Vytautas' late run ignites win against TTU

TALLINN – In their second of two back-to-back games, Vytautas secured another victory, as they defeated TTU 102-96 in a very high-scoring match-up. This marked the fourth consecutive victory for the Lithuanians.


Vytautas had a good start to the game and were up by seven after the initial ten minutes.

Nevertheless, the duo of Kiur Akenparg and Kristjan Kitsing managed to keep the home side afloat with terrific performances, scoring 18 and 13 points respectively in the first half alone. Two quarters in, the Estonians were already up by two.

Akenparg’s dominance continued in the third quarter and after a couple forced turnovers and a technical foul on Laimonas Kisielius, TTU established an 8-point advantage.

Vytautas seemed out of balance and coach Seskus earned another technical foul. Nevertheless, the Lithuanians were still in the game, as they were stuck only seven with a quarter remaining.

The visitors came running back in the final quarter and were already in pole position halfway through the quarter. With a minute on the clock, Vytautas were up by six and a couple of defensive stops secured a tough victory for them.

Gytis Sirutavicius was very solid all the way throughout the game, as he was responsible for 28 of the team’s points. Laimonas Kisielius added 23 to the total, while Sarunas Vasiliauskas swished and dished for 18 and 6. Vytautas Sulskis was his usual self with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Kiur Akenparg was shut down in the final minutes but that didn’t stop him from tallying 32 points. Kristjan Kitsing added 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, while Rait-Riivo Laane chipped in with 14 points and 10 assists. Corey Raley-Ross was good for 12 points, while Toomas Raadik ended the game with 10 points.