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Bertram Tortona vs Biella Basketball

Serie A2 West 2018-19

11th Day

Bertram Tortona


Biella basketball


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Defeat for the Bertram Derthona, which falls in the derby with Biella at the end of a match in which the guests found greater offensive clarity from the second quarter led by the great performance of Harrell and Sims.

The start of the match was characterized by balance on the pitch, with the two teams finding good offensive solutions, thanks to the initiatives of the American players: it was after a basket by Sims - already the author of 8 points - that coach Ramondino interrupts the game, with Biella leading 13-14. Coming out of the time-out comes the Juventus reaction, led by Jargons e ndoja: this time coach Carrea stops the match (20-18 in the 8th minute). The first half is closed by Vildera's basket, which sets the tie at 20.

At the start of the second period Biella made a break, initiated by triples from Wheatle and Saccaggi and closed by Sims, who earned the first break in the match (23-32 at 13') and forced coach Ramondino to interrupt the meeting again. The favorable moment for the guests also continued in the second part of the quarter, closed by Nwokoye's triple which was worth the double-digit margin (32-43 at 20').

Even in the third half the guests lead the pace of the match, finding in Harrell the player capable of responding to the comeback attempts of the Derthona and subsequently extended the score to 41-56 in the 26th minute. In the last minutes of the quarter, Edilnol continues to expand its margin, up to +17 (48-65) at the third siren.

In the final period the Bianconeri raise the intensity, offering a full-court defense that produces some recovered balls: it's a triple of Alibegović, following one of these recoveries, to force coach Carrea to stop the game at 59-71 in the 34th minute. Despite the efforts of the Bianconeri, the guests managed to maintain a double-digit lead even in the following minutes, finding a further advantage signed by the usual Harrell and Sims: the final rewarded coach Carrea's team, which triumphed 73-85.

Championship eve for Bertram Derthona, awaiting the derby with Biella scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 9 December, at 18.00 pm at the PalaOltrepò in Voghera. The Bianconeri are coming off a week in which ʺwe had all the players available, with the exception of Gabriele Ganeto. It's clear – says coach Ramondino – that the recovery of the injured is not yet definitive and this leads us to a controlled management of the various athletes. However, I believe that it was important to be able to have all the players in the gym to work on aspects such as continuity and consistency, on which we must make steps forward..

The Bianconeri's opponent, as mentioned, is Edilnol Biella, a team that presents ʺclear hierarchies and players who accept their roles. They certainly have two important Americans for the championship, but also the nucleus of Italians or Italian-trained players – continues coach Ramondino – represents a certainty for the A2 Series. Coach Carrea's team has just returned from a week of rest, due to the postponement of the match against Siena: this aspect, according to the Juventus coach, ʺIt has positive and negative sides, because players can lose the pace of the game but, at the same time, they can concentrate even more on the individual opponentʺ.

Among the keys to the match, coach Ramondino identifies ʺthe attention we will have to place on their players capable of creating advantageous situations from 1 on 1 and the ability to protect our scoreboard, as Biella is one of the best attacking rebounding teams in the championship. Limiting them in this sense will be very important to then develop a pace of play that is not necessarily controlled.

Thus Preston Knowles: ʺThis week we have followed the coach's instructions, we have worked hard in defense and, with the improvement in the players' physical conditions, we are preparing in the best possible way for Sunday's match. Every week we are growing from a technical point of view, trying to eliminate the mental errors made in previous matches to achieve the common technical language and identity we need for the rest of the season. Biella has good players under the basket and in the external department, they are a team that plays well but I think we must remain focused on ourselves more than on our opponents. The keys to the match will be our ability to defend strongly, communicate on the pitch and be disciplined in the game.

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Bertram Tortona

# Player Role PTS
2Knowles PrestonGuard13
4Tuoyo JustinWing7
7Alibegovic MirzaWing17
11Blizzard BrettGuard6
13Ndoja KlaudioWing11
15Garri LucaCentro0
16Lusvarghi MarcoCentro0
22Viglianisi KennethGuard10
31Lorenzo slangsPlaymaker6
34Spizzichini GabrielePlaymaker3
 Total 73

 Coach Ramondino Coach  

Biella basketball

# Player Role PTS
Chiarastella Albano-7
Looting Lorenzo-5
Sims Deshawn-26
Vildera Giovanni-6
Wise Gustavo-0
Nwokoye Obinna-3
Wheatle Carl-16
Pollone Matteo-0
Freemason Frederick-2
Harrell KT-20
Bertetti Gianmarco-0
 Total 85

 Coach Carrea Coach  

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