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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 Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
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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NKL Round 26: Olimpas edge Meresta by two points - Jan 20, 2013


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Eighth-ranked Meresta (14-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Olimpas (19-7) in Plunge on Saturday. Olimpas managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Meresta. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) chipped in 8 points and 11 assists. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) produced 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the guests. Olimpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Olimpas maintains second position with 19-7 record having just two points less than leader Mazeikiai. Meresta at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with S.Marciulionio. Olimpas are looking forward to face Gargzdai-Bremena (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Meresta will play against Statyba (#7) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Mazeikiai delivered the twentieth first victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Statyba (15-11) 90-82 in Vilnius. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Eigirdas Zukauskas contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) replied with 17 points and 5 assists for Statyba. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-5 record. Statyba at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will play against S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Statyba will play on the road against Meresta in Pakruojis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Kaunas between Birstono and Silute. Thirteenth ranked Birstono (11-15) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Silute (8-18). Birstono managed to escape with a 3-point win 85-82 on Saturday evening. Paulius Kleiza scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners. Birstono's coach Marius Kiltinavicius used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Evaldas Saulys responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Birstono moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Delikatesas and Perlas-MRU. Loser Silute keeps the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. Birstono will meet higher ranked Suduva-Mantinga (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Silute will play against Dzukija (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Vilnius. Local S.Marciulionio (14-12) outscored 14th ranked Radviliskis (9-16) 91-64. Marius Pociukonis notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the effort. S.Marciulionio's coach Gintaras Kruckauskas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. S.Marciulionio moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Meresta. Radviliskis at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. S.Marciulionio's next round opponent will be league's leader Mazeikiai on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Radviliskis will play against Delikatesas (#11) in Joniskis.

Rest of the games of round 26 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Delikatesas was defeated by Zalgiris-Sabonio in Kaunas 85-72. Nafta Universitetas was beaten by Suduva-Mantinga at home 95-105. Perlas-MRU won against Gargzdai on the opponent's court 92-83. Dzukija managed to outperform Ezerunas-Karys in a home game 83-75.
The best stats of 26th round was 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Marius Valukonis of Suduva-Mantinga.



Zalgiris-Sabonio - Delikatesas 85-72

There was no surprise in Kaunas where 11th ranked Delikatesas (11-15) was defeated by eighth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (15-11) 85-72. Delikatesas was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 48-31 second half run of Zalgiris-Sabonio. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) notched 19 points, 6 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort and center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) supported him with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Four Zalgiris-Sabonio players scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Tomas Masiulis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) did not help to save the game for Delikatesas. Swingman Laimonas Lukosevicius (197-86) added 13 points and 4 assists for the guests. Zalgiris-Sabonio moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Statyba. Delikatesas at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be Ezerunas-Karys (#15) in Moletai and are hoping to win another game. Delikatesas will play at home against Radviliskis (#14).
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: M.Grigonis 19+4reb+6ast, A.Gudaitis 15+13reb+1ast, L.Lekavicius 12+5reb+6ast, V.Kariniauskas 11+3reb+5ast, N.Barauskas 9+1reb+1ast, T.Dimsa 7+3reb+3ast
Delikatesas: A.Kvedaravicius 19+5reb+5ast, L.Lukosevicius 13+2reb+4ast, M.Pukinskas 10+3reb, Z.Petraitis 10+2reb+4ast, M.Keras 8+5reb, D.Girdvila 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 201371


