Jurmala defeat Tsmoki, make it five in a row

Photo: Ivars Kezbers

JURMALA - The hosting city of Jurmala had another reason to celebrate, as their basketball club reached their fifth consecutive victory, defeating Tsmoki-Minsk 70-56 after a terrific fourth quarter.


The visitors had the upper hand in the first quarter, actually leading for the greater part of the opening segment. They opened up the quarter with a 10-2 run and were up by six after ten minutes of play.

Tsmoki retained composure and kept their noses ahead for the remainder of the half and held a 34-26 lead at the break.

Another ten minutes in, the Belorussians seemed to have paved the way to their first victory and a nine point advantage with just a quarter to go did reassure them. However, things began to quickly turn around, as Jurmala started the quarter off with a 12-0 run, that finally put them in the driver's seat. They closed the quarter strong, and with a 32-9 period, won by a safe margin.

Harlds Karlis was the top scorer for Jurmala with 13 points, while Ivars Zvigurs and Edgars Jeromanovs added another 11 points each.

Yauheni Beliankou was the only stand-out player for Tsmoki, as he added 22 points to his team's tally.