Friday 31 May 2019. Five days after Race 1 Semifinals Playoffs, che aveva visto la prima metà dell’impresa dei nostri Under 15 Silver, capaci di infliggere l’unica sconfitta stagionale alla Correggio Basketball, by remounting -18 d’inizio terzo quarto per andare a vincere di 7 precious lengths (73-66), It comes time to live Race 2. Aware that the prediction continues to hang over the side of opponents, strong of an almost perfect season, fino appunto a quei primi 40′, who have seen “Oranges” sample the first half of the apple. Per completare l’impresa ci vuole la seconda metà della mela, educated in 54 km away from home, After a grueling day waiting, no less than a Race 2 dall’intensità drammatica, culminata dopo mille emozioni nella scelta di lasciar tirare l’avversario più pericoloso senza commettere fallo, on our +1 con 7″ on the clock. So, si è subito il canestro ma si è scongiurato il rischio dell’overtime, that he could throw it all away. E, so, the BIO12 athletes It has landed in Finale!
“The management of emotions” were the keywords on which Marco Pappalardo he had insisted, spoken before the game in the locker room. We knew that the home side would try to overturn it and restore, just, the underdogs. Those words, however concealed within itself a difficulty higher than any pending. They had in the sense and nonsense, or the coolness needed to make their own game, without making calculations but thinking only to play, closing the first quarter at +9 of the 16-25, and equally necessary madness to react to the opposing reaction (I wanted to play on words), responding to “their” 7-0 d’inizio secondo quarto (23-25) and then to 10-2 of the 26-27, writing a 14-1 exciting for “our” +15 of the 27-42, and continuing to push, up to the maximum advantage of the +20 (more than -18 opposite of Race 1) of the 32-52, per poi raggiungere l’intervallo sul +17 of the 34-51. There, based on numbers, mathematics would have said that opponents would have marked 25 points higher, to fold.
The management of emotions, however, has encountered at which point a further stumbling block, against which risked breaking the waves. Overhead 17 lunghezze a 20′ dal traguardo, the coldness has not found her another self into madness, indispensable and complementary component. La ragione regge se c’è il sentimento, this is the “lesson more” that in the third quarter of Race 2 the “Oranges” They found themselves living on their skin. And to have to find not in those words, but inside themselves. Opponents have returned to the field with the strength of desperation, l’unica arma a cui aggrapparsi per non arrendersi, placing a partial 33 a 10 terrifying, It would lay anyone. They showed all his strength, sulla quale non c’erano dubbi, and their record seasonal. They have given everything, recovering, jogging, going on until +6 of the 67-61 the third siren.
There remained only one point “to defend”, putting together Race 1 e Station 2, for training INVICTUS Academy. La ragione avrebbe detto che non c’era più la possibilità di farcela, that energies were finished, che oltre alla linea dell’orizzonte, He had run into an insurmountable wall revealed, something very similar to “moment” (how important, i momenti) di quell’inizio di terzo quarto della prima partita. but yet, Now as then, sentiment has made a difference. With the power of the mind, passion, of madness, the desire to believe, the “Oranges” They have clung to their dream, giving everything I needed to continue to live. Tried from the previous quarter, when it seemed that his boys did not have the strength to bounce back, the coach gave them that extra edge, quell’esperienza vissuta sulla propria pelle, and especially in, playing with them.
Defense and attack, recover a point at a time, we resist further attempts at extension, let's try again and again. Un’ascesa senza respirare… Free Tire -5 (67-62), Free throws -4 (68-64), then the triple blaze -1 on the 68-67, but not just yet. beneath 3, need one 2/2 from the line for the new -1 (70-69), but opponents still mark. Let us mark by attacking the iron for -2 (72-70), We pareggiamo from the line with two free of 72-72 a 2’38”, We surpass with the basket in the entrance of the +2 a 1’56”, 72-74. Resta 1’12” on the clock, 72 secondi… Correggio equalized, but we resist. A 31″ let us mark on the free throw +1, 74-75, era fondamentale rendere dispari il divario per non rischiare l’overtime, because the game can not end in a draw while counting the double comparison. So, il Coach ordina di non commettere fallo sull’ultimo attacco, let their #3 (80′ in the field) signs of the basket at the buzzer 76-75. Because it means the end of the game, and means +6 final for the What BIO12Sport, flying in Finale!
There are only the names of the protagonists, deliberately. Each of “Oranges” He gave everything, no matter who was in the field and those on the bench. A team is this, first of all. And it is the passion that carries, that of families, some friends, other “Oranges” present (younger siblings Alessandro e Claudio), di chi si è fatto un’ora di viaggio per Correggio pur di esserci (Giacomo e Maxim), di chi ha provato fino all’ultimo a venire (Riccardo e Filippo) then cheer and jump for joy as 54 km away, because the distance does not matter. They count the emotions, has finally let them flow, sentire l’adrenalina che finalmente scivola via, anche se sarà difficile stanotte dormire… A thousand thoughts on the way done from day to day, a dream that seemed impossible but it has become reality, with the strong conviction, inside, that reality is always more beautiful dream. A Final to play, con la convinzione che la nostra vittoria l’abbiamo già conquistata a prescindere dalla sfida decisiva di domenica 9 June 2019.
There are only the names of the protagonists, we wrote. E’ the “standing ovation”, like when professional players onto the pitch at the Palace, lo speaker pronuncia i loro nomi e chi li ama urla i loro cognomi… “Con il numero 0… Filippo Fabbri, con il numero 9… Gianluca Forino, con il numero 11… Ludovico Claroni, con il numero 13… Nicola Monzali, con il numero 14… Matteo Guidi, con il numero 18… Riccardo Zucconi, con il numero 20… Diego Mascagni, con il numero 21… David Aldo De Pace, con il numero 24… Christian Carmelo, con il numero 31… Fabio Pinto, with the number 35 il Capitano… Mario manly, Head Coach… Marco Pappalardo, Assistant Coach… Giovanni Setti… Come on guys!”