Pieno Zvaigzdes stroll to success in Rakvere

RAKVERE – Nowhere near a close game, as Pieno Zvaigzdes celebrated a blow-out victory in Rakvere, defeating Tarvas/Palmse Metall 77-112. Pieno Zvaigzdes currently hold the league‘s best record with a 10-1 standing.


There wasn‘t too much separation between the two sides in the first quarter, as the Estonians held their end of the bargain in the first quarter, staying very much in hte game.

However, any of the hustle and fight Tarvas showed in the first quarter was gone in the second, as the Lithuanians got off to a huge run, winning the ten minute stretch 33-14. With 23 points between them, it seemed to be a done deal already.

Pieno Zvaigzdes continued piling on the points, as the margin reached 30 points in the third quarter. The final quarter was merely a formality and it was the Lithuanian club celebrating their fifth consecutive victory.

Nearly all players got into double-digit scoring for Pieno Zvaigzdes, as Karolis Babkauskas was more interested in getting his teammates involved. The point guard had 8 points and 9 assists. Evaldas Zabas, however, had an excellent night shooting the ball, as he tallied 26 points. Nikita Balashov added 16 points and 8 boards to the tally, while Egidijus Dimsa ended up with 15 and 9. Andriy Agafonov had 14 points, while Derrick Low, Justas Tamulis and Steponas Babrauskas all had 11 points apiece.

Justin Baker was a rare bright spot for Tarvas/Palmse Metall, as he scored 28 points and tore down 11 rebounds. Oliver Metsalu and Timo Eichfuss chipped in with 12 points each.