Monday, March 9, 2009

Greek Women's A1 Greek Cup 2009 Finals: Esperides 70, Paleo Faliro 58

Esperides celebrates their Greek Cup victory.

For the fourth straight year, Esperides wins the Greek Cup of women's basketball. This year, the victory was acheived with a 70-58 win over Paleo Faliro.

Of course, we don't have a box score for this game, so all I can write about are some highlights. We have a quarter-by-quarter score at least, and there is a translated write-up here.

It appears that Paleo Faliro fought hard. Down 36-28 at halftime, they managed to get within three points, 45-42 after three quarters and then tied the game 53-53. Unfortunately, Esperides scored 17 points in the overtime, which I suspect was a full 10 minutes instead of just five minutes.

Both Toya Kalentzi of Esperides (named Cup MVP) and Fotoula Volonaki of Paleo Faliro expressed their concern about Aris Holargos and their 93-23 loss to Paleo Faliro in the first round of the Cup. Kaletzni expressed pity that a group of under-18 girls had to suffer such a loss. Both players hoped that Aris Holargos would no longer be sending their under-18 girls to advanced cup play.

For our Greek readers out there, an abbreviated box score is here.

Paleo Faliro

Kristin Haynie: 14 points. 3-for-9 shooting.
Teana Miller: 14 points. 5-for-12 shooting. Possibly eight rebounds.


Marina Mazic: 6 points.
Erica Davis: 19 points and 19 rebounds for the graduate of Yale University I might not be right on the rebounds, but she has put up ridiculous rebounding numbers in the Greek Women's A1.

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