Kalev/Cramo's slump extended in Jurmala

JURMALA – Kalev/Cramo’s woes continued in Jurmala, where the Estonians suffered a heavy blow against underdogs Jurmala/Fenikss. The hosts managed to get away with an important 69-63 (16-18; 20-15; 15-13; 21-17) win.

 

After starting the season off with six consecutive victories, Kalev/Cramo have now lost two games in a row, both coming from teams at the bottom of the group. Jurmala/Fenikss improved to a 2-6 record with this surprising victory.

The Estonians seemed to play soft and it showed in their free-throw totals, as the attempted merely two shots from the line.

Kalev/Cramo jumped to an early lead, as they rushed off to a 10-0 run in the middle of the initial period, thus grabbing a double-digit advantage. However, the Latvians cut the deficit in half before the end of the quarter and had already tied the game up before halftime.

The game was immensely close in the third quarter and the lead kept changing hands, but Jurmala/Fenikss managed to grasp a small margin before the start of the final quarter.

The game was still all tied at the three minute mark, but then Jurmala/Fenikss 10-0 run put the game to bed. The Estonians made their final attempt to get back into the game but was all too little too late.

Edgars Jeromanovs led the home side in scoring with 16 points. Arturs Ausejs added 13, while Ervins Jonats chipped in with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Rolands Freimanis prolonged his great form and ended the game with a double-double – 18 points and 10 rebounds. Erik Keedus was the only other player with 10 or more points, as he tallied 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.