Monday 4 March 2019. Emboldened by the unlined character evidence against the Diablos Sant'Agata, it continued growing began in the last days of the First Phase with Virtus, Stars e Pontevecchio, the Under 13 Elite They have come up with even more character to the Palasavena San Lazzaro hosting the Junior Basketball Ca 'Ossi Forlì, fresh from disruptive +53 Basketball on San Giorgio in the first day of this Second Phase (96-43).
Prediction granted in favor of the forlivesi Francesco Gremantieri, but the boys coached by Marco Pappalardo They have honored the best mesh INVICTUS Academy, playing at par for half the race: 15-14 at the end of the first quarter and 26-27 interval, even giving the impression that he had left for some easy baskets road, really come out for a breath, focusing especially on defense, able to become the new trademark of "Oranges".
The Coach's praise in the locker room, the peace of mind of the boys finally able to go on the pitch to play, even able to snatch (and tear) a smile usually in a time of great concentration, here is the finest ingredients. It took a first part of the climb, with peaks too hard to climb, but now, we can say that this group of children has become a team. With your head held high, therefore, from the ball to two initial to the final siren.
First five on Alessandro Zanfanti, Marco De Luca, Luca Di Pace, Pietro Barbieri e Pierfrancesco Pucci, signing the first field goal. Draw from the field and +2 from the line forlivesi, fisicamennte twice to us and very prepared, but there is a desire, It demonstrates the But scoring approaching for 4-4, rapid response and +3 guest, ma Marco sticks a 2/2 e Samuel Sarti, entered during the timeout, It is going to score on the break basket of overtaking, 8-7 for the "Oranges".
More, arrive a recovery Pierre and a free throw But, +2. Forlì halves, Pierre lengthens +3 after two offensive rebounds (11-8), but two baskets the row overturn everything. We think a "number" of But, marking and suffers the foul, and error comes from the line swoops on the ball Pierre, which then puts the ball in the retina from the average distance, for the +1 at the end of first quarter, 15-14, a truly remarkable result against an opponent of this level.
Back at camp convinced, are there. We are wrong at least three shots easy up, They could give us oxygen, instead we suffer two baskets on consecutive counterattack, that force us to timeout (15-18 a 7'49". Join Loren Logozzo, not giving up anything, But missed another entrance, but it goes then to earn a double trip to the line, marking the point -2, Forli but still marks and made up to +4, 16-20. And 'the critical moment, we succumb, instead we resist.
And we find the solo Gregory Manfredini, map of the mood of the group litmus: recovery defensive, Stoppata, defensive rebound, and in the attack turn in dribbling with the left hand, to pull to the right, -2. Repeated perfectly the next action, equality. We suffer two points trivially, ma Greg It unleashed: It goes even realizes also undergoing foul, then wins a defensive rebound and fly in "coast to coast" to score the basket of overtaking, 24-22!
It will entice other two defensive rebounds, Greg, before the field goal +4 signed by Marco input to 40" interval, where we arrive below one undergoing action by 2+1, rushing inexplicably a shot from outside and undergoing a fast break, 26-27. Despite this, There is every reason to compliment the guys in the locker room. The rest are details, be refined. But the crucial step was taken, and few would have believed it no later than a month and a half ago.
Start of the third quarter with two baskets signed by Luca (28-27, overtaking) e But (+3), but wrong two supports inbound and suffer immediate controsorpasso (30-31). That bad break lengthens, repair time out on 30-36 a 6'40", but then we suffer another three points, for 0-12 of the 30-39. Broken, Finally, gives Luca, 32-39, a -7 that lasts a moment, and unfortunately it doubles up to -14 of the 32-46. It's still Luca to break the ice with a free, and then to score inbound, then ends 35-48.
Loren winning a jump ball at the beginning of the last quarter, character. He returned Greg per Pietro, the defense of "Oranges" It closes on the long opponents, employing three shots from underneath to mark, ma Luca replica immediately puncturing the area for the new -13 of the 37-50. Mark again Forlì, ma But it takes so much energy and Sam fade sees a large basket inbound steps for infringement (the zero step?), while Pierre He commits fourth and fifth foul at close range and comes in 5'19".
At the free throw +16 Forli answers Luca marking the 2/2 of the 39-53, then But we test "coast to coast" and launches counterattack Pietro, who do not even realize how Sam to attack bounce, sin, because we continue to play well, but without scoring. They will be Marco the final points of the "Oranges", pretend to shoot and entry convinced, making the basket and also undergoing the foul, and finally, a 27", the half from the line. Against, the Ca'Ossi Forlì closes off guard for 42-63 finale.
We knew the forlivesi would return to the field aggressive in the second half, and they did. We have suffered a 21 a 9 partial in the third and a 15 a 7 in the fourth quarter, and the -21 finish is definitely right for the value of Junior Basketball Ca 'Ossi Forlì, but at the same time it makes it about the steps taken by "Oranges", lprima the season together. Nothing for granted, qualification from the First to the Second Phase arrived, and the goal now is win your first win.
IRRESISTIBLE Bologna: 42 - Zanfanti (Cap.) 8, Design it, Of peace 11, Logozzo, Caso do, Sarti 2, Pucci 6, Manfredini 8, Lelli it, By Luca 7, Barbieri. Head Coach: Marco Pappalardo, Assistant Coach: Giovanni Setti.
JUNIOR BASKETBALL CA 'OSSI FORLI': 63 - Poni 2, Cypress (Cap.) 7, Ercolani 4, Gardini 4, Balistreri 2, Rosi 3, Guardigli, Pinza 22, Giunchedi 6, Perrone, Giosa 11, Betti 2. Head Coach: Francesco Gremantieri.
partial: 15-14, 11-13 (26-27), 9-21 (35-48), 7-15 (42-63)
Referee: Mark Zurlo.