Pieno Zvaigzdes upset Siauliai crowd

SIAULIAI - Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to upset quite the crowd of Siauliai fans, as they raced towards a 91-84 victory in the first leg of the BBL Semifinal.


It was truly a game of runs, as the visiting Pasvalys side managed to run ahead by double-digits, 31-20. Nevertheless, it turned around in the second segment, as Siauliai managed to flip it over with a 30-15 quarter.

Pieno Zvaigzdes' final run happened at the start of the second half with another big run, that helped them keep their heads above water.

Pieno Zvaigzdes had a more rounded performance of the two sides, as five players entered double figures in scoring. Osvaldas Olisevicius was the top gun with 16 points and 7 rebounds in his tally. Vyacheslav Bobrov and Trevon Hughes added 15 each, while Jahenns Manigat and Arturs Ausejs finished up with 10 each.

Laurynas Birutis stepped up with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Siauliai, as his partner in crime, Donatas Sabeckis, flirted with a triple-double. Sabeckis filled out the statsheet with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. He also revoked 11 fouls, getting to the free-throw line for a total of 13 times. Akeem Wright added another 17 points, although his efficiency was very poor, as he made just 4-of-12 from the field.