Last test before the start of the championship for Tezenis Verona who faced S. Benedetto Cinelandia Cantù at the AGSM Forum. For the Gialloblù a good exit with reasonable indications, one week after the league debut against Latina. Tezenis Verona starts with Caroti, Anderson, Grant, Johnson and Candussi. During the match, time was distributed among all the players, with only the young Beghini and Adobah not entering and Penna kept at rest as a precaution.
Immediately high pace with both teams finding points repeatedly (7-5). Cantù finds the overtaking with the first triple of the race thanks to Nikolic (9-10). Anderson responds from three points with a personal partial (5-0) in favor of Scaligera (15-10). First quarter closed on 15-12 for the hosts.
Second quarter described above all by the rapid transitions in attack, with Scaligera starting immediately strong with Grant, Udom and Pini (12-3). Allen tries to shock his team with some personal plays but Verona is still in control (20-14). In the last minute of the game, Da Ros answers Caroti and the fourth ends 25-20.
Anderson scores two free throws and opens the third quarter. Cantù with Da Ros and Johnson finds points with the time trial stopped (6-9). Anderson thinks again to equalize with a triple. With two minutes to play and it is Pini, the Gialloblù takes the lead (13-12), before Stefanelli’s triple (13-15). Grant crushes and closes the third period 17-19.
Last fraction started with a 6-0 run for Tezenis Verona, a sign also for the young Nonkovic. Coach Sodini calls time-out to rearrange his ideas and Cantù returns to the game with Nikolic and Johnson with a partial counter that restores parity (8-8). The entire fourth takes place on the balance, with Cantù only being stretched in the last sixty seconds with the plays of Bayehe and Nikolic (16-20). Race reopened by Anderson and Johnson (20-20). A basket on Rosselli’s siren gives the victory of the partial 22-21.
Verona Scaligera Press Office