Pyrinto snap five-game drought against Barons/LDz

RIGA – Pyrinto finally managed to get past their five-game slip with an impressive second-half performance against Barons/LDz, as they tabbed the 97-80 (24-25; 25-26; 24-17; 24-12) victory in Group A on Wednesday evening.


This was the third victory in eight games for Pyrinto, while Barons/LDz now dropped to a 2-3 record.

It could not get any closer than how the game started in Riga, as neither team held a lead larger than 4 points for the first 25 minutes. After the first quarter, the two teams were separated by just a single point and after the next ten minutes, Barons/LDz had doubled the lead to two points.

While Barons seemed to have lost initiative in the third quarter, the two foes looked very much evenly matched in the third quarter as well. However, it all changed at the start of the final quarter, when Pyrinto used a 7-0 run to pull ahead by 12. From then on, the margin slowly grew until it finally reached game-high 17 points.

Tyrone Kent was simply spectacular, as he amassed 30 points shooting 73.6% from the field, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Damon Williams chipped in with 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Will Harris and Ville Pekkola had respectively 15 and 12 points.

Ernests Kalve led the way for the Latvians with 19 points, Lauris Mizis added 18, while Jekabs Rozitis scored 13. Klavs Strazdins ended the game with 10 points to his name.