Jekabpils edge Ogre/Kumho Tyre for seventh win

JEKABPILS – Another terrific game in the Triobet BBL, as Jekabpils took on Ogre/Kumho Tyre. The game went down to the wire, but it was ultimately the home side Jekabpils prevailing with a 76-71 victory.


An exciting game in Latvia start to finish, as the teams went at it from the get-go, trading the lead 6 times in the first quarter alone. Ogre did get the buzzer-beating three to fall and extended their lead to four points.

The visitors used the momentum to build on that lead in the second quarter, as minutes later it was already nine points between the two sides, 19-28. However, a 12-2 run put things back in order and it was now just a two point deficit for Jekabpils at halftime.

It was still anybody’s game but Ogre/Kumho Tyre did all they could to retain a lead: it was a basket or two separating the two Latvian clubs throughout the third period.

Jekabpils managed to turn things around in the final quarter though, as they quietly jumped ahead and started building their lead point by point. Ogre wasted numerous possessions and that allowed the home team to go up by 7.

Ogre/Kumho Tyre made one last attempt to extend the game and came really close, but Jekabpils put it away with solid shooting from the free-throw line.

Roberts Stumbris was the top performer for Jekabpils, as he tallied 22 points and 8 rebounds, while Jurijs Aleksejevs crashed the offensive glass and tore down 9 offensive rebounds (11 total) and added 15 points. Kristaps Miglinieks contributed 11 points.

Janis Poznaks was solid for Ogre, as he tallied 17 points. Both Gints Antrops and Kristaps Plavnieks added 10 points apiece.