Olympiacos did an important step for the qualification to the Euroleague Final-4 winning 16-7 against Sant Andreu in the first game of the quarter-finals held in Barcelona. The “Reds’’ had an outstanding performance taking a nine-goal difference and are expected to secure the qualification to the final-4 in the rematch in Piraeus on 9 March. Asimaki was the top scorer with 4 goals and Avramidou added 3.
The periods: 2-3, 0-4, 4-4, 1-5
Olympiacos (Charis Pavlides): Diamantopoulou, Plevritou E. 1, Buckling 2, Eggens 2, Eleftheriadou 1, Manolioudaki, Avramidou 3, Asimaki 4, Plevritou M. 1, Gofers, Tsoukala 1, Myriokefalitaki 1, Stamatopoulou
Sant Andreu: Gonzalez, Carrasco, Del Pilar, Rovirosa, Callejo, Morell, Arino Ruiz 1, Jackovich 1, Sleeking 2, Linde, Keuning 1, Barriga 1, Espinagoza 1
The Head Coach Charis Pavlides stated at olympiacossfp.gr: "We played well today but we didn’t expect to win so easily. We had a reaction to every defense that our opponent tried, kept the rhythm in the whole match and were widening the score systematically. We haven’t qualified yet but we have a good advantage. We have to be as good in the rematch as today and continue with the same rhythm in the following games so as to achieve our goals’’.
Ioanna Stamatopoulou: "We gave our 100% offensively and defensively. We played very well but there is still another game to secure the qualification in the Euroleague Final-4. We were looking for this reaction today and did it’’.