Pieno Zvaigzdes hit the mark, destroy TTU

TALLINN – The second game in a row finished in a similar fashion, as Pieno Zvaigzdes followed Nevezis’ footsteps and blew out their opponents. The Lithuanian side destroyed TTU 106-71 and improved to the best record in the league, 8-1.


The game was pretty much taken care of in the first quarter already, as Pieno Zvaigzdes ran off to a 19-point lead eight minutes into the game with a 25-6 start. The lead was slightly cut back in the next couple minutes, but the Lithuanians still enjoyed a comfortable lead.

Things didn’t get much better in the second period. Although, TTU were probably happy they didn’t get that much worse, seeing the way they played. Two quarters in, it was a one-sided affair, as Pieno Zvaigzdes looked down with a 20-point advantage, 53-33.

TTU showed some signs of life after the halftime break, as they slowly closed in on their opponents. Nevertheless, the hosts couldn’t get closer than 15 points, and Pieno Zvaigzdes used a couple of successful possessions to bring the lead back to 19 before the final quarter.

While it already seemed all said and done, the visitors managed to pile on some more points to their lead, as the margin reached game-high 35 points with the final shot.

Nikita Balashov had a terrific game for Pieno Zvaigzdes, scoring 22 points and tearing down 6 rebounds. Egidijus Dimsa added another 16 points to the tally, while Karolis Babkauskas ended the game with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Evaldas Zabas added 13 points, while Osvaldas Olisevicius ended up scoring 12. Justas Tamulis had 11 points, while Andriy Agafonov added 10.

Kiur Akenparg was the leader in scoring for TTU with 15 points in his account. Nikola Vujovic added 13, while Toomas Raadik had 12 on near-perfect shooting. Joonas Jarvelainen had a rough time finding ways to the basket, but still ended up scoring 11 points.