Koroivos fail to avoid catastrophe in loss to Trikala
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 26
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|13-May-18||Koroivos||82 - 85||Trikala|
|13-May-18||Rethymno||90 - 78||Panionios|
A disastrous outing in Amaliada has come costly for Koroivos who will face the drop to the second tier of Greek basketball next season…
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Koroivos will call the Greek A2 Basket League home next season after a nightmare finale in the Greek Basket League on Sunday.
Heading into Sunday locked in a two-horse race with Panionios to avoid relegation, Koroivos failed to take care of business at home against bottom side Trikala in an 85-82 loss at the Amaliada Indoor Hall.
A 26-18 run by Trikala in the fourth quarter sentenced Koroivos to their fourth consecutive defeat and most devastating thus far as a win would have spared the Amaliada-based club relegation considering the out of town scoreboard.
In fact, Koroivos’ stumble came as a sense of relief for Panionios who failed to take care of their own fate with a 90-78 loss to Rethmyno in Crete.
With Rethymno set to miss the playoffs, the home side gave their fans a proper send-off as the Cretan Kings strolled to victory despite a late surge from Panionios.
Panionios, who own the tie-breaker with Koroivos, needed to avoid a three-way tie with Koroivos and Gymnastikos in order to secure safety nearly threw away their spot in next season’s Basket League.