Upper Darby, PA – Who would of thought that the Sixers would beat Danny’s Boys this past Sunday night at the PGBL? Well, surprise! It happened, and so the adage goes about the PGBL, “on any given night anyone can beat anyone.”

Sixers 64 vs. Danny’s Boys 57

Just when we thought the Sixers were down and out, Chris Vasiliou and the boys put their hard hats on and went to work. Tonight was Chris’s night, scoring a season high 31 points. Chris hit on 6 three pointers and definitely shot a higher percentage tonight then he has been shooting recently. It looked like he had his legs under him and that’s a great sign for the Sixers! Alex Lolosides (14 pts) and Eddie Bekas (11 pts) both played well and hit some huge clutch free throws late in the game. As for the Sixers Defense, what a great performance holding Pete Kathopoulis and company to only 57 points. Big George Pagiotas was key in the paint with several blocked shots that won’t show up on the stat sheet. The recent improved play of Chris Vasiliou has the Sixers feeling optimistic, even with a depleted roster. Next game against the last ranked Mavericks.

This was an up and down game that Danny’s Boys lost in the second half. Simply put, the shots just weren’t dropping. Pete Kathopoulis had a 21 point night but shot a low percentage from the field. Usually deadly with the jumpers, Pete was just a bit off tonight and that hurt the team’s hopes for victory. Dimitri Poulimenos provided a spark on the offensive end draining 3 straight three pointers in the second half en route to his 15 points. But overall it was a frustrating night for the team, and time to look forward to their next matchup against the Spartans.

Game ball: Chris Vasiliou

Did you notice? This season, Alex Lolosides and Chris Vasiliou both jumped past the 1,000 point mark! Chris doing it in just 45 games!

Kings 65 vs. Spartans 59

With only 5 guys in the building the Kings found a way to grind out a win thanks to big performances by Bill Zonios and Jim Kemmerer. Zonios, 1 year removed from his league MVP season, put on a shooting display we haven’t seen this season. Bill dropped 7 three pointers, hit mid range jumpers and shot 7-7 from the free throw line. With less than 2 minutes remaining, Zonios drilled a big 3 and a couple free throws to help seal the deal. Jim Kemmerer faced his old team tonight and stepped up in a big way with the absence of Foti Giannopoulos. Jim scored 25 points and used his strength and athletic ability to crash the boards and draw fouls in the paint. Niki Veronis scored in single digits but had over 10 assists to Zonios and Kemmerer. Great game for these guys with a short handed team. Next game should be a dandy against Rip City!

The Spartans shot very well from beyond the arc, draining 9 threes tonight! These guys played together and moved the ball well. At times it looked like they would be able to get over the hump and pull away but just couldn’t get it done. Henry Haralambides was lights out from three, drilling 5 of them. Henry’s 15 points helped the Spartans stay competitive, and so did George Zisi’s 16 points. I believe this is George’s season and possibly career high in the PGBL. George reminds me of a younger Zeke Economides with the hustle and selfless team work. Andrew Milonas looked light on his feet once again with 12 points and a handful of assists. Too many turnovers late in the game though for the Spartans really hurt their chances to win. Great game!

Game Ball: Bill Zonios