Liepaja bang through to Quarters

Photo: Girts Gertsons

LIEPAJA – Liepaja/Triobet built on their first leg lead and entered the Quarterfinals with a bang after taking down Jekabpils 105-83 (33-21; 24-23; 25-20; 23-19) on Wednesday evening.


Janis Antrops was the leading scorer with 19 points for the victors, while Gins Antrops had 17. Mareks Jurevicus added 16 and 8 assists, while Edgaras Zelionis ended the game with 14. Andrius Mazutis ended the game with 12 points and 7 assists in his account.

The home team was the first one to jump ahead with a 14-6 run to start the game. Liepaja didn’t turn down the tempo and with the first ten minutes down, they had a 12 point lead.

The margin didn’t shrink in the second period and just grew after the half, so Jekabpils found themselves in a desperate situation, having lost the first game by five. They were down by a combined result of 23 points going into the final quarter and the final spread was even larger.

Dovydas Redikas led Jekabpils in scoring with 19, while Andrejs Selakovs accompanied him with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Edgars Stelmahers scored 11 points in his season closer.