TonyBet edge Juventus at home

PRIENAI – TonyBet Prienai remained undefeated in the 2013-14 Baltic Basketball League (BBL) season as they triumphed 73-68 against Juventus in the Lithuanian derby of Group C on Saturday.

It was the second win for the Prienai side, while the visitors from Utena dropped to a 1-1 record.


Although it was a pretty close game, TonyBet had the lead for the entirety of the game. After a 9-0 run in the second quarter, the hosts broke away to a 30-20 lead, but Juventus struck back and cut the deficit to 34-32 at the half.

The story in the second half was very similar – the home side would pull away by a couple of points, but Juventus would immediately claw back, but didn’t have the extra gear to change the outcome of the game.

Dainius Salenga scored 19 points for TonyBet, Gintaras Kadziulis added 18 points and six assists, while Laimonas Kisielius dropped 13 points on his previous team.

Juventus forward Edgaras Stanionis had 19 points and eight rebounds, while the only other player in double digits was the team’s captain Gintautas Matulis with 12 points.