Day 2: Men’s trophies handed out

The men finished off the tournament in a thrilling fashion and divided the medal sets among themselves in six different age groups.

Biggest win: Polva Vald/ Mooste Mois (84-29 vs Riga) – 55
Top scorers: Giedrius Peciulionis (Kauno LT United) – 34
Top rebounder: Rolandas Matulis (Pakruojo Parketas) and Indrek Kaarlep (Polva Vald/ Mooste Mois) – 12
Top assisters: Alvar Kaur (Top Trust) – 9

In a very low-scoring M40 finals affair, Estonian side Scanweld got the better of Kedainiu SKK, winning 37-35 to claim gold. Argo Klemmer had 17 points for the winners, whileAudrys Kazukauskas was the top scorer on the other side, dropping 13. Virmantas Pikelis was close to a double-double for Kedainiu SKK with 11 points and 9 boards.

Polva Vald/Mooste Mois easily claimed bronze with an 84-29 win against Riga. Mario Polusk and Madis Haug were the leading scorers for the winners, tallying 20 and 17, respectively. Avo Alender added 16, while Lehar Kumari ended up with 12. Indrek Kaarlep finished up with 10 points and 12 boards.

Argo Klemmer was chosen the M40 MVP.

In the M45 category, there was no match for the star-studded Pakruojo Parketas. Having won their game against Ventspils on Friday, they came in and dominated against Parim Enne the following day, claiming a 69-40 win. Rolandas Matulis had all sorts of trouble from beyond the arc, yet still led the team in scoring with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals. Rolandas Skaisgirys added 17 points, while Eligijus Redeckas finished with an impressive 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. Arvydas Tamkevicius added 10 points and 7 boards, while Erikas Kuciauskas closed out the five with 8 points. For Parim Enne, Ago Tamm was the lonely scorer in double-digits, as he picked up 10 points and 9 rebounds. Mart Jakobson added 9 to the tally.

In the other game of the group, Ventspils defeated Parim Enne after a hard fought battle, 65-62. Aigars Bernats was impressive as ever, dropping 29 points and 8 rebounds. Andris Priede added 11 points to the tally. Parim Enne’s performance was better rounded, as Mait Kabin led the scoring ranks with 18. Ago Tamm had 12, while Mart Jakobson and Risto Veesaar chipped in with 10 apiece.

Pakruojo Parketas claimed first place with Gintautas Matulis earning the M45 MVP award. Ventspils ended up second with Parim Enne coming in third.

Kauno LT United earned the M50 honors after two dominating performances. After a huge win over Tukums yesterday, they doubled up and blew out Wombat 91-41. Giedrius Peciulionis put up a spectacular, 34-point performance for the victors. He also had 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Rimantas Mince scored 15 points, while Ramunas Laurinaitis had 13. Valdas Petkevicius finished up with 11. For Wombat, only Villu Vackermann entered double-digit scoring, as he had 11. Lembit Soe added 9.

Wombat ended up second after defeating Tukums 77-47. Ott Poldsaar was doing it all for the victors, scoring 27 and picking up 10 boards and 4 assists. Mait Kabin added 13 points and 6 dimes, while Eero Lass had 12. Lauris Jakobsons and Atis Berzins had 11 points apiece for Tukums, with Jakobsons also recording 8 boards.

Giedrius Peciulionis earned MVP honors in the M50 category.

Vilniaus Senjorai had to fight hard for M55 gold, defeating TOP Trust 63-57. Arvydas Venclovas scored 26 points for the champions, while Vladas Luksa and Arnoldas Masalskis each chimed in with 10. Peedu Pedaru dropped 15 for the losing side, while Jaak Lill and Ermil Kuldkepp ended up with 11.

In the game for bronze, Garkalne ended up with a 56-32 win over Kisis/Suomi. For Garkalne, Igors Lukis had 19 points, Andris Calitis added 15, while Ziedonis Jansons dropped 1. Gunars Mednis finished up with 10 points and 10 boards. The Finns were led by Antti Aurila, who had 8 points.

Arvydas Venclovas ended up becoming the M55 MVP.

Zalgiris – Juta were crowned M60 champions after defeating Kisis/Suomi 62-38. Vytautas Ribinskas was firing with all cylinders, dropping 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. Eugenijus Kaziliunas added 16 points to the tally, while Virginijus Mazonas ended up with 11 points and 9 boards. For the Finns, Jori Tammi had 14, as Jussi Jarvi dropped 11.

Top Trust ended up taking bronze with a 58-23 win over Kekava. Rein Kiudsoo and Eiki Kadajane had 14 points apiece, as Aivar Kaur dropped 12 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds. Aigars Lapsa was the top scorer for Kekava with 10.

Vytautas Ribinskas was named the M60 MVP after averaging 22 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals over the two games.

Kedainiai struck gold in the M65/70 with their second win in two days, as they defeated Kalev 43-31. Eduardas Kairys was the elading scorer with 19 points for the Lithuanians. Jonas Zizliauskas added 15 to the tally. On the other side, Ivar Raig ended up with 14.

In the game that decided the other two spots, Kalev handled their own against Tukums, winning 45-35. Ivar Raig dropped 21 for the winners, also adding 8 rebounds. Valeri Pavlov chipped in with 10. Janis Brunevics and Janis Vaivads led Tukums in scoring with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Jonas Zizliauskas was chosen as the M65 MVP.

Tukums claimed M70 gold, as Kazimirs Nekrass was named M70 MVP.