Basketball, play off semi-finals: Virtus Bologna teaches another lesson in Tortona and goes 2-0 up

Basketball, play off semi-finals: Virtus Bologna teaches another lesson in Tortona and goes 2-0 up

After the 23 points gap in race-1, the Virtus Bologna gives another severe summons to Tortona in game-2 of the play-off semi-finals of basketball series A. Scariolo's team prevails 108-78 and rises to 2-0 in the best-of-5 series. The first match-point to win the final will be played on Friday evening (9.00 pm) in the first of the two matches scheduled in Piedmont.

Tortona in the game only for a quarter

The guests held up only for a quarter in which they also tried to escape (+7) pushed by Christon, Hunt and Macura. Virtus, however, slowly started to get serious, increased the pace and, after reversing the situation (23-20) with Ojeleye and Mickey, posted another 14-0 run at the start of the second quarter, again signed Mickey and Abass, which annihilated the ambitions of Ramondino's men.

Virtus closes with 6 men in double figures

Slipped by 15 (55-40) at halftime, Tortona ended up surrendering in the second half to a relentless Virtus shooting from mid-range (77% from two) making up for an increasingly heavy deficit until the final -30. The Bolognese team finished with 6 double-digit players: Mickey (20 points and 8 rebounds), Ojeleye (15) Abbass (15), Hackett (12), Cordinier (11) and Jaiteh (11). The guests didn't need Daum's 17 points, Macura's 16 and Hunt's 15.

VIRTUS BOLOGNA-DERTHONA TORTONA 108-78
(23-20, 55-40, 80-58)
Virtus Bologna: Pajola, Mickey 20, Ojeleye 15, Teodosic 5, Abass 15, Mannion 2, Belinelli 9, Jaiteh 11, Shengelia 8, Hackett 12, Camara, Cordinier 11. Coach: Scariolo.
Derthona Tortona: Christon 5, Hunt 15, Candi 7, Severini 9, Daum 17, Radosevic 3, Mortellaro ne, Tavernelli 2, Filloy, Cain 4, Macura 16, Filoni. Coach: Ramondino.
Referees: Mazzoni, Lo Guzzo, Borgo.
Note - Free throws: Bologna 18/23, Tortona 7/7. Out for five fouls: none.



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