PAOK74-69

20-11, 18-15, 12-21, 24-22

BC Kalev

 

Date: 09.11.2005, 17:15hGroup:  EVenue:   Thessaloniki (GRE) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Francisco De la Maza (ESP), Marius Ciulin (ROU), Sergiy Chebyshev (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
PAOK BC Kalev
Kostas Vasileiadis (20)PtsHoward Frier (15)
Loukas Mavrokefalidis (8)RebRait Keerles (5), Heiko Niidas (5)
Dimitrios Verginis (3), Vladimir Zujovic (3)ASHoward Frier (2), Gert Dorbek (2)
Kostas Vasileiadis (3)STErik Dorbek (4)
Sotirios Manolopoulos (1), Loukas Mavrokefalidis (1)BSHeiko Niidas (1), André Perry (1)

GAME REPORT

09.11.2005
PAOK Off The Mark

PAOK are celebrating their first victory in the EuroCup on Wednesday night after beating Estonia's representatives in the tournament, BC Kalev.

PAOK got an inspirational effort from captain Kostas Vassiliades, who led all scorers with 20 points in the 74-69 triumph.

Branislav Prelevic's Greek team stormed out to an early 20-11 lead and held a 38-26 advantage at half-time.

Kalev, who lost for the third straight time in the competition, outscored their hosts 21-12 in the third quarter and trailed by just three points entering the final quarter, but PAOK pulled away over the last 10 minutes for victory.

PAOK could not have asked for a rougher build-up to the game as they lost Vladimir Vuksanovic to injury in practice on Tuesday.

The 2.05m forward was averaging 16 points in the competition.

Prelevic opted to call on many of the club's younger players, with the captain of the Greek Cadets national team, Demetrios Verginis, even starting and proving he will be a valuable asset in the future.

The 18-year-old, a 1.92m guard, played 26 minutes in all and finished with 10 points and three assists.

He was three of six from the floor, including two of three on three-pointers.

Verginis said: "It was a great opportunity for us to play this game and prove that young guys can also contribute.

"It was our last chance after two losses in the EuroCup and I hope this will help us do something good in this competition."

Prelevic was thrilled with the impact of his youngsters.

"We decided to play with the young players, although it was a risk, since we needed that victory badly," he said.

"I'm really satisfied though, since they played great and helped us come through."

Top performers

PAOK BC Kalev

Kostas Vasileiadis

 

Heiko Niidas

20Pts10
3Reb5
0AS0
3ST0
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

PAOK BC Kalev
20/41FG M/A24/54
11/22 (50.0%) FG2P M/A19/34 (55.9%)
9/19 (47.4%) FG3P M/A5/20 (25.0%)
25/33 (75.8%) FT M/A16/20 (80.0%)
26 (6-20) Reb (O-D) 23 (5-18)
11AS9
23TO19
9ST10
2BS2
24PF30
74Pts69

PHOTO GALLERY

PAOK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Xanthopoulos, V. 131/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0044121044
5Manolopoulos, S. 130/40.00/10.00/30.00/00.0112000120
*6Verginis, D. 263/650.01/333.32/366.72/2100.00333500310
*7Vasileiadis, K. 295/862.51/333.34/580.06/875.00330130020
*8Georgitsis, T. 272/728.61/425.01/333.31/250.0112130036
*9Zujovic, V. 303/650.02/450.01/250.09/1181.81343200216
10Gkagkaloudis, I. 121/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000252022
*11Mavrokefalidis, L. 294/4100.04/4100.00/00.05/862.53581421513
12Mance, M. 141/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0000011013
13Murray, T. DNP
14Vasileiou, I. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000020
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL20/ 4148.811/ 2250.09/ 1947.425/3375.8620261123922474
BC KALEV
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Kaljula, T. 81/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0101100012
*6Dorbek, G. 283/742.92/366.71/425.04/580.00002310511
*7Dorbek, E. 212/450.01/250.01/250.02/450.0033114047
8Dorbek, K. DNP
9Vares, V. DNP
10Niidas, H. 174/666.74/666.70/00.02/2100.01450001310
11Keerles, R. 181/616.71/425.00/20.05/683.3235121017
*12Ärmpalu, A. 150/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011010030
*13Frier, H. 325/1050.02/540.03/560.02/2100.00332410515
14Pärn, A. 190/40.00/00.00/40.00/00.0112011030
15Gonzalez, V. 205/955.65/683.30/30.01/1100.00001520411
*22Perry, A. 223/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0033120116
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 5444.419/ 3455.95/ 2025.016/2080.0518239191023069
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

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

PAOK BC Kalev

Kostas Vasileiadis

 

Heiko Niidas

20Pts10
3Reb5
0AS0
3ST0
0BS1
29Min17

TEAM STATS

PAOK BC Kalev
20/41FG M/A24/54
11/22 (50.0%) FG2P M/A19/34 (55.9%)
9/19 (47.4%) FG3P M/A5/20 (25.0%)
25/33 (75.8%) FT M/A16/20 (80.0%)
26 (6-20) Reb (O-D) 23 (5-18)
11AS9
23TO19
9ST10
2BS2
24PF30
74Pts69