Nevezis minutes short of first victory

KEDAINIAI ­– Tarvas finally took care of undermanned Nevezis only late in the fourth quarter, as they surged to a 76-70 (18-19; 13-17; 21-21; 24-13) away victory on Tuesday evening.


Tarvas improved to 3-1 with the victory, while Nevezis struck out for the fourth time, as they fell to a 0-4 record.

The game kicked off slowly, as the two teams turned the ball over time and time again. With nearly four minutes played, the score was still tied at four. However, the pace soon picked up and the quarter ended with a 19-18 Nevezis lead.

The Lithuanian side finally managed to get ahead by a slight margin, as Marcus Monroe scored five consecutive points. Nevertheless, the game was very much intact and only five points separated the two sides at halftime.

Not much changed after the break, as Nevezis kept hold of the minor lead for the whole third quarter. And there were only two minutes left when Tarvas finally regained the lead with two consecutive three-pointers. The tired Nevezis could not trim the margin and ended the game down six.

Brandis Raley Ross’ 21 points led the way for Tarvas. Mario Paiste contributed 13 including 3-of-3 from long range, while Sten-Timmu Sokk and David Haughton ended the game with 12 points apiece. The latter also collected 13 rebounds.

Only the starting five had any contributions in scoring, as Roderick Camphor and Marcus Monroe stood out with 17 points each, also tallying respectively 8 and 6 rebounds. Rytis Biliartas chipped in with 16 points, while Thomas Ray Davis and Alexander Klyuev had 10 points each.