2015-16 KAUNASFinalsRound 1
January 17, 2016 CET: 12:30
Local time: 13:30 ZALGIRIO ARENA
U18 Zalgiris Kaunas champ - ANGT Kaunas 2016 - JT15

U18 Zalgiris Kaunas won the battle of Lithuania with an 87-76 victory over U18 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius to capture its third straight Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Qualifying Tournament – Kaunas title and book a ticket to the EB ANGT Finals in Berlin this spring. Isaiah Hartenstein was named tournament MVP, as he collected 29 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks to lead Zalgiris, which won its fourth ANGT Kaunas event following crowns in 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2014-15 – all of them without a defeat. All-Tournament selection Arnas Velicka picked up 18 points and 16 assists for Zalgiris, the two-time ANGT Finals champion from 2002-03 and 2006-07. Zalgiris reaches its 12th ANGT Finals in 14 editions. Zalgiris joins U18 Mega Leks Belgrade and U18 Real Madrid, who won the EB ANGT Qualifying Tournament - Torneo Citta di Roma and EB ANGT Qualifying Tournament - Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet respectively. Rytas, the 2012 continental champion, lost its first game of the tournament despite Aitis Pilauskas scoring 23 points with 4 three-pointers while Tadas Vaiciunas and All-Tournament member Grantas Vasiliauskas both added 15 points and Karolis Giedraitis had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

Justinas Marcinkevicius started the scoring in the title game for Zalgiris with Vitalijus Kozys evening it, Pilauskas giving Rytas its first lead and Vasiliauskas making it 2-6. Hartenstein scored the next 8 points and Mantvydas Zukauskas had Zalgiris up 12-6. The advantage increased to 17-8 after 3 straight points from Velicka. Vaiciunas and Vasiliauskas answered with back-to-back three-balls to trim it to 18-14. But Rytas could not come up with stops defensively as Velicka drained a long three-ball and 2 free throws and Lukas Uleckas hit a jumper at the buzzer to extend the lead to 31-17 after 10 minutes. Zalgiris kept Rytas off the scoring board for the first 3 minutes of the second quarter and extended the cushion to 36-17. Vaiciunas finally scored for Rytas on a put-back and two Vitalijus Kozys free throws made it 39-23. Ignas Sargiunas answered with a three-ball for Zalgiris and Zukauskas’s three-pointer pushed the margin to 48-27. Rytas was able to hold Zalgiris scoreless for the final 3 minutes of the half and scored 6 straight points to trail 48-33 at intermission.

Hartenstein upped the lead to 50-33 to start the second half. But Rytas came out of the break hot with 4 points from Vasiliauskas points and two three-pointers from Pilauskas to cut the deficit to 52-43. But Zalgiris put the clamps on defensively, keeping Rytas scoreless for almost 3 minutes and pushing the lead to 57-43. Both teams produced on offense and Rytas did not let Zalgiris pull away as four straight points made it 61-52. Uleckas did knock down a three-ball to push the cushion to 66-52 but Pilauskas nailed a long three-pointer at the buzzer and Rytas trailed 66-55 after 30 minutes. Vaiciunas’ free throw to start the fourth quarter got the gap to 10 points and Giedraitis’ jumper cut it to 69-60 with 7 minutes to play. Dziugas Slavinskas was given a technical foul and Pilauskas hit the free throw and nailed a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to make it a 5-point game, 71-66 with 5 minutes left. But Hartenstein came right back down and drained a triple of his own and a pair of free throws each by Velicka and Sargiunas had the lead up to 78-67. And the advantage grew to 81-69 on Sargiunas’ corner three with 3 minutes left. Rytas would not go away as Vaiciunas nailed a three-ball and another basket to cut the deficit to 82-76 with 2 minutes remaining. Velicka, Hartenstein and Tadas Pazera combined for 4 of 6 from the line in the next three possessions to keep the lead at double digits, 86-76 with 50 seconds left – and decide the game.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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Attendance: 1065 (Tentative)
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U18 ZALGIRIS KAUNAS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAZERA, TADAS 7:07 4 1/1   2/3       1     1   1 4 8
5 ZUKAUSKAS, MANTVYDAS 18:40 5 1/1 1/2   1 3 4           2 1 7
7 SARGIUNAS, IGNAS 23:49 9   2/6 3/4   3 3     1   1 1 3 7
8 VELICKA, ARNAS 33:16 18 4/12 1/3 7/8   5 5 16 1 4 1 1 2 5 28
9 MARCINKEVICIUS, JUSTINAS 8:50 2 1/1       1 1           2   1
10 PAP, DANAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MARKOVETSKYY, VOLODYMYR 1:05           1 1               1
13 ULECKAS, LUKAS 20:36 5 1/1 1/3   1 5 6     2     1   6
14 SLAVINSKAS, DZIUGAS 28:36 9 1/5 0/1 7/10 2 2 4 3 1 1   1 2 7 12
15 VABALEVICIUS, LUKAS 3:38         1   1     1          
21 MASIULIS, GYTIS 24:58 6 2/2 0/1 2/3   3 3       3   4 2 8
55 HARTENSTEIN, ISAIAH 29:25 29 8/11 2/4 7/12 3 9 12 3   5 3 1 4 10 37
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 87 19/34 7/20 28/40 8 35 43 23 2 14 8 4 19 32 118
        55.9% 35% 70%
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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 LIETUVOS RYTAS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 PILAUSKAS, AISTIS 33:00 23 3/4 4/8 5/6   5 5 4       2 5 5 24
8 CEBATORIUS, MANTAS 7:31               2   2     3   -3
10 GIEDRAITIS, KAROLIS 26:12 10 3/9 0/4 4/4 2 3 5 1 4 2   1 1 3 9
12 KOZYS, VITALIJUS 8:44 4 1/1 0/2 2/3   1 1 1         5 3 1
13 JOGELA, MATAS 21:56 2 1/4 0/3   1 2 3 2   3   2 2 1 -5
14 VASILIAUSKAS, GRANTAS 35:20 15 5/10 1/4 2/2 1 3 4   1 2 1 1 4 1 7
19 VAICIUNAS, TADAS 31:38 15 4/10 2/7 1/3 3 4 7 1         2 3 11
21 POSKA, PAULIUS 4:00           2 2           3   -1
22 KISUNAS, LUKAS 14:35 4 2/3     1 2 3       1 1 2   4
27 LAVRINOVICIUS, DANIELIUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 TUBUTIS, EINARAS 4:30           1 1     1 1   2   -1
33 MASSALSKI, YAUHEN 12:34 3 1/3   1/1   2 2     1 1 1 4 1 -1
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 76 20/44 7/28 15/19 11 27 38 11 5 12 4 8 33 17 49
        45.5% 25% 78.9%
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