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Stellazzurra Basketball Academy made is officiale debut in Barcelona

Pubblicato il Martedì 1 Gennaio 2013 - Tournaments and Experiences


Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy made its official debut at the “Winter Cup” , played in Barcellona on the 13th and on the 14th of December. The under 16 years old team led by coach D’Arcangeli has been engaged in three high level games played in front a large audience, with a lot of talent scouts and journalists coming from all over Spain.

The first game was the one won by the home team, Regal Barcellona, after an overtime. It’s been an exciting game with Barcellona leading for most of the game but Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy kept playing with intensity and, also thanks to the superb performance of Oxilia, to the great plays of Pallson and to the heart of Poccioni, forced the game to the overtime after a beautiful come back.

During the second game Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy faced Vaerlose, the Danish under 17  years old battleship that dominated the game with its physical qualities both on the offensive and on the defensive end.

In the last game, the third in less than 36 hours, Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy finally found its first win (final score 78-73) on the Bc Hospitalet’s court thanks to a good team performance and to the 26 points of a very inspired La Torre.

Coach D’Arcangeli was satisfied after this experience:” It’s been a baptism of fire for us. We faced three top level teams and we’ve been able to compete against them. I’m very proud of this, it means that we’re going in the right direction. We will keep on working hard to get better practice after practice and to be always more competitive".

The next official event that will see Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy on stage will be the 2012 Nike International Junior Tournament in Rome from the 27th to the 29th of December.

Before that on the 21st of December at 3 pm at the Altero Felici Arena there is going to be a press conference in order to introduce the Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy project.

 The box scores of the Winter Cup are the following:

Game 1:

Regal Barcelona U16 – Stellazzurra Basketball Academy U16 107-97 d.1.t.s.

Regal Barcelona: Malagon 14, Vila 17, Peno 17, Esteban 9, Timoner 1, Renau 2, Carrion, Mas 16, Mazaira 4, Sorolla, Djedovic 27.

Stellazzurra Basketball Academy: Vitale 3, Ulaneo 2, La Torre 13, Banach, Oliviero 9, Poccioni 15, Palsson 16 Capuano 8, Radonjic, Gazineo, Fanatuzzi 5, Oxilia 26.

Game 2:

Vaerlose BBK U17 – Stellazzurra Basketball Academy U16 73-42

Vaerlose BBK: Grondal, Madsen, Pedersen 6, Hansen 13, Chima 2, Matijevic 7, Gloyne 6, Sarman 10, Nilesen, Rasmussen 5, Andersen 5, Larsen 19

Stellazzurra Basketball Academy: Vitale, La Torre 4, Ulaneo, Banach 7, Poccioni 4, Palsson 8, Capuano 2, Oliviero 7, Gazineo, Fallou 4, Oxilia 4, Fantauzzi 2.

Game 3:

BC Hospitalet – Stellazzurra Basketball Academy 73-78

Stellazzurra Basketball Academy: Vitale, La Torre 26, Ulaneo, Banach 2, Poccioni 2, Palsson 6, Capuano 2, Oliviero 11, Gazineo 8, Fallou 8, Oxilia 11, Fantauzzi.