Parnu barely escape with win against Barsy

PARNU – Barsy have been looking to capture their first win for a while now, and although they did get close to doing just that, they‘ll have to wait just a while longer. In the only game of the night the Kazakhs fell after a hard-fought battle against Port of Parnu, 73-78.

 

It took a while for both teams to get into rhythm, as they started off shooting really poorly. Both teams fixed that in the second part of the first period and went neck-to-neck, with Parnu making the final shot of the quarter to pull up by three.

Parnu managed to gain some grounds in the second quarter, as their lead improved to 10 with five minutes remaining in the half. However, the second part of the period belonged to Barsy, as they rushed off to a 15-0 run to end the quarter and go up by 2, 35-40.

It was a very close affair after halftime as well, and neither side could really take a position of control. While it was mostly Port of Parnu up in the quarter, the margin between the two teams was just two points before the final fourth.

The home side managed to push up ahead in the beginning of the fourth quarter, as they held a six point lead, but, obviously, having invested so much into the game, the Kazakhs were not about to let up. They battled back and the fate of the game was decided in the final minutes.

With a minute remaining, it was just two points between the clubs, as Vaidotas Volkus took a stand at the free-throw line to extend Parnu‘s lead to four. The teams traded bad possessions, and time wasn‘t on the visitors‘ side. Parnu extended their lead with free-throws and captured their second victory.

Edvinas Seskus had a terrific game, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Fellow countryman Vaidotas Volkus added 17 points to the tally, as Norman Kabin chipped in with 14. Saimon Sutt ended the game with 13, while Reinar Hallik finished with 10 points despite attempting 11 three-pointers.

Trevin Parks was the top scorer for Barsy, as he scored 20 points. Mikhail Yevstigneev was solid with 17 points to his name, while Anthony Johnson tallied 14. Pavel Ilin finished the game with 9 points and 8 rebounds.