Koroivos Saved, Arkadikos Relegated

Koroivos will remain in the A1 Basket League for a third straight year after today's victory over Lavrio 86-69. On the other hand, Arkadikos was relegated to the second division after their 87-74 loss to AEK and Trikala's 84-67 win over Apollon Patras. With their loss, the team from Patra finished in 10th place missing out on the playoffs.

Although tied on points with Arkadikos after today's results, Koroivos had the better overall points difference in the regular season, finishing ahead of Tripoli's team in the final standings. In their head to head games, each team beat the other away by one point sending the tie-breaker to overall points difference. Additionally, Trikala's victory over Apollon Patras played a role in Arkadikos' relegation, avoiding a three team tie between Koroivos, Arkadikos, and Trikala. In that case, Koroivos would have been relegated with already last placed Kavala. 

 

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