AVIS Rapla edge Parnu after overtime

PARNU – A thrilling battle between two Estonian clubs took place in Parnu, as AVIS Rapla edged Port of Parnu 80-79 after 45 minutes of basketball.


The first quarter brought five lead changes to the table, as the two sides kept on trading blow after blow and it was merely three points in between the two clubs after ten minutes.

While the pace of the game slowed down in the second period, neither team took advantage and the same three points separated at halftime.

Parnu managed to give themselves some room mid-third quarter, as they jumped ahead by 8, but a 13-2 run allowed Rapla to come right back.

The home side held a slight advantage for much of the fourth quarter. The teams traded three-pointers and it was still Parnu up by one. William Artino had the chance to give his team the lead but missed one of his two free-throws and the game went on to overtime.

Port of Parnu seemed dominant in regulation, as they quickly racked up a 6-point lead, but were rebuffed in just a few moments, as they turned the ball over four times in the final 90 seconds.