TTU no match for Valmiera

TALLINN – There wasn’t much drama in TTU Sporthall, where Valmiera, a faced TTU, as the visitors ran away in the initial quarter and cruised to an 83-59 (29-11; 20-14; 13-15; 21-19) victory in the Group B clash on Wednesday evening.


Valmiera are amongst the group leaders with 4 victories and only 1 loss, while TTU now hold a 2-3 record.

A 14-0 run in the middle of the first quarter set the game into the right track for the Latvian side as they amassed a double-digit lead due to terrific long-range shooting. Valmiera showed no mercy and the lead kept on growing – after the first ten minutes, they were ahead 29-11.

Although not even halfway through the game, it seemed all said and done, as Valmiera’s lead jumped to an astonishing 28 points.

The margin did not really shrink in the third quarter and Valmiera entered the final ten minutes with an insurmountable 22-point lead.

The fourth quarter was merely a formality, as the visiting side coasted to the strong victory.

Marcis Vitols led the way for Valmiera with 21 points, while Viktros Iljins contributed a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kristaps Dargais ended the game with 12 and 6.

For the losing side, Andrew Arnold and Kristjan Makke were the two leading scorers, as they tallied respectively 17 and 10 points.