Zalgiris and Rytas overpower Semi-Final opponents to book Kidy Tour King Mindaugas Cup date
Zalgiris and Rytas will square off for the Kidy Tour King Mindaugas Cup in the Final after pushing aside their opponents in the Semi-Finals in one-sided contests on Saturday.
The current title-holders from Kaunas cruised to an 89-58 victory against Lietkabelis, with Marius Grigonis pacing the Sarunas Jasikevicius-coached side with a game-high 19 points.
Paulius Jankunas and Arturas Milaknis collected 13 points apiece, while Edgaras Ulanovas rounded out the double-digit scorers for Zalgiris with 10 points.
Mindaugas Kupsas was the leading scorer for Lietkabelis, having converted all six of his field goals for 12 points, as Ike Iroegbu and Simas Jasaitis chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
In the other Semi-Final, Chris Kramer's firework display in the first quarter powered the Final Four hosts Rytas to an 86-72 win over Neptunas to secure their passage to the title clash.
Not known for his outside shooting, Kramer went 5-of-5 from three-point range on his way to 18 first-quarter points that set up the home side for a comfortable ride the rest of the way.
He finished the night with a game-high 20 points, Eimantas Bendzius contributed with 15 points, while D.J. Seeley sealed the win with a 14-point effort.
For Neptunas, who managed to save face by winning the fourth quarter by 14 points, Lorenzo Williams scored 13 points, while Kyle Weaver and Dziugas Slavinskas had 10 points each.