Collapsing after the first period, o Olympic was defeated 95-73 by Kayseri at SEF for the 4th matchday of the Women’s EuroCup. The “red and white” lost the opportunity to double their victories and essentially grab the qualification, while losing the +16 of the first match, they were even involved in this qualification for the playoffs. It is reminded that the first two teams of each group qualify there, as well as the eight best thirds of the twelve groups.
Christine Vitola with 22, Brooke Williams with 17 and Eleanna Christinaki with 14 points saved for Olympiakos. Ellenberg-Wiley with 30 and Cvic with 23 points did most of the damage for the Turkish team that moved into second place in the group, behind sure-to-be first Riga who went 4/4.
The “red and white” started the game perfectly and in the first period they led 22-13 with Vitola and Brooks in high spirits. But the continuation was not similar. The visiting women dominated the second period with a 16-32 margin and in the third quarter they reached +13 (55-68). The team of Thanos Niklas seemed unable to return to the match having in the last period a more realistic goal to defend the +16 of the first match. The Turkish team reached 5:39 before the end at +19 (62-81) and at 2:53 even at +20 (72-92). The expulsion of Nikolopoulos after the second technical penalty she received was also the end of the home team’s attempt to drop the difference below 16.
Ten minutes: 22-13, 38-45, 56-68, 73-95
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