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  • 22 September 2017

    Twarde Pierniki Polski Cukier Toruń lost 61:87 to BC Zalgiris Kaunas in a friendly match dubbed ‘Titans Trophy’ at London’s Copper Box Arena.

     

     

    The Polish team started the game extremely well, leading 17:16 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the Lithuanian champions took advantage of the larger number of players available on their bench as well as the free throws they were awarded after fouls from the Polish team. They finished the first half leading by 14 points, 42:28.

     

    The Toruń side began the second half well, reducing the opponent’s lead to nine points, but by the end of the third quarter the score was 64:47. Towards the end of the match Zalgiris took advantage of their opponents becoming increasingly tired, widening the score gap before the final siren.

     

    Despite the loss, Twarde Pierniki’s performance against one of the best teams in Europe and Lithuanian champion bodes well for the start of the Polish Basketball League. Aaron Cel (19) and Krzysztof Sulima (17) were the highest scorers for the Toruń team.

     

    The match between these two excellent teams attracted a great number of people as the London Copper Box Arena welcomed thousands of fans from Poland, Lithuania and Great Britain.

     

    Before the game, Arkady Rzegocki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in London and the honorary patron of the event, together with Renatas Norkus, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK, welcomed both teams and all of the fans present at the arena.

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