Under 17 Eccellenza
Day 13 Regional Phase Round Two
Mens Sana basket - U S Empolese: 66-51 (22-10; 35-14; 48-37)
Montepaschi: Franchi 1, Totaro, Anichini 2, Nasello 4, Rumachella, Tognazzi 4, Neri 4, Del Cucina 2, Tealdi 14, Antonini 17, Landi 1, Cappelletti 20. Cch. Staccini.
US Empolese: Bastianoni7, Bacci 2, Galligani 8, Raimo 2, Zannelli 9, Marzi, Checcucci, Giriolami, Cambioni 10, Bulleri, Mazzoni 13, Berti. Cch. Mazzoni.
Referees: Fabiani and Solfanelli
A good performance by the Under 17 who win their second to last championship game at home against USE Empoli. The game was never up for discussion after the home team’s excellent start. Siena took a double digit lead first quarter. Excellent defense second quarter allowed Mens Sana to head into the half up by 21. Empoli reacts third quarter and they’re able to narrow the gap with fastbreaks, but the green-and-whites control the situation with lucidity and take the match by 15 points.
The last game of this phase is Tuesday, April 17th at 8:15 at PalaEstra. It will determine the teams position heading into Interzone.
Under 15 Eccellenza
Pall. Firenze – Mps Siena 64 – 58 (14 – 23; 31 – 35; 45-46)
Pall.Firenze: Bartolini 2, Zheng 2, Pezzati 26, Zappia 6, Galmarini 8, Ferrari 10, Merlo 10, Volpi, Zanussi, Borelli, Forgione, Lo Verde. Cch. Salvetti.
MPS: Becatti 4, Bartolozzi 2, Batori 5, Bruttini 8, Cometti 10, Tommasi S. 2, Battaglini 4, Tommasi N. 2, Rovini 2, Bucarelli 16, Corbinelli, Burroni. Cch. Staccini
Referees: Bertoncini – Munda
A loss for the Under 15’s away at Firenze. The green-and-whites start off well and take a double digit lead first quarter. Second quarter goes in favour of the home team, as they get back in the game and trail by only 4. Third and fourth quarters are balanced. The two teams alternate leading the game, but the home team’s greater precision and lucidity coupled with Mens Sana’s scarce percentages at shooting hand the match over to Firenze for 2 points.
Next game: Saturday, April 21st at 6:30pm at Palaestra against Virtus Siena.