Upper Darby, PA – A double header evening at St. Demetrios featured two unbeaten teams, Danny’s Boys and the Wolfpack. Both teams managed to stay unbeaten with decisive wins.
Danny’s Boys 52 vs. Warriors 44
Tom Poulos has been playing very well this season, leading DB in scoring so far this season. Poulos led the team tonight with 13 points, hitting 3 triples and continuing his good shooting from beyond the arc. This game was close at halftime at 23-18, but the second half started with Danny’s Boys sharing the ball and building a double digit lead, never to look back. They weathered a late game run by the Warriors and grinded out another win to stay undefeated. This season DB has been grinding out games with good defense and balanced scoring, resulting in a 4-0 start.
Will Galiatsatos led the Warriors with 14 points, followed by Spiro Karalis with 11 and Nick Karalis with 10. The Warriors need more help offensively because the load may be too heavy for the shoulders of Will and Nick. Back to back losses could easily deflate these guys but they must stay focused because it won’t get easier for a while. Their next game is against a strong Rip City team which has a huge size advantage. This season is far from over, and as long as the Warriors can stay ahead of the Mavs for that last seed, the playoffs are a whole new ball game.
Game ball: Tom Poulos.
Wolfpack 57 vs. Ellas 41
No Aris or Lou K for the Wolfpack but they did have Vlahos and Lou Sarris Grau, which was plenty enough to get this win. Much like Danny’s Boys, the Pack started out slow but once they turned it on, they wouldn’t be denied. Lou Sarris Grau, or LSG led the team with 14 points, his season high. All while continuing his rebounding and defense in the paint. Chris Voutsakis scored 12 and Vlahos put in 10 points. The Wolfpack is undefeated and face the Sixers next week. A good matchup, considering the Sixers size could pose some problems.
George Pantzaris is one of the hardest working paint players in the PGBL. George scored 14 hard earned points tonight and carried the team which only had 5 players. Spiro Raptis drained a couple 3’s and scored 10 points and Dimitri Zikos, who’s energy is always at a high level, scored 12. A big plus for Ellas, was winning the second half. Ellas outscored the Wolfpack 23-15 and made this score respectable. Still seeking that first win, we’re rooting for Ellas!
Game ball: Lou Sarris Grau.
Written by Mr. PGBL