Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rethymno Aegean beat Ilisiakos for Greek League 26th day

Rethymno Aegean hosted and defeated Ilisiakos for Greek Basket League 26th day. Ilisiakos wanted the victory in order to avoid the relegation but with a crucial mistake in the final seconds lost the game and relegated in the second division after five consecutive years in the Greek Basket League. Ilisiakos started the game with a 6-0 run and was leading the score in the first quarter. Rethymno Aegean counter attacked in the second quarter and with a 12-0 run took the lead in score. Rethymno Aegean was keeping the lead in the third and last quarter until the end. Ilisiakos took a small lead and was close to avoid relegation but Courtney Pigram made a crucial turnover and lost the ball. Giannis Kalampokis scored and made the score 63-62. Ilisiakos made another turnover and lost the game which led to the relegation in the second division. For Rethymno Aegean Kenny Gabriel was the top scorer with 15 points and 8 rebounds, Luka Drča had 14 points and 7 rebounds, Callistus Eziukwu had 8 points and 9 rebounds. For Ilisiakos Cheikh Mbodj had 22 points and 17 rebounds but he lost crucial free throws in the last minute also Courtney Pigram had 16 points but he made the crucial turnover in the last minute. Panagiotis Kafkis had 16 points and 7 assists.
Quarters' scores:14-18, 32-29, 47-43, 63-62.

Rethymno Aegean: Hurtt 2, Kallinikidis, Koumpouras 5, Aggelopoulos 7, Antonopoulos, Kalampokis 12, Kanonidis, Sinis, Latovic, Eziukwu 8, Drča 14, Gabriel 15.
Ilisiakos: Kafkis 16, Fakopoulidis, Antonakis, Chatzis, Zoumpos, Dorkofikis 6, Vavatsikos, Ioannou 2, Tzougarakis, Mbodj 22, Pigram 16.

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