College wins 75 to 93 the first leg of the first play-off towards Serie B on the Virtus Siena parquet after controlling the match from the first to the last minute. Airaghi and his companions start strong, impose their own pace by shooting with excellent percentages from the court and, only in the final, they give something too much to a stoic Virtus, who shortens the distance up to -18. Sunday evening, at 18:00, at PalaCadorna, the collegiali players will play to confirm the result, with the knowledge that they’ll have to play as if they were starting from 0 to 0 of a normal match.
College starts is fantastic: Boglio, Ferrari and Okeke are irrepressible. In defense the face is the right one and, thanks to the intensity put on the court the Tuscans are in trouble, paying a heavy passive at the first mini interval, with the scoreboard reading 15 to 28 College. In the second fraction the plot of the dispute doesn’t seem to vary: College presses on the accelerator, Siena sketches a 2-3 zone to cover itself from the transition of the white and blue, but the deficit between the teams grows up to +26 of the long break, 32-58. In the second half College’s slight drop in attention, with Siena trying to stay afloat thanks to Olleia. The hosts, in the final, manage to sign a break that allows them to fall under twenty points of disadvantage: 75 to 93 the final.
As anticipated, Sunday is back for the second leg at the PalaCadorna in Borgomanero. We remind you that what counts is the overall goal difference in the two matches.
VIRTUS SIENA-COLLEGE 75-93
(15-28; 32-58; 49-75)
College: Manto 2, Piscetta 4, Mauri ne, Ferrari 20, Giustina, Loro 3, Okeke 22, Boglio 14, Attademo 1, Airaghi 13, Ghigo, De Bartolomeo 14. All. Di Cerbo