Nevezis kept winless in Utena

Photo: Algimantas Ciza

UTENA – Nevezis managed to put up a fight only for twenty minutes as they faced the league’s best in Juventus. The visitors fell short 82-59 (17-21; 24-18; 21-8; 20-12) in the Group C match-up.


The two teams are on the opposite sides of the standings, as Juventus are going strong with a league-best 7-1 record, while Nevezis are the league’s worst team with no victories in seven games.

Although unexpectedly, Nevezis started the game off on a higher note than the home side. The team from Kedainiai was up ahead by four after the first quarter and quickly moved it up to eight. However, the home side came racing back and jumped ahead with an 8-0 run.

Juventus reached a double-digit lead in the third quarter and were already in a great position for victory with a 15 point advantage. The margin grew to an insurmountable in the matter of minutes and the final minutes of the quarter were merely a formality.

Arvydas Siksnius led the way with 18 points for Juventus. Simas Buterlevicius added 11, while Rashaun Broadus chipped in with 10. Vaidas Cepukaitis ended the game with 9 points and 9 rebounds, while Saulius Kulvietis also had 9.

Joshua Crawford had an impressive outing with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Roderick Camphor and Justas Tamulis had 10 points apiece.