6 out of 6. So it is, if you like. And to us it seems beautiful, beautiful, because these 12 points say so much about a solid, united team, which travels at a thousand per hour and which each time is driven by a different player. 5 different top scorers in the last 5 games. Today is the turn of Andrea Raschi (17), who has designed basketball for the entire match.
Against Loreto Pesaro ends 68-58, which is the almost perfect replica of 69-58 in the Cup, last October 2nd, with the same opponent. A car, with an engine capable of high average speeds and even sprints that are not at all trivial. Like that of the 11-0 break following Foglietti’s initial triple. On that 11-3 the Titans build a good first period against Loreto, but without spreading. The Pesaro team plays fast and chooses to rely consistently on shooting from outside. After Fornaciari’s basket at the beginning of the second quarter it is 24-15 for our players, but here is Pesaro’s response with an 11-0 that overturns the match to 24-26 at 6’59 “from the end of the first half (the guests have already scored seven triples). And the Titans reaction? It arrives immediately, immediately, with Macina, Gamberini and Liberti who put important points to return above, and with Raschi who closes his great first half with a triple of 38-32.
The second half begins with a new milestone for travelers, thanks above all to Benevelli and Bacchiani (40-39). Triple by Raschi and three-point game by Saponi bring the game back to where it was before, with the partial that goes on without jolts in the score up to 53-45 of the 30 ‘. The Titans defensive grip tightens the opponents and the armor becomes substantially impenetrable in the initial part of the fourth period. The biancazzurro advantage crosses the double figures and the end of the match, in fact, is put by the triple at the end of Altavilla’s 24 ”, that of 62-49 at 36 ‘. In the final, Loreto gnaws a few points, but without ever reaching two marginal possessions.
It is a great victory, obtained among other things without Christopher Dini, out for a physical problem and on the bench only for the honor of signing. Let’s give another big round of applause to our Titans. Each in its own way. But strong, very strong. (Source: Titano San Marino basketball press office)
Titan San Marino – Loreto Pesaro 68-58
San Marino: Gamberini 11, Altavilla 11, Macina 10, Dini ne, Raschi 17, Togni ne, Fornaciari 10, Liberti 2, Saponi 7, Grandi, Guida ne, Ricciotti ne. All. Porcarelli
Pesaro: Sgueglia, Pesce 12, Benevelli 14, Marini, Bacchiani 9, Sablich 5, Rolfini 4, Foglietti 3, Campagnoli 10, Jovanovic 1. All. Mancini
Partial: 22-15, 16-17, 15-13, 15-13.
progressive: 22-15, 38-32, 53-45, 68-58.
Released for 5 fouls: nobody