Dominant first half brings Vytautas season's first win

PRIENAI - Despite struggles in the local front, Vytautas had no problems at all coping with Tsmoki-Minsk in their BBL face-off. The Lithuanians jumped ahead early and coasted all the way through, leading to a 91-56 victory. This was Tsmoki's second loss in two days.


Vytautas made a statement that their fortunes this season are about to change, as they opened up the game with a 15-2 run in the first 4 minutes. They retained control of the double-digit lead before the first quarter ended and put the game to bed in the second one.

11 points separated the teams early in the second quarter, but a solo performance from Edvinas Seskus, who scored 9 points in 90 seconds, quickly left Tsmoki in the dust. Vytautas finished the half strong and were in complete control of the game.

The margin just continued expanding and reached 30 before the final quarter even began. There was no sense of complacency from Vytautas, though, as their dominance brought a 35-point win.

Martynas Linkevicius was the most efficient player in the game, as he picked up 19 points and 10 rebounds. Eigirdas Zukauskas added 15 points to the tally, while Edvinas Seskus finished the game with 14.

Two players entered double-digit scoring for the Belorussian side, with Yauheni Beliankou leading the way with 15. Roman Rubinshteyn ended the game with 10 points in his account.