2017-18 KAUNASFinalsRound 1
January 21, 2018 CET: 13:45
Local time: 13:45 ZALGIRIO ARENA

U18 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius captured the crown at the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Kaunas and is bound for the ANGT Finals in Belgrade after beating U18 Stellazzurra Rome 55-76 in the Kaunas final. Marek Blazevic paced Rytas with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Sarunas Valunta had 17 points and Deividas Sirvydis scored 16 points. Rytas pulled away for good in the third quarter, allowing just 10 points. Rytas becomes the second team to advance to the ANGT Finals at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four after U18 Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona, which won the ANGT Ciutat de L’Hospitalet tournament. The last time Rytas won a qualifying tournament was at ANGT Siauliai in 2013. For Stellazzurra, which finished as the runner-up in Kaunas, Paul Eboua posted 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Aristide Mouaha opened the scoring for Stellazzurra, but the Italian side turned the ball over twice in going scoreless in the next 3:24 minutes as Rytas went ahead 2-9. Back-to-back turnovers from Mouaha resulted in Rytas layups and a 6-16 lead. Three-pointers from Valunta and Mykolas Astrauskas helped push the margin to 11-23. The gap was 14-25 after 10 minutes. Rtyas held Stellazzurra scoreless for nearly four minutes as it increased the advantage to 19-37. Stellazzurra could not get stops and a three-pointer from Valunta put Rytas up 24-44. Stellazzurra was able to score 6 straight points to make it 30-46 at intermission. Stellazzurra had no answer for Blazevic in the third quarter as he scored 7 points in a 2-15 Rytas run to soar ahead 32-61. Stellazzurra managed a pair of baskets, but Rytas answered with the next 6 points for a 30-point lead, which becam3 40-69 after 30 minutes. Stellazzurra held Rytas scoreless for the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, but could not cut much into the deficit and trailed 46-73 with 4 minutes to play. The game had already long been decided by that point and Rytas raised the trophy afterwards.

Marek Blazevic - U18 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius - ANGT Kaunas 2018 - JT17
Sunday, January 21, 2018
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS; NEUTRAL REFEREE 2; NEUTRAL REFEREE 3
Attendance: 469 (Tentative)
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U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME14161015
U18 LIETUVOS RYTAS VILNIUS2521237
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U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME14304055
U18 LIETUVOS RYTAS VILNIUS25466976
U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 PANOPIO, DALPH ADEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SPAGNOLO, MATTEO 24:16 8 2/4 1/3 1/2   3 3 2 3 3       1 9
7 MOUAHA, ARISTIDE 11:19 6 3/6 0/2     1 1 1   1     1 1 2
9 IANELLI, GIOVANNI 16:45 2 0/3   2/4   1 1 1 2 1   1 3 3 -1
10 PENE, ABRAMO 21:26 4 1/6   2/4 1 4 5 1   2 1     3 5
12 CONTI, LUCA 15:07 5 1/7 1/1   1   1   1 4   1 2 2 -4
13 NZOSA, YANNICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 RINALDI, NINO 16:19       0/2                 3 1 -4
16 MABOR, DUT 12:59   0/1     1 1 2   1 2 1   3 1 -1
20 TCHEWA, RUSSEL 15:59 7 3/4   1/1 2 2 4     3 2   3 3 9
41 EBOUA, PAUL 31:08 14 4/11 1/1 3/6 3 8 11 1   2 1 1 4 3 13
50 DONADIO, LORENZO 34:42 9 4/6 0/4 1/2 1 3 4 2 2       3 1 8
Team             4 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 55 18/48 3/11 10/21 9 27 36 8 9 19 5 3 22 19 39
        37.5% 27.3% 47.6%
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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 LIETUVOS RYTAS VILNIUS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SIRVYDIS, DEIVIDAS 30:19 16 2/2 3/8 3/7 1 2 3 2 3 3     2 5 15
1 MOKSECKAS, GEDIMINAS 20:55 3 0/1 1/4     2 2 2   2         1
5 ASTRAUSKAS, MYKOLAS 15:25 3   1/1     2 2 3   3     3 1 3
7 JARUMBAUSKAS, SIMAS 28:51 2 1/1 0/2   2 1 3 3 4 2     3   5
9 VALUNTA, SARUNAS 25:11 17 3/6 2/6 5/6       1 1 1   1 1 3 11
13 MARCIULIONIS, AUGUSTAS 7:30 3 1/2 0/1 1/1 1   1 1       1   1 3
14 NARUSEVICIUS, ERNEST 1:21   0/1                         -1
15 PAUKSTE, JONAS 13:26 4 2/5     2 5 7     1 1 2 2   4
18 RIMKUS, PIJUS 0:54                         1   -1
23 BLAZEVIC, MAREK 25:13 19 7/11 0/1 5/6 2 9 11 2 2 2 2   3 7 32
32 JERMOLAJEVAS, ERIKAS 11:09 2 0/2   2/2   1 1 1       1 3 1 -1
88 VILYS, DOMANTAS 19:46 7 1/2 1/4 2/4   2 2 2 2 1     1 3 8
Team           2 6 8               8
Totals 200:00 76 17/33 8/27 18/26 10 30 40 17 12 15 3 5 19 21 87
        51.5% 29.6% 69.2%
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