Pieno Zvaigzdes easily overcome first leg defeat

PASVALYS – Pieno Zvaigzdes showed no mercy for the only team that has beat them this season. Going into the game with an eight-point deficit, many would have expected it to be tougher for the Lithuanians, but they came up big against Ogre/Kumho Tyre, winning 97-64 to advance to the Quarterfinals.


Pieno Zvaigzdes took control of the game immediately, as the won the opening quarter 32-14, leaving the eight-point deficit from the first game a distant memory. The margin just grew, as Ogre were unable to do anything to stop their opponents.

The scoreboard showed a 48-25 lead for Pasvalys at halftime, meaning they already had a 15-point combined advantage. The final nails in the coffin were hammered in the third quarter, as the league‘s most prolific offense had another 30-point quarter, increasing the lead to an insurmountable 33 points.

The final quarter was merely a formality and the Lithuanians were happy to be advancing to the Quarterfinals, where they will face Liepaja/Triobet.

Evaldas Zabas was outstanding on the offensive end, scoring 20 points. Veteran Steponas Babrauskas added another 18 points, while Andriy Agafonov came off the bench to score 17. Osvaldas Olisevicius finished the game with 13 points.

Three players stood out for Ogre, with Kristaps Plavnieks and Rihards Zebergs scoring 13 points each. Guntis Sipolins ended the game with 12 points in his account.