Monday, January 13, 2014

Panathinaikos defeated Apollon Patras for Greek League 13th day

Panathinaikos hosted and defeated Apollon Patras for Greek League 13th day. This was the last game for the first round of Greek Basket League and Panathinaikos hosted Apollon Patras without fans. Panathinaikos had won easily Apollon Patras in a friendly game earlier in this season and had a total 22-2 record against Apollon Patras. Apollon Patras' newest addition Roland Ross helped his team to lead the score in the first quarter. Panathinaikos counter attacked in the second quarter and with partial score 21-9 finished the first half leading the score by 9 points. In the first half nine different players scored for Panathinaikos. Roland Ross scored first in the second half but Panathinaikos made a 10-0 run and the difference went up to 20 points. Apollon Patras managed to finish the third quarter only 5 points behind, taking advantage of the many turnovers that Panathinaikos made. In the last quarter Jeremiah Wilson with a three pointer lowered the difference to two points and set the game on fire. Mike Bramos and Antonis Fotsis scored 5 points helping their team making a break. In a nervous game for Panathinaikos with many turnovers, Diamantidis was charged with a technical foul in the last minute and Apollon Patras approached again to 5 points, before Mike Bramos scoring a three pointer. Panathinaikos won Apollon Patras by 8 points in a good game for Apollon Patras. It was a tight game with 25/31 free throws for Panathinaikos and 17/22 for Apollon Patras, with 22 and 27 fouls made respectively. Stephane Lasme was the top scorer for Panathinaikos with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Jonas Mačiulis had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jeremiah Wilson was the top scorer for Apollon Patras with a double double, 16 points and 12 rebounds. Demarius Bolds scored 12 points and Roland Ross in his debut with the team scored 14 points.
Quarters' scores: 14-17, 35-26, 55-50, 81-73.

Panathinaikos: Bramos 15, Curry 9, Batiste, Fotsis 10, Ukić 4, Lasme 16, Mavrokefalidis 2, Diamantidis 7, Gist 7, Pappas, Giankovits 2, Mačiulis 9.
Apollon Patras: Ross 14, Argyropoulos 9, Kaperonis, Daniel 3, Wilson 16, Lianos 15, Oikonomopoulos 2, Pelekoudas, Molfetas 2, Niforas, Hot, Bolds 12.

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