B' Division - Niki Volou is the 3rd team to be promoted in the A2!! - Apr 30, 2012
Niki Volou is officially the third team to join Aiolos Trikalon and Filathlitikos to the A2 league. After a great game the team of Coach Zafeiroudis team who succeeded to get the road win against Filathlitikos in Zografou court in the most decisive game of the season for the Volos team. The victory with 69-72 is keeping the team of Zafiroudis in the 3rd decisive game and only with a suicide now can lose the promotion to A2. Niki Volou dominated in all edges against the talented but not organized (in terms of the game) team of Coach Zivas. In the other derby the home team of Agia Paraskevi beat Irakleion in a thrilling game with 70-67 but remained with the excitement of the win as the players of Coach Hatzipanigiris were expecting Filathlitikos to win the game over Niki Volou in order to have some chances for the promotion instead the Volos team something which never happened and Agia PAraskevi will remain (probably) in the second division, but remains in the fourth place which unders the financial circumstances could give to the team the promotion if any team in the A2 cant bear the financial situation and sell the division for one with less costs..
The games in more details:
Filathlikos Niki Volou 69-72 Quarters: 15-19, 34-38, 53-56, 69-72 Niki Volou was more passionate and more targeted to the crucial victory than the youngsters of Coach Zivas who may be very talented but without any special motive and not very good tactical game they couldnt do a lot against the passion and experience of Coach Zafiroudis team and that was so obvious from the beginning to the end of the game and in fact with six seconds to go and the score being 69-72 the team of Filathlitikos couldnt even do a decent last offence as the ball was stolen by Grigoris Mistiliadis (195-G-88) (over Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93)). Top scorers: Filathlitikos: Thanasis Adetokoubo 20, Saloustros 12, Georgiadis 10 Niki Volou: Tsolis 10, Zarogiannis 16, Grigoris Mistiliadis 16, Politis 13
Agia Paraskevi Irakleion 70-67 Quarters: 20-24, 45-46, 56-56, 70-67 The visiting site of Coaches Rallis and Bitzanis couldnt get the initiatives to one of the most crucial games for the islanders and lost fairly against a more passionate and better organized team. For 40 minutes though the difference was between 2-5 points for KAP. The most decisive basket was scored by Vangelis Tsiakas to increase the deficit to 4 with less than 50 seconds to go. Top scorers: KAP: Anestis Matos (200-G-87) 14 Irakleion: Papadopoulos 17 and Karalis 12
Aiolos Trikalon Anagennisi Floga 88-82 Quarters: 23-25, 48-47, 68-58, 88-82 A new record took place in Trikala as the champion team of Coach Tzimas succeeded its 26th victory which sets a new record for the division since its very beginning. Without Tsoutsos and Lappas the home team face some problems only during the first period when the visitors of Coach Karagiannidis got a the lead with a basket, the same continued in the second period with Aiolos getting a small deficit of one point, but with the triplet of Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81), Harismidis and Fountas the team of Aiolos took over and ended the game earlier as with a 10-0 at the end of the third period gave a +10 to their team and in the fourth period just kept the deficit in the specific levels. Top scorers: Aiolos: Gkioulekas 11, Nikos Kaklamanos 17, Harismidis 18, Fountas 17 Anagennisi: Giannis Mitsakis (181-PG-81) 17, Hatzivretas 15, Kasouras 12 and Kiriotis 11
Koroivos Amaliadas Egaleo 89-62 Quarters: 20-17, 46-29, 72-43, 89-62 Not many details for a game which ended with 30 points for the home team, needed. Koroivos with Marios Sakellarakis (195-G-88) in an extra terrestrial afternoon beat easily the team of Coaches Karvelas and Gounaris with over speed in the second period which lasted until the very end. Top scorers: Koroivos: Godopoulos 16, Marios Sakellarakis 25, Gkeros 14, Antoniadis 17 Egaleo: Kostas Mubarak (192-G-88) 13, Benos 11
Diagoras Rodou Doukas 72-60 Quarters: 18-14, 33-31, 51-48, 72-60 Diagoras remain alive for the 6th place in the league after beating the team of Coach Giannopoulos, Doukas 72-60 after a great fourth period which changed the momentum of the game after the amazing 1-18 from the visiting site of Doukas, Stavros Pardakas (201-F-84) was the MVP of the game and the top performer. Top scorers: Diagoras: Stavros Pardakas 18, Gavanopoulos 11, Chrysis 12, Gogidis 14 Doukas: Otountzidis 10, Costas Vogiatzis (203-F-85) 12
Iraklis MENT 73-80 Quarters: 22-21, 36-34, 60-54, 73-80 Iraklis lost the chance to remain in the division mathematically as in a game which had the control for 38 minutes finally got lost simply due to the amazing peripheral of MENT and the 9 three pointers shot by Dino Nikolopoulos and Trantas. Iraklis ended the third period with 60-54 but in the most crucial period lost the game as in the specific period Coach Vatos forgot the defense for his team and with a 13-26 lost a game of its own. Top scorers: Iraklis: Tsakiltzis 12, Traianos 14, Giannis Karagiolidis (195-G-89) 21, Neofitidis 12 MENT: Dino Nikolopoulos 21, Trantas 16, Chrysopoulos 12, Pallis 16
Stratoni Near East 75-71 Quarters: 15-16, 32-34, 53-55, 75-71 In a thrilling derby the home team of Coach Mythou finally grabbed the victory with Giannis Daskalopoulos (195-G/F-80) in the top performing role. Bothn teams played a solid game and the few fans visited the home court of Stratoni enjoyed a good basketball game and a personal fight in the scoring between Giannis Daskalopoulos and Andreas Psaropoulos (205-F-86) which ended in an absolute draw with 23-23! Top scorers: Stratoni: Pipiliaris 13, Kokolios 12, Vasilaidis 13, Giannis Daskalopoulos 23 Near East: Pappas 12, Emmanouilidis 12, Karabas 10, Andreas Psaropoulos 23
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