TU/Rock defeat Pyrinto, claim bronze

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TAMPERE – TU/Rock defended a 13-point first leg lead against Pyrinto and won bronze medals in the Baltic Basketball League. Trailing by three points at halftime, the Estonian club used a big third quarter to pull away and register a 74-65 victory in Tampere on Sunday evening.


Pyrinto led by as many as six points in the second quarter after Kelvin Lewis capped off an 8-0 run with a three-pointer to make it 33-27 with four minutes to go in the first half.

However, the script flipped completely in the second part of the game, TU/Rock turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 51-46 lead after winning the third quarter 17-9 behind stellar play from Timo Eichfuss.

Although the hosts had got within two points (59-57) in the final period, the Eichfuss answered with five points in a row, allowing TU/Rock to pull away once again, as the visitors cruised to an easy win.

Eichfuss finished the game with a team-high 21 points, Vincent Simpson collected 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists, while Gert Dorbek added 15 points.

Pyrinto’s guard Antero Lehto was the game’s top scorer with 22 points, while Benjamin Raymond and Kelvin Lewis chipped in with 10 points apiece.