November 19-22 in Riga took place in the Northern European Youth Basketball League (EYBL) race, which made its debut in "Sabonis KC - Stiklita" team.
U14 age group division started his winning way "saboniukai" guided coach Arnold Jatkonis that this tour was the team reins from Remigijus Bardausko
Highly motivated and positive attitude of the players was held in the capital of neighboring only achieve victory, they are not bad and succeeded. From 5-played match, the center's students won the 4-rd and his debut in the international front, marked won the Second Prize.
Results of matches played and the most interesting statistics:
- (11.20) "Namika Lahti Juniorit" (Finland) 30:82 "Sabonis BC"
(M. Masiliunas 15 pts., A, Simaliunas 11 pts.);
- (11.20) "Sabonis BC" 70:53 "BS Klaipeda - Authentic Cars" (Lithuania)
(N. Simanavičius 17 pts., M. Masilunas 14 pts.);
- (11.21) "Sabonis BC" 64:36 "BC Kalev/Cramo" (Estonia)
(M. Masiliunas 15 pts., R. Butkus 11 pts.);
- (11.21) "BA Tallinn Kalev" (Estonia) 30:74 "Sabonis BC"
(M. Masiliunas 19 pts., P. Dembinskas ir P. Mickevicius po 9 pts.)
- (11.22) "Zorska BA" (Poland) 45:41 "Sabonis BC"
(M. Masiliunas ir A. Seputis each 11 pts, N. Simanavičius 7 pts.)
Although it lost the Poles, "saboniukai" very sorrowful, like that in this round of the team led by A. Jatkonis coach: "I think we reached a fair result, which perhaps not everyone had hoped. We played very unsuccessfully last match against Polish team. Bright lost the battle for rebounds, which I think was the main reason why we came back only with the silver medals. Another thing, every little bit surprised, but it's zonal defense, which cleared a bit of rhythm and brought chaos to our game. However, generally speaking, is proud of the whole team, which is very good right, he struggled all match and deservedly won the Second Prize.
Sabonis Basketball Center team, all round the next matches blizgėjo Masiliūnas Matthew, who was recognized as MVP team player and also got into the symbolic top five.
After the first round of Sabonis Basketball Center team Stiklita established itself III and Note standings spot. The next round will take place U14 boys as well as in Latvia, but in the next year, on January 28-31.
More photos from the tour can be found here>>>
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