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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 A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
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 

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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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NKL Round 17: Mazeikiai beats Meresta by two after a very close game - Dec 7, 2012


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NKL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 17 rounds left.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the NKL took place in Pakruojis. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Meresta (10-7) to first ranked Mazeikiai (13-4) 94-92 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Belarusian center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) answered with 26 points and 5 assists for Meresta. Mazeikiai have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-4 record. Meresta lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Triobet and Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Meresta will play again on the road against the league's leader Mazeikiai (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they outleveled sixteenth-ranked Radviliskis 87-59. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 28-point difference suggests that Gargzdai-Bremena is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Point guard Dominikas Matutis (180-91) stepped up and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Donatas Tarolis chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Lukas Pipiras (192-89) responded with 19 points. Gargzdai-Bremena maintains eighteenth place with 3-14 record. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Silute and Nafta Universitetas. Gargzdai-Bremena will again play against higher ranked Radviliskis (#16) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Radviliskis will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Moletai between Triobet and Ezerunas-Karys. Ninth ranked Triobet (10-7) got a very close victory on the road over 13th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (7-10). Triobet managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Friday evening. Tadas Sebeziovas nailed 26 points for the winning side. Justas Narusis came up with 18 points for Ezerunas-Karys in the defeat. Triobet have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Meresta and Zalgiris-Sabonio. Loser Ezerunas-Karys dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. They share it with Delikatesas. Triobet will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ezerunas-Karys will play again against Triobet (#7) in Jonava and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Vilnius. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Delikatesas (7-10) to twelfth ranked Perlas-MRU (8-9) 72-71 in the game for the eleventh place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Delikatesas. The best player for the winners was Zydrunas Kelys who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Perlas-MRU's coach Erikas Kuciauskas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Perlas-MRU moved-up to eleventh place. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be again Delikatesas (#12) in Joniskis.
Important game to mention about took place in Plunge. Fourth ranked Olimpas (12-5) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 10th ranked S.Marciulionio (9-8) 111-109 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Audrius Maneikis orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Olimpas have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser S.Marciulionio keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Olimpas will face again S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Nafta Universitetas was beaten by Dzukija on the road 84-69. Zanavykas won against Zalgiris-Sabonio on its own court 86-74. Statyba managed to outperform Birstono in Vilnius 62-57. Silute recorded a loss to Suduva-Mantinga at home 87-90.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 46 points (!!!) and 6 assists by Robertas Bitinas of S.Marciulionio.



Gargzdai - Radviliskis 87-59

Bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they outleveled sixteenth-ranked Radviliskis 87-59. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 28-point difference suggests that Gargzdai-Bremena is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. Gargzdai-Bremena led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Gargzdai-Bremena outrebounded Radviliskis 47-28 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Point guard Dominikas Matutis (180-91) stepped up and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and forward Donatas Tarolis (201-94) chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Gargzdai-Bremena players scored in double figures. Guard Lukas Pipiras (192-89) responded with 19 points and forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Gargzdai-Bremena maintains eighteenth place with 3-14 record. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Silute and Nafta Universitetas. Gargzdai-Bremena will again play against higher ranked Radviliskis (#16) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Radviliskis will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: L.Pipiras 19+3reb+1ast, E.Kaupaitis 12+2reb, V.Trepocka 10+5reb+1ast, L.Kutra 6+3reb+5ast, D.Gricius 5+3reb, A.Montrimavicius 5+4reb+1ast
Gargzdai: D.Matutis 23+6reb+1ast, D.Tarolis 15+10reb+1ast, L.Lucinskas 12+4reb+2ast, M.Martinkus 12+3reb+4ast, G.Sakalas 9+4reb, R.Zabita 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 201292


