Jurmala excel in first leg of the Semifinals

TARTU - Jurmala made the most of their visit to Estonia, as they managed to set themselves up with a 12-point advantage before the return leg, defeating Tartu University 81-69.


Jurmala took the upper hand in the opening stages of the game, as they slowly built up a lead. However, it was never a one-way road, as Tartu were down by just four points before the final quarter. Jurmala managed to dominate in the final ten minutes and run up the score to double digits.

Edgars Jeromanovs led the Latvians with 17 points and was a pest on defense, tallying 6 steals. Denis Krestinin, who also had 10 rebounds, and Kristaps Plavnieks added 15 points, while Haralds Karlis and Ervins Jonats ended up with 10 apiece.

Vytenis Cizauskas scored 17 to lead Tartu in scoring. Steven Cook added 12, as Carl Engstrom and Janar Talts chipped in with 11. Tanel Sokk ended the game with 10.