Jurmala/Fenikss hand Jekabpils surprising blow-out

JURMALA – It was a finish to the year they had been hoping for for Jurmala, as they beat down on visiting Jekabpils and took an 88-65 win in their last Triobet BBL game of 2015.


Jurmala came out with a bang in the opening quarter, as they seemed to be scoring effortlessly and piled up a 25-16 advantage. While the second quarter was much closer, the home side still had an eight point advantage at the break.

Just like in the first quarter, Jurmala/Fenikss had no trouble finding the basket after halftime. They struck a double-digit advantage and didn't look back, building it up to a cozy 18-point margin for the final quarter.

Jekabpils had no luck in trying to diminish their deficit and the visitors ultimately fell short by 23 points, their biggest loss of the Triobet BBL season so far.

Edgars Jeromanovs led the winning side with 18 points and 8 dimes, while Maris Ziedins added 14 points to the tally. Casey Roberts was also in double-digit scoring with 12 points to his name.

Despite his team's loss, Tyler Larson had another good game, as he tallied 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Arturs Duselis chipped in with 11 points, while Pavels Veselovs and Rinalds Sirsnins ended the game with 10 points each.