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Benacquista Latina vs Bertram Tortona

Serie A2 West 2018-19

3th Day

Benacquista Latina


Bertram Tortona


Benacquista Latina1726331995
Bertram Tortona2319133085

Third defeat in the championship for Bertram which, again devoid of Ndoja, played on par with Latina for a while before suffering a 33-13 run in the third quarter which directed the match towards coach Gramenzi's team.
To the team of coach Pansa the reaction of the last quarter is not enough to achieve success. The start of the match flows on the edge of the balance between the two teams: then it's Bertram - thanks to the Garri baskets – to produce the first break of the match (19-12 at 9'); at the first interval the Bianconeri lead 23-17.
Even in the second half, coach Pansa's team finds good offensive solutions and continuity in the three-point shot, but Latina reacts by also relying on outside shots; it was then a basket on the counterattack by Carlson that gave the home team the lead (34-33 in the 16th minute).
After i Knowles baskets, it's a triple by Lawrence to close the first half, with the home team leading 43-42. Upon returning from the locker rooms, Latina started sprinting, finding great offensive continuity and producing a 17-4 run that forced Bertram to interrupt the game at 60-46 in the 24th minute.
Despite the reaction of the Bianconeri, the home team continued to lead by 76-55 at the end of the third quarter. At the start of the last quarter, Derthona finds a series of three-point baskets that reduce the gap in the score, but Latina then controls the opponents' comeback attempts to achieve a 95-85 victory.

Thus coach Pansa at the end of the race: ʺWe must congratulate Latina who maintained her momentum for most of the match and produced the decisive break at the beginning of the third quarter.
We managed to interrupt their offensive flow a few times; in attack we did good things during the first half.
Defensively we have difficulty supporting the structure with two big big men, but unfortunately we are in a physical condition for which we have to deploy him at a certain point of the match: when the match ended we played with Alibegovic as a tactical four to open the field , trying to put her on a fighting level but Latina, despite feeling the blow, never lost the inertia of the match.
I'm sorry because my team worked with enormous desire but in the difficult moment they weren't able to come together.
I'm sorry and I take responsibility for this, while others must take responsibility for not having fought like Latina did.
There is a big difference between what we saw this week and this evening, it is useless to talk about absences because the discussion is more general.
Last year here, without Gergati, we played a great game with six and a half players, but those athletes had a desire that I have seen little of since August 18th to today.
Defense is made up of details, tactics and rules, then you need the desire to throw yourself on the ground, play over injuries, take an extra step.
On these aspects, evidently, we are not ready: I'm sorry that not everyone works with the same desire and is not focused on the common goal.
Today we should have been better than yesterday, but instead we thought about making a shot instead of one more slide when Latina raised the intensity.
At the moment we are not confident, because a team with confidence bites into matches at key moments.
Everyone must take their own responsibilities: the coach is responsible both when things work and when they don't. In the same way there are those who take more responsibility in victories and in this moment when things are not going they must take on more responsibility: I will work to make this happen. At the moment I'll take the responsibility

Championship eve for the Bertram Derthonto, committed to Latina in the second consecutive away game at the start of the championship. The Bianconeri's opponent is the team coached by coach Gramenzi, fresh from the home success against Trapani: it's a team She is gifted with talent and unscrupulousness - comments coach Pansaas demonstrated by the 86.5 points he averaged in his first two outings while shooting 40% from three-point range. Tavernelli is the driving force of their game, alongside him are two classy players like Lawrence and Fabi, while under the basket they have atypical big men who run and widen the field. Young players come off the bench and give great freshness and athleticism to their rotations.

Bertram, for its part, wants revenge after the two defeats suffered in the first days of the tournament: in this regard this week ʺVery intense work was carried out both on the pitch and in terms of mental toughness. During the week I saw great desire, the same – continues coach Pansa – that we will have to have in the game tomorrow. We must not let ourselves be influenced by last Saturday's bad performance but start again from the good things we put on the field against Siena, strengthened by a week characterized by excellent work.

The trip to Latina presents several difficulties, also because ʺFrom a physical point of view it is difficult to sustain two consecutive away games. We must overcome this aspect with mental toughness: today we must not think about how many kilometers we have travelled, but about what to do to remove the 0 from our ranking.. Coach Pansa identifies among the factors that can direct the race ʺthe quality we will put into our offensive executions and the ability we will have to dirty their rhythmʺ.

Benacquista Latina

# Player Role PTS
of Bonaventure-6
 Total 95

 Coach Gramenzi Coach  

Bertram Tortona

# Player Role PTS
2Knowles PrestonGuard26
4Tuoyo JustinWing10
7Alibegovic MirzaWing12
10Ganeto GabrieleWing0
11Blizzard BrettGuard10
12Funny EdwardGuard0
15Garri LucaCentro13
16Lusvarghi MarcoCentro0
31Lorenzo slangsPlaymaker8
34Spizzichini GabrielePlaymaker6
 Total 85

 Coach Pansa Coach