Sunday, November 23, 2008

Greek Women's A1 6/2008 - Panionos 61, Paleo Faliro 51

It's always hard to find out how well "Κριστίν Χάινι" is doing playing for her new team "Παλαιό Φάληρο" - and now you know why it's so hard. Paleo Faliro (3-3) tried to move further away from .500, but they were brought down to earth by Panionios (3-3), as the home team won the battle 61-51.

The boxscore is here.

Paleo Faliro managed to take a 17-13 lead after the first quarter, but Panionios came back in the second quarter to take a 29-25 lead into halftime. Panionos extended their lead to nine points in the third quarter and held Paleo Faliro at arm's length for the last 10 minutes for the victory.

Panionios outshot Paleo Faliro 44 percent to 40 percent. The biggest difference was in rebounding, as Paleo Faliro was outrebounded 36-25 - Paleo Faliro only had five offensive rebounds. Paleo Faliro shot 10-for-14 from the free throw line - Panionios only went eight times for giveaway shots - but it wasn't enough to overcome Panionios's rebounding advantage.

Another problem for Palea Faliro was that they only played seven players. Four of those players played a full forty minutes. Karen Mourd and Teana Miller did not play at all.

Aikaterina Deli led all players at Panionios with 18 points. Dafni Stavrakaki added 15 points for Panionios. Sheri Sam, a guard/forward with the Detroit Shock, scored seven points and six rebounds in 30 minutes for Panionios.

As for Paleo Faliro, Kristin Haynie finally found the game she had been looking for. She scored 20 points and 12 rebounds for Paleo Faliro and played all forty minutes, shooting 7 for 14 from the field and 5 for 6 at the free throw line. Tatiana Zotovo scored 10 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes, and Fotoula Volonaki scored 10 points and seven rebounds in 40 minutes.

I doubt that we'll be able to find pictures.

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