Ogre score high, destroy Valmiera/ORDO

OGRE - A dominating performance marked a morale-crunching 105-62 victory for Ogre against Latvian rivals Valmiera/ORDO on Tuesday evening.


Ogre got off to a hot start in the first quarter and we saw their lead climb into double-digit territory fairly quickly - after just ten minutes of basketball, it was already a 27-17 lead for the hosts.

Valmiera managed to stay afloat in the second period, but the deficit got out of hand after the break, as Valmiera's offense seemed to have shut down. They could not get anything to fall, witnessing a manageable 13-point game quickly turning into a blow-out.

Ogre showed it's best basketball with Rihards Zebergs on the court. During the 28 minutes the 25-year-old spent on the court, Ogre improved their lead by 37 points. The Latvian himself scored 21 points and was quick to draw fouls too. Lauris Mizis added 16 points and 6 rebounds to the tally, while Rinalds Sirsnins ended up with 15. Davis Atelbauers and Gints Antrops finished with 13 points apiece, as Guntis Sipolins joined the company with 10 points of his own.

Only six players made a mark in scoring for Valmiera/ORDO today, as the visitors were led by a 16-point performance from Viktors Iljins. Eduards Hazerns added 13 points off the bench, while Davids Viksne ended up with 12. Edmunds Elksnis brought another 11 points to the tally.