Sunday, October 19, 2014

AEK beat Panionios for Basket League second day

AEK hosted and defeated Panionios for Basket League second day. Both teams faced financial and management problems this summer but AEK solved them earlier than Panionios who is still forming its roster. This was the first Basket League home game for AEK after the team was relegated to A2 division and the fans were waiting for it. AEK dominated the first quarter and finished it with double score plus one point, 27-13, and continued like this in the second quarter. In the first half AEK had 7/11 three pointers with David Kyles having 11 points while for Panionios only Yaroslav Korolev had 10 points. Panionios started second half with a 7-0 run and lowered the difference up to 8 points, 50-42, AEK expanded it back to two digits but with four free throws in the end Panionios finished the third quarter only seven points behing the home team. In the last quarter AEK made a 7-0 run and restored the difference to two digits score up to the end. AEK made its first victory for the Basket League 2014-2015 and Panionios doubled its defeats. For AEK Dusan Sakota scored 18 points, David Kyles and Leonidas Kaselakis scored 11 points each while Zisis Sarikopoulos collected 10 rebounds and scored 8 points. For Panionios Vasilis Xanthopoulos scored 16 points, Yaroslav Korolev scored 15 points and collected 9 rebounds, Tony Woods scored 14 points and collected 9 rebounds.
Quarters' scores: 27-13, 47-27, 60-53, 77-64.

AEK: Papantoniou 9, Kyles 11, Sakota 18, Kaselakis 11, Polytarchou 6, Wright 9, Kamperidis, Williamson 2, Tsiakos, Sarikopoulos 8, Milosevic 3, Goodrigde.
Panionios: Xanthopoulos 16, Verginis 8, Koukoulas, Spyropoulos, Strnad 3, Motsenigos, Bilis, Stamatis, Woods 14, Fitzpatrick 8, Korolev 15, Moraitis.

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