Kyser, Allman guide VEF Riga past shorthanded Rytas

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Giannis Askounis

08/Dec/20 20:21

A breakout performance by Augustas Marciulionis not enough for Rytas Vilnius

By Eurohoops Team/

Straight off the first-ever Basketball Champions League away win, VEF Riga snatched a second, 85-81, versus Rytas Vilnius at the Jeep Arena Tuesday evening.

Michale Kyser put up 18 points and nine rebounds, while Kyle Allman Jr. produced 17 points and nine assists during the Regular Season Gameday 6 contest. Alexander Madsen threw in 14 more points.

Youngster Augustas Marciulionis, son of legendary Sarunas Marciulionis, scored a career-high 15 points and dished out seven assists in a losing effort. Martynas Echodas landed a game-high 20 points.

Both teams entered double-digit leads, but the visitors outscored their opponents, 25-18, in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-1 in Group E.

The hosts missing several key players became the first Lithuanian team dropping two home matches to start its BCL tenure. They fell to 1-2.

Post-game press conference:

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League