Juventus beat Liepaja/Triobet forpole position

Photo: Algimantas Ciza

UTENA – In the game deciding the first placed team in Group C, Juventus came out triumphant with a 92-80 (22-18; 22-20; 27-19; 21-23) victory against closest rivals Liepaja/Triobet.


Juventus finished first in the group with 7 victories in 8 games, while Liepaja/Triobet ended up one spot below with six victories.

While all three of the game‘s lead changes occurred in the first couple of minutes, the game was closer than it would seem. The two sides were separated by merely two possessions for most of the first half.

However, the Lithuanian side managed to break away after halftime. They extended their lead to 16 and were locked into the win. While the visitors managed to slightly cut into the deficit, it was all too little too late.

Saulius Kulvietis was the leading scorer for Juventus with 24 points. Edgaras Stanionis accompanied him with 15, while Ovidijus Varanauskas added 12. Arvydas Siksnius ended the game with 11 points.

Mareks Jurevicus carried Liepaja/Triobet on his shoulders with a 22-point outing. Arnolds Helmanis chipped in with 19, while Gints Antrops had 10 points to his name.