With a comfortable 92 – 64 win over Great Britain, the Greece basketball team concluded the Patras friendly tournament, ahead of its official games for the upcoming Eurobasket 2017 competition, which kicks off on August 31.
Greece set the tone with a 7-0 reply to get up and running. Bigby-Williams made an immediate impact after checking in, scoring six early points before Jules Dang Akodo beat the buzzer with GB trailing 17-27.
Greece began to pull away in the second as their lead soared beyond the 20-point mark, although GB continued to battle and Clark netted his second triple to move to 12 points as GB went into half-time down 34-51.
GB kept fighting and edged the third period 17-15 in a bright 10-minute spell as Prunty continued to look at different options. The hosts turned on the style in the final period as they kept GB to just 13 points in powering to a 28-point victory.
Greece – who were without star, NBA forward Giannis Antetokounmpo – had three players in double figures, with Pappas and Prindezis being the team’s top scorers, as they made it two wins from two on home soil ahead of their London clash with GB in 11 days time.
The two teams will also meet in London on August 19 for another prep friendly before going head-to-head in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in late autumn – with GB’s home game held at Leicester Arena.