Pasvalys take revenge on Ogre/Kumho Tyre

PASVALYS – The scoring was high in a battle between two excellent teams, but it was Pieno Zvaigzdes coming out on top, as they drowned Ogre/Kumho Tyre in a three-point hail and took the 102-91 win. The Pasvalys side now holds a league-best record of 8-1, while Ogre were knocked back to 5-5.

 

The Lithuanian side shot lights-out from beyond the arc, as they made 67%, 14-of-21 shots. However, it was their inability to keep the ball in play that kept the game close – the turnover battle was lost, 24-11.

The first half was fairly close, as neither side could really gain any momentum to get away. The teams battled neck-to-neck for most of the first two quarters, but Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to get a few shots ahead right before the break.

They acquired their first ouble-digit lead in the third quarter, after two three pointers from Ignas Fiodorovas, followed by another one from Derrick Low. An 11-point deficit was not yet a done deal, and Ogre manged to cut into that margin, but a couple great plays from Pieno Zvaigzdes newcomer Evaldas Zabas pushed the game out of reach.

For the Lithuanian team, it was Osvaldas Olisevicius scoring high, as he hit 16 points. Derrick Low came close to a double-double with 14 points and 9 assists. Nikita Balashov and Evaldas Zabas, who made his debut tonight, both had 13 points, while Andriy Agafonov finished the game with 11. Ignas Fiodorovas and Karolis Babkauskas also reached double-digit scoring, as they contributed 10 points apiece.

On the other hand, Karlis Apsitis was the leading scorer for Ogre, as he tallied 20. Both Guntis Sipolins and Gints Antrops chipped in with 16, while Marcis Vitols and Rihards Zebergs added 11.