The Italian-Argentine decisive to clear the Ferentino parquet “It was tough, but we are ahead and we want the final”
First match ball to access the final which is worth the A1 series. With the away victory on Thursday evening, Bertram Tortona leads the series 2-1 against Atlante Eurobasket Roma and has the first opportunity today (ball at two hours 12.30) to earn the last act against Turin: the Reale Mutua of the former Tortona coach Demis Cavina (given on the Sassari bench next season after Pozzecco’s farewell, although president Sardara has already announced his disengagement by the 2021-2022 season) liquidated 3-0 Verona to which he did not it was enough to add Bryan Sacchetti in the race to get the better of Turin.
With a team test and excellent percentages from the long run (41%), the Lions, for their part, earned the first matchpoint to play the final. Great protagonist, not only for the 17 points scored, but also for the presence in the decisive moments of the race was Agu Fabi. With Cannon caged by the Roman defense and the area barred, the Italo-Argentine winger was one of the architects of the victory together with Mascolo (top scorer with 19 points), Sanders and Tavernelli.
The field factor
«It was a tough match, Rome put us in difficulty throughout the series, but now we are ahead and we want to close as soon as possible. Rome will continue to be aggressive and close the area to us, we will have to be patient to find the spaces », Fabi comments. Rome, like Ravenna, is a team capable of changing face during the match, but Tortona has been able to adapt. «We had some highs and lows in the first half, but the important thing was that everyone made a contribution to survive from a complex foul situation in the long with forced choices – notes coach Ramondino – We earned at least game 5. We cannot expect to have adequate physical energy for such a tough competition, so we have to draw on mental ones ». In the event of game 5, Tortona would enjoy the advantage of the home factor, on Tuesday 15 at PalaOltrepo (8.45 pm). –