Sunday, June 23, 2024

Esperides Kallitheas Crowned Champions at the 35th Greek Girls U16 Championship

In an exhilarating showdown at the 35th Panhellenic Girls U16 Championship held in Trikala, Esperides Kallitheas emerged victorious, claiming the title with a hard-fought 60-55 win over PAOK in the final.

Game Overview

The championship game was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams showcasing exceptional talent and determination. Esperides took an early lead, ending the first quarter at 18-10. They maintained their momentum throughout the game, leading 34-25 at halftime and 53-38 at the end of the third quarter. Despite a strong comeback attempt by PAOK in the final quarter, Esperides held on to secure the victory with a final score of 60-55.

Score by Quarters: 18-10, 34-25, 53-38, 60-55.

Team Lineups and Key Performers

Esperides Kallitheas (Coach: Dimos):

    Chliaoutaki: 7 points (1 three-pointer)
    Vinga: 16 points (2 three-pointers)
    Arapoglou: 7 points (1 three-pointer)
    Chantzioglou: 5 points (1 three-pointer)
    Filntisi: 4 points
    Archimandriti: 6 points (2 three-pointers)
    Segura: 15 points (1 three-pointer)

PAOK (Coach: Meletiadis):

    Bekiri: 2 points
    Zormpala: 19 points (1 three-pointer)
    Stamboulidou: 10 points (2 three-pointers)
    V. Chaitoglou: 2 points
    Koukoukaridou: 2 points
    A. Chaitoglou: 13 points
    Itoya: 7 points
    Kanli: 0 points

Key Players:

Segura Diaz Larrauri Mar (Esperides): Leading the charge with an impressive 22.6 points per game, 3.4 steals, and 18.2 efficiency rating.

Zormpala Apostolia-Despina (PAOK): Not far behind, with 17.8 points per game and a 14.6 efficiency rating.

Chliaoutaki Eleni (Esperides): Dominating the boards with 10 rebounds per game.

Vasiliki Chaitoglou (PAOK): Close competition with 9.6 rebounds per game.

Filntisi Aikaterini-Anna (Esperides): Providing 2.8 assists per game.

Stamboulidou Sofia (PAOK): Leading in assists with 5 per game and steals with 4 per game.

Awards and Recognitions:

MVP: Mar Segura of Esperides Kallitheas, awarded by Kostas Missas, head of the Women's Basketball Development Program of the Hellenic Basketball Federation.

Top Scorer: Mar Segura, with 113 points throughout the tournament, awarded by the national coach of the U16 Women’s National Team, Eleni Micha.

Best Team of the Tournament: Mar Segura (Esperides), Apostolia Zormpala (PAOK), Efthymia Fousteri (Kronos Ag. Dimitriou), Sofia Stamboulidou (PAOK), and Anna Lagonikaki (Panathinaikos).

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