The newly promoted Piedmontese surpasses Trieste in the direct match and snatches the ticket for Bologna without defeat. In the second half the decisive extension
The freshman Tortona is the first surprise of the season, as he certifies his qualification for the Final Eight where he will meet the Italian champions of Virtus Bologna in the quarters. With the success against Trieste in the direct match of group D, Ramondino’s team snatches the pass for the trip to the Emilian capital by overwhelming the guests physically and in terms of the game. For the occasion, Tortona finds Jamarr Sanders and Jalen Cannon, who have returned from their respective injuries. After a balanced first quarter, the second period is split by Wright, who arrives at the interval with 19 personal points. Trieste clings to Graziulis’ ideas, but first Macura and then two 3-hand wonders by Wright send Tortona to rest at 44-38. Daum, dominant in the first leg, wins in the third quarter for the +10 then Filloy from 3 signs the +17. The last period opens with a 3-point game by Cannon. The internal advantage touches the +24 on a triple from Mobio just entered. Trieste pays the 16 turnovers and the mediocre 4/15 from three. Finally, in group B Varese wins the derby against Cremona 86-78, irrelevant for the classification.
TORTONA: Wright 19, Cain 12, Daum 10
TRIESTE: C.Sanders 14, Mian 12, Banks 11
September 12, 2021 (change September 12, 2021 | 22:20)
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