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Givova Scafati vs Bertram Tortona

Serie A2 West 2018-19

19th Day

Givova Scafati 2


Bertram Tortona


Givova Scafati 22520232088
Bertram Tortona2916172082

Defeat in the sprint for the Bertram Derthona, at the end of a match that the Bianconeri led for large stretches of the first half. In the second half, Scafati took charge of the operations and the scoring and, in a balanced final, found success thanks to decisive baskets from Thomas and Goodwin.

The start of the match was characterized by the great shooting precision of the two teams: it is Alibegović – with three triples in a row – the protagonist of the first minutes of the game, which saw the Derthona lead 11-14 after four minutes. The balance in the scores between the two teams remains until the end of the first half, closed by a basket Jargons: at 10' the Bianconeri lead 25-29. After having reached the maximum advantage with the triple of Blizzard (25-32) the Derthona – also due to some turnovers and an unsportsmanlike whistle called Viglianisi - suffers a comeback from Scafati, who produces a 12-0 break which is worth overtaking at 37-32. After the time-out requested by coach Ramondino comes the reaction of Bertram, who raises the intensity of the defense and finds good solutions in attack, producing a partial that gives the Bianconeri the new advantage (38-45). The last minutes of the first half were in favor of the hosts, who with baskets from Rossato, Pavicevic and Passera found parity at 45 with which the two teams went into halftime.

Upon returning from the changing rooms, Givova started better, led by an inspired Tavernari, author of three consecutive triples: at +8 (60-52) in the 25th minute coach Ramondino is forced to stop the game. After the reaction of Derthona – who comes back into contact with a 6-0 partial – Scafati once again returns to a three-possession margin: the half is closed by free throws Bertone, following the unsportsmanlike fine given to Pavicevic, which set the score at 68-62 for coach Lardo's team.

A 7-0 at the start of the last quarter was enough to overtake the guests (68-69 at 32'): the favorable moment for the Bianconeri also extended into the following possessions, with coach Lardo forced to stop operations after the basket by Nibbles (70-73 at 33'). In the following minutes, Thomas and Goodwin are Givova's offensive references, who find high percentage solutions and extend the lead to +5 in the 37th minute (80-75). The two Americans from the home team once again brought the lead to double figures (85-75): in the final, despite the guests' comeback attempts, coach Lardo's team maintained a safe margin and triumphed 88-82.

Championship eve for Bertram Derthona, awaiting the match against Givova Scafati scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 30 January, at 20.45pm at PalaMangano. The Bianconeri are returning from the defeat against Latina, a match in which ʺThe team showed character in their reaction starting from the middle of the third quarter. We finished the last three games on a high note – says coach Ramondino – but we must improve our ability to put together more positive things on both halves of the pitch, while at the same time finding a way to break the negative flows that caused us to take partial losses against Latina, at the beginning of the match and at the beginning of the third quarterʺ.

Regarding the partial scores suffered in the last home match, the Juventus coach believes it is equally important ʺhaving a good approach and continuity over the course of the forty minutes: the mental aspect is decisive and is expressed in many ways within the same match. Identifying just one moment of the match in which the mental aspect is important is an understatement: I therefore believe that our team, made up of players who know the championship well, must be able to make the most of the qualities it possesses by trying to impose them on our opponents..

Moving on to Scafati's analysis, coach Ramondino identifies, among the strong points of the team coached by Lino Lardo, the ability to ʺplaying quickly in the first seconds of the action and attacking the area with many different players such as Contento, Rossato, Thomas and Goodwin. On defense they have the ability to fill the area with both man defense and zone defense. In tomorrow evening's match, the Juventus coach believes it is necessary ʺImprove our ball movement to find the best possible solution, in order to deploy the defense and not expose ourselves to opposing counterattacks. It will be important, on a defensive level, to make an individual and team effort to limit their players who attack the basket and suffer fouls: we will also have to be intelligent from this point of view..

Thus Gabriele Spizzichini: ʺThe match against Scafati is important and very difficult because they have built a good part of the spoils they have collected up to this point at home. We arrive at the match fresh from a defeat from which we want to redeem ourselves: we expect a match in which both teams will play openly to seek victory. Their strong points are Goodwin and above all Thomas, who was a great protagonist in the victories won by Scafati. Furthermore, they are a long team capable of finding different protagonists in each match: for this reason it will be necessary to play a solid match, reacting in moments of difficulty and not getting too excited in the positive moments of the match itself..


Givova Scafati 2

# Player Role PTS
Goodwin Shaquille-20
Thomas Aaron-18
Sparrow Marco-10
Happy Marco-3
Tavernkeepers Jonathan-9
Rossato Riccardo-12
Pavicevic Filip-3
Marco arrested-12
George toils-0
Romeo Gabriele-1
Solazzi Brandon-0
 Total 88

 Coach Lardo Coach  

Bertram Tortona

# Player Role PTS
7Alibegovic MirzaWing14
11Blizzard BrettGuard8
13Ndoja KlaudioWing6
15Garri LucaCentro7
16Lusvarghi MarcoCentro0
22Viglianisi KennethGuard9
25Bertone PabloGuard14
31Lorenzo slangsPlaymaker2
34Spizzichini GabrielePlaymaker11
61Lydeka TautvydasCentro11
 Total 82

 Coach Ramondino Coach