PAOK – PROSOTSANI DRAMA 33-24
PAOK beat debutants Prosotsani in a tight game which was decided in the second half. Over the first twenty minutes neither team was able to build a big gap and PAOK only led by one at halftime. In the second half PAOK used a 6-3 partial score to get away by four goals and finally grab victory.
Giannis Bizetas (Coach PAOK): “We didn’t perform well in the first half but gradually we managed to find our rhythm. We want to beat Partizan tomorrow and finish on top of our group.”
Ilias Kalaitzidis (Prosotsani Drama): “Congratulations to the organisers for setting up this excellent tournament. As far as the game is concerned it was a close fight for twenty minutes. I opted to use all the players I had at my disposal because they all deserve to play at this tournament, therefore we lost our composure and PAOK was able to beat us. Our next goal is to defeat Partizan and advance to the next round.”
PAOΚ (Ioannis Mpizetas): Malandris, Freiderikos 6, Saxinis, Telikostoglou S. 3, Velisariou, Lampoudis 2, Kiriakidis 3, Gioranidis 11, Sakalakis 1, Papagiotas, Telikostogloy M. 6, Fragis I., Fragis K., Zervidis 1
PROSOTSANI DRAMAS (Ilias Kalaitzidis): Nikolaidis 1, Papazoglou 7, Karamoudas 1, Papadopoulos, Filippou, Iltsios, Mixalidis, Vasileiou, Toskas 5, Fidanas 6, Mpouloukis 3, Papazoglou 1, Karamanidis, Vrasnakis