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Bertram Tortona vs Novipiù Casale Monferrato

Serie A2 West 2018-19

22th Day

Bertram Tortona


Novipiù Casale Monferrato


Bertram Tortona1816142170
Novipiù Casale Monferrato1021181362

Victory, dedicated to Luigino Fassino, of great character Bertram Derthona who, forced to give up Garry, leads the provincial Derby for almost its entirety, resisting all of Casale's comeback attempts. For the first time in eight Serie A2 derbies between Derthona and Casale is the home team to triumph.

Start of the Juventus match: the plays of Nibbles, Bertone e Alibegović they bring the Bertram at 7-2 in the 3rd minute and force coach Ferrari to stop the game. After having reached the maximum advantage of +11 (13-2), the Derthona suffers the partial return of Casale, led by Cesana and Musso: the three-point game by Pike closes the first half at 18-10.

In the second half the balance on the pitch remained between the two teams: the guests then shortened the gap with a triple from Musso, which made it 24-18 in the 14th minute; coach Ramondino interrupts the game. Coming out of the time-out, the Bianconeri tightened their defense and produced a new break, closed by a dunk on the counterattack by ndoja (34-22 at 17'): this time it is Casale who stops the operations. After the minute of suspension, coach Ferrari's team returns to contact with three-point baskets from Musso and Cesana, which sets the score at 34-31 at the interval.

In the third quarter Novipiù finds the equalizer at 39 (at 24') with Italiano's basket, before the plays of Nibbles e Blizzard give the new advantage to Bertram (44-42 at 27'). At the end of the third quarter Martinoni gave the advantage to the guests: in the 30th minute the score was 48-49.

At the start of the final period, the Bianconeri increased the intensity of their defense and, thanks also to some steals, produced a 6-0 run which made it 54-49 in the 34th minute and forced coach Ferrari to stop the game. Casale comes back to just one possession away with baskets from Tinsley (56-53 in the 36th minute); they are then three free of Bertone to put two full possessions back between the teams (62-56 with 1'36" to go). On the Junior's attack, Italiano is called for a rebound foul: a fight ensues involving Italiano himself and ndoja, who are expelled. There Bertram regains the double-digit lead (66-56) with free throws Alibegović and manages the advantage thanks to great precision with the stopwatch stopped. Derby are still black and white, the final is 70-62.

Championship eve for Bertram Derthona, awaiting the Provincial Derby against Junior Casale scheduled at PalaOltrepò tomorrow, Sunday 17 February, at 18.00 pm. The Bianconeri are returning from the trip to Rieti, which ended with a defeat in extra time "It hurt us emotionally because we weren't able to bring home the two points after the performance we put in." coach Ramondino begins, then continues by arguing how the week of preparation for Sunday's match was It is complicated by some serious physical problems that force us to restructure what we are doing again. However, the group is trying to improve tooth and nail.

In the last matches played, Bertram has always offered good performances, but the Juventus coach is aware of the fact that ʺwe can always improve, even if the team has often outdone itself: we must therefore immerse ourselves in reality and make achievable requests for a group that, since I arrived, has never experienced easy days also due to the constant injuries that have accompanied us . We, players and staff, enter the gym with the aim of improving, both after victories and after defeats: we are confident that, with this spirit, the team will always be competitive despite the difficulties it may encounter..

Moving on to the analysis of the team's next match, coach Ramondino states that ʺthe match against Casale has both an important value in terms of standings and emotional nuances that go beyond the championship dayʺ. Regarding the technical analysis of the Junior, Bertram's coach wanted to underline her great ability ʺof the coach and the club to work in an important way in a season which has seen a marked renewal: Casale is one of the best teams in the championship in terms of points scored, they are very good at attacking quickly and in exploiting the versatility of the players they have available.

Coach Ramondino is, together with Blizzard, the great ex of Sunday's challenge: in this regard ʺI believe that the sensations I will experience will be amplified as I approach the match, but during it the focus will easily shift to the pitch. I believe that this is a match experienced in a special way by anyone, regardless of their experiences in the past.

Moving on to the analysis of the keys to the match, the Juventus coach considers it very important ʺmaintain a high level of energy in the forty minutes even with the mistakes that we will inevitably make having a particular set-up that we haven't had the opportunity to work on for long. On a technical level we will have to limit their game in transition and the internal one which they will try to exploit with their big players, while in attack it will be important to attack the area to build the best possible shots and thus have a widespread balance on the pitch which will also help us in the defensive phase.

Thus Marco Lusvarghi: ʺOn Sunday we will have to show the same energy we had in Rieti, a tough and difficult match in which we always remained in contact with our opponents. Playing the derby is always exciting, the support of the public will also be important in trying to achieve success. For us, every match between now and the end of the championship is fundamental: the objective must be to try to win the two points against every opponent. Casale is an excellent team, which has high-level athletes for the category in Martinoni and the Americans: they too will be excited for the match and will want to try to avenge the defeat in the first leg..


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Bertram Tortona

# Player Role PTS
7Alibegovic MirzaWing15
9Cremaschi LorenzoCentro0
11Blizzard BrettGuard10
12Funny EdwardGuard0
13Ndoja KlaudioWing7
14Ugolini PietroWing0
16Lusvarghi MarcoCentro2
22Viglianisi KennethGuard2
25Bertone PabloGuard17
31Lorenzo slangsPlaymaker3
34Spizzichini GabrielePlaymaker7
61Lydeka TautvydasCentro7
 Total 70

 Coach Ramondino Coach  

Novipiù Casale Monferrato

# Player Role PTS
Martinoni Niccolo-10
Musso Bernardo-17
Italian Nazzareno-13
Cesana Luca-8
Banker Federico-0
Giovara Edoardo-0
Lazzeri Niccolo-0
Battistini Leonardo-0
Valentini Fabio-6
You denigrate Davide-0
Pinkins Kruize-1
Tinsley Bradley Glen-7
 Total 62

 Coach Ferrari Coach  

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