Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nea Kifisia defeated Aries Trikala for Greek League 14th day

Nea Kifisia hosted and defeated Aries Trikala for Greek Basket League 14th day. Nea Kifisia started better than Aries Trikala the first half, with Tony Crocker and Darrius Garrett leading their team. Nea Kifisia made only 4 turnovers in the first half and had double accuracy than Aries Trikala in two pointers, 73% vs 32%, finishing the first half ahead by 18 points. Aries Trikala complained about referees, since Patrick Ewing Junior was charged with 3 fouls after only 4 minutes in the game. It was almost sure that Aries Trikala will improve in the second half. With Jeremy Granger, Patrick Ewing Junior and Chris Evans made a 9-0 run and lowered the difference from 18 points to only 2 points, 53-51. Nea Kifisia replied with Darrius Garret and two consecutive three pointers from Vasiljevic, broadening the difference to two digits again, 61-51. Nea Kifisia won by 23 points since it had higher shot accuracy, more rebounds and more assists. Tony Crocker was the top scorer with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Darrius Garrett had 9 points and 10 rebounds. Saša Vasiljević with 5/9 three pointers and 17 pointers helped his team with crucial shots. The veteran Michalis Kakiouzis with 5/5 two pointers and 2/2 free throws was a reliable player when needed. For Aries Trikala Chris Evans had 18 points and 8 rebounds, Jeremy Granger 15 points and 8 rebounds, Patrick Ewing Junior 16 points and Giannakidis 11 points and 5 rebounds.
Quarters' scores: 29-15, 49-31, 69-61, 98-75.

Nea Kifisia: Vasiljević 17, Liakopoulos 11, Crocker 20, Kompodietas, Sioutis, Psathas, Garrett 9, Woods 8, Tsaldaris 8, Adegboye 6, Kakiouzis 12, Barlos 6.
Aries Trikala: Evans 18, Perunicic 3, Ewing 16, Giannakidis 11, Petrovic 4, Lekakis, Porrini 8, Granger 15, Deligiannis 8, Fountas, Nikolopoulos, Georgakis 2.

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