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Lithuanian Basketball (Men)

LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 32-4 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 28-8 
 3. Neptunas 19-17 
 4. Vytautas 19-17 
 5. Juventus 18-18 
 6. Siauliai 18-18 
 7. Lietkabelis 16-20 
 8. P.Zvaigzdes 14-22 
 9. Dzukija 8-28 
 10. Nevezis 8-28 
Last:4/24/2016
NKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 33-5 
 2. Vytis 28-10 
 3. Mazeikiai 27-11 
 4. Palanga 20-18 
 5. Perlas-MRU 20-18 
 6. Zalgiris II 19-19 
 7. Telsiai 15-23 
Places 8-14
 1. Nafta-Uni. 18-20 
 2. Delikatesas 17-21 
 3. Petrochema 17-21 
 4. Silute 16-22 
 5. Rasai 15-23 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 13-25 
 7. Lietkabelis-2 8-30 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
RKL Standings
 1. Akmenes 27-3 
 2. Klaipedos LCC 25-5 
 3. Taurages 25-5 
 4. KTU 22-8 
 5. Gargzdu 20-10 
 6. Omega-United 18-12 
 7. Suduva 2 16-14 
 8. Anyksciu 15-15 
 9. Birzai 15-15 
 10. Kretinga 14-16 
 11. LSU-Atletas 13-17 
 12. Citus 11-19 
 13. Kristalas 10-20 
 14. Aukstaitija 5-25 
 15. Sabonio 3-27 
 16. ASU/Tornado 1-29 
Last:2/28/2016
Lower leagues Standings
KKML-A
 1. IMLITEX 6-1 
 2. Minbra 5-2 
 3. Kauno kolegija 4-2 
 4. Basement 3-2 
 5. VDU-2 Kauno 2-3 
 6. Perkunas 2-5 
 7. UNITED 1-4 
 8. Kauno grudai 1-5 
RKBL-A
 1. Olimpas 9-0 
 2. Zeimena Pab. 8-1 
 3. VDU-2 Kauno 6-3 
 4. Lietuvos rytas 2 5-3 
 5. SRC-Dzukija 5-4 
 6. Ignalinos 4-4 
 7. Perkunas-Vytrita 3-6 
 8. Guosta 2-7 
 9. LKSK 2-7 
 10. Jonavos 0-9 
RKBL-B
 1. Pakruojis 8-1 
 2. Radviliskio 8-1 
 3. Plunge 7-2 
 4. Kelme 5-4 
 5. Fortuna-Agava 4-5 
 6. Kupiskis 4-5 
 7. Silales Lusis 4-5 
 8. Kedainiu 3-6 
 9. Sedula-Aibe 2-7 
 10. Siauliai-Policija 0-9 
SKL
 1. Kalvis 9-0 
 2. Akmenes 7-3 
 3. Blogieciai 5-4 
 4. Solo-Eurogym 5-4 
 5. Artiliux NMF 3-7 
 6. Saule-98 2-7 
 7. Policija-Zvalguva 2-8 
SKL-A
 1. MRU 11-1 
 2. Ferimsta 10-2 
 3. VGTU 9-2 
 4. Tegra 8-4 
 5. Volfas Engelman 7-4 
 6. LEU-Sviesa 6-5 
 7. VU 6-5 
 8. Oro navigacija 5-7 
 9. Vilniaus kolegija 5-7 
 10. Stekas 4-8 
 11. VTDK-SLK 3-8 
 12. Sadolin 3-9 
 13. Legionas 2-9 
 14. S.Marciulionio 2-10 
Last:12/28/2015
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1 Fener.Ulker 11-3 
 2 Lokomotiv 9-5 
 3 Panathinaikos 9-5 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 7-7 
 5 Anadolu Efes 7-7 
 6 Darussafaka 5-9 
 7 Unicaja 4-10 
 8 Cedevita 4-10 
Group F
 1 CSKA 10-4 
 2 Laboral Kutxa 9-5 
 3 FC Barcelona 8-6 
 4 Real Madrid 7-7 
 5 Khimky 7-7 
 6 Brose Bask. 7-7 
 7 Olympiacos 6-8 
 8 Zalgiris 2-12 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/8/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
Points Per Game
 Derrick LOW
  P.Zvaigzdes
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Low, P.Zvaigzdes14.9 
 2. Butterfield, Juven.14.5 
 3. Moore, P.Zvaigzdes13.9 
 4. Vasiliauskas, Vyta.13.4 
 5. Kupsas, Nevezis13.4 
 6. Ewing, Neptunas13.2 
 7. Kisielius, Vytautas13.1 
 8. Dilys, Vytautas13.0 
 9. Sulskis, Vytautas13.0 
 10. Gvezdauskas, Nev.12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Siauliai
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Marei, Siauliai7.5 
 2. Sulskis, Vytautas6.9 
 3. Kupsas, Nevezis6.7 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 5. Staniulis, P.Zvaig.6.3 
 6. Butterfield, Juven.6.2 
 7. King, Nevezis6.2 
 8. Grant, Neptunas6.0 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris5.5 
 10. Cepukaitis, Vytau.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Juventus
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Alijevas, Juventus6.0 
 2. Kalnietis, EA7 A.5.3 
 3. Low, P.Zvaigzdes4.4 
 4. Pavkovic, Lietkabe.4.2 
 5. Vasiliauskas, Vyta.4.2 
 6. Laprovittola, Estu.3.8 
 7. Randle, Zalgiris3.8 
 8. Kisielius, Vytautas3.7 
 9. Ewing, Neptunas3.6 
 10. Brown, Lietuvos.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vytautas SULSKIS
  Vytautas
  (200-G-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sulskis, Vytautas1.7 
 2. Giedraitis, Siauli.1.5 
 3. Sirutavicius, Vyta.1.4 
 4. Alijevas, Juventus1.4 
 5. Kisielius, Vytautas1.4 
 6. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.4 
 7. Moore, P.Zvaigzdes1.3 
 8. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.2 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuvo.1.2 
 10. Valeika, Lietkabe.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vaidas CEPUKAITIS
  Vytau.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cepukaitis, Vytau.1.1 
 2. Kupsas, Nevezis1.0 
 3. Zagreba, Vytautas0.9 
 4. Urbonas, Dzukija0.9 
 5. Staniulis, P.Zvaig.0.8 
 6. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 7. Vougioukas, Zalgir.0.8 
 8. Javtokas, Zalgiris0.7 
 9. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.0.7 
 10. Grant, Neptunas0.7 
Lithuanian men teams in Euro cups 2015-2016
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NKL Round 13: Mazeikiai keeps a leadership position - Nov 23, 2012