Nafta Universitetas - Suduva-Mantinga 95-105

No shocking result in a game in Klaipeda where fourth ranked Suduva-Mantinga (17-9) defeated bottom-ranked Nafta Universitetas (5-21) 105-95. It was a great shooting night for Suduva-Mantinga especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) notched 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) supported him with 22 points and 6 assists. Suduva-Mantinga's coach Gintautas Zibuda allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by point guard Deividas Anuzis (181-92) did not help to save the game for Nafta Universitetas. Forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Suduva-Mantinga maintains fourth position with 17-9 record. Nafta Universitetas lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. Suduva-Mantinga's next round opponent will be Birstono (#13) in Kaunas and are hoping to win another game. Nafta Universitetas will play on the road against Triobet (#5) in Jonava.
Top scorers:
Suduva-Mantinga: M.Valukonis 32+9reb+5ast, Z.Kuklierius 22+2reb+6ast, P.Knyza 16+2reb+3ast, K.Pupinis 11+4reb+1ast, A.Mineikis 11+9reb+2ast, T.Kliucinykas 6+2reb+2ast
Nafta Universitetas: D.Anuzis 20+5reb+4ast, D.Norkus 17+7reb+4ast, D.Zvinklys 14+6reb, V.Chodosovskis 14+3reb+1ast, T.Mazelis 10+6reb+6ast, H.Venskus 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201370


S.Marciulionio - Radviliskis 91-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Vilnius. Local S.Marciulionio (14-12) outscored 14th ranked Radviliskis (9-16) 91-64. S.Marciulionio dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Radviliskis' 26. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the effort and forward Evaldas Baniulis (201-87, college: S.Carolina) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four S.Marciulionio players scored in double figures. S.Marciulionio's coach Gintaras Kruckauskas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 17 points and 4 assists by point guard Laimonas Kutra (185-88) did not help to save the game for Radviliskis. Forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) added 13 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. S.Marciulionio moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Meresta. Radviliskis at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. S.Marciulionio's next round opponent will be league's leader Mazeikiai on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Radviliskis will play against Delikatesas (#11) in Joniskis.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: E.Baniulis 16+5reb+1ast, M.Pociukonis 15+7reb+11ast, G.Staniulis 12+8reb+2ast, A.Jankaitis 12+3reb+1ast, R.Bitinas 8+1ast, J.Jurgo 7+3reb
Radviliskis: L.Kutra 17+4reb+4ast, V.Trepocka 13+5reb, L.Pipiras 8+4reb+1ast, A.Montrimavicius 8+7reb, D.Gricius 8+6reb+2ast, L.Chmieliauskas 6+1ast
gschID: 201369


Gargzdai - Perlas-MRU 83-92

Very expected game when 17th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (5-21) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked Perlas-MRU (11-15) 92-83. It looked good early as Gargzdai-Bremena took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Perlas-MRU took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 9 points. They made 27-of-33 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while Gargzdai-Bremena only scored eight points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by Gargzdai-Bremena helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Antanas Udras (202-92) notched 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Mantas Virbalas (203-88) supported him with 18 points. Even 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by forward Marius Grigaitis (196-91) did not help to save the game for Gargzdai-Bremena. point guard Dominikas Matutis (180-91) added 12 points and 5 assists for the hosts. Four Perlas-MRU and five Gargzdai-Bremena players scored in double figures. Perlas-MRU moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Delikatesas and Birstono. Gargzdai-Bremena at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 21 games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be higher ranked Zanavykas (#6) in Sakiai and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gargzdai-Bremena will play at home against the league's second-placed Olimpas (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: M.Virbalas 18+4reb+2ast, A.Udras 17+7reb+1ast, D.Domarkas 14+4reb+3ast, Z.Stankus 14+1reb+2ast, T.Lekunas 9+3reb, D.Bickauskis 6+1reb+1ast
Gargzdai: M.Grigaitis 23+6reb+4ast, L.Lucinskas 13+3reb+1ast, M.Martinkus 13+3reb, D.Matutis 12+4reb+5ast, R.Jonelis 10+1reb+3ast, L.Jonuska 10+3reb
gschID: 201376


Olimpas - Meresta 84-82

Eighth-ranked Meresta (14-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Olimpas (19-7) in Plunge on Saturday. Olimpas managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Meresta. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) chipped in 8 points and 11 assists. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) produced 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Ignas Vaitkus (189-93) added 23 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Olimpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Olimpas maintains second position with 19-7 record having just two points less than leader Mazeikiai. Meresta at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with S.Marciulionio. Olimpas are looking forward to face Gargzdai-Bremena (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Meresta will play against Statyba (#7) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpas: A.Maneikis 26+5reb+1ast, M.Norvaisas 15+4reb+1ast, M.Kazonas 10+5reb, R.Venskus 10+1reb+1ast, J.Kazakauskas 8+5reb+2ast, I.Razutis 8+1reb+11ast
Meresta: I.Vaitkus 23+5reb+1ast, T.Gaidamavicius 19+9reb+7ast, J.Jucikas 12+10reb+1ast, L.Radavicius 9+4reb+4ast, B.Bagdonavicius 9+6reb, D.Keburys 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201375


