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Youth sector season 22/23, news #1 | U17 championship started, victories for U14 and U13 in weekend tournaments

Bologna, 26 September –

The season of official commitments has begun for the HCL youth sector, with the U17 Eccellenza team, coached by coach Mattia Largo, making its debut at the PalaCUS, winning 95-64 against Pol. Piacenza Club, in a game conducted from the very first minutes.

Next match on Sunday 2 October on the court of Polisportiva Pontevecchio.

Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna – Pol. Piacenza Club 95-64

(22-13, 47-29, 71-44)

Virtus: Baiocchi 20, Ligabue 2, Maurizi 9, Boggian 7, Bylyku 10, Giannone 10, Giovannini 3, Guidotti 8, Ranieri 2, Soli 4, Vandini 6, Accorsi 7. Largo

Piacenza: Salvaderi, Gazzola, Ndione 12, Lombardi 9, Dal Cero 9, Rossi, Grecchi 3, Pescatori 4, Dossena 2, Minelle 9, Banella 4, Miloaie 12.


The preparation phase continues for the other groups of the Youth Sector, awaiting the start of their respective championships in the coming weeks.

Coach Andrea Venturi’s U14s took part in and won the “Gioca con Lello” tournament, organised by the Granarolo Basket Village in memory of Marco Lelli Ricci, a young athlete who passed away last April and who had spent several years in the Virtussis’ youth sector.

Match results:

Quarterfinals: Virtus – Monte San Pietro 94-57

Semifinal: Virtus – SG Fortitudo 76-66

Final: Virtus – Vis 2008 Ferrara 100-40


(photo by Basket Village Granarolo)


Victory also for the U13s led by coach Luca Brochetto, who won the 9th edition of the “Simone nel cuore” tournament organised by Virtus Imola.

Match results:

Virtus – Fusignano 99-6

Virtus – International Imola 44-42

Final: Virtus – Virtus Padova 80-34