Jurmala's win brings closer to first seed finish

JURMALA - Just one step separates Jurmala from a first-place finish in Group A, as they jumped up the standings with an 85-73 win against Port of Parnu.


The victor pushes Jurmala's record to 8-1 tying Siauliai for the first position. However, the Latvians had a better result when the two top teams lined up against each other, so they barely need a win against Tsmoki in their next game.

Tonight's game doesn't really change Port of Parnu's position, as the seventh loss for the Estonian club still keeps them above Betsafe/Liepaja who have little-to-no chances to qualify.

The home side got ahead early on and already harbored a double-digit lead after the first half. They managed to do their best to keep ahead and safely finished off the game.

Haralds Karlis led Jurmala in scoring with 16 points. He also added 5 steals and 4 assists to the tally. Ugis Pinete contributed 14 points and 8 boards, while Ervins Jonats and Kristaps Plavnieks finished with 12. Denis Krestinin tallied a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Marcis Saulitis added 10.

Karl Martin Kask and Saimon Sutt were the only two players to score in double figures, as they had 19 and 15 points, respectively.