Marcus Foster, Rytas Vilnius put on a show, force Spanoulis' Peristeri to first BCL loss

2022-11-01 19:37

Marcus Foster led Rytas Vilnius to a comfortable 89-64 win over Vassilis Spanoulis' Peristeri in the BCL group stage.

Credit: Irmantas Gelūnas/BNS

Peristeri Athens came to Vilnius with a 2-0 balance after beating Bnei Herzliya and Lenovo Tenerife at home.

But Rytas were no match for the team coached by Vassilis Spanoulis, and the final score 89-64 (25-15, 27-11, 22-25, 15-13) is a reflection of the show that Giedrius Sibenas and his players offered to their crowd. 

Rytas, who were coming off a 0-2 record, started the game without taking their foot off the gas (21-4), and although the Greeks resisted for a couple of minutes in the second quarter, cutting down the deficit to six, everything was easy for the Lithuanian side after that. 

Player of the Game
Marcus  Foster
Marcus Foster
Points 24
Accuracy 10-17
Rebounds 10
Assists 6

Marcus Foster was unstoppable, scoring a game-high 24 points, including the baskets that helped Rytas reach a double-score (52-26) at the end of the first half. Elvar Fridriksson added 18, Martynas Echodas 15, and Margiris Normantas 15 points for Rytas.

On the other hand, Sylvain Francisco racked up 17 points, while Dimitris Moraitis provided 13, but overall Peristeri went 32% (20/63) from the field. 

Rytas Vilnius: Marcus Foster 24 (10/17 FG, 2/3 FT, 10 REB, 6 AST), Elvar Fridriksson 18 (6/9 FG, 4/4 FT, 6 REB, 5 AST), Martynas Echodas 15 (5/9 FG, 5/7 FT, 8 REB), Margiris Normantas 15 (5/10 FG, 4 REB).

Peristeri: Sylvain Francisco 17 (6/13 FG, 2/2 FT), Dimitris Moraitis 13 (4/13 FG, 2/4 FT, 9 REB, 4 AST, 3 TO), Aleksa Radanov 9 (2/7 FG, 5/6 FT).


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