2017-18Regular SeasonRound 10
December 26, 2017 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 PALAIS DES SPORTS DE BEAUBLANC

Rytas wins at Limoges to grab second place

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius locked up second place in Group C with a 69-71 road victory over Limoges CSP on Tuesday. Rytas won for the fifth time in the last six games despite missing all 16 of its three-pointers - the first time the club failed to hit from long range in a EuroCup game. Egidijus Mockevicius led the way for Rytas with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Loukas Mavrokefalidis scored 13 points as well and Chris Kramer delivered 7 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Rytas finished with a 6-4 record and sent Limoges to fourth place at 5-5. Kenny Hayes scored 14 points for the hosts and Axel Bouteille chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds for Limoges, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

Bouteille started the scoring with Mockevicius answering at the other end for Rytas with two baskets for a 2-6 lead. Danny Gibson hit a three-pointer in helping Limoges even the game at 10-10 only to see Rytas build up a 10-14 advantage. The guests were ice cold from long range with 5 misses in two possessions while William Howard had 5 straight points to put Limoges up 17-14. It was 17-16 after 10 minutes. Gibson knocked down a pair of jumpers in helping keep Limoges up 26-23 in the second quarter. But Rytas got some fine passing for baskets from Travis Peterson and Mavrokefalidis to take a 26-29 lead. Hayes answered at the other end with his second three-pointer and Bouteille left the game knotted 35-35 at intermission.

Mockevicius continued his strong game and Peterson’s score made it 35-41. Limoges was held scoreless for the first two minutes of the second half, but got back into the game through Brian Conklin, who had 2 free throws, a three-point play and jumper and Howard added 4 points of his own in a 12-2 run to go up 49-45. Kramer’s three-point play snapped a 2:31 minute scoreless drought and then Rytas got a couple of a big minutes from Mavrokefalidis with 5 free throws in 10 seconds and a hook shot in pushing back ahead 52-58. Mam Jaiteh however had a put-back at the third-quarter buzzer that made it 55-58. Arturas Jomantas’s three-point play made it 57-61 early in the fourth quarter and Mockevicius, Mindaugas Girdziunas and Peterson all scored to keep the gap at 4. Hayes’s free throws to pull within 65-67 were followed by a Ben Madgen score. Neither team scored for four minutes with Bouteille finally ending the drought. But Jomantas hit a layup with 11 seconds to play to put Rytas up 68-71. Gibson made one free throw with 6.1 seconds left and missed the second intentionally, but Rytas got the rebound to claim the win.

Egidijus Mockevicius - Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius  (photo Rytas) - EC17
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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Referees: SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), REITER, MORITZ (GER), OVINOV, SEMEN (RUS)
Attendance: 4574
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Limoges CSP
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
12 JOYCE, DRU 17:59 3 1/5 0/3 1/2 1 1 2 3 3     1 2 2 2
13 BAZILLE, TIMOTHEE 11:24 2 1/2   0/2   2 2   1       1 1 2
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN 9:39 9 3/5   3/3 1 1 2 1         3 4 11
16 LYDEKA, TAUTVYDAS 19:20 3 1/2   1/2   4 4     1     3 2 3
18 JAITEH, MAM 15:25 4 2/5     3 2 5 1   3     5 2 1
19 HAYES, KENNY 21:12 14 2/6 2/4 4/4       1 1 1   1 2 3 9
20 MORENCY, JEAN-FREDERIC 16:36 2 1/5 0/1   1 2 3 1   1 1   4 3  
21 GIBSON, DANNY 22:01 8 2/3 1/3 1/2   1 1 5   2     2 1 7
23 CARTER, JOSH 13:27 3 0/1 0/1 3/4   1 1   2     1   2 4
42 HOWARD, WILLIAM 18:48 9 3/5 0/3 3/4   1 1   4 1 1     3 11
55 ZERBO, FREJUS 7:40         2   2     1     1    
83 BOUTEILLE, AXEL 26:29 12 4/6 1/3 1/2 5 2 7 2 1 1     1 3 18
Team           4 2 6               6
Totals 200:00 69 20/45 4/18 17/25 17 19 36 14 12 11 2 3 24 26 74
        44.4% 22.2% 68%
Head coach: MILLING, KYLE
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MADGEN, BEN 21:06 6 3/5 0/3     3 3 1   1   1 3 1 1
3 KRAMER, CHRIS 27:57 7 2/4   3/3 1 5 6 9 1 3     3 6 21
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 19:58 13 3/7 0/1 7/7   6 6     2     3 5 14
14 ECHODAS, MARTYNAS 8:20 4 2/2     1 1 2     1     3 1 3
18 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS 15:25 3 1/1 0/2 1/2   2 2 1   2 1   2 1 1
20 BARON, JIMMY 26:45 4 2/6 0/2 0/1   1 1 1       1 3 2 -3
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 19:40 9 3/3 0/1 3/3 1 2 3   1       2 3 13
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS 20:35 4 2/4 0/2   1 1 2 1 1 1 1   2   2
42 PETERSON, TRAVIS 21:49 8 3/4 0/5 2/2 3   3 2   3     3 1 2
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 MOCKEVICIUS, EGIDIJUS 18:25 13 6/9   1/1 7 3 10 3   1 1   2 3 24
Team           2 1 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 71 27/45 0/16 17/19 16 25 41 18 3 16 3 2 26 23 79
        60% 0% 89.5%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
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