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Alma Trieste – Orsi Derthona 78-63

Alma Trieste – Orsi Derthona 78-63

Alma Trieste – Orsi Derthona 78-63
(23-19, 48-33, 69-45)
Trieste: Parks 18, Bossi 11, Coronica, Ferraro ne, Pecile 5, Baldasso 11, Gobbato ne, Simioni 2, Prandin 2, Cavaliero 11, Da Ros 12, Cittadini 6. Coach Dalmasson
Derthona: Greene IV 13, Cosey 18, Alviti 6, Ricci G. 12, Sanna 8, Taverna, Conti, Mascherpa 2, Ricci F. ne, Garri 4, Apuzzo ne. All. Cavina
Referees: Moretti from Marsciano (PG), Foti from Vittuone (MI), Triffiletti from Messina.
Notes: T2: Ts 22/43, De 16/33; R3: Rs 7/20, De 7/32; Tl: Ts 13/18, De 10/17.

The first PalaRubini match goes to the hosts Alma Trieste, 78-63 winners over Derthona and now leading 2-1 in the playoff quarter-final series. The halberds took the lead during the second quarter, taking full advantage of a break born from some negative episodes in the series and concretized in the best possible way thanks to the baskets of Da Ros (10) and Baldasso (8): previously, the first quarter was went off on the tracks of balance, with a good Derthona replying shot for shot to a particularly precise Alma (53% from the field, with a round 3/5 from 3 points).
The partial of the second period upsets the match, giving the Giulians a lead that soon reaches double figures (38-26 at 16') and which stands at 48-33 at the interval despite the efforts of an always combative Derthona. In the second part of the match, the Juventus percentages dropped further, while Alma, driven by over six thousand from a near-sold out PalaRubini and eight points from Jordan Parks, extended their lead to their maximum (69-45) at the third siren. Derthona, however, does not give up, and has the great strength to cling to the game, spending itself on defense until the final 78-63.

The fourth act of the series will be played on Monday 22 May at 20.00 pm at PalaRubini: the advance was decided on Friday to allow live television on Sky Sport 3 HD, channel 203 of the satellite platform.

So coach Demis Cavina: “We started well, with an excellent first quarter. Then we made a lot of mistakes, even apparently easy conclusions, and against a team like Trieste, who played an extraordinary first half, these mistakes are paid dearly. I liked the reaction in the fourth quarter, which came from the younger players. We have to start from there, because whoever wins three first goes through and we still have an open road ahead of us."