Panathinaikos holds off Pitino and Iona for a prep win

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25/Aug/21 19:49

Panathinaikos got the better of coach Rick Pitino and the Iona Gaels

By Eurohoops team/

Panathinaikos‘s former coach came for a visit with his current team Iona Gaels and the ‘Greens’ managed to hold them off, getting a 73-66 win in preparation for the upcoming season.

Iona put up a big fight and was even ahead 27-20 in the second quarter and 38-37 at halftime, however, Panathinaikos took over the lead and secured the win, although the difference didn’t cross into double-digits at any point and the Gales had a chance to make an upset.

Coach Pitino thanked his former club for the opportunity and experience. “Thank you Panathinaikos!! You’ve helped the Iona Gaels get better. Much success to a great organization,” he wrote via Twitter.

Gaels stat sheet:
Nelly 17p 7r
Ryan 13p 3stl
Elijah 8p 7r 2a
Dylan 8p 7r 2a
Quinn 6p 4a
Tyson 6p
Parker 5p

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