In an excellent second half, Olympiacos won against VBW CEKK Cegled with 93-53 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium for the third Eurocup matchday. Although they were back in the first quarter, the “Reds’’ improved their defense and went ahead in the half-time. In the third period, Olympiacos increased the margin and celebrated an easy 40-point victory. Gemelos was the top scorer with 13 points.
The quarters: 18-21, 41-35, 72-45, 93-53.
Olympiacos (Pantelakis): Gemelos 13, Graves 12, Sotiriou 8, Stamolamprou 12, Thomas 10, Avtzi 1, Jurcenkova 7, Kosma, Nikolopoulou 6, Pavlopoulou 6, Stamati 10, Spyridopoulou 8.
VBW CEKK Cegled (Carrasco): Brezinova 19, Filipovicz, Gorjanacz 6, Higgins 12, Swanier 6, Borondy 5 (1), Kobolak, Szirony 5 (1).
Giorgos Pantelakis stated: "In the first eight minutes of the game, we weren’t in the game because we thought that it would be an easy match. It was completely wrong to approach the match and we changed our energy mainly to defense. We checked the rebounds that are important for such a match. We have a lot of athletes in excellent condition and we showed that today as they all scored and five players had 10+ points. Beyond that, we keep our heads low and continue. Now, we are playing against Chania, which is a championship match that we want to win, and then, we will showcase our skills in Eurocup step by step and improve constantly. "
Bashaara Graves mentioned: "I think that we did a really good job at the parquet floor, and although we started badly, we played as a team well. I was very pleased with our performance and the win. We continued to attack from start to finish and follow our coach's plan."