After two consecutive away games, Ecodent returns to play at home: tonight the former leaders Autosped Castelnuovo Scrivia arrive in the old arena of Alpo di Villafranca (at 20.30) as part of the second day of the second round. In the first leg the Piedmontese clearly won 88-62 but tomorrow will probably be another story.
First because Alpo Basket is a different team compared to the challenge of three months ago and second because the “Giraffes” have shown that they are not unbeatable. After achieving a 12-0 in the first twelve days, the Piedmontese went 0-2 in the last two: Udine and Costa Masnaga in fact put an end to Autosped’s unbeaten run which slipped to second place in the standings. Two setbacks that may well be there and that do not deprive Molino’s team of the role of number one favorite for promotion.
First return to Alpo as ex of Sofia Marangoni, while for the blue and whites Annalisa Vitari is the ex on duty: «Yes, I played three seasons in Castelnuovo where I had a good time – remembers Anna – We are in a good moment, the victory Mantova was important both for the two points and for morale. It gave us energy to start the second round in the best possible way: we played as a team and we had fun, so we want to give everything we can to win together». What team is Castelnuovo Scrivia? «A very high-level formation aiming for promotion to A1, we will give 100% as we did in this week of training: the match lasts 40 minutes, we will certainly try and in the end we will read the result on the scoreboard».
Ecodent Alpo – Autosped Castelnuovo Scrivia will be broadcast in live streaming, with commentary by Giovanni Miceli, on the Alpo Basket ’99 YouTube page starting at 20:25 tonight..