Vytautas excellent in first Quarterfinal game

PRIENAI – A second-quarter surge put Vytautas in a great position to qualify for the Semifinals, as they flew past Valmiera/ORDO on their home ground, securing an 102-71 victory in the first leg of their Quarterfinal bout.


The first quarter gave us a glimpse of what the series could turn into, as the two sides traded blow for blow in the opening ten minutes. While Vytautas managed to gain a small advantage, advancing their lines for a four-point advantage.

However, the second quarter blew away any hopes of a thrilling finish. The Lithuanians ran off to a huge run in the second period allowing them to amass a priceless 22-point lead.

The margin just grew in the second half, as a 20-9 start to the second half pushed the game out of reach. Valmiera/ORDO could not get the engine rolling and ended up being shamefully beaten.

For the Lithuanian side, Vytenis Lipkevicius and Tadas Klimavicius were the two top scorers, as they had 20 points apiece. Saulius Kulvietis added another 15 points, while Regimantas Miniotas ended the game with 12.

On the other end, Martins Laksa and Arturs Berzins stood out, as they scored 18 and 17 points, respectively. Lauris Blaus contributed another 13 points.