Jurmala/Fenikss no trouble for Kalev/Cramo

TALLINN – Kalev/Cramo took no prisoners in their game against Jurmala/Fenikss and bashed through their Latvian foes 82-51 (28-18; 18-17; 17-4; 19-12) in the Group A matchup on Wednesday evening.


The Estonian side was not ready to play around and went onto a 13-2 run early on to gather a double-digit lead not even halfway through the first quarter.

The club from Jurmala managed to close scratch single digits with a three-pointer from Janis DIlevka, followed by a series of free-throws from Edgars Jeromanovs, but the 32-26 score was as close as Jurmala got. The home side managed to reestablish an 11-point lead before halftime, as the score showed a 35-46 deficit for the visitors.

The home side came out locked in after the half and only allowed four points throughout the third quarter, while tallying 17 for themselves. Before the final quarter, it was all but over – a 24 point lead was in the hands of Kalev/Cramo.

The margin just grew in the final ten minutes and reached a game-high 31 points with Erik Keedus’ free-throw.

The starting unit was accountable for 77 of Kalev/Cramo’s 82 points, as Mindaugas Kupsas led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kristjan Kitsing also accounted for a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards, while EJ Singler scored 16. Rain Veideman ended the game with 13 and Martin Dorbek chipped in with 10 points.

Ervins Jonats and Edgars Jeromanovs were the two lone scorers in double-digits for Jurmala, as the tallied 14 and 13 respectively. Martins Laksa finished the game with 9 points to his name.