Thursday, February 05, 2009

Euroleague Update: Top 16 Games 1-2

Sarunas JasikeviciusIn week 1 of Euroleague Top 16 play, CSKA Moscow won their first game, beating Fenerbahce Ulker 66-48. Terence Morris (1997-2001) had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and a block. Meanwhile, Panathinaikos also won their first game, 81-63 over Partizan Belgrade. Drew Nicholas (1999-2003) only scored 2 points, while Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98) scored 6.

In a week 2 game that was a thriller for the first three quarters, Panathinaikos ended up pulling away from Unicaja (of Malaga, Spain) 81-69. Nicholas led the team with 19 points (including four 3-pointers), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Jasikevicius was next on the team with 18 points (three 3-pointers), 3 assists, and 1 steal. It was Unicaja's first home loss in a Euroleague game since 2006. Meanwhile, Morris and CSKA easily got past Cibona 87-61. Morris had 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

Sarunas is the featured player on the Euroleague website this week, answering fan mail questions.
Q: What is your biggest achievement with the national team and at the club level in your long basketball career?

"At the club level, there's nothing better than winning the Euroleague, and on the national team, nothing better than winning the bronze at the Olympics or the gold in the European championships. The biggest thing for me is playing for the national team. I love my country and playing for the people there. I'm absolutely crazy about them. There is nothing better than playing preparation or exhibition games for the Olympics or whatever in gyms around Lithuania with 5,000 crazy people loving every minute of it."

1 comment:

FREDTERP said...

Good Job T-Rock. FREDTERP