Sunday, November 30, 2008

Greek Women's A1 7/2008 - Paleo Faliro 61, Apollon Kalamarias 51

Paleo Faliro (3-4) looks like it's busy crawling out of the hole it dug for itself early on in the year. The victim was visiting Apollon Kalamarias (3-4) who fell by a score of 61-51.

The boxscore is here.

Paleo Faliro jumped out to a 20-16 lead after the first quarter and maintained the lead going into halftime, 34-30. In the second half, Paleo Faliro slowly extended its lead, outscoring Apollon Kalamarias 27-21 in the second half.

Paleo Faliro outshot Apollon Kalamarias 43 percent to 34 percent. The visitors were outrebounded 39 to 28 overall, and outrebounded 14-5 on the offensive boards. Turnovers were almost even.

Free throw shooting kept Apollon Kalamarias in the game. Apollon Kalamarias hit 13 of 18 free throws, with Paleo Faliro hit a miserable 6 for 15. (If there's anything that should teach a player the importance of hitting free throws, it's a European box score.)

Teana Miller, back from her unexplained absence in the previous game, led all scorers with 18 points and eight rebounds. She was the only player to score in double figures. Fotini Volonaki and Atalanti Tasouli also scored nine points. Kristin Haynie scored seven points, six rebounds and six assists in forty minutes of play - her assists total led all players on both teams.

for Apollon Kalamarias, Johanna Solverson led all players as a one-woman scoring machine with 23 points and 10 rebounds - she also had six turnovers. Solverson was a senior at Iowa during 2007-08. Aggela Tomkaki and Magda Karabatzaki each had nine points for Apollon Kalamarias.

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