Peristeri continue to turn heads with defeat of Olympiacos
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 23
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|9-Apr-19||Kymis||90 - 83||Ifaistos Limnou|
|9-Apr-19||Rethymno||93 - 67||Kolossos|
|9-Apr-19||Holargos||76 - 63||Aris|
|9-Apr-19||PAOK||83 - 73||Panionios|
|9-Apr-19||Promitheas||71 - 63||Lavrio|
|9-Apr-19||Peristeri||81 - 76||Olympiacos|
Just over a week after handing Panathinaikos a shock defeat in the Greek Basket League, Peristeri were at it again with a surprise win over Olympiacos on Matchday 23…
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A busy day of action in the Greek Basket League saw all 14 teams in action on Wednesday night with Peristeri’s shock win over Olympiacos stealing the headlines.
Elsewhere, Aris’ hopes of making the Basket League playoffs took yet another hit with a defeat at the hands of Holargos while William Hatcher helped PAOK rebound after a tough loss to Panathinaikos on Sunday.
KYMIS 90-81 IFAISTOS LIMNOU
Scott Suggs notched 24 points and both Chris Horton and Stavros Toutziarakis put in double-double performances as Kymis returned to the win column at home against Ifaistos Limnou.
A 32-35 run in the fourth quarter helped Kymis secure the win after Ifaistos has erased Kymis’ halftime lead in the third quarter.
The win gives Kymis some margin of error heading into the final few weeks of the season, though the Euboean have yet to clinch safety despite Wednesday night’s win.
RETHYMNO CRETAN KINGS 93-67 KOLOSSOS
In a battle between two sides currently occupying the two relegation spots, Rethymno Cretan Kings soared to a massive win at the expense of league-worst Kolossos.
Steven Burtt Jr. led Rethymno scorers with 19 points while Anthony Hickey managed his first-ever triple-double in the Basket League with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 16 assists.
The win sees Rethymno remain one point from safety while Kolossos are four points off the pace as the Rhodes outfit inch closer to relegation.
HOLARGOS 76-63 ARIS
Aris’ playoff hopes were hit with another blow after the Thessaloniki side conceded a 26-16 run in the fourth quarter to fall to a devastating defeat on the road against Holargos.
In a battle between 8th and 9th in the league standings, Aris started brightly but were outscored 44-28 in the second half to fall four points off the pace for the final playoff berth.
Vladimir Jankovic continued his good form in the win as he posted 16 points and 7 rebounds as Holargos picked up their third win in their last four outings.
PROMITHEAS 71-63 LAVRIO
In Patras, Promitheas rebounded from their heartbreaking loss in Thessaloniki with a difficult win over struggling Lavrio.
Promitheas coasted to the win in the fourth quarter thanks to a 23-16 run in the final frame with Octavius Ellis’ 14 points and 14 rebounds leading the way for the Patras outfit.
Lavrio’s struggles in both the second and fourth quarter condemned the Miners to a third-straight defeat, which now sees Christos Serelis’ side sit just one point above the relegation zone.
PAOK 83-73 PANIONIOS
PAOK rebounded from their lopsided defeat against Panathinaikos with a comfortable win over Panionios in Nea Smyrni.
William Hatcher’s 23 points steered PAOK to their third win their last four outings while Phil Goss added 17 points and 4 assists.
Panionios, who were on a two-game win streak heading into Wednesday’s showdown in Thessaloniki, were led by Nikos Diplaros’ 13 points while Joey Dorsey notched a double-double (12 points, 17 rebounds) in the defeat.
PERISTERI 81-76 OLYMPIACOS
Peristeri compounded Olympiacos’ recent woes with a shock win over the struggling Piraeus giants at the Andreas Papandreou Indoor Hall.
Ben Bentil’s 15 points steered Peristeri to the win as the home side held on to their lead despite a late pushback from Olympiacos in the fourth quarter.
Georgios Printezis was Olympiacos’ main scoring threat as the Greek international posted 17 points in the defeat, while Briante Weber added 13 points in Olympiacos’ third defeat of the season.