Shavon Shields powers up Milan in in Varese

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Giannis Askounis

17/Dec/23 19:23

Recovering from injury, experienced guard Billy Baron suits up for the first time in the 2023-24 season

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Missing head coach Ettore Messina, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan held on for the win, 74-70, versus Openjobmetis Varese on Sunday.

Shavon Shields scored 25 points over 26 minutes. The 29-year-old forward tucked in 9/16 field goals, including five triples in Round 12 of Italy’s LBA UnipolSai Regular Season.

Logging eight minutes in the Itelyum Arena, Billy Baron made his first appearance since last June. He missed three shots, staying shy from impacting the game for the team coached by Mario Fioretti, Messina’s assistant. The regular head coach was unavailable.

Stuck to the injury list were Maodo Lo (left thigh), Giampaolo Ricci (right hamstring), Nikola Mirotic (Achilles), and Johannes Voigtmann (right knee). Also, Kevin Pangos remained out of the lineup. Ismael Kamagate and Samuele Miccoli fit in the active squad but did not play.

Prevailing in Varese, the defending champions went up to 7-5, three games behind leading Germani Brescia.

On the losing end, Olivier Hanlan finished with 19 points. Tom Bialaszewski’s side fell to 3-9.

LBA Round 12

UnaHotels Reggio Emilia – Germani Brescia 70-77
Virtus Segafredo Bologna – Umana Reyer Venice 84-85 OT (80-80)
NutriBullet Treviso – Dolomiti Energia Trento 86-78
Vanoli Cremona – Bertram Derthona Tortona 83-67
Openjobmetis Varese – EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 70-74
Givova Scafati – Generazione Vincente Napoli 91-85
Estra Pistoia – Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro 73-74
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari – Happy Casa Brindisi 84-81

STANDINGS: Brescia 20 (10-2), Venice 18 (9-3), Virtus Bologna 16 (8-4), Trento 16 (8-4), Napoli 14 (7-5), Olimpia Milan 14 (7-5), Reggio Emilia 14 (7-5)…

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