Virtus Bologna and Olimpia Milan hold on top of LBA

2023-01-29T21:14:09+00:00 2023-01-29T22:14:42+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

29/Jan/23 21:14

Both EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and Virtus Segafredo Bologna stay in the lead of Italy’s LBA by securing respective wins at home

By Eurohoops Team/

Virtus Segafredo Bologna and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan stay together on top of the standings after Round 17 of Italy’s LBA Serie A Regular Season.

Sergio Scariolo’s side held on for the home win, 87-82, versus Tezenis Verona Sunday. Jordan Mickey was the top performer with 16 points and seven rebounds. Marco Belinelli chipped in 14 points and four assists. Leading the visitors, Giordano Bortolani registered a game-high 20 points.

Gabriel Iffe Lundberg (finger), Semi Ojeleye (thigh), and Leo Menalo (back) were not available as resting Milos Teodosic. Better news regarding Awudu Abass logging his first game played since early in the 2021-22 season and multiple injury setbacks but the experienced forward did not score in six minutes.

Earlier, Olimpia Milano recovered a double-digit advantage in the fourth quarter to beat Dolomiti Energia Trento, 78-65. Stefano Tonut and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot shared a team-high 14 points. Leading all scorers with 18 points, Darion Atkins was not enough for the visitors.

Nicolo Melli was ruled out joining Kevin Pangos (knee), Tommaso Baldasso (hand), and Shavon Shields on the list of unavailable players for the team coached by Ettore Messina. Kyle Hines and Johannes Voigtmann sat out as well.

LBA Round 17

Openjobmetis Varese – Germani Brescia 80-72
Givova Scafati – Umana Reyer Venezia 89-85
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan – Dolomiti Energia Trento 78-65
NutriBullet Treviso – Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona 79-87
Pallacanestro Trieste – GeVi Napoli 85-68
Happy Casa Brindisi – UnaHotels Reggio Emilia 81-74
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Tezenis Verona 87-82
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 110-74

STANDINGS: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 26 (13-4), Virtus Segafredo Bologna 26 (13-4), Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona 24 (12-5), Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 20 (10-7), Openjobmetis Varese 20 (10-7)…

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