Lavrio, Promitheas extend winning streaks
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 19
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|17-Mar-18||Faros Larissa||81 - 76||Aris|
|17-Mar-18||Lavrio||80 - 69||Kolossos|
|17-Mar-18||Promitheas||88 - 71||Trikala|
|17-Mar-18||PAOK||80 - 72||Rethymno|
AGONAsport’s Peter Katsiris checks in with a review of Saturday’s action in the Greek Basket League…
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Both Promitheas and Lavrio continued their winning ways as Matchday 19 in the Greek Basket League tipped-off with a slate of four games on Saturday. Meanwhile, it was a night of opposite outcomes for Aris and PAOK ahead of the Thessaloniki derby on Wednesday.
In Patras, Promitheas claimed their second consecutive win in blowout fashion over struggling Trikala. Christos Saloustros recorded a 29-point, 12-rebound double-double as Promitheas strolled to an 88-71 win. Despite trailing by just one-point heading into the fourth quarter, Trikala self-destructed and posted just 11 points in the final frame en route to their sixth straight defeat.
In Larissa, Gymnastikos dealt Aris a confidence blow ahead of Wednesday’s much-anticipated Thessaloniki derby as Aris were dealt an 81-76 loss for their second straight defeat. Steve Burtt Jr. notched a game-high 28 points as he led Gymnastikos to back-to-back for the first time since last autumn. Gary Bell’s 16 points and a double-double from Ivan Maras (14 points, 11 rebounds) weren’t enough to keep Aris from slipping closer to the relegation zone.
As Aris continue their slide down the league table, Lavrio continue to reach new heights in the Greek top flight following a dominant 80-69 win over Koroivos. The Miners notched their third straight win with McKenzie Moore’s 18 points leading the way as Lavrio made a temporary claim on second spot in the standings. Koroivos slipped to their fourth straight defeat and sit just three points clear of the drop zone.
In Thessaloniki, PAOK bounced back from midweek disappointment in the FIBA Basketball Champions League with an 80-72 win over Rethymno. Phil Goss once again led PAOK in scoring with 18 points as PAOK gave a better account of themselves in comparison to their performance midweek. Darington Hobson notched a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double for Rethymno, but it wasn’t close to being enough to prevent the Cretan side from dropping their fifth straight contest.