FIBA Europe Cup: Juventus defeat TU/Rock

There are five Triobet BBL clubs participating in the inaugural edition of the FIBA Europe Cup. However, they will only join Triobet BBL Play-Offs if they fail to qualify for the elimination stage in the continental competition. To keep you up-to-date with situation of our clubs, BBL.net brings you the latest international updates in a weekly round-up.

 

Helios Suns 72-81 Ventspils

It was another victorious week for Ventspils in Europe, as the Latvian side moved to a 4-0 record in Group I after overcoming Helios Suns 81-72 on the road in Slovenia. Maris Gulbis was the top scorer for the winners with 16 points, Artis Ate finished the game with 12 points and four assists, as Damier Pitts had 11 points.

Pieno Zvaigzdes 74-71 PGE Turow Zgorzelec

After starting the season with two losses, Pieno Zvaigzdes got another win in Group I after taking care of business 74-71 against the visiting PGE Turow Zgorzelec in Pasvalys. Zygimantas Skucas spearheaded the Lithuanian team’s late comeback with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, Laurynas Samenas collected 14 points, while Andriy Agafonov scored 11.

Juventus 66-60 TU/Rock

Juventus put together a big fourth-quarter run to nip TU/Rock, taking a 66-60 home victory in all-Baltic clash in Group L. After four rounds, both teams share an identical 2-2 record, with TU/Rock holding the tie-breaker, having won the first game in Tartu by nine points.

Spencer Butterfield was on fire for the Lithuanian side with 23 points and six rebounds, Rolandas Alijevas collected 14 points, while Edgaras Zelionis added 12 points and six boards for Juventus. Meanwhile, Gert Dorbek had a team-high 18 points for TU/Rock, as Brian Harper and Evaldas Zabas collected 12 and 11 points respectively.

Siauliai 80-97 Slask Wroclaw

After earning two solid wins in a row, Siauliai could not keep the run going this week. Slask Wroclaw side from Poland proved to be superior, as they came away with a 97-80 in Group M action. The loss puts Siauliai in a difficult position, but wins in the remaining games would still seem them progress.

Michael Scott led the hosts in scoring with 15 points, Gintaras Leonavicius added 12 points, while Karolis Guscikas was close to a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds to his name.