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Mazeikiai as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Mazeikiai smashed 18th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena at home 73-46. Mazeikiai dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Gargzdai-Bremena's 28. Mazeikiai forced 21 Gargzdai-Bremena turnovers. Forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Donatas Tarolis (201-94) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Gargzdai-Bremena lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Gargzdai-Bremena will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Mazeikiai will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Olimpas on the road.
Top ranked Suduva-Mantinga (9-4) recorded its fourth loss in Marijampole. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Dzukija (9-3) 86-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Suduva-Mantinga. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll., agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Giedrius Kurtinaitis contributed with 23 points for the winners. Center Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-80) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Suduva-Mantinga. Suduva-Mantinga's coach Gintautas Zibuda rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dzukija have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Suduva-Mantinga at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Statyba. Dzukija will play against Delikatesas (#13) in Joniskis in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suduva-Mantinga will play against Zanavykas (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Vilnius: S.Marciulionio (#8) and Statyba (#2). S.Marciulionio (8-5) won against visiting Statyba (9-4) 99-89. Tomas Rakauskas stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists for the winners. At the losing side Darius Tarvydas responded with 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. S.Marciulionio have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Statyba dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Suduva-Mantinga. S.Marciulionio will meet Zalgiris-Sabonio (#6) in the next round. Statyba will play against Radviliskis and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 13 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Perlas-MRU was defeated by Ezerunas-Karys in Moletai 75-67. Meresta beat Birstono at home 78-70. Zanavykas won against Radviliskis on the opponent's court 81-67. Triobet managed to outperform Silute in a home game 74-66. Olimpas managed to beat Delikatesas on the road 83-79. Nafta Universitetas was crushed by Zalgiris-Sabonio on its own court 74-93.
The best stats of 13th round was 30 points, 11 assists and 4 steals by Edgaras Stanionis of Zanavykas.



Ezerunas-Karys - Perlas-MRU 75-67

There was a minor upset in Moletai where 11th ranked Perlas-MRU (6-7) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Ezerunas-Karys (6-8) 75-67 on Friday. Perlas-MRU was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Guard Marius Kugauda (191-76) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and forward Remigijus Sugintas (200-87) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Ezerunas-Karys' coach Mindaugas Kildisius used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side power forward Mantas Virbalas (203-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and forward Jonas Elvikis (195-82) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Four Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. Ezerunas-Karys moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Perlas-MRU keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Ezerunas-Karys will meet Silute (#15) on the road in the next round. Perlas-MRU will play against the league's second-placed Meresta (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: J.Elvikis 15+4reb+4ast, Z.Stankus 15+3reb+2ast, Z.Kelys 14+4reb+3ast, M.Virbalas 12+10reb+2ast, A.Udras 9+9reb+1ast, D.Domarkas 2+2reb+2ast
Ezerunas-Karys: M.Kugauda 19+7reb+3ast, J.Narusis 15+2reb, R.Sugintas 11+8reb+2ast, D.Navickas 8+3reb+3ast, E.Narusis 5+6reb, K.Alekna 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 201258


