Ogre scoring high to defeat Valmiera/ORDO

VALMIERA - The season's highest scoring game ended up being decided in the final quarter, as Ogre ran away with a big, 112-89, victory against Valmiera/ORDO after winning the final quarter by 18.


It seemed to be a very balanced game in the early stages, as both sides easily found a way to the basket. After the initial ten minutes, it was a 5-point spread, with Ogre keeping their noses in front.

The lead tripled in just two minutes in the second quarter, as it seemed to be climbing into the low-teens. However, the hosts managed to get a hold of themselves and brought the game to level terms before halftime.

The two sides kept trading basket for basket after the break as well, as the end of third quarter witnessed a five-point lead for Ogre.

Nevertheless, it all collapsed in the final quarter, when Valmiera/ORDO just seemed shocked to what Ogre was putting up. A 10-0 run put them up by double digits, and having won the quarter by 18 points, the visitors enjoyed a tremendous victory.

Always a long-range threat, Rinalds Sirsnins continued doing what he does best, as he dropped 6 three-pointers to lead the team in scoring with 20 points. He also added 8 assists to the tally. Janis Antrops and Marcis Vitols chipped in with 17 points apiece, while Gints Antrops and Davids Atelbauers ended up scoring 12 each.

For the losing side, it was Janis Kaufmanis with the top performance, as he dropped 22 points. Edmunds Elksnis added 20, while Anrijs Miska ended the game with 13. Eduards Hazners also finished in double-digit scoring with 10 points to his name.