After fifth round’s games Iraklis Thessalonikis easily stay on top by winning Panathinaikos in Athens, while Olympiakos dropped a point in the game against Pamvohaikos.
Champions Olympiakos on Friday’s game dropped a point at Pamvohaikos after winning 3-2 (27-25, 25-19, 19-25, 24-26, 15-11). For Olympiakos team Andres Roland Himenez scored 27 points and Marek Novotny 22 .
Also the Greek middle blocker Giorgos Petreas were very effective with 5 blocks for a second game in a row. Next day in Kifisia the local team won with the same score 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 16-14) over Aris.
On other Saturday’s games Iraklis Thessalonikis easily won 3-0 (20-25, 20-25, 19-25) over Panathinaikos led by Kostas Xristofidelis, when the majority of other players were mediocre. Panathinaikos had not used Gianluca Saracani and Milos Stojikovic.
In Alexandroupoli PAOK had a hard time beating the local team of Ethnikos 3-2 (29-31, 25-19, 25-22, 13-25, 12-15) with the Greek diagonal Apostolos Armenakis scoring 26 points. This was the third win for PAOK this season.
Lamia won 1-3 (27-25, 21-25, 20-25, 28-30) over the home team of EAPatron. Petar Curovic with 18, Nenad Simeunovic with 15 and Dimitrios Xatziiliadis with 14 were the stars of Lamia’s team. On the other hand Anastasios Aspiotis amazing performance was not enough to help EAPatron. Aspiotis had scored 31 points with great statistics.
Standings (after five games): Iraklis Thessalonikis 14, Olympiacos Piraeus 12, Finikas Syrou 12, Pamvohaikos 11, PAOK 8, Lamia 8, Aris 7, Kifisia 7, Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 6, EAPatron 5, Panathinaikos 1 and Apollon Kalamarias 0.