Kalev/Cramo squeeze past Pyrinto for 6th victory

TALLINN – Kalev/Cramo did not let up in their second match-up against Pyrinto as well, as they took an 83-72 (25-19; 22-17; 20-17; 16-19) victory in the only game on Tuesday evening.


The Estonians have yet to suffer a defeat and stand on top of Group A with a 6-0 record. Pyrinto, on the other hand, have now lost 4 in a row and hold a 2-4 record.

Kalev/Cramo had the upper hand from the initial minutes, as they launched numerous long-range bombs, trying to sink Pyrinto’s ship. Five of those reached the target and with only six minutes played, the Finns were trailing by 15. However, they finished the quarter strong and were down by just six at the start of the second quarter.

Soon enough though, the hosts were once again ahead by a solid margin and the two sides entered halftime with a 47-36 score glaring on the scoreboard.

The lead only increased in the third quarter and Kalev/Cramo could feel pretty comfortable looking at the 14-point margin before the final quarter. There wasn’t much drama in the final quarter, as Pyrinto could barely scratch the double-digit lead. The Tallinn side went on to celebrate their sixth consecutive victory.

It was the starting unit for Kalev/Cramo doing the heavy lifting, as the bench players only tallied 9 points. EJ Singler and Kristjan Kangur led the way for the Estonian club, as they scored respectively 23 and 21 points besides grabbing 9 rebounds each. Mindaugas Kupsas contributed a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds, also adding 4 blocks to the totals. Erik Keedus and Sten Olmre ended the game with 9 apiece.

Tyrone Kent put up an impressive performance for Pyrinto, as he tallied 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals. Damon Williams added 15 points and 7 assists and 4 steals, while Will Harris ended the game with 11 points.