Dzukija - Ezerunas-Karys 83-75

Very predictable result in Alytus where third ranked Dzukija (18-8) beat 15th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (8-17) 83-75. It looked good early as Ezerunas-Karys took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dzukija had a 27-9 second period charge getting the lead and Ezerunas-Karys was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-83. Dzukija had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Ezerunas-Karys helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll., agency: Global Sports Plaza) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists to lead the effort and guard Giedrius Kurtinaitis (193-86) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Dzukija players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 6 rebounds by forward Raimundas Ambrulaitis (199-82) did not help to save the game for Ezerunas-Karys. Guard Marius Kugauda (191-76) added 17 points for the guests. Newly promoted Dzukija maintains third position with 18-8 record having just three points less than leader Mazeikiai. Ezerunas-Karys lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with 17 games lost. Dzukija's next round opponent will be Silute (#16) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Ezerunas-Karys will play against Zalgiris-Sabonio in Kaunas.
Top scorers:
Dzukija: G.Kurtinaitis 17+6reb+2ast, B.Harrison 15+9reb+14ast, E.Svelginas 11, L.Brazdauskis 11+5reb+2ast, P.Sakinis 10+7reb+1ast, T.Skripkauskas 9+1reb
Ezerunas-Karys: R.Ambrulaitis 18+6reb, M.Kugauda 17+2reb+2ast, L.Bankieta 11+5reb+1ast, J.Narusis 8+4reb, G.Kulbis 7+2reb+4ast, K.Alekna 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 201374


Statyba - Mazeikiai 82-90

Leader Mazeikiai delivered the twentieth first victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Statyba (15-11) 90-82 in Vilnius. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-16. But Statyba won third quarter 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mazeikiai made 32-of-35 charity shots (91.4 percent) during the game, while Statyba only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Statyba 36-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Statyba was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (201-92) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) added 21 points in the effort for Statyba. Five Mazeikiai and four Statyba players scored in double figures. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-5 record. Statyba at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will play against S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Statyba will play on the road against Meresta in Pakruojis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: R.Giedraitis 19+2reb+2ast, O.Macernis 13+4reb, A.Kojenets 13+5reb+2ast, V.Pikalavicius 12+6reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 12+7reb+3ast, M.Sidlauskas 10+2reb+2ast
Statyba: D.Tarvydas 21+3reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 17+4reb+5ast, T.Rinkunas 10+3reb+2ast, K.Brusokas 10+2reb+1ast, V.Luksa 9+6reb, G.Marciukaitis 7+2reb
gschID: 201372


Birstono - Silute 85-82

A very close game took place in Kaunas between Birstono and Silute. Thirteenth ranked Birstono (11-15) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Silute (8-18). Birstono managed to escape with a 3-point win 85-82 on Saturday evening. Paulius Kleiza (195-88) scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners and Donatas Sabeckis chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Birstono players scored in double figures. Birstono's coach Marius Kiltinavicius used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Evaldas Saulys (193-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Gytis Pakalniskis (205-89) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Birstono moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Delikatesas and Perlas-MRU. Loser Silute keeps the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. Birstono will meet higher ranked Suduva-Mantinga (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Silute will play against Dzukija (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Birstono: P.Kleiza 22+3reb+2ast, A.Ramonaitis 19+2reb, S.Raupys 13+6reb+1ast, D.Sabeckis 13+7reb+1ast, A.Oladimeji 9+8reb, M.Lukminas 4+5reb
Silute: E.Saulys 23+12reb+1ast, G.Pakalniskis 14+6reb+1ast, M.Kasiulevicius 13+3reb+3ast, D.Heiman 9+2reb+4ast, E.Molosciakas 6+1reb+1ast, N.Anglickis 5+2reb
gschID: 201377


  




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