TLU destroyed in Jekabpils

Photo: Lasma Irsa

JEKABPILS – Jekabpils gave the home crowd something to talk about with their impressive victory against TLU Kalev. They took control from the initial minutes and pushed their lead into insurmountable territory quite quickly, en route to their 78-48 (20-13; 13-6; 22-16; 23-13) victory.


The Latvians now hold a 7-2 record, while TLU have only one victory in 9 games.

Jekabpils were the leading team from the first minutes and slowly built up a lead. At the end of the first quarter, 7 points separated the two sides.

TLU’s offense was frozen in the second quarter, as Jekabpils only allowed six points to give them a 14 point advantage at the break.

The gap just expanded in the second half and clearly, the final quarter was just a formality. Despite that, the margin grew exponentially in the last ten minutes and reached 30 before the final buzzer.

Andrejs Selakovs led the way with 14 points for Jekabpils. Pavels Veselovs and Rinalds Sirsnins chipped in with 11, while Devin Taylor had 10.

Robertas Grabauskas had 16 points and 11 rebounds to his name, while Reimo Tamm was the only other TLU Kalev player in double-digit scoring.