Michelin Etha Engomis beat Keravnos in the finals and won another title, adding its third cup in the last four years playing in the finals. On the other hand, Keravnos lost its successful winning series in the cup finals and for another one season (like most of the season's the last decade) in a crucial game the key players of the team were not able to play some decent game. Having a catastrophically third period where the Strovolos team scored all and all six points and with the three of four Americans being in a dramatic afternoon since the really broke the baskets as they couldn't score at all, with newcomer Stokes having 1 of 6 shots, Maze 3 of 8 and Crocker 2 of 13!!, Ivan Maras (207-PF-86) and Donte Poole (190-G-89, college: Murray St.) were much more ready to add a title in their menu! The game was a derby from the early beginning with Etha being more aggressive and showing from the beginning that Coach Adamou's players wanted much more this title than the "supposed" to be favorite of the game team of Keravnos. So with Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-PG-87, college: St.Bonaventure) and Donte Poole in a great shooting start they took a lead of 0-5 and 3-9 and with Maras dominating in both edges the deficit went to a double digit with 8-18 with Crocker either missing his shots or falling in mistakes and false balls. Coach Yiannaras time-out was not enough to act as an awaking for Keravnos and Etha reached the double score when Cup's three pointers made the score 12-23, 2.56 to the end of the period. The end of the first period found Etha to adding its first small step towards the title since the 17-26 was giving to the Engomis players a small advantage, mainly on the psychological factor and momentum.
In the second period, Keravnos was more relaxed and with Maze (first three pointers in the game) Demertzis and Vaughn cut the deficit to 26-30 6.14' to the end of the first half. Ogooluwa Adegboye and Cup were there and with a small 4-0 gave to Etha a deficit of +8 26-34, 4.38'' before the end of the period. The next two minutes the teams were not able to score but Vaughn broke this silence for Keravnos to make the score 31-35, less than 2 minutes to go. Cup, Johnson and Williams lost three concecutive offenses for Keravnos and the Strovolos team with the veteran Aleksandar Damjanovic (206-C/F-73) cut the deficit even more to 33-35, 1.12' before the end. Etha continue the bad momentum and lost another two offenses with Downey and Donte Poole to give the chance to Demertzis first to balance the game to 35-35 and some seconds after the new missing three pointer by Cup to give the chance to Aleksandar Damjanovic to give the lead to Keravnos for the first time since the beginning of the game with 37-35, which was the score of the first half since Dejan Cup missed both his free throws at a zero time and lost the chance to balance the game once more.
The catastrophic third period for Keravnos begun all of a sudden with a basket by Aleksandar Damjanovic to reach the Strovolos team maximum deficit in the game for the first and last time to 39-35, this basket was scored just nine seconds after the beginning of the third period and from 9.51 to 1.42 which means nearly 8 minutes Etha did the amazing 0-18!! to actually winning (in psychology) the Cyprus Cup. Never the less, in these 8 minutes Keravnos missed 4 offenses with Crocker, 3 offenses with Stokes, 2 offenses with Owens, 3 offenses with Aleksandar Damjanovic (2 of them were turnovers) and one turnover by Maze and Trisokkas which means in pure numbers that Keravnos lost 14 offenses and did 4 turnovers!! It could be a world record!! Never the less, the game continued and in the remaining 1.42 ' to the end of the third period, Keravnos scored 4 points with Crocker to cut the deficit to 43-53 since Maze did another turnover at the end.
the 4th period started with Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87, college: TCU) scoring both his throws from the charity line, while Trisokkas scored his first basket with a tip in after a missed shot by Crocker. Maze and Trisokas took over for Keravnos and with personal points (6 per head) balanced the game to 55-55, 6.06' to the end.. Maras was there and when the mode was changing the experienced power forward / center scored 5 consecutive points to give a crucial +5, 57-62 with 1.42' to the end of the game, In the in between time Crocker and Maze did another pair of turnovers. The time out of Coach Yiannaras helped a bit Keravnos since Zvonko Buljan scored the three pointers to the 60-62 to make the game once more a derby. Williams and Aleksandar Damjanovic scored a pair of Baskets with less than a minute to go, and the score became 62-64. Zvonko Buljan's fifth foul was a great loss for Keravnos since the Croat was the major thread for Etha. Downney scored olt the one of two shots from the charity line but Crocker's three pointer to balance the game was once more unsuccessful and with 25 seconds to go, Keravnos delayed to do the foul so in the 17 seconds Crocker did the foul to Donte Poole, the American missed the one of the two free throws to reshape the score to 62-66, Demertzis scored both his free throws in the 13 seconds to the end to make the grant finale even more tragic for his team, since the 64-66 remain exactly the same after the two missing shots by Wyatt but Keravnos without Zvonko Buljan in its roster missed the fatal defensive foul as Donte Poole jumped higher to dash down the most important rebound for his team with 8 seconds to go, Downned who earned the foul from Owens missed the one of the two free throws, for the 64-67 but the veteran Aleksandar Damjanovic missed both the free throws at the end and in the 5 seconds to finally have a winner since Ivan Maras simply scored the one of two free throws at a dead time to give the title to his team!!
