Credit: BasketNews/D.Repečka
Credit BasketNews/D.Repečka

AX Armani Exchange Milan (13-1) won over Derthona Basket (7-7) despite several absences and after a horrible first quarter. Ettore Messina's side got the win with the final score of 72-60 (4-19, 28-12, 19-16, 21-13).

Points this season

Points made: 75,0
Accuracy: 44,9%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 84
Record min: 68
Best scorer: Shavon Shields

In the second half, the performances of Ben Bentil and Nick Melli led Milan to the victory over Derthona. The team coached by Ettore Messina scored 21 points in the final quarter.

In the second quarter, though, Milan bounced back and finished the first half up by one point with a three-pointer from Devon Hall (32-31). 

The first quarter was a total disaster for Milan. Ettore Messina's side scored only 4 points and finished the period down by 15 points (19-4).

For Olimpia Milan the top scorer was Ben Bentil, who finished with 18 points (5/7 2PT, 2/5 3PT, 2/2 FT), 13 rebounds, and 3 assists. 

For Derthona, on the other hand, the top scorer was Chris Wright with 18 points (3/9 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 3/4 FT), 1 assist, 1 rebound, and 1 steal.

AX Armani Exchange Milan: Ben Bentil 18 (13 REB), Devon Hall 14 (6 REB), Jerian Grant 13 (6 REB), Sergio Rodriguez 11, Nicolò Melli 10 (9 REB)

Derthona Basket: Chris Wright 18, JP Macura 16

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