Pieno Zvaigzdes take huge step towards gold

JURMALA - It was a one-sided first leg of the finals, as Pieno Zvaigzdes easily handled Jurmala on the road, bringing back an eighteen point margin and a 98-80 victory.

 

The two sides started the game off testing each other out, trading punches that gave Jurmala a single-point advantage after the opening quarter. The Latvians were hanging onto a slim margin for another quarter and while they entered the second half ahead, things got out of hand right after the break.

Pieno Zvaigzdes won the third quarter 31-17 with the help of an 11-0 run and broke free, adding to their lead in the final period.

Jurmala will be hoping for a small miracle on the 5th of April, as they visit Pasvalys for the final game of the season.

Trevon Hughes had the hot hand, dropping 22 points for Pasvalys. Osvaldas Olisevicius added 15 points, while Vyacheslav Bobrov and Jahenns Manigat chupped in with 14 apiece. Manigat also filled out the scoresheet with 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Tomas Lekunas had 12 points, while Martynas Varnas ended up with 10.

Edgars Jeromanovs had things going for him individually, as he put up a game-high 24 points and dished out 6 assists. Haralds Karlis scored 14, while Ervins Jonats and Denis Krestinin had 10 apiece.