Panathinaikos Athens is the champion team for the season 2012-2013 after beating the team of Elliniko with 67-61 tonight. Panathinaikos Athens was transfering two victories over Elliniko from the regular season so with the victory tonight won the championship with 3-0 and succeeded to win its fourth title. Let's not forget that the team of Athinaikos whis was winning every year for the last many years the Greek league was knocked out by Elliniko which succeeded to break the hoem court of the all mighty team of Athinaikos twice this season.
About the new champions of the Greek league, team of Panathinaikos Athens which showed its mood from the last season (was knocked off in the finals by Athinaikos) top scorer int he tonight's succesfull game was the american MVP of the league Panathinaikos AthensDiana Delva (188-F/C-88, college: Hartford) who ended the game with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 block shots followed by the veteran Greek international Kaletzou who finished the game with 17 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. On behalf of Elliniko who performed great (especially in the second half of the competition) top scorer was Evina Stamati (181-F-84) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, followed by Anthoula Balta (177-G-87) and Tania Chalivera (178-G-85) with 9 points each.
In regards to the game now, the team of Elliniko was much better for the most of the game as the players of Coach Eleni Kapogianni tried to surprice the players of Coach Samadoura with their strong defence and their solid game, so the home team of Panathinaikos Athens was not able to score at all and finshed the first period with just 8 points while Elliniko scored 14.
In the third period though, Evina Stamati was unstoppable and together with Tania Chalivera and with Maria Roza Boni (179-G-86) being the dominant in the paint increase their deficit to 40-47 by the end of the third period.
Everybody in the court thought that Elliniko was redy to surprise the domination of the regular season of Panathinaikos Athens as the momentum was clearly pro Elliniko but Panathinaikos Athens, Diana Delva and Panathinaikos AthensDimitra Kalentzou had a different oppinion and they didn't want to spoil waht they build up with a lot of pain and sweat in the regular season so with an amazing fourht period where they over scored their opponents with 27-14, they succeed to reach their third victory over the team of Coach Eleni Kapogianni and finally win their fourh title.
The top scorers for the two teams were as follows:
AEO Proteas Voulas surprise the country with the Cup trophy - Mar 31, 2013
AEO Proteas Voulas surprise the country with the Cup trophy. The Second Division underdogs won the Final game against PAOK 52:50! AEO Proteas Voulas won the first period 18-13 and led 34:26 at the halftime. PAOK reduced to 6 points after three quarters but managed to come only to 2 final points at the end. Afedoula Magaliou (168-G-79) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Vassiliki Daskalopoulou (178-G/F-84) had 14. VASILIADOU Sophia answered with 14 points in defeat and STAMOLABROU Anna brought 12. In the game for the third place Athinaikos overcame Panathinaikos 75:64. KOSMA Afroditi led the way with 16 points and Sofia Kiriakopoulou (185-F-81) had 12. LIMOURA Lolita poured in 12, whilst KASAPOGLOU Thalia added 10. Dimitra Kalentzou (174-G-78) answered with 18 points in the losing effort.
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