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Game 18, Europromotion Legnano – Acmar Ravenna 72-69

Europromotion Legnano – Acmar Ravenna 72-69

(21-12, 38-26, 59-49)

Legnano: Krubally 18, Petrucci 6, Guidi ne, Maiocco 7, Frassineti 17, Di Bella 12, Tognati ne, Locci 7, Merchant 5, Battilana ne, Gastoldi ne, Navarini. All.Ferrari

Ravenna: Holloway 17, Amoni 8, Cicognani 2, Rivali 5, Raschi 7, Grassi ne, Zannini ne, Tambone 4, Foiera 4, Singletary 22. All.Martino

 

Acmar Ravenna lost at Legnano, missing to complete the come back from a 12 point after the half time. With a great effort by Singletary and Holloway, Acmar Ravenna came back to 64-63 and overtake with a three pointer by captain Amoni (66-68) with 2 minutes left to play. Former Italian National team playmaker Fabio Di Bella hit back from downtown (69-68) and Holloway tied from the free throw line (69-69) with 50” left. After a Legnano turnover, Amoni did not scored an open three pointer; then, with 3” left, Frassineti grabbed a foul from Holloway, converting the first free throw given. He missed the second, but Krubally was able to get the rebound and convert it to a 72-69 win. 

Game 17, Acmar Ravenna – Benacquista Latina 80-74

Acmar Ravenna – Benacquista Latina 80-74

(16-18, 34-36, 59-62)

Ravenna: Holloway 22, Amoni 2, Cicognani 8, Rivali 14, Raschi 10, Grassi ne, Zannini ne, Tambone 6, Foiera 2, Singletary 16. All. Martino

Latina: Banti 7, Santolamazza, Nardi 6, Ihedioha 2, Uglietti 9, Cantone 14, Portannese 19, Austin 13, Di Ianni ne, Ianes 4. All.Bartocci

Arbitri: Rudellat di Nuoro, Pazzaglia di Pesaro, Vita di Ancona.

Note: T2: Ra 21/41, Lt 17/33; T3: Ra 8/20, Lt 12/26; Tl: Ra 14/18, Lt 4/4.

A 13-0 run from 37th to 39th minute gave Acmar Ravenna the ninth home game win on a row. After 37 minutes with a small advantage from Latina, and 16 leading changes, Acmar Ravenna set a three point play by Raschi (70-71) and overtake with four free throws made by Eugenio Rivali (74-71). A technical foul to Latina guard Mike Nardi, converted in three point by Eugenio Rivali set a six point lead (77-71) and a power dunk by Mike Singletary closed the game with one minute left to play.

Game 16, Orsi Tortona – Acmar Ravenna 78-73

Orsi Derthona Basket – Acmar Ravenna 78-73

(28-17, 45-31, 56-51)

Derthona: Rotondo 15, Carosi ne, Gioria 3, Venuto 3, Simoncelli 9, Tava ne, Strotz ne, Losi 14, Crockett 2, Valenti 8, Tavernari 17, Galloway 7. All. Cavina

Ravenna: Holloway 12, Amoni 12, Cicognani 4, Rivali 5, Raschi 16, Grassi ne, Zannini ne, Tambone 4, Foiera 2, Singletary 18. All.Martino

Shooting Chart: T2: De 17/30, Ra 16/33; T3: De 10/23, Ra 8/27; Tl: De 14/15, Ra 17/24.

 

Acmar Ravenna loses his fifth game against Tortona, at his ninth win in the last ten games. Acmar suffered some injuries during the game, by losing Cicognani (knee, nothing serious) and Amoni (flu). Tortona took an early advantage and made it bigger after the half time, until 54-37 at minute 25. A three pointer by Amoni and a three point play by Singletary opened the come back, two other three pointers by Amoni closed the gap between the team until the tie bucket set by Raschi with 5’ left. Singletary dunked for 68-71 Ravenna with 2’ left, but Simoncelli and Galloway brought Tortona back into the lead. Singletary set another advantage (72-73, 40” left), but Losi with a fast break and Tavernari gave Tortona a three point lead (76-73). With 15” left, Emmanuel Holloway shoots a three pointers to tie, but unfortunately he did not score. 

Mike Singletary to A2 All Star Game!


Mike Singletary made it to the All Star Game, playing with the non-italian players team versus the top12 italians of A2 Gold and Silver. The game has been played in Mantova and Mike had 5 points, made with a great dunk and a three pointer hit in second half.
Before tip off and at the half time, Mike has been selected to judge the Dunk Contest, won by italian forward Eric Lombardi (Biella).

Pic: Mike Singletary with Jake Voskuil and Jaye Crockett, three former Texas Tech players. 

Game 15, Acmar Ravenna – Viola Reggio Calabria 93-66

Acmar Ravenna – Viola Reggio Calabria 93-66

(25-17, 48-30, 70-47)

Ravenna: Holloway 23, Amoni 5, Cicognani 8, Rivali 4, Raschi 11, Grassi 2, Zannini, Tambone 15, Foiera 14, Singletary 11. All. Martino

Reggio Calabria: Deloach 21, Casini 12, Azzaro 1, Rezzano 10, Lupusor 2, Rossi 6, De Meo, Rush 3, Florio, Ammannato 11. All.Benedetto

Shooting Chart: T2: Ra 22/37, Rc 21/39; T3: Ra 12/28, Rc 3/15; Tl: Ra 13/15, Rc 15/25.

 

With the perfect game, Acmar Ravenna beats Viola Reggio Calabria, closes the first half of A2 Silver championship at the first place of the standings, and makes the history advancing to National Cup Final Six (Rimini 6th to 8th march).

Acmar Ravenna will face Manital Torino in the quarter finals and, in case of win, A2 Gold leader Tezenis Verona.

Opposite to Reggio Calabria, Acmar Ravenna plays a one way game. After a 3-10 run made by Rezzano and Ammannato, Acmar takes the lead with an inspired Holloway (23 point, 5/6 from downtown) in the last minutes of the first quarter. Viola Reggio Calabria loses Erik Rush due to a foot injury, Tambone and Holloway pushes hard, and the advantage at the half time is by 18 points, 48-30. Ravenna keeps on fighting into third quarter, until the end of a masterpiece made by players, coaching staff, management and fans.