Meresta - Birstono 78-70

No shocking result in a game in Pakruojis where fifth ranked Meresta (10-4) defeated 16th ranked Birstono (3-11) 78-70 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-70. Meresta made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Meresta outrebounded Birstono 49-28 including a 37-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) stepped up and scored 6 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and center Agnius Gurklys (205-88) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Paulius Kleiza (195-88) responded with 18 points and point guard Audrius Ramonaitis (180-92) scored 18 points. Birstono's coach Marius Kiltinavicius tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Meresta have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Birstono lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventeenth position with 11 games lost. Meresta will meet Perlas-MRU (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Birstono will play against Nafta Universitetas (#14) in Klaipeda and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Birstono: P.Kleiza 18+3reb+2ast, A.Ramonaitis 18+1reb+2ast, M.Lukminas 11+1reb+1ast, D.Sabeckis 8+1reb, D.Sabeckis 7+1reb+3ast, S.Raupys 5+3reb+1ast
Meresta: A.Gurklys 17+9reb, D.Keburys 17+8reb, I.Vaitkus 15+5reb+2ast, B.Bagdonavicius 9+2reb, L.Radavicius 8+3reb+1ast, T.Gaidamavicius 6+13reb+7ast
gschID: 201257


S.Marciulionio - Statyba 99-89

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Vilnius: S.Marciulionio (#8) and Statyba (#2). S.Marciulionio (8-5) won against visiting Statyba (9-4) 99-89. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 32-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. S.Marciulionio looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when S.Marciulionio made 7 blocks. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (183-81) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists for the winners and guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. At the losing side forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) responded with 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. S.Marciulionio have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Statyba dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Suduva-Mantinga. S.Marciulionio will meet Zalgiris-Sabonio (#6) in the next round. Statyba will play against Radviliskis and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Statyba: D.Tarvydas 33+9reb+1ast, G.Marciukaitis 15+1reb, K.Jonuska 14+2reb+4ast, V.Luksa 13+4reb+5ast, K.Brusokas 5+4reb, T.Zioba 4+3reb+1ast
S.Marciulionio: M.Pociukonis 21+3reb+5ast, T.Rakauskas 19+1reb+10ast, G.Staniulis 18+5reb+1ast, A.Gydra 16+5reb+4ast, T.Lekunas 12+4reb+1ast, D.Krestinin 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 201256


Radviliskis - Zanavykas 67-81

Very expected game when 16th ranked Radviliskis (3-10) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Zanavykas (8-5) 81-67 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Zanavykas. Radviliskis managed to win third quarter 27-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zanavykas forced 19 Radviliskis turnovers. Guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners and center Vilius Sumskis (213-84, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Zanavykas' coach Giedrius Zibenas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Darius Gricius (195-86) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and guard Lukas Pipiras (192-89) scored 15 points. Zanavykas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Radviliskis lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with ten games lost. Zanavykas will meet at home higher ranked Suduva-Mantinga (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Radviliskis will play against Statyba (#5) in Vilnius and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: L.Pipiras 15+3reb+3ast, D.Gricius 13+5reb+3ast, E.Kaupaitis 10+7reb+1ast, J.Jurgo 8+2reb, L.Kutra 8+6reb+5ast, A.Montrimavicius 7+4reb+1ast
Zanavykas: E.Stanionis 30+3reb+11ast, V.Sumskis 13+6reb, P.Parachomikas 11+3reb+1ast, L.Valantinas 8+2reb+1ast, A.Pelss 7+3reb+3ast, R.Ostreika 7+2reb
gschID: 201255


Triobet - Silute 74-66

Rather predictable result in Jonava where eleventh ranked Triobet (7-6) beat 14th ranked Silute (4-9) 74-66 on Friday. Triobet forced 24 Silute turnovers. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (203-90) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-82, college: Trinity Valley JC) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and center Arturas Kaubrys (205-83) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Triobet moved-up to tenth place. Loser Silute keeps the fourteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Nafta Universitetas. Triobet will meet bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Silute will play against Ezerunas-Karys (#12) in Moletai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Silute: A.Kaubrys 16+12reb, M.Kasiulevicius 13+13reb+3ast, V.Pancerevas 12+6reb+1ast, D.Heiman 11+2reb+2ast, E.Saulys 7+2reb, G.Pakalniskis 4+5reb
Triobet: M.Linkevicius 18+13reb+2ast, V.Kruzikas 17+4reb+1ast, A.Lencevicius 11+3reb+2ast, H.Vorotnikovas 10+11reb+2ast, T.Milinskas 8+4reb, A.Urbonas 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 201259


