Revolution 76 vs. Mavs 66
The Rev get back to their winning ways and improve to 6-5 on the season thanks to Pete Kada’s endless energy. Kada was all over the floor last night, scoring his season high 29 points. Pete’s offense was efficient from the 3 point line and on the fast break. Along with Kosta Pavlidis’ 17 points and Alex Pavlidis’ 14 points, the Rev put up a high score and refused to be beat. Alex Pavlidis also had some beautiful passes. Mr. PGBL sees and hears about everything.
Who is this guy? Theo Arapis has been playing all season, but not like this. This guy was money from all over the court on his way to scoring a career high 31 points! Arapis kept the Mavs in the game throughout with his mid range and 3 point shooting, along with his exceptional play in the paint. Great job by him and a solid job by Dimostemis Toloumis who scored 14 points in the 2nd half and made some gorgeous three pointers that touched nothing but the bottom of the net.
Game ball: Pete Kada.
Spartans 51 vs. Rip City 45
The gang in green has heart and they showed it tonight. With Andrew Milonas (16pts) at the point, making some nice driving moves to the basket, and Elias Apsis (18pts) hitting from outside, these guys had a W in their minds and nobody would stop them. They kept the lead for most of the game and secured a win late in the second half with Elias Apsis hitting some big free throws. Apsis in my opinion should be the ball handler late in games because of his ability to turn his back to the defender and handle the ball without turning it over.
They were short handed but they still had enough to get it done. No excuses for these guys, this was just a bad game and one of those nights Rip City would soon like to forget. I will keep this recap brief by explaining why Rip City lost this game. Plain and simple, free throw shooting. Possibly the worst free throw exhibition of the season, by any team, Rip City shot 7-25 from the free throw line in a 6 point loss. Not much more to say about this one, the stats speak for themselves.
Game ball: Elias Apsis.
Wolfpack 62 vs. Sixers 42
With this win, the Wolfpack now improve to 25-3 all time! That’s the highest winning percentage of any PGBL team with at least 20 games played. This one was close for most of the game until Nicko Papatsiaras decided, I think I’ll get hot now. Nicko P made 7 three pointers for 21 points including 5 in a row. Keep in mind the record for most consecutive 3’s is 6, a record Nicko had the opportunity to break but respectfully declined by passing the ball to his teammates. Notable absences tonight were Chris Voutsakis, George Vlahos, Mike Pappas. But the Pack got the job done.
Chris Vasiliou is back after what we thought would be a season ending injury. Vasiliou didn’t look the same out there, shooting a low percentage for only 12 points, well below his league leading average. It was actually Eddie Bekas who got hot from outside making 4 threes en route to his 19 points. Not much more offense for the Sixers tonight who kept it close until late in the second half where their 5 man roster ran out of gas.
Game ball: Nicko Papatsiaras.