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Olympiacos, AEK notch comfortable wins

Olympiacos, AEK notch comfortable wins

GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 9

Date Home Team Score Away Team
15-Dec-18 Kolossos Rodou 67 - 86 Olympiacos
15-Dec-18 Rethymno 78 - 64 Kymis
15-Dec-18 AEK 83 - 64 Lavrio
15-Dec-18 Peristeri 74 - 71 Panionios
15-Dec-18 Promitheas 71 - 61 Aris

Olympiacos and AEK cruised to comfortable victories on Saturday as Matchday 9 action in the Greek Basket League took centerstage…

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Olympiacos and Peristeri continue to set the pace in the Greek Basket League after both sides managed wins in Saturday’s slate of Matchday 9 fixtures.

AEK ensured to keep pace with the leading duo thanks to their triumph over Lavrio and so did Promitheas after the Patras outfit managed to rebound from a tough loss in the Basketball Champions League with a win over Aris. Elsewhere, Rethymno Cretan Kings edged Kymis in a relegation-themed showdown in Crete.

KOLOSSOS 67-86 OLYMPIACOS

Olympiacos improved to 8-1 on the season with a comfortable win over last-place Kolossos in Rhodes.

Nigel Williams-Goss notched 16 points and Nikola Milutinov added 14 points as Olympiacos extended their domestic win streak to three games.

Three Kolossos players managed 13 points, including Dimitris Mavroeidis who also finished with 11 rebounds for a double-double performance.

Mavroeidis’ efforts were far from enough as Kolossos found themselves trailing by double digits at halftime en route to their fifth straight loss.

RETHYMNO CRETAN KINGS 78-64 KYMIS

In Crete, Rethymno secured what could be a decisive victory at season’s end as the Cretan Kings gave themselves a bit of breathing room at the foot of the table with their win over Kymis.

Steve Burtt Jr. tallied 23 points to lead all Rethymno scorers as the Cretan side surged to a double-digit lead by halftime before letting their defense preserve the win in the second half.

Kymis, who have now lost eight straight since their opening day win over Panionios, were led by Scott Suggs’ 19 points.

AEK 83-64 LAVRIO

AEK stretched their domestic win streak to five games with a comfortable win at home over Lavrio.

Vince Hunter led the Enosi with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Dusan Sakota notched a further 12 points to help AEK improve to 7-2.

AEK, who haven’t lost in any competition since their Greek Cup loss to PAOK in early November, benefited from a 27-13 run in the third quarter as Lavrio struggled on the offensive end.

Milan Milosevic led Lavrio with 14 points but the Metallorichoi were made to pay for their dreadful third quarter for a third straight loss.

PERISTERI 74-71 PANIONIOS

Peristeri rebounded from their first defeat of the season with a narrow win over Panionios to improve to 8-1.

Steven Gray led Peristeri with 19 points as the hosts foiled Panionios’ comeback attempt to keep pace with Olympiacos atop the Basket League standings.

Panionios’ Davion Berry notched 27 points to lead all scorers but the Kyanerythri were unable to pull-off a fourth quarter comeback en route to remain winless on the road (0-3) this season.

PROMITHEAS 71-61 ARIS

In Patras, Promitheas overcame back-to-back defeats from the past week with a comfortable win over a struggling Aris side at the Dimitris Tofalos Arena.

Promitheas looked an improved version of themselves as the Patras outfit surged to a five-point lead by halftime before blowing the game wide open in the third quarter with a 21-6 run in the third quarter.

Rion Brown managed 14 points to lead Promitheas while Ramon Harris’ 11-point effort was nowhere near enough for Aris side that has now lost four in a row.

 

by Peter Katsiris

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