Tarvas come back to down Tyco Rapla

Photo: Ain Liiva

RAKVERE – Despite a poor first half, Tarvas came back from behind to snatch a 73-69 victory against Tyco Rapla in an all-Estonian match-up in Group A on Saturday.

It was the second win in four games for the Rakvere club, while Rapla are winless three games into the season.


In a close first quarter, neither team managed to get a significant lead, but Tyco Rapla scored the last four points of the period to finish the first ten minutes of play with a 20-16 lead.

The visitors pulled ahead to a double digit lead by the end of the first half, taking a 40-29 lead before the sound of the buzzer marking the end of the second quarter.

Although the gap had reached a game-high 13 points in the third period after a basket by Ziga FifoltTarvas cut the deficit to four points before the start of the final period.

It did not take long before the home side finally got the lead, as Maris Laksa’s three-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter put them up 53-52.

With a minute left in the game, the score was tied at 67-67, when Rait Keerles went one-of-two from the stripe to give Tarvas a one-point advantage.

Neither Martin Dorbek, nor Martin Paasoja managed to convert for Tyco, while the hosts sealed the win from the free-throw line.

Maris Laksa had a game-high 17 points, as Silver Leppik and Giedrius Gustas scored 14 points each, with the latter also adding eight assists for Tarvas.

For the losing side, Sven Kaldre and Andre Parn had 15 points each, while Rait-Riivo Laane collected 13.