Greek Freshmen taking over USA College Basketball
Ioanna Krimili was named as the Newcomer of the Year in the West Coast Conference, and in the All-Conference First Team, earlier in March while leading the WCC in points per game (18.7), 3-point field-goal percentage (46) and free-throw percentage (90.4). On March 8 in a conference tournament matchup vs #2 BYU, she scored 21 points while shooting 4/8 from the 3pt line and making 9/12 Free throws in a tough 55-85 loss which ended her season. She finished this season averaging 18.6 points per game going along with 3.3 rebounds while shooting 46.6% from the 3pt line.
Elena Tsineke of the University of South Florida, had a night to remember on March 11th, scoring 23 points, 2/3 threes, 8/14 FGs, 5/5 FTs in 33 minutes of action in the conference tournament final game where USF won 64-54 vs University of Central Florida. She helped her team tremendously, winning the AAC title and heading to the NCAA tournament. Elena is averaging so far this season 12.9 points per game.
Ivana Raca of Wake Forest University contributed significantly in her last performance for her team on March 5th vs Louisville, in a tough 53-65 Loss on the conference tournament. Ivana Raca finished her season averaging 16.8 points per game going along with 9 rebounds per game.
Elena Pilakouta of the University of Nebraska in Omaha recorded 9 points and 2 rebounds on March 9th against South Dakota in a 43-66 team loss for the Summit league conference tournament. She finished this season averaging 12.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Ioanna Chatzileonti was recently voted as one of the best freshmen in the Big12 Conference by being selected as an All Freshmen First Team member for the conference. In her last game on March 11 vs TCU where Kansas lost 72-75 for the Big 12 Conference tournament, she recorded a monster double-double by having 18 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 7/10 from the field in 30 minutes of action.
Greek teammates of Northeastern Junior College, Filippa Goula and Lia Gkompetzisvili, continue to have some great performances in NJCAA D1 competitions. More specifically, on March 9th vs North Platte Community College, Filippa Goula scored 25 points, going along with 2 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists while shooting 3/4 from the 3 pt line and 4/4 from the FT line and a total of 9/15 from the field . In the next game against Central Community College-Columbus on March 11th, both Greek teammates contributed significantly in the huge 94-47 team win with Filippa Goula scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and going 4/9 from the field while Lia Gkompetzisvili scored 10 points, adding 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks.