Kalev/TLU defeat TTU again

TALLINN - In the second derby matchup between Tallinna Kalev/TLU and TTU, the visiting TLU managed to come out on top again, defeating their opponents 90-75 and winning the season series 2-0.


The first game, which was played in Kalev's home court, ended in an 80-72 win for the hosts, as they were powered by a big double-double from Bamba Fall. This time, even with a more modest performance from the Senegalese big man, TLU didn't have too much trouble dealing with their opponents.

The game started off close, with neither side losing any ground after ten minutes - the score was tied at 23. The gap widened in the later half of the second quarter, as the margin reached double-digits.

The margin hovered around a dozen points in the third period, but TTU gained some momentum with the start of the final period, as they went on an 11-3 run to cut the gap to just 3. However, TTU seemed to have run out of steam, and the visitors responded with a big run of their own, cementing the victory.

TLU were led by a 17-point performance from Reimo Tamm, while Dorde Dzeletovic added 16. Bambale Osby had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Bamba Fall ended up with 13 points and 7 boards. Tom Kaldre finished up with a dozen points in his account.

Martin Giese was the leading scorer for TTU with 17 points of his own, while Sten Olmre and Sander Viilup chipped in with 15 and 14 points respectively. Matthias Tass finished with 11 points, while Oliver Metsalu added 10.