Lightning victory over APOEL - The series is 2-0

Keravnos was the winner in the second match of the series of the semifinal phase of the play offs of the OPAP Basket League, where it prevailed at the “Kostas Papaellinas” stadium of APOEL with 87-67. Top for the “red and yellows” was Colin Malkolk, who scored 28 points (1 three points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist). The third match of the series will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 20:00 and will be held in Lefkotheo. The team that will reach the three victories will qualify for the finals.

The game was balanced in its first stages, with the score in the 6th minute being 16-15 for APOEL, while the “blue and yellows” maintained their lead until the end of the season where they were leading 25-21. The guests were ahead in the 16th minute with 35-31, and three minutes later with 43-39. However, before the end of the half, Malcolm with two points and Stylianou with three points gave the lead to the “red and yellows” with 44-43.

Keravnos entered stronger in the third period and by 25:30 had created a difference of ten points (56-46). The end of the season found the hosts to lead 65-53. The picture was similar in the fourth quarter, when in 35 ‘the team of Michalis Kakiouzis was ahead with +15 (76-61). Keravnos maintained its lead until the end and took the victory with a final score of 87-67.

THE TEN MINUTES: 21-15, 44-43, 65-53, 87-67

Lightning (Michalis Kakiouzis)

Burns 16 (1), Michael, Stylianou 20 (5), White 7, Giaxis, Pasialis 4, Andreou, Gonatas, Maragos 2, Tigas 8 (2), Razis 2.

APOEL (Marios Argyrou)

Simitzis 15 (5), Ieronymidis 1, Griffin 5 (1), Pointer 13, Timboua 19 (3), Giannaras 8, Koilaras 6 (2), Papamichael, Koumis.

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