Barons kvartals blow out Jurmala

JURMALA – The first leg of the Eight-Finals series between Barons kvartals and Jurmala/Fenikss ended in a blow-out, as the visiting side tore down Jurmala‘s defense and took a huge 85-54 win. With 31 points to spare at home, the series looks all over even before the final game.

 

It took some time for the teams to shake off the rust, as they had trouble finding the basket early on. Jurmala/Fenikss were scoreless for six minutes and made their first field goal with less than three minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Barons managed to get ahead in the meantime, 14-9.

The visitors got out of their shell in the second quarter though, scoring high to reach a 20-point advantage.

Jurmala/Fenikss seemed to have brought some life into their game during the halftime talk, as they ran back with 9 consecutive points to cut the margin to 11. However, that run was short-lived, as Barons bombarded them from long range and pulled ahead by 25.

The margin reached a game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter, soon to be slightly decreased by a three-pointer. The game, and probably the series, had game over written all over it.

With only three substitutes on the bench, Barons relied on their starters heavily. And they delivered – Tyler Larson scored 18 points, while Davis Rozitis had an impressive all-around performance with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Davis Geks and Roberts Freimanis chipped in with another 13 points each, while Kristaps Mediss came off the bench to bang in 12 points.

No player managed to reach double-digits for Jurmala, and Jekabps Rozitis and Arturs Duselis were the highest scorers with 9 points apiece. Viktors Iljins and Davis Gutmanis added another 8 points each.