Costone – Prato Basket Young 84-46
Partials: 22-9; 46-22; 64-32;
Rib: Ricci 8, Bruttini R., De Martino, Picchi 4, Angeli 6, Terrosi ne, Banchi 14, Pisoni 17, Ondo Mengue 17, Bruttini L. 13, Speri 5, Maggiorelli.
Coach: David Fattorini
Lawn: Biscardi 2, Guasti, Guerrini 7, Paoletti 2, Sarti, Palatiello 2, Campostrini, Bogani 3, Marini 12, Bonetti 4, Pinna 12, Lanari 4.
Coach: Paolo Bertini
SIENA. The season of the Costone begins with a victory. The young Prato Basket arrives at PalaOrlandi for the first challenge of the Tuscan Cup. The game is one-way for 40 minutes, with the Sienese who immediately take the lead in the match and never leave it. Despite the absences due to physical problems (Silveira, Ceccarelli and Juliatto), everything is easy for the yellow-green. The particular observers were the new signings Banchi (14 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists) and Pisoni (17 points, 3 rebounds and a block), for which Fattorini had hoped for a “gradual insertion”, but already the debut was excellent.
What goes on stage at PalaOrlandi is a first quarter with multiple speeds. In the first half of the fraction Siena accelerates to 12-0, with Banchi and Pisoni immediately thrown into the fray and immediately protagonists. After that, the guests try to mend, thanks to some carelessness of the yellow-green defense, but in the final quarter it is the Sienese who run away until 22-9. In the second fraction it is still the Costone that dictates the pace of the challenge reaching up to +19 when the clock indicates that less than 5 minutes remain to be played. The hosts now get carried away by an overflowing Ondo Mengue and stretch further up to +28. At the end of the fourth it is Marini, with a series of free throws, who brings down the curtain on the first half of the match on the score of 46-22.CopyAMP code.
The score of the match does not change even in the second part of the match, with the yellow-green players finding important points and resources. The hosts are now impregnable and, with 3 ‘to play, the scoreboard reads 62-28. In the last fraction the Costone is limited to controlling, with coach Fattorini who also gives space to the youngest like Speri, De Martino, Maggiorelli and Riccardo Bruttini. The match ends 84-46.