Uniceub/BRB defended their NBB title. They shot down Sao Jose/Vinac in the championship game tonight to claim the third straight NBB title. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) knocked down 26 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the winners. The defending champions gave little chance for the regular season champs. Uniceub/BRB grabbed an 18:10 lead after ten minutes. Sao Jose/Vinac managed to cut the deficit to 5 points at halftime 29:34. But the third term belonged to the visitors. Uniceub/BRB went on a 20:10 run to clear off. They enjoyed a comfortable 15-point lead before the final term and fired 25 points in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) dropped 16 points, while Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) answered with 20 points and 14 rebounds for Sao Jose/Vinac. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) produced 16 points in the loss.
Mogi is Champion of Brazil Super Cup! - May 20, 2012
Mogi das Cruzes (SP) - Teams from Mogi / Sanifill come into court and Palmeiras on Saturday (19) who have already qualified for the NBB-2013. And they made a grand finale of the Super Cup in Brazil. With a better basketball and even encouraged by their huge crowd present, the team Mogi won 102-87 (49-35), and won the title of the competition which is organized by the Brazilian Confederation of Basketball, in partnership with the city of Mogi of Crosses. With four minutes of play, the doors of the gym, with nearly six thousand people, were closed due to overcrowding
Mogi / Sanifill Palmeiras reached the final and motivated with their respective victories on Friday, results that give both the right to compete in the National League (NBB), provided they meet the same requirements. And as was the match for the classification stage, there was no lack of excitement to the excellent audience.
Both teams started the game willing to make a great game. With strong individual markings, with the team Mogi, who pushed for nearly six thousand fans who packed the gym, was exploiting defensive mistakes of Palmeiras and even opened yet in the first period, 11 points (24-13) to finish fourth in the nine points (24-15) in front. In the second period, Palmeiras kept the individual defense, but the Mogi / Sanifill began to play a 3-2 zone defense and by the end of the period, taking advantage of a defensive imbalance Palmeiras opened 15 points (44-29), forcing the coach of Palmeiras asking for his second time out. At halftime, the score pointed: 49 to 35 for the home team.
In the third period, the Palms has put strong pressure defense at half court and the fans got to worry for Mogi when down to nine points (68-59) the difference, two minutes to the end of the period. But after committing misconduct and still be punished for a technical foul by Jesus Gilson, the Mogi took four free throws and possession to have a comfortable gap back to the tranquility of the team and fans. The third period ended with the advantage of the home team by 18 points (77-59).
In the fourth period, Palmeiras tried to continue with the marking pressure, but to no avail. It was the night of the Mogi / Sanifill, even losing the pivot Thomas, team's leading scorer with 22 points with five fouls, did not lose the pace and got the win by 15 points.
"It was a prize for a city that loves basketball, the mayor (Bertaiolli) Secretary of the Nile that was a basketball player is a great leader and also the group of players who were warriors in this achievement," said coach Mogi, Marcelo Ribeiro . The Argentine Pitu not hide the joy, that he just arrived a few days ago and I was champion in Brazil. "Wonderful. Do not have words to describe the feeling. Thanks, Brazil," he said smiling.
For coach John Padola, Palmeiras, thinks young team: "It's a team that suffered a lot in trade, with some young players. But they learn," he said. "Now we have to think about the future. We have Championship and the National League next year. Surely we will strengthen the team," concluded Padola.
Under the arbitration Francisco Lima Filho (SP), Marco Antonio Ferreira (SP) and John Rose (RS), played and scored for Mogi / Sanifill (102) Edu Caviglia (10), William Filipin (18), Thomas (22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists), Cortez (5), Thiago (14), Araujo (8), Fabio Pires (11 and 9 rebounds), Vinicius (5 and 4 assists), Juan Pitu (7), Peter Patkoski ( 2) and Santos. Forum - Marcelo Ribeiro. For Palm (87) - Brown (8), Marcao (12), Lucas (15:08 rebounds) Viegas (11), Gilson (13), Lino (6), Icemike (2), mute (2), rock (4) rod, Wagner (2) and Arthur Pecos (6). Coach - John Silva Padola.
Final standings: Champion - Mogi / Sanifill; runner-up - Palmeiras; third - XV de Piracicaba; fourth - Univates / Lajeado; fifth - Campo Mourao, sixth - Assembly of Par; seventh - Sport Recife; eighth - Basketball Plateau.
Courtesy of CBB
NBB Brazil wins the All-Star over NBB World, Murilo chosen as MVP - Mar 11, 2012
With show, NBB Brazil 'gives the change' and wins over the NBB foreigners, 125-102. Murilo was chosen as MVP.
The game was festive, but the Brazilians wanted to bring back victory to defeat the foreigners after 2011 loss. And the goal was accomplished. After getting upset in the second quarter, the NBB Brazil did not lose the lead on the scoreboard. In the end, victory to green and yellow, 125-102.
Two leading scorers of the game were from NBB World Shamell and Jeff Agba, 21 and 20 points respectively. But it was NBB Brazil player who was elected the MVP of the match. The forward Murilo with 15 points, six rebounds and 22 in the efficiency ratio, was chosen Most Valuable Player of the match.
Also from Brazilian team, Arthur stood out with 16 points, and Nezinho that even under the booing crowd Francana, had good performance with nine points and 11 assists.
The NBB tournament organized by the National Basketball League (LNB), in partnership with Globo and sponsorship Eletrobras, Cash, Penalty and Netshoes.
The NBB World began with the starting five formed by Larry, Shamell, Sowell, Kammerichs and Jeff Agba, while the NBB Brazil launched the court with Fulvio, Alex, Marcelo, and Murilo Giovannoni.
And the foreigners have started better. The strong inside presence made a difference in favor of "gringos", which featured an inspired Jeff Agba in the first quarter with 14 points and seven rebounds, and buried the aplauses of the public. On defense, Kammerichs held up the crowd with a stump in Alex.
Among the Brazilians, the inside presence was also the strong point, with Murilo and Giovannoni combining for 16 points. But the World NBB was better in the first part of the game, 30 to 27.
The turning point came in the second quarter, when the team formed by Brazilians put their reserves on the court. Nezinho Olivinha led the NBB Brazil who took the lead on the scoreboard. Cipolini Benite raised the crowd.
And the show continued after the break with the public vibrating with each bid. With cries of "Sowell", the crowd asked its representative in court, wish granted by coach Gonzalo Garcia. The U.S. native scored ten points in the third period and the NBB World seemed to be revived.
But in the final period, it was NBB Brazil team show. The Brazilians have extended the advantage, which surpassed their 20 points. In the end, the feast of green and yellow team, who fired back on foreigners who had taken the best of last year.
After the end of the match, Murilo was announced as MVP and received the trophy from the President of the National Basketball League (LNB), Kouros Monadjemi.
"Thanks for all this beautiful show. I'm very happy for the victory of the Brazilian team and this award, "said forward.
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