Break time for LBF players facing the first stop of the Italian championship to join their respective national teams. Virtus Segafredo Bologna will also see some of its players engaged with their country’s jersey: for the blue colors Cecilia Zandalasini and Olbis Andrè Futo have been summoned and will face Switzerland (24/11 h.19 :00) and Slovakia (27/11 h19:00), while Kitija Laksa will defend Lithuania’s colors in the doubleheader with Ukraine (24/11 h.18:30) and Finland (27/11 h.14:00); last summoned is Iliana Rupert who with France will face Finland (24/11 h.20:30) and Ukraine (27/11 h.17:00).
With the win on the last day against Venezia, Virtus arrives at the stop as second in the standings: tied on points with Venezia but with the direct clash in its favor, with statistics that do not minutely describe the state of health of Coach Ticchi’s team, but help to understand its path. Nine games played so far, in which the bianconere turn out to be first in points scored (770, 85.6 points average), in percentage from three (41%), clearly distancing Venice, Campobasso and Sassari, which represent the closest group of pursuers with 35%. Even at free throws the percentages turn out to be high, with 78% representing the absolute record in the league, while the entry for shooting from inside the area sees Segafredo take home the silver medal with 57%, behind only Venice with 58% (Schio stops “only” at 52%).
By overall team rating, Segafredo also ranks among the best with a total of 895 (99.4 average), edging out Venice (893) and Schio (889), certainly among the main competitors.
As for individual statistics, Cecilia Zandalasini ranks third in three-point scoring average (51.02%) and is the best Italian scorer in the league (16.5 average). Under assists, number eighteen Ivana Dojkic, ranks fourth with an average of 4.4 per game and sixth for fouls incurred with 4.6 per game.