Cancel
Group:  C | 21.10.2003, 21:30h
Group:  C | 21.10.2003, 21:30h
74-53
22 - 824 - 1724 - 124 - 16
22 - 824 - 1724 - 124 - 16
Venue: Thessaloniki (GRE) |
Spectators: 1800 |
Referees: Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Mehmet Keseratar (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Aris BSA 74 BC Kyiv 53

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

ARIS_KIEV_211003_32.jpg
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

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Aris BSA - BC Kyiv

Mr. Alexandris, Head Coach Aris BSA:

“Some of my players have to understand that they are playing for Aris and the chances to play will be not come so often for them. But on the other hand we played excellent until the end of the third quarter.”

Vitaly Lebedyntsev, Head Coach BC Kyiv:

“Our leaders played terribly today.”

Anthony Goldwire, Aris BSA:

“We played like a team, and we didn’t stop to fight. That’s why we won so easily.”

Vizersky, BC Kyiv:

“It was a very bad loss for us.”

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

38.1%

24/63
FG
M/A

33.8%

22/65

40.0%

16/40
FG2P
M/A

45.5%

20/44

34.8%

8/23
FG3P
M/A

9.5%

2/21

66.7%

18/27
FT
M/A

87.5%

7/8

42

16/26
RT
RO/RD

33

9/24

13

AS

12

16

TO

15

7

ST

11

7

BS

4

11

PF

19

74

Pts

53

Next Games

Aris BSA

Aris BSA

BC Kyiv

BC Kyiv

Wloclawek, POL
Thessaloniki, GRE
Mariupol, UKR
Levallois, FRA
Alytus, LTU
Khimki, Moscow Region, RUS
Kyiv, UKR
Siroki Brijeg, BIH
Mons, BEL
Moscow, RUS
Nymburk, CZE
Limassol, CYP
Bamberg, GER
Peristeri, GRE
Tel Aviv, ISR
Espoo, FIN
Vrsac, SCG
Novi Sad, SCG
Odessa, UKR
Warsaw, POL
Riga, LAT
Nancy, FRA
Le Havre, FRA
Nahariya, ISR
Tallinn, EST
Oostende, BEL
Maroussi-Athens, GRE
Ankara, TUR
Kazan, RUS
Perm, RUS