Rethymno end Kymis’ run, Lavrio stun PAOK

Rethymno end Kymis’ run, Lavrio stun PAOK


Date Home Team Score Away Team
30-Dec-17 Lavrio 90 - 72 PAOK
30-Dec-17 AEK 106 - 79 Faros
30-Dec-17 Koroivos 78 - 71 Prometheus
30-Dec-17 Rethymno 83 - 73 Kymi
30-Dec-17 Aris 82 - 63 Trikala

Kymis’ surprising three-game winning streak came to an abrupt end in Crete on Saturday, while Lavrio leapfrogged PAOK in Saturday’s action in the Greek Basket League…

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Kymis’ three-game winning streak came to an end in Crete, while Lavrio leapfrogged PAOK in the Greek Basket League table thanks to an emphatic win over the Dikefale tou Vorra.
PAOK’s trip to Lavrio featured in the matinee match on Saturday as both sides looked to settle a stalemate in the league standings. A 19-point effort from Steven Gray helped steer Lavrio to an emphatic 90-72 win over PAOK and into third spot in the league standings. Vangelis Margaritis notched 15 points and 8 rebounds for PAOK as the Dikefale tou Vorra slipped to their first defeat in the league since October.
In Athens, AEK used a high-scoring first quarter to thrash Gymnastikos 106-79 at OAKA. Manny Harris led AEK with 19 points and 7 rebounds as the Enosi reached the century-mark in the league for the first time this season. Gymnastikos, who have now lost four of their last five games, were led by Paris Maragkos’ 29-point effort; however, a poor second quarter was the Larissa outfit’s undoing as AEK’s defense held firm to limit the visitors to just 10-point in the second frame.
Kymis’ miraculous three-game winning streak came to an end in Crete thanks to an 83-73 defeat at the hands of Rethymno. After starting the season with six straight wins, Kymis had put together three-straight wins; however, Charis Giannopoulos’ game-high 22 points ensured Kymis’ streak would end on the island. Michael Kizer notched a double-double for Kymis in the loss as the American hauled in 10 rebounds along with his 21-point performance.
In Amaliada, Promitheas stumbled to their third defeat in a row as the home crowd powered Koroivos to a 78-71 win. Jahii Carson led Koroivos scorers with 24 points, while Promitheas’ scoring efforts were led by Mohammed Faye’s 18 points. It was a massive effort from Koroivos’ defense in the fourth quarter that paved the way for the club’s first win in six games as the home side held-off Promitheas in the final frame to end a five-game losing streak in the league.
Meanwhile, Aris became the latest team to take advantage of a struggling Trikala side with an 82-63 win at Alexandreiou. Michalis Tsairelis led Aris with 15 points, while ShawnDre’ Jones’ tallied just as much to lead Trikala’s offensive efforts. Aris took control early on as the home side opened up a healthy 11-point lead in the first quarter before adding to their lead again thanks to a dominant stretch of play in the third quarter. The win sees Aris end a three-game losing streak, while Trikala’s winless streak has now stretched to six games.

by Peter Katsiris
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