ROME – Trento surprises78-80) in Brindisi, in anticipation of the 8 / a basketball series, and home day for the Apulians to temporarily hook Milan at the top of the standings. In the other advance, great external success (83-100) of Naples in Pesaro. Exciting race at PalaPentassuglia, full of overturns in front. Brindisi reacted well to a false start by climbing from -7 to +7 in the first quarter. In the second period he also won the +10, brilliantly rejecting the comeback attempt of the guests, who climbed up to 45-43. Back on +9 (61-52) at the start of the last quarter, Vitucci’s team was surprised by the change of pace of Trento who with a partial 0-10 returned to the game and ended up winning thanks to 4 decisive players points in a row, in the last minute, by Saunders. In addition to the latter, author at the end of 11 points, the tests of Reynolds (24 points and 10 rebounds) and Bradford (21 points) were decisive. In Brindisi, Perkins’ 16 points and Chappell’s 13 (with 9 rebounds) were not enough. All easy, however, for Naples which dominated in Pesaro from start to finish. The Rich-Parks-Pargo trio made the difference: 24 points for the first, 22 (with 8 rebounds) for the second and 18 for the third. In the ranks of the Marches the only one to save was Sanford, who scored 18 points.
(24-17, 40-31, 58-50)
toasts: Carter, Adrian 10, J. Perkins 8, Zanelli, Visconti 9, Gaspardo 11, Ulaneone, Clark 7, Guido ne, Chappell 13, Udom 4, N. Perkins 16. All. Vitucci.
Trento: Bradford 21, Williams 12, Reynolds 24, Conti, Forray 1, Flaccadori 11, Saunders 11, Midnight, Dell’Anna ne, Ladurner, Rudovic ne. All. Molin.
Referees: Begnis, Bongiorni, Borgo.
Note – Free throws: Brindisi 15/20, Trento 13/20. Went out for five falls: none.
(15-25, 45-53, 60-76)
Pesaro: Drell, Moretti 9, Tambone 8, Stazzonelli ne, Camara 9, Zanotti 9, Sanford 18, Larson, Demetrio 6, Delfino 13, Jones 11. All. Banchi.
Naples: Zerini 11, McDuffie 5, Pargo 18, Coralic ne, Velicka 3, Cannavina ne, Parks 22, Marini 8, Uglietti, Lombardi 9, Rich 24, Grassi ne. All. Sacripanti.
Referees: Lanzarini, Bartoli, Boninsegna.
Note – Free throws: Pesaro 11/16, Naples 9/12. Went out for five falls: none.