Process 1 Revolution 0
(Process wins by forfeit)
Outlaws 95 PAS Giannina 71
The Outlaws ran riot in this matchup between the top 2 regular season teams from last season. The Outlaws were in command from the start, carrying a 19 point lead into halftime and blitzing PAS’ strong defense on the way to the highest season scoring total thus far this season. The Outlaws hit 12 three pointers as a team and were running their lethal fast break to near perfection. Jimmie Armentani led the way for the Outlaws with a breakout game, scoring 35 points on the night, while Laz Makrides chipped in 23 points in another great performance. Pete Kada also went for double digits in the 2nd half, as the Outlaws made in 14 straight regular season wins, extending their own PGBL record. They’ll look to continue their streak this upcoming Thursday (December 6th) when they take on the Tune Squad in a matchup of the top 2 teams in the league.
Good news for PAS is that they were able to find their scoring touch as a team in this game. Evan Tsiklidis did his thing once again, scoring in a variety of ways while trying to keep his team in it. He also extended his range beyond the 3 point line this season, knocking down 5 threes and finishing with 38 points in another outstanding performance. Dimos Touloumis broke out with a nice shooting performance of his own to help out Tsiklidis, scoring 17 points and hitting 5 threes of his own. PAS will look to build upon their growing offensive efficiency when they go up against the young, up and coming Process this coming Thursday (December 6th)
Tune Squad 58 Kings 50
The marquee matchup of the night featured the defending champion Kings against this year’s dark horse contenders, the Tune Squad. A well balanced game from start to finish featured both teams trading buckets in the 1st half, while the 2nd half became a defensive struggle. The Tune Squad’s Ben Voudouris turned in a breakout performance, scoring 18 points while helping to lock down the Kings’ Bill Zonios, who had somewhat of an off night with only 10 points. Chris Vasiliou, on the other hand, turned back the clock with a great performance for his new team, scoring 23 points to help the Squad outlast the defending champs in the 2nd half.
The Kings were shut down offensively in the 2nd half, with both Zonios and forward Alex Veronis struggling to find their shooting touch. Point guard Chris Kourelias turned in a nice performance with 12 points while also playing the main facilitator, but the Squad managed to outlast them with more endurance in their rotation players. Despite having lost 2 straight, the Kings should certainly bounce back and be a force to be reckoned with as soon as they get their full squad of players. They’ll get the week off coming up to re-gather themselves before returning to action on December 13th in a tough matchup against the 1st place Outlaws.