Pieno Zvaigzdes earn spot in the finals

Having been just one spot shy of the BBL Champions' Trophy last year, Pieno Zvaigzdes will have the chance to make things right this time around, as they defeated Siauliai in the second leg of the Semifinal, 68-64.


Pieno Zvaigzdes already had a tangible advantage, entering the game up by seven points after their 91-84 first leg win. They continued working hard and have already at least repeated last year's success, when they lost to Vytautas in the Finals.

Siauliai seemed to have pushed their noses ahead in the second quarter, going up by 6 to trim the series deficit to just one point, but Pieno Zvaigzdes responded with solid defensive work and retained the lead and bruised their way to the finish line.

Osvaldas Olisevicius stood out as the low-scoring game's top player, as he dropped 16 points and tore down 7 rebounds. Trevon Hughes added 14, while Jahenns Manigat ended the night with 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Laurynas Birutis led Siauliai with 14 points and 9 rebounds, as Arminas Urbutis added 10 points and 5 boards. Nicholas Zeisloft and Vytautas Sarakauskas ended the night with 9 points apiece.