Aris BSA88-51

19-8, 24-20, 28-9, 17-14

Skonto

 

Date: 11.11.2003, 18:45hGroup:  CVenue:   Thessaloniki (GRE) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Richard Stokes (ENG), Marjan Stojovski (MKD)
TEAM LEADERS
Aris BSA Skonto
Alexandros Kyritsis (25)PtsRinalds Sirsnins (14)
Antti Nikkilä (8)RebDametri Hill (7), Miroslav Páleník (7)
Germaine Jackson (7)ASGatis Jahovics (3)
Germaine Jackson (4)STDarren Kelly (2)
Fedor Likholitov (2)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

11.11.2003
Aris BSA Thessaloniki 88 - Skonto Riga 51

After 5 consecutive losses in both the Greek and FIBA Europe Leagues, Aris finally got their season back on track with victory tonight over Skonto.

In fact, the 2003 FIBA Europe Champions Cup winners were never challenged as they cruised to a 88:51 victory.

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Nestoras Kommatos pulls down one of his seven rebounds
More encouragingly for the Aris coaching staff, the main contributor to their win was young guard Alexandros Kyritsis. The 21 year old exploded for 25 points, hitting 10/12 shots from the field, including both of his 3-point attempts.

Kyritsis, who led the Greek second division in scoring last season, took the place of the injured Toby Bailey and he certainly justified the coach’s decision to put him in the starting line-up.

Germaine Jackson, brought in to replace guard Anthony Goldwire, was playing his first FEL game. He did not disappoint, dishing 7 assists and looking like a valuable pick-up for Aris.

Aris controlled the whole contest, taking advantage of their strong rebounding and perimeter defense to launch their fast break. Their superiority was reflected in the score, as they raced off to a 13:1 lead in the first 3 minutes.

Skonto struggled, but coach Guntis Endzels did not have a full side at his disposal, as talented young center Andris Biedrins was not able to play.

Aris led 43:28 at the half and did not let up on the onslaught after the break. They increased the lead to 42 points (84:42) before Skonto fought back to finish 88:51.

COACH QUOTES

11.11.2003
Quotes Aris BSA Thessaloniki - Skonto

Guntis Endzels, Head Coach Skonto:

"First of all I would like to congratulate Aris for the win. This game was with 2 teams on different levels. I am sad about the way we played and I'm sorry if we dissapointed the fans."

Miroslav Páleník, Skonto:

"I agree with what the coach said. Our team is still very young and inexperienced. As soon as we found ourselves down by 15 points we abandoned the game."

Vaggelis Alexandris, Head Coach, Aris BSA Thessaloniki:

“We gave this game the attention that it needed, and presented an improved team. What we need now is a run of positive results so we can say that we are on the right track."

"Alexandros Kyritsis was very positive.  I had said that he would be ready by December.  He got his chance and couldn’t have taken advantage of it better.  His defense was excellent as well".

Alexandros Kyritsis, Aris BSA Thessaloniki:

"We needed this game to let off steam from some of the bad games we have had recently. This game was just what the doctor ordered to get us back on track. We still need to put in a lot of hard work, and things will be difficult against stronger teams that we will face in the future."

Top performers

Aris BSA Skonto

Alexandros Kyritsis

 

Rinalds Sirsnins

25Pts14
4Reb5
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Aris BSA Skonto
36/67FG M/A15/53
29/47 (61.7%) FG2P M/A9/35 (25.7%)
7/20 (35.0%) FG3P M/A6/18 (33.3%)
9/11 (81.8%) FT M/A15/18 (83.3%)
40 (14-26) Reb (O-D) 26 (9-17)
22AS7
17TO26
13ST5
3BS3
20PF17
88Pts51
ARIS BSA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Jackson, G. 273/742.93/650.00/10.01/1100.0112714027
5Orfanos, N. 201/616.71/333.30/30.00/00.0011323022
7Lappas, I. 141/520.00/10.01/425.00/00.0101100003
8Kyritsis, A. 3610/1283.38/1080.02/2100.03/3100.03142320325
9Charitopoulos, D. 81/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0101010022
10Kommatos, N. 237/1163.64/666.73/560.00/00.02574100317
11Vetoulas, N. 130/30.00/00.00/30.00/00.0055313000
12Bailey, T. DNP
13Likholitov, F. 155/771.45/771.40/00.02/366.71122412412
14Stack, R. 132/366.71/1100.01/250.03/3100.0077010008
15Nikkilä, A. 192/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0538020114
16Raicevic, M. 134/666.74/666.70/00.00/10.0022010038
TOTAL36/ 6753.729/ 4761.77/ 2035.09/1181.814264022171332088
SKONTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gailitis, J. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000220000
5Patmalnieks, J. 71/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000010023
6Kelly, D. 332/1216.72/922.20/30.02/2100.0022032026
7Brencs, R. DNP
8Sirsnins, R. 235/683.31/1100.04/580.00/00.03250510114
10Ledins, G. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000120130
11Páleník, M. 293/837.53/837.50/00.05/862.55270501111
12Jahovics, G. 370/50.00/40.00/10.04/4100.0044330034
13Juknevicius, L. 171/250.00/10.01/1100.02/2100.0011111025
14Hill, D. 403/1816.73/1127.30/70.02/2100.0167041138
TOTAL15/ 5328.39/ 3525.76/ 1833.315/1883.391726726531751
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

TOP PERFORMERS

Aris BSA Skonto

Alexandros Kyritsis

 

Rinalds Sirsnins

25Pts14
4Reb5
2AS0
2ST1
0BS0
36Min23

TEAM STATS

Aris BSA Skonto
36/67FG M/A15/53
29/47 (61.7%) FG2P M/A9/35 (25.7%)
7/20 (35.0%) FG3P M/A6/18 (33.3%)
9/11 (81.8%) FT M/A15/18 (83.3%)
40 (14-26) Reb (O-D) 26 (9-17)
22AS7
17TO26
13ST5
3BS3
20PF17
88Pts51