Saturday, February 28, 2009
Man, this game looks good. Paleo Faliro (13-8), playing a rare Saturday game, defeats visting Apollon Ptolemaidos (10-11) by a score of 52-51. But the sad part about it is that finding any information about this game through the Greek media is virtually impossible.
The box score is here.
Looking at the quarter-by-quarter score, you know that this game must have been tight. 12-12 after the first quarter. 27-26 in favor of Paleo Faliro at haltime. 40-39 in favor of Paleo Faliro in the third quarter, and both teams score 12 points in the fourth as Paleo Faliro escapes with the win.
Unfortunately, what wasn't tight about the game was any sort of shooting accuracy. Both teams were throwing up bricks, or as they say at Rebkell, there was a lot of 'chucking' going on. Paleo Faliro shot 29 percent from the field - and won. That's because Apollon Ptolemaidas only hit 32 percent of their attempted free throws.
Apollon Ptolemaidas won the battle of rebounding 42-35. However, they turned the ball over 23 times, negating the "advantage" of shooting 31 percent. Apollon Ptolemaidas was slightly better at the free throw line, but two extra free throws wasn't enough.
Fotoula Volonaki : 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists. If she hadn't only played 18 minutes....
Kristin Haynie: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals. 8-for-11 shooting.
Karen Mourd: Only 5 points on 3-for-11 shooting.
Teana Miller: Only 3 points on 2-for-8 shooting, but 8 rebounds.
Chloe Kerr: The graduate from Southern California 18 points and 11 rebounds on 12-for-21 shooting.
Starvoul Spanidou: 12 points, 11 rebounds.
Crystal Smith: 3 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 turnovers for the Washington Mystics guard.