Pieno zvaigzdes end regular season on high note

PASVALYS – Pieno zvaigzdes struggled to cope with Jurmala/Fenikss for two quarters but let everything out after halftime and coasted to a lopsided 95-69 (19-18; 16-18; 32-17; 28-16) victory in the Group A matchup on Wednesday evening.


The victory allowed the Lithuanians to stay atop of the group with 8 victories in ten games, while Jurmala are on the other side of the table with a 3-7 record.

It was an intense initial twenty minutes, as the lead kept on changing hands. After the first quarter, Pieno zvaigzdes could boast merely with a single-point lead and after the neck-to-neck second quarter, the same could be said about the Latvians.

However, the nail-biting match-up was decided in the third quarter, which was won by the home side 32-17.

As if that was not enough, the Lithuanians dominated in the final quarter too, as they amassed a 26-point lead.

Benjamin Brust was impressive for the winning side with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Michael Dixon Jr. and Laimonas Kisielius were also in the double-digit scoring range with 14 points apiece, while the prior also had 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Aidas Viskontas added 13 points, while Evaldas Kairys finished the game with 10.

For Jurmala/Fenikss there were only two players with more than ten points. Ilja Gromovs had 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Martins Laksa chipped in with 11. Ervins Jonats had 9 points, while Edgars Jeromanovs and Arturs Ausejs ended up scoring 8.