Dzukija - Nafta Universitetas 84-69

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Dzukija (12-5) beat 15th ranked Nafta Universitetas (4-13) in Alytus 84-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Dzukija. Nafta Universitetas was better in fourth quarter 23-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dzukija had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll., agency: Global Sports Plaza) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) contributed with 21 points and 4 steals for the winners. Four Dzukija players scored in double figures. Dzukija's coach Mindaugas Jarusevicius used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and center Valentas Tarolis (206-91) added 20 points in the effort for Nafta Universitetas. Dzukija moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Nafta Universitetas lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Dzukija will face again Nafta Universitetas (#15) in Klaipeda in the next round which should be an easy win for them.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: V.Tarolis 20+4reb+1ast, D.Norkus 16+9reb, D.Anuzis 8+2reb+2ast, V.Chodosovskis 6+7reb, H.Venskus 6+4reb+8ast, T.Mazelis 6+2reb+2ast
Dzukija: P.Sakinis 21+4reb, T.Skripkauskas 16+6reb+1ast, B.Harrison 13+5reb+8ast, C.Trybanski 11+9reb, M.Reminas 9+11reb+3ast, A.Vaitiekus 8+2reb
gschID: 201290


Perlas-MRU - Delikatesas 72-71

A very interesting game took place in Vilnius. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Delikatesas (7-10) to twelfth ranked Perlas-MRU (8-9) 72-71 in the game for the eleventh place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Delikatesas. They outrebounded Delikatesas 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was point guard Zydrunas Kelys (188-87) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Jonas Elvikis (195-82) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Perlas-MRU's coach Erikas Kuciauskas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Edvinas Vaupsas (201-91) produced 12 points and swingman Laimonas Lukosevicius (197-86) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Four Delikatesas players scored in double figures. Perlas-MRU moved-up to eleventh place. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be again Delikatesas (#12) in Joniskis.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: L.Lukosevicius 13+3reb+1ast, E.Vaupsas 12+4reb+1ast, A.Kvedaravicius 10+4reb+1ast, Z.Petraitis 10+2reb, M.Keras 8+2reb, P.Klemas 8+2reb+1ast
Perlas-MRU: Z.Kelys 20+6reb+5ast, J.Elvikis 14+4reb+5ast, D.Domarkas 12+3reb+4ast, A.Udras 8+11reb+1ast, E.Pundzius 6+2reb, Z.Stankus 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 201294


Olimpas - S.Marciulionio 111-109

Important game to mention about took place in Plunge. Fourth ranked Olimpas (12-5) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 10th ranked S.Marciulionio (9-8) 111-109 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Olimpas dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to S.Marciulionio's 44. Olimpas forced 19 S.Marciulionio turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. S.Marciulionio was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) contributed with 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Robertas Bitinas (182-84) answered with 46 points (!!!) and 6 assists and guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) added 16 points and 6 assists in the effort for S.Marciulionio. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Olimpas have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser S.Marciulionio keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Olimpas will face again S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: R.Bitinas 46+2reb+6ast, M.Pociukonis 16+3reb+6ast, O.Olisevicius 13+3reb, G.Staniulis 12+8reb+1ast, R.Sugintas 10+9reb, D.Krestinin 5+3reb
Olimpas: A.Maneikis 24+5reb+6ast, I.Razutis 23+3reb+5ast, J.Kazakauskas 16+6reb+2ast, M.Kazonas 15+5reb, E.Jocys 10+9reb+2ast, R.Venskus 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 201291


Zanavykas - Zalgiris-Sabonio 86-74

Very expected game when 8th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (10-7) lost to second ranked Zanavykas (12-5) in Sakiai 74-86 on Friday. Zanavykas forced 21 Zalgiris-Sabonio turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 16 on the offensive glass. Guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Guard Arturs Pelss (181-87) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Zanavykas players scored in double figures. Swingman Tomas Dimsa (195-94) answered with 18 points and point guard Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-93) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Zalgiris-Sabonio. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Tomas Masiulis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Zanavykas. Newly promoted Zanavykas maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Mazeikiai, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Zalgiris-Sabonio dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Zanavykas will face again Zalgiris-Sabonio (#9) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: T.Dimsa 18+1reb+1ast, A.Gudaitis 12+3reb, M.Grigonis 10+2reb+4ast, L.Lekavicius 9+3reb+1ast, S.Kymantas 8+6reb+2ast, V.Kariniauskas 8+7reb+5ast
Zanavykas: E.Stanionis 31+8reb+3ast, V.Sumskis 15+8reb+1ast, A.Pelss 14+6reb+7ast, R.Ostreika 11+4reb, V.Vaiksnis 5+4reb+1ast, J.Andriuska 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201289


