Vytautas win, clinch league-best record

Photo: Mantvydas Prekevičius

PRIENAI – Vytautas finished the 2015-16 Triobet BBL Regular Season as the best team in the league after finishing their Group B campaign with a 63-56 victory against Tarvas at home in Prienai on Wednesday.

 

The Lithuanian side finished the group stage of the competition with a league-best 11-1 record, despite being bothered by injuries throughout the season. Meanwhile, the Estonian club finished fourth in Group B, with a 6-6 mark.

Having previously secured the top spot in the group, Vytautas coach Virginijus Seskus limited the minutes of his key players, but still came out victorious.

It was the guests who got off to a better start, winning the first quarter 19-16, but the hosts did not allow the lead to get out of hand, going up by a single point at the halftime break at 38-37.

A 17-7 third quarter allowed Vytautas to establish control of the game and could afford an eight-point fourth quarter with second unit players, getting the win that gave the best Regular Season ranking in the league.

Paulius Ivanauskas was the only player for the winners in double figures with 13 points, Vytautas Sulskis scored eight nine points, while Kajus Okmanas, Laimonas Kisielius and Dainius Salenga had eight points each.

For Tarvas, Roberts Stumbris had a game-high 16 points, Reinis Strupovics collected 13 points, while Brandon Goode finished the game with 10 points and nine rebounds.