Barsy grab second straight win, improve to 2-8

RAPLA – An overtime drama resulted in Barsy’s second consecutive win after eight losses. The Kazakhs managed to stay ahead in the game against AVIS Rapla and are now looking to build on the 86-84 victory.

 

After taking their first win of the season, Barsy were looking to ride the wave into the second one just two days later. As it turns out, they managed to do just that despite a poor start in the game.

The Kazakhs slowly fell behind, as AVIS Rapla managed to put seven points between the two clubs after ten minutes. The margin quickly grew in the second period as well, as it reached 12 points at the break.

The Estonians managed to start off the second half well and it seemed there wasn't much hope for Barsy, as the separation spiked to a game-high 18-points at the 23rd minute. Nevertheless, a big, 14-0, run for the visitors got them back in the game, as they started the fourth quarter with a one point lead.

The two clubs traded basket for basket, not giving any breathing room to each other, and it all went down to the wire with the two sides trading threes in the final minutes of regulation.

Barsy played better in the extra time, as they managed to set six points aside entering the final minute. However, they nearly managed to screw it all up with 30 seconds remaining. They missed both their free-throws, allowed a basket and then attempted stopping a fast break after a turnover, thus receiving an unsportsmanlike foul.

After making both free-throws, cutting the margin in half, AVIS Rapla still had the final shot in their hands, yet the three-pointer from Rasham Suarez missed the mark.