Nevezis defeat Barons/LDz for first win

KEDAINIAI – After struggling to find the rhythm in the early going, Nevezis picked up the pace in the second half and snatched their first win of the 2015-16 Triobet BBL campaign by taking an 85-60 victory against the eight-man Barons/LDz on Tuesday evening in Group A action in Lithuania.


Neither side managed to establish a firm grip on the game, but the visitors from Riga found themselves in front 25-20 at the end of the opening period after a 6-0 run to finish the quarter.

However, Nevezis regained a slight edge in the second quarter. Led by Vaidotas Volkus, who had 11 points in the first half off the bench, the hosts finished the first half up 44-42.

An 11-0 run in the third quarter saw Nevezis increase the gap to 55-44 and, having allowed only five points in the period, led 60-47 heading into the last frame, where they sailed to an easy win.

Grant Johnson led all scorers with 15 points for the Lithuanian team, Vaidotas Volkus and Darius Gvezdauskas chipped in with 13 points each, while Saah Nimley finished with 12.

For Barons/LDz, Roberts Freimanis had a team-high 13 points, with Derrick Roland and Davis Zonne adding 12 apiece.