Suduva-Mantinga - Dzukija 75-86

Top ranked Suduva-Mantinga (9-4) recorded its fourth loss in Marijampole. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Dzukija (9-3) 86-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Suduva-Mantinga. They outrebounded Suduva-Mantinga 36-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. Dzukija shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll., agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Giedrius Kurtinaitis (193-86) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Center Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-80) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) added 11 points and 7 assists in the effort for Suduva-Mantinga. Five Dzukija and four Suduva-Mantinga players scored in double figures. Suduva-Mantinga's coach Gintautas Zibuda rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dzukija have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Suduva-Mantinga at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Statyba. Dzukija will play against Delikatesas (#13) in Joniskis in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suduva-Mantinga will play against Zanavykas (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Suduva-Mantinga: M.Kalvelis 20+6reb, A.Zibuda 14+1ast, Z.Kuklierius 11+4reb+7ast, A.Mineikis 10+6reb+1ast, K.Pupinis 6+4reb+3ast, A.Cizikas 5
Dzukija: G.Kurtinaitis 23+2reb+2ast, B.Harrison 18+7reb+4ast, T.Skripkauskas 14+4reb+1ast, C.Trybanski 12+10reb, M.Reminas 10+5reb+9ast, P.Sakinis 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201262


Delikatesas - Olimpas 79-83

Not a big story in a game in Joniskis where 12th ranked Delikatesas (5-8) was defeated by seventh ranked Olimpas (8-5) 83-79 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 44-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpas forced 23 Delikatesas turnovers. Forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) stepped up and scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) responded with 18 points and 5 assists and swingman Mantas Pukinskas (198-89) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olimpas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Delikatesas lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Olimpas will meet at home league's leader Mazeikiai in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Delikatesas will play against Dzukija (#3) in Alytus and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: Z.Petraitis 18+3reb+5ast, M.Pukinskas 17+7reb+1ast, A.Kvedaravicius 14+4reb+3ast, E.Vaupsas 10+4reb, P.Klemas 9+2reb+3ast, M.Keras 5+4reb
Olimpas: A.Maneikis 21+8reb+5ast, I.Razutis 20+8reb+4ast, M.Kazonas 16+7reb+1ast, E.Gintvainis 10+1reb+4ast, T.Domarkas 8+3reb+1ast, E.Jocys 3+1reb
gschID: 201261


Mazeikiai - Gargzdai 73-46

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Mazeikiai as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Mazeikiai smashed 18th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena at home 73-46. Mazeikiai dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Gargzdai-Bremena's 28. Mazeikiai forced 21 Gargzdai-Bremena turnovers. Forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Donatas Tarolis (201-94) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mantas Martinkus (186-91) added 10 points respectively for lost side. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Gargzdai-Bremena lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Gargzdai-Bremena will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Mazeikiai will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Olimpas on the road.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: D.Tarolis 11+9reb, M.Martinkus 10+3reb+1ast, D.Matutis 8+2reb+4ast, M.Grigaitis 6+3reb, L.Jonuska 4+5reb, R.Zabita 4+3reb
Mazeikiai: O.Macernis 22+12reb, R.Giedraitis 17+5reb+1ast, A.Kojenets 14+5reb+1ast, A.Mikutis 6+6reb+2ast, V.Pikalavicius 5+7reb, M.Sidlauskas 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201260


Nafta Universitetas - Zalgiris-Sabonio 74-93

Everything went according to plan in Klaipeda where sixth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (8-5) outleveled 14th ranked Nafta Universitetas (4-9) 93-74 on Thursday. Zalgiris-Sabonio made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and point guard Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-93) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Tomas Masiulis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio maintains sixth place with 8-5 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Nafta Universitetas keeps the fourteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Silute. Zalgiris-Sabonio will meet at home S.Marciulionio (#8) in the next round. Nafta Universitetas will play against Birstono (#17) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: D.Norkus 16+7reb, V.Chodosovskis 14+5reb+1ast, D.Zvinklys 12+6reb+1ast, H.Venskus 10+3reb+4ast, T.Mazelis 9+1ast, D.Anuzis 6+4reb+2ast
Zalgiris-Sabonio: A.Gudaitis 21+11reb+1ast, J.Tamulis 14+3reb+1ast, V.Kariniauskas 12+3reb+6ast, L.Lekavicius 11+3reb+1ast, P.Sorokas 10+5reb+4ast, T.Dimsa 9+3reb
gschID: 201254


  




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