Division A Round 1 of Finals. Keravnos claim opening victory - 2 days ago
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Keravnos - AEK 80-79 Keravnos eked out a narrow home win over AEK to victoriously open Division A Finals. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AEK won fourth quarter 26-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Keravnos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by AEK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Terell Parks (204-91, colleg... [read more]
Keravnos eked out a narrow home win over AEK to victoriously open Division A Finals. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AEK won fourth quarter 26-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Keravnos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by AEK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. At the losing side Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85) responded with 16 points and American guard LaShard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) scored 11 points and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Keravnos: T.Parks 20+13reb+2ast, K.Barker 20+6reb+8ast, J.O'Brien 13+5reb, N.Stylianou 11+2reb+1ast, M.Abukar 8+4reb+5ast, G.Theocharides 3 AEK: T.Petrovic 16+4reb+3ast, T.Thomas 14+3reb+2ast, L.Anderson 11+1reb+7ast, I.Panteli 10+4reb+2ast, P.Brezec 10+3reb, T.Biggs 9+7reb+2ast
Division A Round 4 of Semi-Finals. AEK advance into Finals - 9 days ago
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Apoel - AEK 64-73 AEK outgunned Apoel on the road to seal Division A Finals appearance. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 9 points. AEK dominated on the defensive end, holding Apoel to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Torey Thomas (178-85, college: Holy Cross) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points,... [read more]
AEK outgunned Apoel on the road to seal Division A Finals appearance. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 9 points. AEK dominated on the defensive end, holding Apoel to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Torey Thomas (178-85, college: Holy Cross) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) who added 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five AEK players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Vassilis Kounas (194-84) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Robert Brown (196-92, college: UAB) scored 16 points. Top scorers: Apoel: R.Brown 16+2reb, V.Kounas 13+5reb+1ast, T.Bussey 12+4reb+1ast, M.Best 8+5reb+1ast, G.Pantouris 8+1reb+3ast, B.Mobley 5+7reb AEK: P.Brezec 17+6reb, A.Sizopoulos 14+3reb+1ast, L.Anderson 14+4reb+4ast, T.Petrovic 11+4reb+2ast, T.Thomas 10+13reb+7ast, T.Biggs 5+1reb
Division A Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Keravnos advance into Finals - 15 days ago
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Keravnos - Enosis 107-47 Keravnos rallied past Enosis to sweep the semifinal series. The game without a history. Keravnos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Enosis' 28 and made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Keravnos forced 19 Enosis turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds.... [read more]
Keravnos rallied past Enosis to sweep the semifinal series. The game without a history. Keravnos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Enosis' 28 and made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Keravnos forced 19 Enosis turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Enosis' players. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Jake OBrien (206-89, college: Temple, agency: HMS) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 8 rebounds. Power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) helped adding 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Keravnos players scored in double figures. Keravnos' coach Christoforos Livadiotis felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY, agency: HMS) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Jarvis Ray (198-90, college: TCU) scored 19 points. Top scorers: Keravnos: J.O'Brien 15+8reb+3ast, T.Parks 15+9reb+1ast, N.Stylianou 14+5reb+5ast, K.Barker 14+5reb+3ast, M.Abukar 13+6reb+3ast, G.Theocharides 10+4reb+1ast Enosis: J.Ray 19+3reb, M.Pearson 15+11reb+1ast, P.Stratis 5+3reb+1ast, Z.Panagiotis 5+1ast, Z.Hanoun 2+2reb, N.Thoma 1+1reb+3ast
AEK held off Apoel to secure 2-1 lead in the series. AEK players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) accounted for 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Apoel in the defeat. Four AEK and five Apoel players scored in double figures. Top scorers: AEK: P.Brezec 24+7reb+4ast, T.Thomas 19+5reb+4ast, V.Dasic 17+13reb+5ast, T.Petrovic 15+6reb+4ast, L.Anderson 7+3reb+2ast, I.Panteli 3+1ast Apoel: B.Mobley 19+7reb+2ast, V.Kounas 14+2reb+5ast, R.Brown 13+2reb+3ast, T.Bussey 13+6reb+3ast, M.Burnatowski 10+7reb+3ast, M.Best 8+5reb
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