Ezerunas-Karys - Triobet 80-81

A very close game took place in Moletai between Triobet and Ezerunas-Karys. Ninth ranked Triobet (10-7) got a very close victory on the road over 13th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (7-10). Triobet managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Triobet made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) nailed 26 points for the winning side and forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) accounted for 12 points and 11 rebounds. Four Triobet players scored in double figures. Forward Justas Narusis (198-90) came up with 18 points and center Marius Janisius (203-77) added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Ezerunas-Karys in the defeat. Triobet have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Meresta and Zalgiris-Sabonio. Loser Ezerunas-Karys dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. They share it with Delikatesas. Triobet will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ezerunas-Karys will play again against Triobet (#7) in Jonava and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: J.Narusis 18+2reb+1ast, M.Kugauda 12+3reb+1ast, E.Narusis 12+7reb, R.Ambrulaitis 9+6reb+4ast, G.Kulbis 8+1reb+3ast, K.Alekna 8+2reb+1ast
Triobet: T.Sebeziovas 26+2reb+2ast, T.Milinskas 13+5reb, M.Linkevicius 12+11reb+2ast, A.Lencevicius 11+1reb, I.Dauksys 5+2reb+1ast, V.Kruzikas 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 201296


Birstono - Statyba 57-62

Very predictable result when third ranked Statyba (12-5) won against 14th ranked Birstono (5-12) in Kaunas 62-57 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Paulius Kleiza (195-88) answered with 21 points and 7 assists and Simas Raupys (195-94) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Birstono. Statyba moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Birstono keeps the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Statyba will have a break next round. Birstono will play again on the road against Statyba (#3) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Birstono: P.Kleiza 21+4reb+7ast, D.Sabeckis 14+1reb, S.Raupys 11+9reb+1ast, A.Oladimeji 7+7reb, M.Lukminas 4+4reb, D.Sabeckis 0
Statyba: D.Tarvydas 14+8reb+1ast, K.Brusokas 12+6reb, K.Jonuska 10+2reb, M.Paliukenas 7, O.Varanauskas 6+7reb+2ast, A.Zarskus 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 201288


Silute - Suduva-Mantinga 87-90

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Silute (4-13) was edged at home by seventh ranked Suduva-Mantinga (11-6) 90-87 on Friday. Suduva-Mantinga dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Silute's 34. Suduva-Mantinga forced 19 Silute turnovers. Silute was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Suduva-Mantinga's coach Gintautas Zibuda used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Dustin Heiman (180-86, college: Abil.Christian) answered with 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and guard Eivydas Molosciakas (190-93) added 19 points in the effort for Silute. Suduva-Mantinga moved-up to sixth place. Silute lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Suduva-Mantinga will have a break next round. Silute will play again on the road against Suduva-Mantinga (#6) in Marijampole.
Top scorers:
Silute: D.Heiman 33+8reb+3ast, E.Molosciakas 19+3reb+3ast, M.Kasiulevicius 12+4reb+1ast, G.Pakalniskis 8+5reb, D.Lavonne Brents 8+2reb+2ast, E.Saulys 7+2reb+2ast
Suduva-Mantinga: A.Mineikis 25+8reb+5ast, Z.Kuklierius 22+4reb+3ast, M.Kalvelis 15+5reb+4ast, A.Cizikas 11+1reb+1ast, P.Knyza 9+6reb+3ast, K.Pupinis 8+7reb
gschID: 201293


Meresta - Mazeikiai 92-94

The most exciting game of round 17 in the NKL took place in Pakruojis. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Meresta (10-7) to first ranked Mazeikiai (13-4) 94-92 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Belarusian center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) answered with 26 points and 5 assists and center Deividas Keburys (202-90) added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Meresta. Mazeikiai have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-4 record. Meresta lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Triobet and Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Meresta will play again on the road against the league's leader Mazeikiai (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Meresta: T.Gaidamavicius 26+3reb+5ast, L.Radavicius 25+1reb+2ast, D.Keburys 15+12reb+2ast, A.Povilaitis 7+2reb, I.Vaitkus 7+4reb+1ast, B.Bagdonavicius 6+7reb
Mazeikiai: R.Giedraitis 20+5reb, O.Macernis 17+7reb+2ast, A.Kojenets 16+13reb+1ast, M.Sidlauskas 16+4reb+2ast, A.Mikutis 14+4reb+2ast, A.Mazutis 7+4reb+10ast
gschID: 201295


  




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