PAOK and Kymi advance to Greek Cup semifinals

2018-11-03T22:48:22+00:00 2018-11-03T23:26:29+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

03/Nov/18 22:48

The first two semifinalists of the Greek Cup emerged today.

By Eurohoops team/

PAOK and Kymi are the first two semifinalists of the 2018-2019 Greek Cup competition after beating defending champion AEK Athens and Peristeri in knockout quarterfinal games.

In Thessaloniki, PAOK went up 67  – 56 near the end of the third period, some minutes after the ejection of head coach Ilias Papatheodorou. AEK made a comeback attempt to tie the match 76 – 76 but the hosts had the final say in the match, winning 82 – 80 thanks to a basket by Alexander Philip Goss and a key offensive rebound by Vangelis Margaritis.

Jamal Jones scored 18 for the winning squad while Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 21 points for AEK.

A 3-point bucket by Devaugh Washington with 2 seconds remaining handed Kymii the 84 – 83 win over Peristeri and the Cup semifinals ticket for the first time in the history of the club.

Scott Suggs scored a game-high 22 points for Kymi. Ryan Harrow led Peristeri with 14 points.

On Sunday (4/11), Olympiacos Piraeus faces Kolossos Rhodes while Panathinaikos plays vs. Promitheas Patras on Monday (5/11).