Pieno zvaigzdes bounce back with win over Valmiera

PASVALYS - After suffering their first defeat last week in Tartu, Pieno zvaigzdes bounced back with a big victory over Valmiera/ORDO, defeating the Latvians 101-72.


There wasn't much drama in the game from the earliest of stages, as Pieno zvaigzdes made their breakthrough not even a quarter into the game, as they piled on the points to amass a double-digit lead.

The margin doubled in the second quarter, reaching 21 points by halftime. It seemed the hosts relaxed a little bit after that, letting role players take the court for more action.

This helped Valmiera trivially reduce the margin in the third quarter, but the game was put to bed in the next ten minutes. 

It was a very balanced performance for Pieno zvaigzdes, as eight players reached double-digit scoring. Martynas Varnas was the team's top scorer with 15 points, while veteran Steponas Babrauskas added 14. Luis Shoshi added a double-double of 12 points and 11 boards, while Arturs AusejsOsvaldas Olisevicius and Tomas Lekunas all had 11 points to their name. Tomas Galeckas and Trevon Huges finished up with 10 points apiece.

Davids Viksne was the stand-out player for Valmiera/ORDO, as he dropped 21 points. Janis Kaufmanis added 16 to the tally.