2016-17 KAUNASQualifying RoundRound 3
January 13, 2017 CET: 15:00
Local time: 16:00 ZALGIRIO ARENA
Vitalijus Kozys - U18 Zalgiris Kaunas - ANGT Kaunas 2017 - JT16 (photo Linas Zemgulis - Zalgiris Kaunas)

U18 Zalgiris Kaunas reached the final of the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Kaunas for the fourth year in a row as it held off U18 CSKA Moscow 68-83 to reach Saturday’s title game. Rokas Jokubaitis poured in 17 points for Zalgiris, which has now won 19 qualifying games in a row in Zalgirio Arena dating back to the 2011-12 season. Ignas Sargiunas added 10 points and 5 rebounds as Zalgiris took Group B honors with a 3-0 record and will face off against the winner of Group A in Saturday's title game. Aleksandr Ershov paced CSKA with 17 points. CSKA took second place in Group B and will play the second-place team from Group A for third place on Saturday.

Ershov started on fire with 7 points as CSKA went up 9-5. Martynas Arlauskas came up with a steal and fast break score for Zalgiris’s first lead at 10-11. Ershov followed with 4 more points as CSKA pulled back ahead 14-11. Vitalijus Kozys picked up 4 points in a 0-6 spurt as Zalgiris took a 14-17 edge. Yury Umrikhin took the initiative with a pair of driving layups as the lead switched hands again at 20-17 only to see Jokubaitis hit 5 points and put Zalgiris ahead 23-24 after 10 minutes. Neither team was really able to pull away in the second quarter as CSKA’s 32-28 cushion was the largest before the final moments of the first half. Jokubaitis and Kozys combined for all the points in a 0-9 Zalgiris run to finish the second quarter up 35-43. Dmitrii Khaldeev came off the CSKA bench for 4 points and a three-point play from Alexander Khomenko pulled the team within 44-47. Khaldeev had two more baskets to try to keep CSKA close, but Grantas Vasiliauskas and Arlauskas both knocked down triples as the lead grew to 49-62. And the advantage was 50-64 after 30 minutes. Erikas Venskus’s three-point play to start the fourth quarter increased the cushion to 17. Khaldeev continued his strong fourth quarter with 4 points as CSKA got as close as 56-69. But Zalgiris finished off CSKA for good with a 2-10 surge for a 58-79 advantage.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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U18 CSKA MOSCOW
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
13 SOLDATOV, NIKITA 30:54 2 1/2       4 4 3 2 1     2 2 9
14 MAMMADOV, KAMRAN 15:54     0/2             1     3   -6
15 KOCHERGIN, DANIIL 4:46 2 0/2 0/1 2/2   1 1         1   1  
18 DOTCENKO, KONSTANTIN 20:08 10 1/1 2/5 2/2 1 3 4 1   1 1   1 1 12
21 KOROTEEV, SERAFIM 10:36     0/2         1 1       1   -1
22 ERSHOV, ALEKSANDR 22:58 17 6/9 1/2 2/3 2   2 2 1       2 2 17
23 KHOMENKO, ALEXANDER 30:48 15 4/10 1/5 4/6 2 1 3 1 2 3   3 5 8 6
25 DOLININ, SERGEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
27 KHALDEEV, DMITRII 25:12 13 6/11   1/2 6 3 9 1   1 2   5 1 14
29 LAKHIN, VASILII 3:09                         1   -1
32 UMRIKHIN, YURY 26:13 9 4/10 0/3 1/2   2 2 2   4       5 4
35 POSREDNIKOV, VASILII 9:22     0/2     1 1   1       2   -2
Team           4 1 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 68 22/45 4/22 12/17 15 16 31 11 7 12 3 4 22 20 56
        48.9% 18.2% 70.6%
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Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
U18 ZALGIRIS KAUNAS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 VASILIAUSKAS, GRANTAS 16:18 7 2/3 1/1   1 6 7     3     4   6
4 KANCLERIS, MODESTAS 3:49 2     2/2   3 3       1   1 1 6
5 ULECKAS, LUKAS 22:50 5 1/1 1/5     3 3 2 2 2     3   3
7 SARGIUNAS, IGNAS 22:14 10 2/2 0/5 6/9 2   2 5 2 1     1 7 16
9 VALINSKAS, MARIUS 9:11 3 1/1 0/1 1/1 1 1 2     3     3 1 -1
10 JUOZAITIS, ELVIS 7:05   0/3   0/2 1 2 3         1 1 1 -3
13 JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 19:51 17 6/6 1/3 2/2 1 4 5 1   1     1 3 22
18 MARKOVETSKYY, VOLODYMYR 10:48 4 2/2     3 2 5 1   1 1   1 1 10
19 KOZYS, VITALIJUS 23:42 13 5/9 0/3 3/4 2 3 5 3 1 3     1 3 13
21 VENSKUS, ERIKAS 22:18 11 2/5   7/7 2 1 3 1   1 1 2 2 4 12
24 ARLAUSKAS, MARTYNAS 26:49 9 3/5 1/3         3 3       3   8
27 BERGAUDAS, GIEDRIUS 15:05 2 1/2 0/1 0/1 1 3 4       1     1 5
Team           3   3     3          
Totals 200:00 83 25/39 4/22 21/28 17 28 45 16 8 18 4 3 21 22 97
        64.1% 18.2% 75%
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