Brandon Brown's (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.)'s great performance gave a great victory for Apollon Limassol over Michelin Etha Engomis with 102-99 in a game which just ended some hours ago, in the opener of the 11th week in a great derby. Pizza Express Apollon succeeded a great win over Michelin Etha after a great game by Brandon Brown who ended the game with 42 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 block shots in his one man show against the top seated team of Etha. A great second period was enough for the home team to grab the victory and throw the team of Michelin Etha to the third place since AEK Larnakas beat APOEL and knock the Nicosia team to the 4th place. The first period started with both teams forgetting the defense part of the game and scoring from the arc with Brandon scoring finally 9 points against the pair of five points by poole and Cup while the first three pointer of the game came from the newcomer rookie Luke Loucks (196-G-90, college: Florida St.) . The score for this first period was 29-25.
The second period was amazing for the home team since with Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) and Brandon in the leading roles outscored the visitors with nearly a double score 28-15 and put an early end to the game since the half time found the team of Coach Chougaz leading by +18 57-39. With Brandon Brown already reaching the 23 and Loucks obviously showing a better relation with the baskets than Dorsey, since his 10 points and his overall performance in his opener in the European leagues is showing at least the spirit, of the young rookie player. On the other hand, the players of Etha were not able to defend their team and they remain in shallow waters.
The 3rd period though change the momentum since the visitors with a great Ivan Maras (207-PF-86) and also a solid defense over Brandon who scored only 10 points in this period, cut the deficit to just 6 points and the game restarted. Brandon had already 32 points and the 4th period was expected to be a real derby as Etha fought back and reshaped the score to 79-71 in a game with no real defenses..
The 4th and final game was really amazing with the visitors closing the gap to 5 points with 3.22'' before the end of the game with Ivan Maras 25th point made the score 90-85. Apollon reacted and even though the deficit went even to the three pointers 94-91, 1.35'' before the end of the game, Brandon was there to give an end to the anxiety of his team-mates. Top scorers: Apollon: Brandon Brown 42, Diego Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) 14, Loucks 13, Warren 12 Etha: Ivan Maras 26, Adegboye 17, Williams and Poole 16 per head, Downey 11 and Cup 10
Petrolina AEK Larnakas - CytaVision Apoel 73-67 in the overtime (61-61)
In the second game of the day, the team of Coach Papadopoulos, AEK Larnakas beat the team of Coach Konstnatinidis, Apoel Nicosia with 73-67 in the extra time and knock her from the 3rd to 4th position of the league the Nicosia Team. The game was a derby with the visitors being better at the beginning and with Tyler Laser (185-PG-88, college: E.Illinois) being the man of the period, for APOEL while the home team had obvious scoring problems. The score for this period was 11-16. The 2nd period was much better for AEK with Vujadin Subotic (198-G-81) in a great mood and Panteli with Dixon and Garcia following, the home team over scored APOEL with 21-6 to go the the half time with 32-18.
APOEL reacted in the 3rd period and with Tyler Laser and Wells in the leading roles cut the deficit to as little as 32-28 after a 0-10 but Etha took over and with team-basketball took the lead once more to increase the deficit at the end of the 3rd period with 46-40.
APOEL changed the momentum of the game and with good defense and points coming randomly from Porter, Mokongo and Tyler Laser, took the lead for the first time after the 15th minute with 48-50 with Mokongo's fast break basket. The game in the last five minutes was dramatic with the two teams going basket to basket. APOEL though took a serious lead of +3 points after two free throws by Chan with 47 seconds to the end of the game. Dixon and Vujadin Subotic though brought th game to the extra time since Wells turnover and personal foul never let the team of APOEL to succeed at least another one offense. The game was 61-61 and the teams played the extra five minutes.
In the overtime, the score was 63-63 2.33' before the end but Tyler Laser's traveling and Porter's personal foul, gave the chance to Morrison and Dixon to succeed their 2 of 4 points from the charity line but the offensive rebound won by the 2nd missed free throw by Panteli, gave the chance to the Cyprus International to score an easy lay-up to give a +4 to his team, 38 '' before the end. APOEL scored 2 free throws to cut the deficit to 67-65 and the rest is history since Panteli and Tutt scored all 6 free throws to finally win the game.
The first official game of the season found the champions to add another trophy in their series, as the team of Coach Linos Gavriel beat quite easy APOEL of the Greek Coach Jimmy Koustenis with 92-75 proving from the early beginning that things may stay the same for another one season [read more]
The first official game of the season found the champions to add another trophy in their series, as the team of Coach Linos Gavriel beat quite easy APOEL of the Greek Coach Jimmy Koustenis with 92-75 proving from the early beginning that things may stay the same for another one season. AEK Larnakas with the most expensive roster of the league having in its roster an amazing duet, Tore Jamal Thomas and Alexis Harris show no mercy and especially after the 21st minute they took the lead and never watch back. The score in the second time was 52-30!! APOEL begun the game very well but somewhere in the middle of the game the strength and passion from Koustenis players was not enough to compete the furious champions who had three players in double digits and another three very close to the double digits, while Coach Gavriel use his 11 out of 12 players (only the veteran Garcia remain at bench) splitting the time quite balanced while he saw Alexis Harris being in an amazing shape scoring 20 points with nearly perfect stats, dashing down 4 rebounds, sharing 2 assists and gaining three fouls remaining in the court the longest than all his team-mates
Correcaminos ink Ryan McCoy, ex Apollon - 5 days ago
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Correcaminos UAT Victoria (LNBP) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-79kg-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports). He played last season at Apollon in Cypriot Division A. In three games he had 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4 [read more]
Correcaminos UAT Victoria (LNBP) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-79kg-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports). He played last season at Apollon in Cypriot Division A. In three games he had 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.0spg. The previous (2015) summer McCoy was tested by Gaiteros in Venezuela LPB where in 5 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.8apg in 2015 season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Dominican Rep. LNB Semifinals in 2014. McCoy was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team in 2014. He is quite experienced player. McCoy has played also professionally in Uruguay (Olimpia), Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo), NEBA (Houston Xperience), Mexico (Gansos) and ABA (Sugar Land L.). He attended University Louisiana at Lafayette until 2010 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player. On McCoy:
True point guard with great upside. Excellent ball handler with great court vision. Looks to pass first, but can knock down the deep ball. Plays solid perimeter defense. Excellent speed. Doesn't shy away from crashing the boards. Strong work ethic.
Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) confirmed in their roster 27-year old American forward Jake O'Brien (206-100kg-89, college: Temple, agency: HMS). He played there last season. In 20 Division A games he had 11.2ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg. O'Brien helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The previous (14-15) season he played at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German B... [read more]
Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) confirmed in their roster 27-year old American forward Jake O'Brien (206-100kg-89, college: Temple, agency: HMS). He played there last season. In 20 Division A games he had 11.2ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg. O'Brien helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The previous (14-15) season he played at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL where in 23 games he recorded 7.0ppg and 3.1rpg. O'Brien's college team won AEC Tournament in 2011. He has played previously professionally in Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns). O'Brien attended Temple University until 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
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