Siauliai not worried by Parnu, advance

Photo: Angela Sander

PARNU - Siauliai put themselves in the best position possible after the home game with a 37-point blowout and finished their work in Parnu, as they defeated the Estonians 82-70 (23-14; 22-27; 26-15; 11-14) on Tuesday evening.


The game was a bit of a roller-coaster ride, as the score kept swinging up and down. Siauliai were the team to jump ahead firstly, as they piled up a double-digit margin just halfway through the initial frame.

By the time the second quarter got to full speed though, it was already Parnu running away with the lead. However, their good run was short-lived and Siauliai came back firing in the second half.

The Lithuanians used an 11-0 run and put the game away for good. The margin kept increasing and Parnu were unable to even cut the disadvantage to single-digits.

Siauliai celebrated a combined 190-141 Eighth-finals victory.

Rokas Giedraitis was impressive for the victorious side, as he banged down 6 three-pointers in his 18-point effort. Gintaras Leonavicius added 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Vytautas Sulskis ended the game with 13 points and 6 boards.

Janis Vahter scored 20 for Parnu, while Renato Lindmets ended the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rannar Raap chipped in with 13 points and 6 rebounds.