Pyrinto progress to Quarter-Finals

TAMPERE ‒ Pyrinto booked a spot in the BBL Quarter-Finals, as they breezed past Tarvas, taking a 102-94 victory in the second leg of the Eight-Final tie at home in Tampere.

The Finnish side had won the first meeting between the teams in the playoffs by 19 points and will face either Valmiera or Nevezis in the next round.


A sizeable margin of victory in the first game took some pressure of Pyrinto’s back, as the hosts once again a typical high-scoring start.

Having broken away to a 30-22 lead after the first quarter, Tampere pushed the gap to double digits at halftime, going into the break with a 60-47 advantage.

Although four in a row points by Giedrius Gustas had cut the gap to six points (70-64) in the third quarter, this was as close Tarvas managed to get, as Pyrinto progressed to the next round.

Alex Vaenberg led the winners with 17 points, Antero Lehto added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Yannick Anzuluni added 11 points.

29 points and six rebounds from Maris Laksa wasn’t enough for Tarvas, with Giedrius Gustas adding 21 points, five rebounds and six assists.