Brindisi sends Milan to third straight domestic loss

2021-04-11T22:41:41+00:00 2021-04-11T22:41:41+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

11/Apr/21 22:41

A brand new Italian league leader in Happy Casa Brindisi

By Eurohoops Team/

Brindisi took down AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano, 80-71, on Sunday leapfrogging their opponent in the LBA Serie A standings.

Derek Willis posted a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Regular Season Round 26 tilt between the top two leading teams of the Italian league. Josh Bostic added 15 points. Sergio Rodriguez had a game-high 23 points in a losing effort.

Brindisi upped its LBA tally to 18-5 sending Milan down to 18-6 and second place. This was the third domestic league loss in a row for the team coached by Ettore Messina.

Virtus Bologna got to 17-7. Awudu Abass piled up 17 points and Josh Adams threw in 16 more points in the 81-67 victory against Trieste.

Earlier, Petteri Koponen hit eight three-pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points powering Reggio Emilia over Varese, 95-77.

LBA Serie A Round 26:

Fortitudo Lavoropiu Bologna – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 77-79

De’Longhi Treviso – Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 89-85
UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia – Openjobmetis Varese 95-77
Umana Reyer Venezia – Germani Brescia 94-87
Acqua S.Bernardo Cantu – Dolomiti Energia Trento 75-76
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste 81-67
Happy Casa Brindisi – AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano 80-71

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League