Tartu Rock Move Into Top Spot

21 January 2014

12. Augustas Peciukevicius (Tartu Rock)
Augustas Peciukevicius led all scorers with 24 points

Tartu University Rock grabbed sole possession of first place in Group I with an 82-74 home victory over PO Antwerp Giants in the EuroChallenge Last 16.

Augustas Peciukevicius collected 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks for Tartu Rock, who had to sweat out the win to pull to 2-0.

Vilmantas Dilys added 20 points and Timo Eichfuss had 10 for the winners.

Antwerp dropped to 1-1 despite Ryan Pearson scoring 21 points, 15 from Roel Moors and 12 from Frank Turner.

Tartu used a 9-2 run in the first quarter to grab a 21-12 advantage, which was 23-17 after 10 minutes.

Pearson scored 11 points in PO Antwerp's 14-3 surge in taking a 33-28 lead. But the game was knotted at 38-38 at intermission.

Tartu outplayed PO Antwerp in the third quarter as they pulled away with a 13-2 spurt for a 62-48 advantage.

The margin was 64-53 after three quarters.

A Valmo Kriisa trey pushed the cushion to 67-53 but PO Antwerp pulled back to within 72-70.

Dilys answered by nailing a big three-pointer and Peciukevicius scored six points in the final minute.



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