Siauliai defeat Parnu on the road

PARNU – Siauliai began the new Baltic Basketball League (BBL) season by thrashing Group B rivals Parnu 87-56 on the road in Estonia on Tuesday evening.


Parnu had a 12-10 advantage in the first quarter, but the visitors from Lithuania finished the period with an 11-3 run to take a 21-15 lead.

The second quarter proved to be decisive in the game, as Siauliai won the second ten minute stretch by 16 points and heading into halftime up 45-27.

Nothing changed in the second half, with Siauliai continuing to make long-range shots and Parnu struggling to score.

Siauliai finished the night, making 13-of-26 three-point attempts and shared the ball extremely well, making 22 assists.

Eigirdas Zukauskas had 16 points for Siauliai, Darius Pakamanis collected 14, while Arunas Sajavicius added 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Janis Vahter was the top scorer for the losing side with 16 points and 8 rebounds, as Rannar Raap added 13 points.