Basketballghana.com can report Ghana Forward Ben Bentil is in line to compete in the semifinals of the 2021-2022 Italian Basketball Cup after aiding Olimpia Milano book its place in the latter stage.
Milano beat Dinamo Sassari 88-68 at the quarterfinal stage in the single elimination game with Milano’s Malcolm Delaney leading the way with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Bentil on the other hand came off the bench and delivered four points, three rebounds and an assist in 13 minutes of action. Unlike recent games, Bentil struggled with his shooting. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)
The former Dallas Mavericks player attempted six two point shots and scored two and missed a pair of three point attempts in the game.
Milano’s qualification means the team gets to play Brescia in the semifinals on Saturday, February 19 with a place in the final up for grabs.
Bentil is in contention to win his second Cup title in two seasons after winning the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos last season. Milano’s top ranked seeding in the league means Bentil could make it a league and cup double win for the second time in two years.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter