NEWS

08.03.2007
Shabalkin Leads CSK VVS Samara

CSK VVS Samara booked a place in their first European Final with an emphatic second half performance against Pizza Express Apollon in the 2nd leg of their EuroCup Challenge semi-final.

Trailing by 2 points at the half, meant that the Russian side were actually down by 4 on aggregate, but a tough defensive performance and an increased offensive output led to them outscoring their opponents by a total 28 points in the 3rd and 4th quarters holding Apollon to just 7 and 8 points respectively.

28.02.2007
Limassol Overcome Shabalkin, Samara To Take First Leg

34 points from up-and-coming star Nikita Shabalkin (pictured) were not enough for CSK-VVS Samara to defeat Pizza Express Apollon Limassol in game one of their EuroCup Challenge semi-final.

Instead it was home side Limassol who sneaked a 77-75 victory inside the final minute and will take a two-point lead into the second game in Samara on 8th March.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
Nenad Bogdanovic PG 1.82 16.04.1981 Cacak (SRB)  
Kypros Grigoriou GF 1.98 30.01.1984 Limassol (CYP)  
Rakis Karagiannis 1.90 04.06.1978 Limassol (CYP)  
Michalis Louka PG 1.85 02.01.1982 Limassol 
Petar Males SF 2.02 20.09.1972 Sibenik (CRO)  
Dimitris Prokopiou 1.90 03.05.1983 Limassol (CYP)  
4Iordanis Kostekoglou PG 1.83 27.09.1973 Athens (GRE)  
6Georgios Ierodiakonou 2.01 20.06.1972 Limassol (CYP)  
7Johnathan Lionel Oden 2.06 03.08.1980 MO (USA)  
8Ivan Tomeljak PG 1.94 02.02.1979 Split (CRO)  
10Lazaros Hadjivasiliou 2.01 25.04.1978 Mississauga (CAN)  
11Aleksandar Damjanovic 2.07 15.07.1973 Sarajevo (BIH)  
12Moris Hadzija   11.06.1980 Pula (CRO)  
14Ognjen Vukicevic   30.11.1975 S.Mitrovica (SRB)  
15Damjan Kandic FC 2.06 07.09.1984 Podgorica (MNE)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Predrag Benacek
Assistant Coach: Ninos Eliades

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22.01.2007
Semi-final Stage Set

CSK-VVS Samara earned a berth in the semi-finals following a 81-69 win over Mlekarna Kunin to win the best-of-two 165-133.

Nikita Shabalkin (pictured) led the way with 28 points to pace the victors.

Team

Pizzaexpress Apollon Limassol
Pizzaexpress Apollon Limassol

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSE. Shelton III16.7
RTJ. Oden10.0
ASI. Tomeljak4.9
STE. Shelton III1.7
BSJ. Oden1.5

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.11.2006vs BK Prostejov[L] 75-109 (A)
16.11.2006vs Olympias Patras[W] 80-71 (H)
22.11.2006vs Galil Elyon Golan[W] 99-94 (A)
29.11.2006vs BK Prostejov[W] 77-66 (H)
07.12.2006vs Olympias Patras[L] 61-64 (A)
13.12.2006vs Galil Elyon Golan[W] 87-73 (H)
11.01.2007vs U-Mobitelco[W] 82-71 (H)
18.01.2007vs U-Mobitelco[W] 86-75 (A)
28.02.2007vs CSK-VVS Samara[W] 77-75 (H)
08.03.2007vs CSK-VVS Samara[L] 50-76 (A)

THE ARENA

Apollon Basketball Hall
Address: George Thyrotou 7, 3012 Limassol, CYP
Tel: + 357 (25) 57 87 00
Fax: + 357 (25) 57 82 00
Capacity: 2500

Melford Arena
Address: Georgiou Thyrotou 1, 3012 Limassol, CYP
Tel: +357 (25) 73 75 55
Fax: +357 (25) 73 75 40
Capacity: 2500

ADMINISTRATION

Office

Address: 1, Mesologgiou Str. , 3032 Limassol, CYP
Tel.: +357 (25) 34 41 29
Fax: +357 (25) 34 01 03
Email: apolloclub@cytanet.com.cy
Web: www.apollonbc.net

Staff

President: George Papas