Upper Darby, PA – The stars were aligned last night for the Boardwalk Empire as they continued their Cinderella story, by knocking off the champions Wolfpack. While the Kings, who have attended more championships in league history, but never won, advanced by downing the first place Revolution for the third time this season.
Boardwalk Empire 90, Wolfpack 83 (OT)
The Cinderella story continued last night as the Boardwalk Empire took down the reigning champs, the Wolfpack in overtime. Down by nine points at halftime, the Empire never quit. Their ball movement and offensive attack were led by the effort of their forward Matt Zachariades. Playing the low post, he managed to dish the ball on give and go’s all night, running the team from the baseline. This was a total team effort that was not to be stopped. On defense, the Empire managed to frustrate MVP George Vlahos and the Pack, causing them to make turnovers and play very sloppy, especially towards the end of the game. This eventually led to an ejection for Vlahos and then Aris Haritonidis in overtime. Nick Kafkalas was on fire as he led his team with 36 of his team’s points. His passion symbolizes his team’s belief and effort.
Kings 80, Revolution 69
The Kings beat the 1st place Revolution for the third time this year. Early on, the Revolution jumped out to a seven-point lead. They looked balanced and could do no wrong. Their guards offensive attack that included Pete Kada, Chris Vasiliou, and Gus Rombos managed to drop several three-pointers to give them an early lead. But at some point midway through the 1st half, the Kings came alive and put a run on of their own, closing the gap by halftime to 35-30. When the second half kicked off, the Kings became unstoppable as their three front men in the guard positions took complete control. Bill Zonios and Nicko Balis and Alex Veronis combined for 56 of their team’s points and routed the Revolution who fell completely apart in the second half.