Liepaja/Triobet climb to top of Group B

LIEPAJA – Liepaja/Triobet kept a clean record in the new season of Triobet BBL after taking a 74-69 victory against Jurmala/Fenikss in an all-Latvian Group B clash on the road in Jurmala on Wednesday night.

Having won all three games, Liepaja/Triobet lead the Group B standings, while their opponents dropped to a 1-2 mark.


It was Jurmala/Fenikss who started the game stronger, taking a four-point lead after the opening period. The hosts stayed in front throughout the second period and entered the halftime break up 39-36.

However, the visitors managed to turn things around after the interval, winning the third quarter 21-8 to turn a three-point deficit into a double-digit lead heading into the final frame.

Although Jurmala/Fenikss had cut the gap to four points at one point in the fourth quarter, Liepaja/Triobet did not tremble at the free throw line, sealing the win from the stripe.

Kristopher Richard led the winners with 15 points and six rebounds, while Zack Stephan contributed with a double-double of 13 points and 13 boards.

For Jurmala/Fenikss, the team’s captain Edgars Jeromanovs had a team-high 13 points and six assists, while Maris Ziedins added 12 points and five rebounds.