First leg win sees Barons through Jurmala

RIGA – Despite an 80-82 loss today, Barons kvartals advanced to the Quarterfinals due to their prowess in the first leg of the series against Jurmala/Fenikss. The home side entered the game with a 31-point advantage and didn‘t seem too motivated to give it their best, resulting in a loss.


Barons were always the favorites of this match-up and they got a good start, advancing their lead to 8, ten minutes into the game. That put away any possible thoughts of a miraculous comeback to bed, and all Jurmala/Fenikss had left to fight for was honor.

And fight they did, chipping into the margin and making it a five-point game at the halftime break. The home side managed to get on a good run though and reached a game-high advantage of 12 points in the third quarter.

Nevertheless, Jurmala continued battling and were quickly getting back into the game with a great fourth quarter. Not only did they manage to put up a good fight, they ended up going ahead with numerous free-throws late in the game. A nice way to end the season with a victory.

Tyler Larson apparently had a green light to shoot, as he got 21 points on 17 field goal attempts. Davis Rozitis enjoyed a great night, as he tallied an impressive double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, while also dishing out 4 blocks. Denis Krestinin ended the game with 12 points.

For Jurmala/Fenikss, Marcis Saulitis had a good day in the office, scoring 15 points, as the duo of Arturs Duselis and Edmunds Elksnis ended up with 14.