Tartu make strides towards second seed

TARTU - University of Tartu defeated Valmiera/ORDO  85-66 to mark their seventh victory in the BBL this Friday evening, providing encouragement in their run towards the Playoffs.


The victory puts Tartu in prime position to claim the second seed in Group B, as everything is in their hands alone. With 7 wins and 3 losses, they have all chances to finish second. Meanwhile, Valmiera/ORDO dropped to an abysmal 3-9, finishing their season out of the Playoffs.

Tartu had the upper hand from the early stages of the game, using the first half to advance into double-digit territory. They just improved after the break and finished the game without any interruptions.

Kristjan Kitsing was the leading scorer for the Estonians, as he dropped 21 points and tore down 7 rebounds. Janar Talts added 18 points and 9 boards, while Vytenis Cizauskas put in an impressive performance of 16 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds. Mart Rosenthal and Tanel Sokk ended the game with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

For the visitors, Janis Kaufmanis led the way with 20 points. Viktors Iljins added a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Ojars Berzins ended up with 11 points.