Vytautas move on, as Miniotas ties season record

PARNU – It was nothing we wouldn’t have expected in the second leg of the series, as Vytautas took another huge victory en route to the next round, defeating Port of Parnu 89-54 on their own home court.

 

Knowing that there was already a 45-point margin before the game, neither side seemed too motivated to play, but Vytautas made use of that and shot ahead 14-4. It went downhill for the home side from there on, as they continued to be bashed in every category of the game.

At halftime, the margin was double – 42-21 – and Parnu didn’t have much in them to turn the game around. The margin rose quickly and was already set at 30 before the final quarter even started.

Vytautas didn’t seem to be putting too much pressure on their opponents,  knowing that both the game, and the series was already won, but they still managed to raise their lead, as it reached a game-high 35 points at the end of the quarter.

There were some outstanding performances across the boards, Regimantas Miniotas having one of those nights. While he wasn’t the top scorer, dropping 12 points, he influenced the game with his rebounding, as he tore down 18 (8 offensive) rebounds.

Seasoned veteran Tadas Klimavicius led the team with 18 points, while Paulius Ivanauskas nearly reached a double-double, scoring 14 points and assisting on 9 baskets. Domantas Seskus and Saulius Kulvietis had 11 points each.

Three players did most of the work for Parnu, as Saimon Sutt led the team in scoring with 14 points. Mihkel Kirves added 13 points and 10 boards, while Edvinas Seskus finished off with 11 points and 7 boards.