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Yellow Devils rising: Urbonas and Šiauliai extend winning streak




Five Šiauliai players scored in double figures and their team posted a 107-79 home win over Keila Coolbet on Wednesday, January 10, at the Šiauliai arena in northern Lithuania.


Players of the game

LJ Thorpe led Šiauliai with 19 points on 7/8 shooting from the field, including a perfect 3/3 from the three point line.


UNC Asheville standout registered five assists and four steals.


Shaquille Keith had 16 points on 6/8 shooting from the field.


Canadian-Jamaican forward made both three pointers and added four assists.


Nojus Mineikis and Dachon Burke (University of South Alabama 2021) scored 16 points each.


Andrii Myronenko scored 23 points for Keila Coolbet.


Ukrainian forward went 7/10 from the three point line, tying a league record.


Kristen Kasemets followed with 18 points on 6/14 shooting from the field.


Denis Krestinin registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


Lithuanian power forward added five assists, five steals and two blocks.



Key stats

Šiauliai shot 70% from the two points line and 44% from the three points line.


The hosts made 15 three pointers – it`s the seventh best result in ENBL history.


Keila players also checked out with 15 three pointers.


Šiauliai scored more points on fast breaks, 26-9.


Yellow Devils also prevailed in the paint, 48-26.


Šiauliai bench outscored Keila, 42-13.



Three point shots | ENBL records

Jānis Kaufmanis 7/13 February 2, 2022, Valmiera 85-92 Šiauliai

Troy Barnies 7/10 December 22, 2022, Lublin 88-94 Zielona Gora

Kristaps Gludītis 7/13 January 25, 2023, Prishtina 73-91 TalTech

Andrii Myronenko 7/10 January 10, 2024, Šiauliai 107-79 Keila



Game notes

Šiauliai improved to 4-1, while Keila Coolbet dropped to 2-3.


Žydrūnas Urbonas has a 5-0 record with Šiauliai.


The Yellow Devils under Urbonas are 2-0 in the LKL, 2-0 in the ENBL and 1-0 in the King Mindaugas Cup.


Keila Coolbet are 2-1 on the road in the ENBL.



ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream




Format

Four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1).


The 2024 playoffs – home and away, best-of-two series – will take place from February 15 until March 20.


The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.



Standings, as of January 10, 2024

Group A

Uniclub Casino Juventus 5-0 (+87) Qualified

Bakken Bears Aarhus 4-0 (+68)

Uniclub Casino Juventus 4-0 (+59)

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 4-1 (+57)

Bristol Flyers 3-3 (+39)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-3 (-18)

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-3 (-44)

Spartak Pleven 1-4 (-50)

Svendborg Rabbits 0-5 (-139)



Group B

CSO Voluntari 4-1 (+53)

Royal Liège Basket 4-1 (+68)

Šiauliai 4-1 (+39)

Zastal Zielona Gora 3-1 (+21)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 2-2 (+12)

Keila Coolbet 2-3 (-35)

Basket Brno 1-5 (-58)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-6 (-100)


Tie-breaker 1: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.

Tie-breaker 2: Šiauliai vs Newcastle 1-0, +2.

Tie-breaker 3: Šiauliai vs Voluntari 1-0, +8.

Tie-breaker 4: Liège vs Zielona Gora 1-0, +23.

Tie-breaker 5: Voluntari vs Liège 1-0, +21.


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