Pyrinto's offense too tough for Tarvas

Photo: Ain Liiva

RAKVERE – Pyrinto put on an impressive offensive display, tearing apart Tarvas 117-81 to in a Group A game in Estonia on Friday night.

The Finnish club improved to a 5-0 record, with Tarvas losing for the third time in five games.


Tarvas opened the scoring with a three-pointer by Mihkel Kurg, but it was the one and only time the hosts were ahead the entire game. Pyrinto quickly gained the lead and never gave it away.

Four minutes into the first quarter, the visitors from Tampere were up only 11-8, but Benjamin Raymond instigated a 21-0 run to increase the gap to 32-10 by the end of the period.

Pyrinto continued to fire on all cylinders offensively, while Tarvas could not find a solution to its defensive woes, with the distance between the sides growing to 65-33 at the halftime break.

Although the hosts scored nine more points than they averaged in four previous games, Pyrinto’s offensive dominance did not give the hosts even the slightest glimmer of hope.

The Finnish team remains the highest-scoring team in the BBL after putting up a season-high 117 points to improve to 92.6 points per game this season.

Pyrinto’s Kelvin Lewis led the game in scoring with 22 points, Benjamin Raymond collected 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Yannick Anzuluni finished the game with 16 points and eight boards.

For Tarvas, Kristo Saage collected a team-high 18 points, with Juris Umbrasko chipping in with 16 points and five rebounds.