The first victory in the FIP Championship has a special flavor for Eaglets guided by the instructor Ivan Cicchelli, flanked by Cristiano Tronconi. It is rightly celebrated as such by the children on the floor of the Land Rover Arena Bologna, After a hard-fought point game point with the children of Grifo Imola Nicola Sheehan, which also our congratulations.
Underlining the balance in the field, the final score of 14-10 for the "Oranges", that have established their victory only last Tempini, when Imola - on the situation of 4 Apotheker to twenty 3, then 11-9 the sum of the allocated points - they could still draw and, in that case, They would end up in front by virtue of the major points scored (42-46).
Start Quartet Lev Bertocchi, Giacomo Giordani, Claudio Claroni e Antonio Camels for training INVICTUS Academy, but they are the children of the Grifo Imola to dominate with three baskets each scored by Matthew Crete and the son of art Sebastiano Sonego (Luca with this dad in parterre), against the only realized by Claudio, then finishing behind for 2-12 (1-3).
They go for the second mini-period Luca Biacchessi, Ettore Pappolla, Federico Fanti e Pietro Perovic, and it is the latter to fly off guard directly from the jump ball going to score the first advantage, 2-0. Immediately followed by recovery on remittance Federico, and from the half-court Ettore, with Peter who jumps again on the break for the 8-0 "Oranges", with guests looking for the comeback to the 6-4 the second siren (4-4).
Third quartet Alessandro Forino, Francesco Romano Arbizzani, Leonardo Zani ed Edward Ricciardiello - It called at the last minute because of fever accused by Francis Balestra, that will come along, for this he had less playing time, but earning the congratulations of the Coach! - e, on perfect equality, It is already a decisive moment to tip the balance to one of the two parts.
They open the two games on the break baskets Francesco Romano - Extra motivation for the presence of Luca Brochetto at the table! - e Leo, the visitors reduced, ma Leo He recovered two balls, throwing to the basket Francesco Romano and himself for the 8-4, come in Francis B. which finds two winning actions and Francesco Romano then it serves to il'assist But, signing the 14-6 finale (7-5).
immediate Recovery, but the fourth Tempini is one-way, with visitors to score in bursts, despite the commitment of Lev, Giacomo, Claudio e Antonio. The break 0-16 is heavy, also because it breaks the precendente situation of perfect equality in the overall score (22-22) and suggests that, in case of a tie, hardly the "Oranges" They will be able to recover the deficit. in the meantime, we are 8-8 (ma 30-48).
Fifth, fall Luca, Ettore, Federico e Pietro. First basket of guests, ma Ettore launches to the basket Pietro. We face two more baskets, and the time out to 2'14" the siren, the situation is difficult, 2-6. E' Ettore to bear the responsibility, struggling in defense and scoring the next three baskets that are worth the -2, draw and overtaking, get the victory in part to 8-6 Which brings us back 11-9.
We last, decisive Tempini. Serve win, for victory. Two baskets immediate counterattack of Francesco Romano They take early lead, Luca Martini responds with a beautiful field goal from outside, ma Francesco Romano writes the +4, 6-2. And then there's two baskets in row But to double the advantage, before the final basket of Francesco Romano, for the 12-2.
We win as well for 14-10, even touching the recovery in the running score (42-46), but the applause goes to winners and losers, all excellent!
IRRESISTIBLE Bologna: 14 (42) - Forino 6, Bertocchi, Biacchessi, Pappolla 6, fanti 2, Arbizzani 12, Zani 4, Giordani, Claroni 2, Perovic 6, Camels, crossbow 4, Ricciardiello. Instructor: Ivan Cicchelli, Assistant: Cristiano Tronconi.
GRIFO IMOLA: 10 (46) - Viggi, Land 8, Pagani 4, Timoncini 10, Bonzi, Monti, Creti 10, Zotti 4, no Film 2, Martini 2, Sonego 6. Instructor: Nicola Sheehan.
partial: 2-12 (1-3), 6-4 (4-4), 14-6 (7-5), 0-16 (8-8), 8-6 (11-9), 12-2 (14-10)
Mini-Referee: Pierfrancesco Pucci.
Photo by Fabio Pozzati Academy for INVICTUS.