Lietkabelis early to leave Prienai in dust

PANEVEZYS – A terrific first quarter set the groundwork for a big Lietkabelis’ victory against their Lithuanian foes Prienai. The Group B battle ended without many surprises, as the home side cruised to a 89-67 (20-7; 28-20; 21-15; 20-25) victory.

 

Lietkabelis shocked their opponents right from the get-go, as the kept their opponents scoreless for six minutes, while scoring 12 points of their own. The margin stayed in double digits for the remainder of the quarter.

The home side was stronger at the start of the second quarter as well and after a 10-0 run, Lietkabelis was already ahead 33-11. The home team managed to keep hold of the huge lead and entered halftime with a 21-point lead.

Not much changed after in the second half, as the Panevezys side’s lead kept expanding, before it reached game-high 27 points at the end of the third quarter. Prienai could not mount a miracle comeback and ended up falling 89-67.

Zygimantas Janavicius was the backbone of Lietkabelis’ offense, as the point guardscored 13 points and dished out 11 assists. Tautvydas Lydeka also scored 13, while Evaldas Zabas added 10.

Dominykas Milka led Prienai with 14 points, Ovidijus Varanauskas and Paulius Vaitiekunas had 11 each, while Vidmantas Sragauskis ended the game with 10.