Juventus thrash Tarvas

UTENA – Juventus used a huge second quarter run to destroy visiting Tarvas, who played their second game in two nights, 91-63 (18-17; 29-9; 19-18; 25-19) on Wednesday evening in the Group C match-up.


Juventus continue to impress, as they now hold a 4-0 record. Tarvas, on the other hand, stumbled for the second time and have now lost two games in five tries.

For most of the first quarter, the Estonian side was ahead by a very small margin, but Juventus closed out the quarter strong with 5 consecutive points and were leading by one.

The fate of the game was decided in the following ten minutes, as Tarvas kept missing shot after shot and committing multiple turnovers. Juventus ran off to a 21-4 run and delivered a knock-out punch to the visitors.

While the sides traded baskets in the third quarter it was clearly beneficial only to the hosts, as they burned down the minutes until the final buzzer. Tarvas could not close down on their opponents and suffered a huge loss.

Edgaras Stanionis was the leading scorer for the Lithuanians, as he tallied 18 points. Arvydas Siksnius added 17, while Rashaun Broadus contributed 15 points and 8 rebounds. Nikita Barinov and Simas Butelevicius ended the game with 12 apiece.

Martin Jurtom led Tarvas in scoring with 12, while David Haughton chipped in with 10. Sten-Timmu Sokk finished the game with 9 to his name.