Gli highlights della seconda giornata dell'Adidas Next Generation Tournament di Kaunas. Il secondo giorno di gare del torneo dell'Eurolega Under 18 nella Capitale lituana ha promosso la nostra squadra e i lituani del Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius alla finalissima di oggi, domenica 21 gennaio, alle ore 13.45 italiane (diretta streaming su www.youtube.com/BCZalgirisKaunas).
This is the recap of Day-2 of the ANGT Kaunas' stage posted by the official website of the tournament www.adidasngt.com:
The final of the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Kaunas is set with U18 Stellazzurra Rome to face off against 2012 continental champions U18 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius on Sunday in Zalgirio Arena. Stellazzurra reached the Kaunas final by handing host team U18 Zalgiris Kaunas its first defeat in five editions of this tournament in Kaunas, 88-75. Paul Eboua collected 23 points and 15 rebounds for an index rating of 35 to pace Stellazzurra. Russel Tchewa chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds in the victory, which snapped Zalgiris’s 22-game winning streak at Zalgirio Arena, dating back to 2012. Rytas booked its ticket to Sunday’s title bout by running away late from U18 CSKA Moscow 80-61 for a 3-0 record in Group B. Simas Jarumbauskas picked up 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rytas and Deividas Sirvydis added 15 points.
The other Group A result saw U18 Khimki Moscow Region take its first victory of the tournament by beating U18 VEF Riga 82-69. Anton Alakin led the way with 25 points as Khimki will play for fifth place on Sunday. While Khimki finished group play with a 1-2 record, VEF took fourth with a 0-3 record. The final game in group play was being played later with U18 CFBB Paris taking on U18 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul in Group B. U18 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul picked up its first victory after knocking off U18 CFBB Paris 61-62 in Group B. Ekrem Sancakli scored a team-high 15 points, including the game-winning free throws with 0.9 seconds left as Fenerbahce finished fourth in Group B with a 1-2 record and will face U18 VEF Riga on Sunday for seventh place. Defending continental champion CFBB ended group play with a 1-2 record despite 25 points and 12 rebounds from Mathis Dossou-Yovo and will square off against U18 Khimki Moscow Region for fifth place.