http://www.eurobasket.com – Italy claimed the second straight victory at the Trentino Basket Cup international tournament. They held off Netherlands for 2-0 record. Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) stepped up with 18 points for the winners.
The Azzurri jumped to a 20:14 lead after the first period. They boosted the gap at 8-point mark at the interval 36:28. Netherlands narrowed the gap in the third term. They pulled within 6 points at the final intermission 43:49. But Italy held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth frame and raced to the victory. Andrea Cinciarini (193-PG-86) had 13 points, while Luigi Datome (203-F-87) added 12 in the win. Arvin Slagter (191-G-85, agency: Court Side) responded with 15 points for Netherlands. Worthy de Jong had 14 points in the loss.