Petrolina AEK was the winner in the first final of the series to win the OPAP Basket League, prevailing 71-63 over Keravnos. Top player for the winners is Quentin Snyder, with 14 points, 2 three-pointers and 6 assists.
The score was balanced in the first ten minutes, with AEK scoring first points in 1 ‘(2-0) and the score being tied in 4’ with 6-6 and 9-9. In the 7th minute, the guests took a four-point lead (21-17) and the ten-minute period ended at 24-24.
Keravnos entered the second period stronger, achieving 6 consecutive points in the first two minutes for 30-28. The answer was immediate from the team of Larnaca, which with 9 consecutive points turned the game around and took the lead with 33-30 in 14 ‘. Stylianos’s three-pointer in the last minute made it 44-37 while the halftime ended with a score of 44-39 for the team of Strovolos.
In the third ten minutes, Keravnos increased the difference to +7 in 23 ‘. In the 25th minute, Sizopoulos scored 3 shots and reduced to 48-44, while he scored a three-pointer in the 27th minute, putting the “yellow-greens” again in front of the score with 52-51. In the last period, the hosts played more aggressively and in the 35th minute, Snyder made it 59-54. White’s shots in the 37th minute reduced the difference to -3 (61-58), while Pantelis’s three-pointer in the penultimate minute made it 68-59. AEK remained ahead of the score until the end of the match, taking the victory with 71-63.
THE TEN MINUTES: 24-24, 39-44, 55-51, 71-63
Petrolina AEK (Nikolas Papadopoulos)
Goodwin 8, Snyder 14 (2), Sizopoulos 11 (1), Hunt 16, Koronidis, Manolopoulos 9 (2), Mantovanis 4, Panteli 9 (2)
Lightning (Michalis Kakiouzis)
Burns 13 (1), Michael 10 (1), Stylianou 5 (1), Malcolm 14 (1), White 12, Pasialis 5, Maragos, Tigas 4, Razis