Pasvalys bruise their way past Tarvas

PASVALYS – After a tough game in the first leg, Pasvalys took care of Tarvas with ease in the second, taking the 89-68 (29-17; 19-13; 22-21; 19-17) victory and cutting the Estonian side‘s season short.


Pieno zvaigzdes held a slim 7-point advantage after the first game, but ultimately rose victorious for a combined score of 183-155.

Pasvalys were on the run right from the start, as a 11-0 run midway through the first quarter pushed their lead to 14. The Lithuanians kept control of the double-digit lead and built on it in the second period.

The margin soon reached 20 points and it seemed all was said and done. However, an 8-0 run ignited a spark of hope for Tarvas.

Nevertheless, the spark was soon put out with a dominant third quarter start for the Lithuanians. Pasvalys got off to a 14-2 run and the gap skyrocketed to 30 points.

The fourth quarter was merely a formality and Pieno zvaigzdes easily cruised to victory.

Evaldas Kairys had a season-high 21 points this evening and also contributed 10 rebounds. Gytis Sirutavicius was a great sidekick with 13 points, while Michael Dixon Jr. added 10 to the totals.

Brandis Raley-Ross concluded what has been an amazing BBL season with another outstanding performance. The guard scored 28 points and dished out 4 assists, thus leading his team in both categories. Juris Umbrasko added 15 points, while Reinar Hallik chipped in with 10.