Regular Season Round 10: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Kalev/Cramo 62-61 (11-15, 16-16, 19-17, 16-13)
Date: November 26, 2012 The most exciting game of round 10 in the Baltic League took place in Pasvalys. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Estonian Kalev/Cramo (4-2) to top-ranked Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (6-0) 62-61 in the game for the first place. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 16-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pieno Zvaigzdes outrebounded Kalev/Cramo 42-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Kalev/Cramo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) fired 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Keith McLeod (190-79, college: Bowling Green) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Defending Estonian champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the second place with two games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes are looking forward to face LSU-Baltai (#5) in Kaunas in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round. Top scorers: Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 21+5reb+4ast, T.Biggs 14+7reb, M.Ruikis 7+2reb, L.Brazdauskis 7+5reb, B.Woodfox 5+1ast, Y.Gates 4+5reb Kalev/Cramo: K.McLeod 11+3reb+2ast, F.Elegar 11+10reb+1ast, G.Arbet 10+4reb, T.Sokk 9+1ast, B.Fall 8+2reb, G.Wilkinson 8+4reb+1ast
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