Barsy surge past TTU in second half

TALLINN – Barsy finally managed to open up their win column, as they went on a tear in the second half crushing TTU and cruising to a 97-84 victory in the battle between two Group B bottom-feeders.


The home side was simply dominant during the first quarter. As they poured in basket after basket, the lead soon hit double-digits and the Estonians were ahead by 13. Nevertheless, a couple of three-pointers to close out the quarter helped chip down the deficit to just six.

By halftime, the score had already dwindled down to just two, yet TTU were still ahead. However, it all changed after the break, when Barsy managed to set up a 15-0 run.

It was already a double-digit game and the Kazakhs couldn’t get any closer – the margin kept swinging between 10 and 20, as the visitors went on to celebrate their first win.

Ryan Cook was the game’s highest scorer with 24 points, while Michael Burwell lit it up with 19. Mikhail Yevstigneev finished the game with yet another great scoring output of 16 points.

TTU captain Kiur Akenparg led the way with 20 points, while Kristjan Kitsing tallied 14. Corney Raley-Ross chipped in with 12, while Rait-Riivo Laane swished and dished for another 12 points and 11 assists.