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Basketball Biella vs Bertram Tortona

Serie A2 West 2018-19

26th Day

Biella basketball


Bertram Tortona


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Defeat for the Bertram Derthona  at the end of a match that Biella led - even with a double-digit lead - for almost its entirety, resisting the return of the Bianconeri in the final quarter.

The start of the match was characterized by the balance between the two teams, before a 7-0 run scored by Biella earned the first lead in the match at 20-13 in the 7th minute. The favorable moment for the home team also continues in the final minutes of the first half, which ends with the score 27-17.

Even in the second period the two teams alternate partials and against partials - thanks to excellent percentages in three-point shooting (58% Biella, 63% the Derthona at the end of the first twenty minutes) – which keep the distances unchanged. At the end of the first half, Edilnol took advantage of a technical foul given to Bertram's bench for protests to extend the lead to 51-36 at the break.

Upon returning from the locker rooms, after the new break produced by Biella which earned them the maximum advantage in the match (59-43), the Bianconeri increased the intensity of their defense and shortened their gap (59-48 at 26'), forcing coach Carrea to stop the game. In the final minutes of the quarter the plays of Alibegović e ndoja they bring Bertram back under double figures: in the 30th minute the score is 66-58.

The great pressure put on the pitch by the Bianconeri allows them to continue their comeback, fueled by the basket Garry -3 is worth (70-67 at 33'): in the moment of maximum difficulty in the match Biella relies on Sims, who with two consecutive baskets puts six points back between the two teams (76-70 at 36'). Sims and Antonutti are still the ones to find the baskets that give coach Carrea's team the lead (82-74), before two consecutive baskets by Alibegović they close the distances again (82-78 with 35" to go). After Saccaggi's 1/2 in the line, Alibegović he misses the triple for -2 and a glacial Stefanelli gives success to Edilnol who triumphs 85-81.

Championship eve for Bertram Derthona, awaiting the derby with Edilnol Biella scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 24 March, at 18.00 pm at the HYPE Forum. The Bianconeri are coming off the home success against Agrigento, which ʺIt made us understand how long the games are – begins coach Ramondino – and they go in fits and starts: it was important not to get upset in moments of difficulty and, for the future, it will be crucial to have a good approach and, on a competitive level, to dilute the impact throughout the entire forty minutesʺ.

In view of the match that awaits Bertram on Sunday, the Juventus coach believes that ʺthe best way to prepare and best approach the challenge is to focus on everyday life and live the days to the fullest in order to make the most of what we have. The mindset we have must make us limit the strengths of our opponents and try to impose our own during the races.

Moving on to the analysis of Biella, coach Ramondino believes that the Piedmontese are a team that ʺHe has made quality additions aimed at making the offensive threat more widespread. They have also changed their tactical structure, as after Vildera's departure, they now always play with a quintet with five shooters. Biella has physical size in every position and athletic players with excellent hands: the two Americans are clearly an important point of reference, but the group of Italians is a guarantee for the A2' championship.

Among the keys to Sunday's match, the Juventus coach identifies the ʺmaking the right choices in attack, trying to have play close to the basket to then build good three-point shots as we have done recently. In defence, however, it will be necessary to play an important game at team level, as with Sims in the five-man position, great difficulties are created in terms of pairing and balance..

Thus Klaudio Ndoja: ʺAt this end of the season it is important to give continuity to our training sessions in order to be effective during the matches. In the derby with Biella the emotional aspect will play a significant role, we know the atmosphere we will find in their stadium. Biella is a team that, especially at home, is exalted by the push it receives from the public: it is a team that has two high-level Americans for the category and also a consolidated group of players and a coach who works in that environment for several years and manages to give technical continuity to the roster. During the race it will be important to limit Sims and Harrell and their speed game.


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Biella basketball

# Player Role PTS
Antonutti Michele-21
Chiarastella Albano-2
Looting Lorenzo-11
Sims Deshawn-25
Nwokoye Obinna-0
Wheatle Carl-11
Pollone Matteo-0
5Stefanelli FrancescoGuard8
Freemason Frederick-0
Harrell KT-7
 Total 85

 Coach Carrea Coach  

Bertram Tortona

# Player Role PTS
7Alibegovic MirzaWing18
11Blizzard BrettGuard15
12Funny EdwardGuard0
13Ndoja KlaudioWing22
15Garri LucaCentro6
16Lusvarghi MarcoCentro0
22Viglianisi KennethGuard0
25Bertone PabloGuard6
31Lorenzo slangsPlaymaker0
34Spizzichini GabrielePlaymaker0
61Lydeka TautvydasCentro14
 Total 81

 Coach Ramondino Coach  

HYPE Forum