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Santa Lucia Roma sits atop Italy’s wheelchair basketball Serie A

With the fourteenth round of Italy’s wheelchair basketball Serie A having wrapped up this past weekend, Santa Lucia Roma finds themselves on top with 26 points.  They are being chased by  UnipolSai Briantea 84 Cantù and DECO Group Amicacci Giulianova who have 24 points each.

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Santa Lucia Roma continued their fight for the top position in the league by going all out against last in the league, Laumas Elettronica GiocoParma, beating them 97 – 39. Dario Di Francesco, who also captain Italy’s under-22 squad, put up 12 points while going 6 of 11 from the field.  Giulio Maria Papi, another youngster on the squad, also put up an impressive performance.  He scored 22 points in 20 minutes of play.

Current vice-champions UnipolSai Briantea 84 Cantù  beat to sixth on the ladder Dinamo Lab Banco di Sardegna by a score of 81 – 62.  The Sardinians had the game in reach at the end of the first half, behind by only 2 points with a score of 36 – 34. Cantù  kept up the pressure and ball distribution to finish the game with five players in double figures. Gaz Choudhry contributed 17 points while Filippo Carossino put up 13.

DECO Group Amicacci Giulianova faced Padova Millennium Basket, finishing the game with a score of 75 – 60.  Great Britain’s Simon Munn scored 33 points in 30 minutes of play to insure Giulianova of victory.

Next Saturday in Giulianova, DECO Group meets Santa Lucia Roma in an important game to determine who stays at the top.  UnipolSai Briantea 84 Cantù is at home, where they will play S. Stefano Banca Marche, a team currently second from the bottom on the ladder.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.</p>

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