Regular Season Round 15: Rudupis - Lietuvos rytas 82-76 (24-16, 25-19, 9-22, 24-19)
Date: December 22, 2012 Undefeated leader Rudupis delivered the tenth consecutive victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Lietuvos rytas (4-2) 82-76 in Prienai. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lietuvos rytas won third quarter 22-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Rudupis won last quarter 24-19. They made 41-of-47 charity shots (87.2 percent) during the game, while Lietuvos rytas only scored ten points from the stripe. Strangely Lietuvos rytas outrebounded Rudupis 43-27 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 34 personal fouls committed by Lietuvos rytas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Gintaras Kadziulis (192-80) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. The former international Renaldas Seibutis (198-85) came up with 14 points and the former international forward Mindaugas Katelynas (206-83, college: Chattanooga) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Lietuvos rytas in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lietuvos rytas' coach Darius Maskoliunas rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Rudupis. They maintain first place with 10-0 record. Lietuvos rytas at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Rudupis' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos (#12) in Palanga which should be an easy win for them. Top scorers: Rudupis: G.Kadziulis 20+2reb+2ast, G.Orelikas 18+5reb+3ast, S.Vene 12+6reb+1ast, A.Labuckas 11+2reb, A.Urbutis 10+4reb, A.Valeika 9+6reb+1ast Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 14+4reb+2ast, J.Blums 13+1reb+4ast, S.Buterlevicius 12+6reb+1ast, M.Katelynas 11+6reb+2ast, N.Nedovic 8+3reb+1ast, S.Babrauskas 6+6reb
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