First Round Play-Off Game 4
Svethia Recanati – Titan San Marino 57-56
(Tie Series: 2-2)
Sweden Recanati: L. Palmieri 10, Bartolucci 4, Chiorri 16, F. Palmieri ne, Principi 8, Sabbatini 9, Ottaviani 1, Peric 4, Pezzotti 5, Corvatta ne. All.re Padovano.
Titan San Marino: Gamberini 8, Altavilla 5, Macina 6, Barbieri, Raschi 7, Dini 4, Fornaciari 12, Saponi 5, Fusco 9. All.re Porcarelli.
Partial: 12-15, 33-34, 43-43.
Referees: De Carolis and Santini
OSIMO – The sea can wait, there is a final to conquer. Another wonderful Svethia Recanati gives herself an encore and drags San Marino to the “beautiful” on Saturday evening when at 9.00 pm at the Acquaviva Gym the final word will be written to this exciting and less and less obvious series.
At PalaBellini, race 3 does not seem to be over because the leitmotiv does not change one iota: a lot of balance, competitive spirit and continuous ups and downs for all forty minutes. After the first ten turns of the hands they lead the guests 12-15 with an inspired Fornaciari to whom a Principles of quantity and quality in the painted responds. In the second quarter Dini takes the chair, the Titan reaches +9 but the conclusions from the arch of Chiorri and Palmieri bring back a very concentrated and strong-willed Svethia. At the interval the game is without a master, 33-34 San Marino with the clear feeling that two more periods of passion will follow. So it is because the defenses tighten the shirts more and more and scoring becomes an accomplice thanks to the fatigue that begins to surface. At the penultimate siren it is perfect equality: 43-43.
San Marino tries, Raschi’s experience and Fornaciari’s vein push guests to +4. Svethia doesn’t want to give up, triple from Sabbatini and yellow and blue again at -1 (51-52). You fight on every ball, it’s a challenge to white heat. We enter the last sixty seconds with the guests ahead of three (53-56). Chiorri from over seven meters shoots the triple of yet another tie (56-56) then Recanati defends as a great team and Principi is fouled for a trip to the line that is worth the victory. The captain makes one out of two, just enough to go to game 5. He ends 57-56, on Saturday in San Marino there is the final for promotion to C Gold up for grabs. Now as never before, believing in it is an obligation.