Ogre defeat Borisfen, move to 2-1 in Group B

OGRE – Spurred by an excellent Karlis Apsitis performance, Ogre/Kumho Tyre rolled all over Borisfen, registering a 77-59 victory in Group B of the Triobet BBL on Thursday evening.


The 24-year-old Apsitis finished the game with 21 points and six rebounds, as the Latvian club improved to a 2-1 record in the standings, while the team from Belarus dropped to 0-2.

After winning the opening quarter 19-10, Ogre did not take their foot off the gas pedal and increased the gap between the teams to 39-18 at the halftime break, leaving Borisfen a steep hill to climb.

The second half didn’t change much in the course of the game. With the game already in the bag for Ogre, the visitors did marginally win the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late.

The Latvians did quite a lot of damage in transition, outscoring their Belarusian opponents 20-7 in points turnovers, despite comparable numbers in the turnover category for both sides

In addition to an excellent game by Apsitis, his teammates Gints Antrops and Guntis Sipolins added 15 points apiece, with the latter also grabbing nine boards.

Meanwhile, Lithuanian guard Vytautas Kamarunas set the pace for the visitors with 14 points on subpar 5-of-17 shooting, while Yaugeni Suhaniaka added 13 points and 6 boards.