Basketball, enthusiasm found at biancoblù for the victories obtained by the boys from Cavina and the girls from Restivo
SASSARI. Biancoblù party after a complicated week. The basketball weekend gave Dinamo great satisfaction, both in the men and in the women.
Demis Cavina’s boys achieved their first away win of the season at Nutribullet Treviso, putting behind them in one fell swoop some discontent and the after-effects of the heavy defeat remedied Wednesday at Iberostar Tenerife in the Champions League. By the way, also to give due weight to performances and results, on Sunday the canaries went on to win in Liga ACB at Baskonia, one of the strongest teams in Europe.
In short, with Sunday’s success in Treviso, Banco di Sardegna showed that it had made some progress in terms of intensity and mental stability. The offensive phase is not yet at the top, but time plays in favor of David Logan and his teammates, who will be back in the gym from today to prepare for Sunday’s home match against Brescia.
Antonello Restivo’s Dinamo Women also smiled again, which between one absence and the next, after having taken off the pass for the regular season of Eurocup, had faced three blows. Two in the league (-27 at home debut with Costa Masnaga, -25 in San Martino di Lupari) and one in Eurocup, -19 in Friborg.
Sunday afternoon Cinzia Arioli and her companions broke the ice in the championship, overwhelming Empoli on the PalaSerradimigni parquet and showing in particular the two most precious jewels: the play Maggie Lucas, who had already made sparks in the first races, and the long Jessica Shepard , who finished with 34 points and 23 rebounds. «I am very satisfied with the approach – said Restivo – it was an aspect that we had missed both against San Martino and Freiburg: clearly such an effective approach has given us confidence also in attack which in my opinion is our strong point. We need to raise the defensive intensity because we have to take advantage of supernumerary situations. We are happy with the basketball that we have expressed tonight, we wanted to return home, where we had been missing since 23 September with the match against Grengewald ».
“In the last three games we have suffered and we wanted to go home to play together and have fun,” said Maggie Lucas. We succeeded, we played an excellent game: I’m very happy, we are building our chemistry that improves from game to game. I am extremely happy with the arrival of Jessica Shepard, we could not have hoped for a better companion. We are growing together and this is demonstrated by the fact that we are always all involved in the game ».
Thursday the next match in Eurocup Women, at the sports hall against the women’s team of Tenerife, the Clarinos.