Pieno Zvaigzdes crowned as BBL champions

PASVALYS – Pieno Zvaigzdes proved to be the strongest team in the league after defeating Jurmala for the second time and claiming their first ever BBL Champions trophy. Final score: 76-68.

 

The first leg of the finals finished in a blow-out, as Pasvalys took a 98-80 victory on the road and brought home a hefty, 18-point advantage.

Nevertheless, the atmosphere surely finals-worthy, with around 50 visiting fans making sure their voices were heard throughout the whole game, despite the huge deficit their team already faced.

The Lithuanians took control early, running off by seven points after the opening ten minutes. The only positive Jurmala could take from this kind of start was that they managed to get both Pieno Zvaigzdes’ Centers in foul trouble – Nikita Balashov had 3 fouls in just two minutes, while Luis Shoshi was benched with two fouls.

Jurmala reduced the deficit to just one point before the second half but Pasvalys managed to regain control and with Jahenns Manigat turning the crowd up, the hosts drifted away to a double-digit lead.