The three top performed teams in the last 3 weeks are no others than Keravnos Strovolou (top seated), Petrolina AEK Larnakas (2nd in the board) and Apollon Limassol (4th in the board). At the same time another surprise came from AEL since Coach Marcos Asonitis team beat for a second consecutive time the team of Coach Konstantinidis and throw him in the 4th place of the board, a position which might end up by the end of the regular season even though the management is officially announcing at least two to three player changes and new additions. The games for the 13th week of the Mini Cyprus league were as follows:
Forex Time Apollon Limassol - Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD 103-81 Another one show by the top scorer and top performer of the league Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.). The American forward ended the game with 30 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 block shots in just 28 minutes in the court!. Other than that, the home team enter the game with targeted offensive strategy by the Greek Head Coach, Chris Chugaz (by the way, eurobasket is giving its condoleses for the lost of her mother) and the first period ended with 29-20 in a game where the offenses had the main role and the defenses were forgotten. The same paste with the other periods too as the first half ended with 24-17 for the home team and a total of 53-37 in a game which ended earlier than thought.
The 3rd and 4th period were copy-paste since ENAD with the veteran Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, college: New Orleans) trying his best and Mandic following had no any chance against the solid game by Warren and Jefferson who followed Brandon Brown in the scoring. The final 103-81 is obviously giving the real picture of the game and the difference between the two teams. Top scorers: Apollon: Brandon Brown 30, Jefferson 16, Warren 19. ENAD: Lewis Sims 22, Mandic 16, McKiver 14 and Bolden 11 points and 10 rebounds
Another game where the offenses had the main role and the defenses were forgotten by the two teams, with the home team having in an excellent night the American forward Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, college: Niagara) who ended the game with 33 points and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes, followed by Dion Dixon (in a career high game in the Cyprus league) with 26 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds while its worth mentioning the 13 rebounds by the Veteran American Cypriot JoJo Garcia.
The game needs no real detail as the 33 points deficit says it all. The home team face trouble only in the first 13 minutes and after that waived its opponent to achieve the maximum of its points this season (and of the league, since AEK recorded the biggest productivity this season). Top scorers: AEK: Charron Fisher 33, Dixon 26, Subotic 18, Iakovos Panteli 18 Omonoia: Lamar 26, Jamar Diggs (187-G-88, college: Wofford) 15, Harris 11 and Baker 10
Proteas AEL Limassol - CytaVision Apoel 67-64
The four players beat the 8 players in the specific game where the well known quartet (Aleksic 13, Mihajlo Pesic (206-F/C-81) 26, Guillandeaux 14 and Palalas 7) were able not only to defend their home court against Apoel but to succeed their second victory over the Nicosia team and their 5th overall victory which is actually brings them to the 5th place of the league. It is probably a phenomenon that the team of Limassol is achieving these victories with players that remain in the court for not less than 36 minutes and still is able to win some crucial games.
The specific game started with the visiting site of Coach Konstantinidis showing its guts since with control basketball and solid defense was able to keep the home team in just 11 points after the first period (11-17) but in the second period with a recital by Mihajlo Pesic (mostly) the home team took the lead after outscoring Apoel with the amazing 23-14. Apoel receive no real assistance by players that used to be the key in previous games so Laser ended the game with just 2p. in 21 minutes in the court while his 1/12 was not exactly helpful for Apoel, on a close distance was also Troupe (a bit better though) since his 3/9 in total and his 9 points in nearly 38 minutes was also not very helpful for Apoel to end up the trio with Stiggers 2/7 and a total of 7 points in 39 minutes!! shows two vital points, the one is that the Head Coach consider both of these players unique and that there is no real replacement for these players even though Mokongo is a points guard (he played only 8 minutes), and Kremen is a small forward (he played only 12 minutes).
In any case, the third period was the more balance period of all since it ended with 17-17 but AEL had three major winning factors: The home court, 3.000 fans, and the momentum of his few players. So, at the 4th period, the home team with the heroic game by Mihajlo Pesic and Guillandeaux (he succeeded in the most crucial three pointer at the last 16 seconds to give the victory to his team) AEL kept the paste and ended the game with a victory since both Isaac Wells (203-F-85, college: Arkansas St.) and Troupe missed their three pointers in the last 15 seconds of the game. Top scorers: AEL: Mihajlo Pesic 26 points and 13 rebounds, Guillandeaux 14, Aleksic 13 and 7 rebounds Apoel: Isaac Wells 17 (The American was the only player with double digits)
Keravnos Strovolou - Michelin Etha Engomis 65-54
The supposed to be derby between the two top seated teams never took place since the home team of Coach Yiannaras even though started a bit late since at the beginning the visitors mainly with Dejan Cup and Adegboye took an early lead since the home team couldn't score at all, (only 3 points in the first 8 minutes) to end up the worst period this season, with a 9-15.
The second period was much different that the first period since the home team took the game seriously and with a solid 19-9 and Crocker, Trisokkas and Aleksandar Damjanovic (206-C/F-73) dominated both edges and not only balance the game but with correct offensive strategy took over and ended the half time 28-24.
The third period though once more the roles changed and the visitors with Downey and Williams being the leading figures for Etha, the game was balanced since the newcomer Hampton was in a low productivity. Etha balanced the game and ended it with 42-42.
The 4th and last period was the best for Keravnos since the Strovolos team with the veteran Aleksandar Damjanovic in the leading role followed by Crocker outscored the Engomis players with 23-12 to finally gain the crucial victory with 65-54
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 - 4 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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