Siauliai claim seventh consecutive victory

SIAULIAI - Siauliai finished their regular season campaign with a streak of seven victories, as they defeated AVIS Utilitas Rapla 107-77 on Wednesday evening.


The victory at home allows the to finish the regular season with a 9-1 record, which ranks them among the top teams in the league. However, because of a worse head-to-head result against Jurmala, they have to wait for the rest of the results in both groups to find out their final spot in the standings and their Playoffs opponents.

The loss doesn't mean much for Rapla, as they stay in the third spot with a 5-5 record.

The Lithuanians took no time to assert their dominance, as they reached a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, and kept on building up on it. The lead reached a game-high of 33 points in the final quarter.

Laurynas Birutis had 21 points and 7 rebounds, as he led his team in scoring after missing out on their last game. Sarunas Beniusis added a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Arminas Urbutis and Evaldas Saulys finished the game with a dozen points each. Kristupas Zemaitis swished and dished for 10 points and 10 boards.

Gert Dorbek was the leading scorer for Rapla with 15 points, Devonte Upson added 13, while Indrek Kajupank ended the game with 10.