By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
As the Basketball Champions League Finale Eight Tournament approaches, the hosts in AEK Athens continue their preseason preparations and they grabbed a 66-59 win in the lastest challenge, against Aris.
Nikos Rogkavopoulos scored 15 points for the winning side followed by Keith Langford with 13 while Yanick Moreira and Nikos Gigkas added eight each.
The defensive effort was apparent and seemed to be the main focus of both squads throughout this duel. AEK was up 36-25 at halftime after allowing just 11 points in the second quarter and although Aris bounced back to a five-point margin (47-42), AEK held on and secured the victory.