Nevezis win big against Parnu

Photo: BC Parnu

PARNU – Gintaras Leonavicius paced the undermanned Nevezis with 28 points, as the Lithuanian side improved to a 6-1 record, taking a 99-66 victory against Parnu on the road in Estonia on Friday evening.

It was the fourth loss in a row for Parnu, who are sixth at 1-4, while Kedainiai is tied with Ventspils for the top spot in Group B.


There was little intrigue from the very start of the game, as Nevezis powered past the Estonian hosts with a strong 28-19 opening quarter.

The gap between the teams soon reached double digits and settled down at the 14-point mark at the half as Darius Silinskis hit a jumper to make it 46-32 just before the halftime buzzer.

Despite having only eight players on the roster for this game, the visitors from Lithuania demonstrated some solid basketball in the second half as well and grabbed the easy victory on the road.

Nevezis was on fire from long-range, making 15-of-31 three-point attempts, while Parnu shot 4-of-16 from beyond the arc.

Gintaras Leonavicius finished the game with a season-high 28 points, Rolandas Jakstas scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Arvydas Siksnius added 18 points.

Rannar Raap led the home side in scoring with 14 points, but committed seven turnovers, Zivojin Grubovic scored 11 points and Vladzimir Krysevich chipped in with 10.