Italy did not disappoint, Sweden exceeds 62-56 in La Spezia and from the passage to the festival Continental Basketball, which will be held next year in Latvia and Serbia. The Italians had to beat Scandinavian mathematically, to enter into the final stage of the tournament and did so without having to deal, to find out whether they will be among the six best runners. Choral performance coach CRESPI girls earned a pass to the most important event of the next season, the first key step in the race at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
The Italians dominated the first two quarters, were even flown to +23, and seemed to him the success of his pockets, then materialized a blackout that has restored confidence in Sweden and again an open competition, but with our national character entered in the teeth and saw through the game. Stand, in particular, 20 points Olbis Futo Andre (9 rebounds) and 10 points Elisa Penna, in the evening a little "muted instead for Cecilia Zandalasini (8 points and as many rebounds, 3 assists) and George Sottana (5), 6 points Francesco Dotto and mourning for the last outing with the national team captain Rafael infinite Masciadri.
Italy started very well with a triple from Cinili and penetration Zandalasini (7-5), this gives us the André Olbis 3 rebounds (11.8), but has struggled to escape. The first quarter ends on 19-15 thanks to four straight points to Romeo. Triple pen and stockpiled two Olbis Andre worth 26-15 midway through the second quarter, triple pen and Sottana there raise fin to 38-19 and returned to the locker room ahead 19 points (40-21).
Blue protect delicious and allow very little to begin in opposition in the third quarter, but the Scandinavian believe and kick back drop. Gemini Eldebrink Halvarsson and make a difference, 50-41 until the last ten minutes. He suffers, despite the good Dotto break (54-41), Eldebrink without discounts, and managed to bring his friends to -6. We fight, to kill, and even manages Halvarsson mark 54-56, and two and two minutes from the end of the duct penetrations and Zandalasini stands 60-54 and then Olbis felt in the last moments, confirming the victory … And pass the Europeans.
Italy-Sweden 62-56 (19-15, 21/06, 10-20, 12-15)
ITALY: Dotto 6, 6 Romeo, Gorin Sottana 5, 8, Zandalasini Masciadri it, Crippa, Nicolodi it Ress, Cinili 5, Andre 20, 10. Handle Ct: Marco Crespi
SWEDEN: 10 Abdi, Fontaine this, it Nnamaka, Eldebrink, Lundquist, Nistru, Eldebrik 7, Hamilton Carter, Barthold, Drammeh, 10 Halvarsson, Zahui 10. Ct: Hugo Lopez
referees: Yuri (SRB), Csender (DOC), Mendoza Holgado (ESP).