Steven Gray drops 39, Peristeri kickstarts BCL season

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27/Oct/20 20:29

Steven Gray had a night for the books as Peristeri grabbed a victory on the road against Rytas Vilnius

By Eurohoops team /

Peristeri tipped off its new Basketball Champions League season with a 106-88 victory on the road against Rytas Vilnius, in the Regular Season Group E opener.

Steven Gray led the heroic effort of the Greek team with a new career-best of 39 points, while making 10 out of 13 from the three-point line, while he also added 7 assists and three rebounds in 29 minutes. At the same time, he also set a new record for PIR in the competition with 47 while he also tied the three-point record with his 10 successful shots.

Tre McLean was also among the top scorers for Peristeri, exiting the game with 19 points and five boards, as Marvin Jones recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris McCollough led all Rytas scorers with 22 points and 8 rebounds, Mindaugas Girdziunas posted 15 points and Demetrius Jackson added 14 points and six assists.

Peristeri coach Nikos Papanikolopoulos talked about his team’s big offensive night in the press conference: “All credit goes to my players not only for their shooting percentages but also for dishing 28 assists, creating open shots”

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