Look into her… eyes Burgbut he could not get a great victory o Mars!
The team of Yannis Kastritis fought with all their strength against the group leader, however, in the end they could not avoid defeat in the packed “Alexandreio”, losing by a score with 76-68 for the 16th matchday of the EuroCup.
A result with which the Thessalonians fell in 7-9 and 6th place of their group, having, however, a draw with Trento. The first scorer for the Greek team was Galinat with 20 points, while, once again this year o Vasilis Toliopoulos finished the match with 17 points, 3 assists and the same number of rebounds.
For the winners, who remained at the top of the standings with 13-3 recordRisasi stood out with 20 points.
The beginning of the match was fairly balanced, with Mars to find two points with De Souza and Blumbergs for 4-4 in the 3rd minute. Afterwards, the players of Giannis Kastritis committed a series of mistakes, as a result of which Burg to go on an 8-0 run to make it 12-4 in the 5th. Despite the efforts of Toliopoulos and Galinat, the French easily found their way to the opponent’s basket, as a result of which they closed the first quarter in front with +12 for 22-10.
In fact, at the beginning of the second period, the visitors increased the difference for the first time to +13 (14-27), showing that they fully control the pace of the match. But Aris’ reaction didn’t take long to come and with Toliopoulos in the foreground scoring 9 points and Galinat and Harel each hitting a big three-pointer, the home team reduced the lead to 36-32 at 19′, with both teams going to the locker room with score 34-39.
The Thessalonians came out strong on the floor for her third period and with five straight points by Gallinat tied at 39-39 at 22′. However, the follow-up was not to be, with Rissasi in action for Burg, sending his side to +7 (44-51), before the French closed the quarter in front with 59-51.
In the fourth and final period, Aris battled it out and through its defense cut the difference at 3 (60-63) at 35′. In the end, however, fatigue, most of the guests’ solutions, but also some wrong decisions by Aris, did not allow the Kastritis team to complete the reversal, thus knowing the defeat with score 76-68.
The quarters: 10-22, 34-39, 51-59, 68-76.
Source: Sport Fm
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