Sunday, December 14, 2008
At of this writing, Greece has finally calmed down after eight days of violent street riots resulting from the police shooting death of a 15-year old. Some parts of Greece can be pretty dangerous these days. However, life, or at least basketball, moved forward and Paleo Faliro (6-4) managed to travel to Siemens (2-8) and get yet another win to tie them for fourth place so far in the Greek Women's A1 League.
The boxscore is here.
Paleo Faliro won both of the first two quarters and took a 33-25 lead into halftime. They extended the lead even further in the following quarters - they led by 16 after three quarters (58-42) and closed the game with an 18 point win.
Paleo Faliro won the shooting battle, 41 percent to 38 percent, but Siemens would only sink 19 buckets overall - whereas Paleo Faliro made 29 2-pointers but only scored 1-for-12 from 3-point range. Paleo Faliro won every part of the game decisively, in rebounds (43-30), in turnovers (13-19) and managed to hit all 14 of its free throws. I'm surprised that Paleo Faliro didn't win by 30.
Dimi Giannopoulou would lead Siements with 24 points five rebounds. She would be the only play for Siemens scoring in double figures. Petroula Mouli scored nine points and five rebounds for Siemens.
Paleo Faliro had three players score in double figures: Karen Mourd scored 25 points and eight rebounds, Teana Miller had a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Atalanti Tasouli scored 12 points with seven rebounds. Kristin Haynie would play 30 minutes, but score zero points, going 0-for-5 from the field.