Easily the favorites managed to win the games in the 13th round. Panathinaikos and EAPatron are facing huge economic problems.
Only in the game between Kifisia and PAOK in Athens there was a tie-break. Finally the home team of Kifisia won 3-2 (25-14, 28-26, 22-25, 24-26, 15-9) having Bellos (20 points) and Kalaizidis (14 points) in a great day. For PAOK Apostolos Armenakis scored 15, Kostas Girtzikis 17 and Ivan Borovnjan 18 points.
In Athens although Olympiakos was playing without his basic setter the injured Fillipov he managed to won 3-0 (25-23, 28-26. 25-22) Ethnikos Alexandroupolis. On the other hand Ethnikos is complaining for the referees. For the previous year’s champions Andres Roland Himenez scored 22 and Sotiriou 11 points.
Pamvohaikos did not found any difficulties to win 1-3 (19-25, 25-23, 22-25, 17-25) against the home team of Panathinaikos. For Pamvohaikos the American diagonal Mark Dusharme scored 15 points, Jernej Potoncnik 17 and Katsanevakis 17 with 8 blocks! The 36 year old Greek middle blocker Stavros Katsanevakis was also the MVP of the 13th round of Greek Championship.
Finikas Syrou easily won 0-3 (19-25, 18-25, 16-25) the home team of EAP in Patra. For Finikas team both Nikiforidis and Ilias Lappas scored from 9 points, Tomislav Dokic 18 and Soultanopoulos 8.
On the last game on Monday in Lamia the local team easily won 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-20) Aris Thessalonikis. For the home team Zoltan Kovacs scored 10 points with great statistics and Nenad Simeunivic 11.
It was time for Iraklis Thessalonikis to rest and have a break waiting till the next (14th) round.
Panathinaikos and EAPatron are facing huge economic problems. The experienced setter Sakis Psarras is disappointed and wants to leave from Panathinaikos and Mantekas from EAP.
Standings (after 13th round games): Iraklis 29, Olympiakos 27, Pamvohaikos 25, Finikas Syrou 23, Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 17, Lamia 14, PAOK 14, Kifisia 13, EAPatron 11, Aris 11, Panathinaikos 8 and Apollon Kalamarias 0.
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