Petrolina AEK succeeded a great qualification at the end over an amazing team of Omonoia Nicosia with 74-70 and will face Keravnos Strovolou in a repetition of 2017 Cup’s Final.
Omonoia Nicosia played wonderfully and could have been in the Cup’s Final if two of the American’s of the Greens were not pointless as both Crawford and Woods remain pointless, while the Greens suffered 22 turnovers!!
Jure Scific ws the MVP as the Croat Forward scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in less than 24 minutes, being the stepping stone player for Omonoia…
AEK started dynamically the game wanted to show who’s the boss from the beginning to the rookie team of Omonoia.. Without Gibson, AEK took the lead with 21-15 and 25-17 at the end of the first period. The second period was totally different as Omonoia after the first shot became tougher and with great defense took the lead after a solid 4-13 and great rebounding job, finished the first half with a 29-30 lead.. The 3rd period was a repeat of the first one, with AEK taking the control and by the 28th minute taking also the lead with 47-41 and the 29th minute to take for the first time a double digit difference with 54-44, with the period ending with 54-46 and the total control for the Larnaka team..
AEK continue like that in the 4th period and five minutes to the end, the score went up to plus 11 with 66-55. The greens had the patient and the gads and with a solid 9-0 brought the deficit to the basket 70-68. Duren was successful from the charity line, Griffin had a bad three pointer and the game ended with AEK wins a spot in the finals
PERIODS: 25-17, 4-13, 25-16, 20-24