Basketballghana.com can confirm Olimpia Milano has won the 2021-2022 Italian Basketball Cup title and the win got Milano its eighth title in the competition’s history.
Ghana Forward Ben Bentil played for Milano in the final that had Olimpia beat Tortona 78-61 with Nico Melli registering 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)
Bentil on the other hand, played 16 minutes and produced seven points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in the low scoring contest.
The Sekondi native scored all four free throws and converted a shot from three point range to round up his scoring tally; he did miss his sole two point shot attempt.
This is Bentil’s debut season in Italy and Milano and is on course to repeat a Cup and league title double with Milano a strong favourite to translate its league leading form into the playoffs.
Bentil won the 2020-2021 Greek Cup and Greek League title at Panathinaikos before moving to Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul in Turkey then Milano in the present campaign.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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