancy of just 3 ” between the two clocks. The +2 biancoblu becomes +4 with the lift of Boglio for Okeke, who prints the dunk in alley-oop sending the credits on the match: 71 to 67 and final conquest for College!

The boys of coach Stefano Di Cerbo, on Saturday 26 June, on the neutral field, will face in a “dry” challenge Aurora Desio basketball, which on the other side of the board overcame Gallarate 2 to 1.


(16-13, 26-31, 51-42) Borgomanero: Manto ne, Piscetta ne, Mauri ne, A. Ferrari 9, Giustina ne, Loro, Okeke 20, Boglio 13, Attademo, Airaghi 16, Ghigo 5, De Bartolomeo 8. Att. Di Cerbo