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Aris BSA 74 BC Kyiv 53

21 October 2003

Aris had no problems in defeating BC Kyiv tonight in front of 1,500 fans at Ivanofio in Thessaloniki.

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Fedor Likholitov
Aris actually began the game lackadaisically, allowing the Ukranians to take a 2-point lead, 6:8 in the opening minutes. However, the home team soon buckled down under the leadership of US guard Anthony Goldwire and went on to win the quarter, 22:8.

By halftime the Greeks led 46:25 and Aris coach Vangelis Alexandris was using the game to give minutes to some of his lesser experienced players.

Aris actually led by 35 points in the 4th quarter (74:39), but much to Coach Alexandris’ chagrin, did not score a single point in the last 7:51, finally finishing 74:53 winners.

Anthony Goldwire earned MVP honours with his 13 point, 5 assist performance. Aris also got a solid display from forward Nestoras Kommatos who scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Andriy Malysh was the only Kyiv player to score in double figures (10 points) as the Ukranians had a very poor shooting night (2/21 three-pointers).

Game MVP: Anthony Goldwire

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