Dorris sinks Barons/LDz with game-winner

PARNU – Mark Dorris drained a game-winning shot with only moments to spare, as Port of Parnu inscribed its second win of the season after taking a 74-73 victory against the visiting Group A rivals Barons/LDz at home in the Estonian resort on Tuesday evening.


Now 2-9, Port of Parnu are still in contention for a spot in the Triobet BBL Play-Offs and will have one game to improve their situation. Meanwhile, Barons/LDz dropped to 3-7 after two big wins to start the year.

Dorris finished the game with a team-high 17 points and stepped up late, when his team needed it most. Heading into the final quarter, Barons/LDz held a 61-55 edge, but the hosts battled back and tied things at 68-all with three and a half minutes remaining.

The lead changed hands a couple of times in the final period. With 21 seconds left, Hipp had given the visitors a one-point lead, but it was Dorris, who had the last say, draining a game-winner with 0.8 seconds left.

In the final possession, Barons/LDz could not get a shot off in time, allowing Port of Parnu to triumph in the end.

Joonas Jervelainen had 11 points for the hosts, while Norman Kabin and Mihkel Kirves finished the game with 10 points apiece.

Arturs Ausejs stayed hot, but 20 points from him wasn’t enough. Jason Calliste and Salvis Metra had 13 points each, but the bench contributed only nine points.