Lietuvos Rytas collected its second win in the Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament with a 96-86 victory over Regal FC Barcelona in the 5-8 classification games on Wednesday afternoon in L'Hospitalet, Spain. Rytas used a great offensive effort in the second quarter with 30 points in order to take a 52-39 half time lead. Regal FCB cut on the margin in the third, but continued to see Rytas' back until the final buzzer. Mantas Mockevicius scored 19 points and added 4 steals for Rytas, while Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tadas Mazelis combined 17 points, Paulius Semaska scored 12 and Laimonas Chatkevicius finished with 10. Joan Creus was the top scorer of Regal FCB with 17 points and 4 hits from the arc, Jordi Mas finished with 15 points and 4 assists and Norbert Timko added 14 with just two missed shots from the field. Rytas will take on KK Split, who bettered Real Madrid 76-66 earlier today, in the 5th spot game. Regal FCB missed the semifinals by 3 points but will finish the games in the 7-8 spots next to Real Madrid with a 1-2 record.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010