Pieno zvaigzdes manage a victory against TLU Kalev

PASVALYS - It was a hard fought battle end to end, but Pieno zvaigzdes managed to come out on top in their matchup against TLU Kalev, raking in the 77-71 victory.


The matchup was a very close one, end to end with the lead changing hands 10 times and the game being tied another 11 times - the farthest distance between the two teams was 7 points at the start of the game, when Pieno zvaigzdes jumped ahead 12-5 midway through the first period.

From then on, it was nip-and-tuck, with neither side leaving any room for the other. The Lithuanians managed to keep their heads out of the water and 20 minutes in, it was a 4 point advantage for them.

By the time the fourth quarter started, the game was all square - 61-61. The scales remained level for most of the final quarter and with less than a minute remaining it was still a level ball game. However, Arturs Ausejs nailed a game-clinching three-pointer with a foul which was followed by a turnover in play by the Estonians.

A great game, a dramatic finish and a victory for the home side.

It was an all-around performance for Pieno zvaigzdes, as everybody on the team made a mark scoring. Leading the scoring ranks for the Lithuanian side was Julius Kazakauskas with 14 points, as Arturs Ausejs chipped in 13. Nikita Balashov closed out the trio of players in double-digits with 11 points and 10 rebounds to his name.

For Tallinna Kalev/TLU, Dorde Dzeletovic was the leading scorer with 21 points to his name. Kristo Saage and Janis Vahter dded respectively 11 and 10 points, whereas Bamba Fall was close to a double-double with 8 points and 12 rebounds.