Greeks progress in the U/20’s basketball
Greece have won two and lost one match in the European U/20’s basketball championships in Rhodes.
Greece suffered its first lost at the U/20s European Basketball Championships, after going down to France 81-71, in Rhodes, Greece.
France out-scored Greece 12-4 in the final 1:15 to knock off the hosts, while in the process remaining undefeated and taking top honours in Group B.
Greece had few answers for the balanced French attack, nor their rebounding dominance, which saw those statistics 54-36 in France’s favour.
Greece’s loss means the side finished second in the group with a 2-1 record, dropping their first game despite 18 points from Nikos Pappas, 16 by Kostas Sloukas, 14 from Charalampos Giannopoulos and Kostas Papanikolaou’s 13 points and seven rebounds.
Greece grabbed the first significant lead of the game at 13-9 before Diot knocked down two triples in helping France pull ahead 22-17 after one period.
The Greeks struggled in the second quarter to get the ball into the paint, settling for long-range shots and France pushed the lead to 29-19 on Heurtel’s three-pointer.
Kostas Missas’s team finally pounded the ball inside and used a decided free throw advantage to cut the deficit to 35-31 at intermission.
France retained the lead in the third quarter, building it to seven points - 43-36 - at one point. But Greece continued to come back to tie the score 50-50 at the end of three periods.
Jackson drained two triples and the French defence held Greece scoreless for the first 3:16 of the fourth period for a 57-50 cushion.
Heurtel added two long balls of his own and Jackson hit again for a 66-55 French lead with four minutes left.
A 12-3 run to brought the hosts within 69-67 with 1:33 left to play. But France pulled away for a comfortable win against the Greeks.
- Register Now
- Hawke labels Coalition's parental leave plan 'poor policy'
- Kewell dumped by Al Gharafa
- Eurovision 2013: The kitsch and the high notes
- AEK set for liquidation and third tier
- Ancient Greek should be funded by community
- Greeks abroad may help Greece and Cyprus recovery
- Raptis disputes $21m tax debt
- Thanasi you're a scholar!
- Makris envisions big things for Marina Mirage
- 8 May 2013 | 12 Votes
- 15 May 2013 | 9 Votes
- 19 Apr 2013 | 9 Votes
- 3 May 2013 | 8 Votes
- 8 May 2013 | 8 Votes
- 13 May 2013 | 7 Votes
More from this Section
- Olympiakos reaches Euroleague final
- Maroussi take first win of season
- PAO beaten by CSKA
- Brothers give up on Olympiakos basketball side
- PAO get boost from thrashing Maroussi
- Reds belt Fener in Turkey
- PAO, Olympiakos forge ahead towards quarters
- Aris close to European exit after German loss
- Bitter rivals face off
- Two out of three win in Europe
Whincup claimed a comfortable victory in the second race
The schemes allowing the owners of properties that breached building regulations to protect their homes from demolition are illegal says the Council of State
Director Oliver Stone wished SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras 'good luck' in leading Greece.
Mark Bouris looks at what women really want when it comes to retirement funds and superannuation.
A 12-year-old Russian boy who was allegedly stabbed and left for dead by a hotel employee while on vacation in Crete was recovering at a children’s hospital in Athens
Tsochatzopoulos called for two defense ministers in the New Democracy governments that took over from PASOK from 2004 onward to be questioned
Internet based sister classes connect Greek classrooms to Australian ones in a way to collaboratively learn the language
Philhellene Restaurant will be opening its doors come Anastasi to give Greek migrants and fellow Greek Australians away from their families a home this Easter
Artist Nick Tsiavos will take the listener on a wild ride, oscillating between a visceral brutalism, a restless stillness and a terrible beauty at his upcoming show
Is Greek Easter the only time young Greek Australians make it to church? Neos Kosmos investigates what draws young parishioners.
Ninety-eight years after the Anzacs set up bases on Lemnos, those buried on the island were remembered for their sacrifice
46 years ago, a military dictatorship took over Greece for seven years. George Zangalis looks at the Greek Australian response to the Junta.
Greek Australian businessman Mark Voyage was one of the first Australians to crack the Chinese market and witnessed historic moments from a local perspective
Demure family matriarch gets respectful send-off
NSW government donated of $29,450 to the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of the Holy Apostles
Whatever the outcome, the AFL has only one chance to get it right with no room for sentiment.
Unemployment in Greece more than twice the average rate in the euro zone
The Greek sponsored club tried for a second time to buy the club, putting $3.5 million on the table