Nevezis brush aside Liepaja/Triobet

KEDAINIAI – In the last game of the month, Nevezis registered a confident 92-75 victory against the visiting Liepaja/Triobet at home on Thursday evening in Group B action.

The win allowed the Lithuanian side to improve to a 3-0 record in the BBL, while the team from Liepaja lost for the third time in as many games.


Nevezis’ offense was working in full swing from the early going, as the hosts established an early double-digit lead after a three-pointer by Tyrone Brazelton to make it 21-11 six minutes into the game.

The gap only grew in the second quarter and Liepaja/Triobet found themselves with a 21-point deficit at the half, with the scoreboard showing 55-34 in favor of Nevezis.

Having maintained a solid lead throughout the third period, the home side relaxed in the fourth, allowing the visitors to go on a 12-0 run to cut it to 72-81 with three minutes remaining.

However, Nevezis managed to halt the brewing comeback, with solid play down the stretch and stayed among the five unbeaten teams in the competition.

Tyrone Brazelton had a game-high 22 points and five assists for the winners, Gintaras Leonavicius added 20 points, while Valdas Dabkus, added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

For Liepaja/Triobet, Artis Ate had 18 points, Lauris Blaus scored 15 and added nine rebounds, while Roberts Krumins and Ingus Jakovics chipped in with 11 each.