Kolossos Edge out Aris; Wins for OSFP, PAO, AEK, and PAOK
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 22
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|18-Mar-16||Panathinaikos||85 - 64||Lavrio|
|18-Mar-16||Doxa Lefkadas||75 - 70||Apollon Patras|
|18-Mar-16||Kolossos||85 - 84||Aris|
|18-Mar-16||PAOK||88 - 71||Kymi|
|18-Mar-16||Koroivos||63 - 89||AEK|
|18-Mar-16||Prometheus||80 - 84||Rethymno|
|19-Mar-17||Olympiacos||79 - 61||Trikala|
Rethymno defeated Prometheus to close in on a playoff place while Apollon Patras fell away to Doxa Lefkadas, falling deeper into the relegation zone. Kolossos and Aris played to one of the games of the season. Wins for Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK, and PAOK. Highlights for each game can be found here...
A 24-2 run in 8.5 minutes between the third and fourth quarters gave AEK a 63-89 victory over Koroivos. The hosts seemed capable of doing damage to AEK, however the Kitrinomavri’s run gave them a rather comfortable win in the end. Sakota led AEK with 18 points while Mavrokefalidis scored 15 points. Gotcher led Koroivos with 20 points. AEK sit third as Koroivos are two wins clear of the relegation zone.
Doxa Lekfadas played for pride against Apollon Patras and defeated their opponents 75-70. The result was a big blow to Apollon’s survival hopes and with two matches to play, are two wins away from the safety zone.
In one of the matches of the season, Kolossos Rodou held on to a narrow 85-84 victory over Aris. The Thessaloniki club came back from 23 down, but Ahonen led his side to victory in the end. The result brings Kolossos Rodou level on wins (12-10) with Aris and PAOK with the three times tied for fourth place.
Rethymno recorded their second away win this season as they defeated Prometheus 80-84. The win essentially clinches Rethymo’s place in the playoffs while Prometheus hold on to the final playoff spot with a 9-13 record.
PAOK had an easy night against Kymi as they celebrated a comfortable 88-71 win. PAOK’s newest signing, Nathan Sobey led his side with 25 points while Chrysikopoulos followed with 15 points. The Dikefalos tou Vorra are tied for fourth with Aris and Kolossos Rodou as Kymi sit two wins clear of the drop zone.
Panathinaikos will go into the tough week ahead with momentum after an 85-64 win over Lavrio. Bourousis and Calathes led the Prasini in scoring with 20 and 14 points, respectively. The win keeps Panathinaikos in second place with a 21-1 record while Lavrio are one win behind a playoff spot.
One strong half was enough for Olympiacos as they went on to defeat Trikala 79-61. Agravanis finished the game with a double double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Olympiacos are first in the standings as Trikala sit ninth, tied with Lavrio at 8-14.