In week 1, they defeated Acmar Ravenna 67-65. By rankings, it should have been a much larger victory, but, as Affrico knows from last season’s DNB playoff finals, Ravenna always shows up ready to fight.
Point guard Tommaso Marino played all but 30second in the game, scoring 19 points (7/14, 4/7 from three) and recording 6 assists. He was well supported by Emanuele Rossi, 10 points 13 rebounds, and former Rider University guard Novar Gadson (16 points 4 rebounds).
The win arrived right at the end when a three-pointer by Marino inside the last minute gave Treviglio a 2 point lead, which remained intact as Adam Sollazzo’s three point at the buzzer missed the target.
Talking about the upcoming game in an interview with LaNazione, Riccardo Castelli (former Treviglio player) highlighted the main threat: “[Treviglio] is a well organized team. we expect a difficult contest. […] I know almost all of their players, Marino in particular, he’s a leader.”
Their roster is very young, as only three players are over 24 years of age: center Emanuele Rossi (31), Francesco Ihedioha (26) and Marino (27).
Their starting five is formed by aforementioned Marino, guard Tomás Kyzlink (the other foreign player, from Czech Republic), forwards Novar Gadson and Francesco Ihedioha. Emanuele Rossi completes a lineup that logged an average of 32 minutes versus Ravenna.
Like Enegan, they are a little undersized as, between their starters, only Gadson (6-5) and Rossi (6-7) are taller than 6-4.
The bench is composed by combo guard Filippo Alessandri (last season Affrico had to deal with his 17.8PPG in DNB), backup center Luca DePaoli and youngsters Diego Floccadori, Alessandro Spatti and Tommaso Carnovali (only 17 years old but played well in last week’s 12 minutes of action, collecting 6 points 4 rebouns and 5 steals).
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