Lithuania comfortably overcomes Estonia's challenge in friendly game

2022-08-04 18:21
Credit: Erikas OvĨarenko/BNS
Credit Erikas OvĨarenko/BNS

The Lithuanian NT defeated the Estonian NT in a friendly game in Klaipeda with strong performances from Rokas Giedraitis and Martynas Echodas 84-70 (21-12, 20-14, 28-19, 15-25).

The game was out of reach in the third quarter already, which Lithuania won by 9 points and had 24 point lead before the final quarter, which was just a formality at that point.

With 28 seconds left in the third quarter, Marius Grigonis hit a 3-pointer to give Lithuania a 25-point lead, and despite Matthias Tass' performance, Estonia was left without many chances for a comeback.

Player of the Game
Martynas  Echodas
Martynas Echodas
Points 15
Accuracy 6-10
Rebounds 6
Assists 1

Lithuania already had a 16-point lead (36-20) in the second quarter after Martynas Echodas' jump shot with 3:48 left in the quarter. After that Lithuania never looked back and only increased their lead.

Lithuania started the game strong with a 9-1 run, behind Arnas Butkevicius' efforts, who had hit two 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the game.

Estonia managed to close the gap in the last quarter behind Kristian Kullamae's efforts.

For the home team, Lithuania, center Martynas Echodas ended up with 15 points (6/10 2PT, 3/3 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.

For Estonia Kristian Kullamae had 15 points (2/7 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 2/2 FT), 9 assists, and 2 steals.

Lithuania: Martynas Echodas 15 (6 REB), Rokas Giedraitis 13, Tomas Dimsa 10, Marius Grigonis 9;

Estonia: Kristian Kullamae 15 (9 AST), Matthias Tass 14, Siim-Sander Vene 9, Kerr Kriisa 9.

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