Peristeri clinch early promotion back to the Basket League
Peristeri have effectively clinched the league title in the Greek A2 Basket League and with that promotion to the Basket League next season…
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Peristeri are heading back to the top flight of Greek basketball after securing the A2 Basket League crown with four games to spare in the regular season.
A combination of results including Peristeri’s 82-80 win over Apollon Patras and Holargos’ overtime loss to Iraklis paved the way for Nikos Karagiannis’ side to return to the Basket League next season.
Peristeri opened their league campaign with a 24-0 run before losing to Holargos last week. A return to winning ways on Wednesday night sees Peristeri clinch a return to the top flight of Greek basketball for the first time since their relegation from the Basket League during the 2013/2014 season.
In the years following their relegation, Peristeri even slipped as far down as the Greek B Basket League – the third division in the Greek basketball pyramid.
Peristeri will be hoping that by securing a return to the top flight, the once famed club can take the necessary steps towards securing a return to European competition – a reality fans of the club haven’t witnessed since the club’s 2003/2004 campaign in the FIBA Europe League.