Valmiera/ORDO finally claim first victory

VALMIERA - It took quite some time, but Valmiera/ORDO finally managed to land themselves their first victory. In what turned out to be a high-scoring affair, the Latvians secured a 94-82 win against Kalev/TLU.

 

The game started off well for the hosts, as they jump ahead to an early 13-6 advantage. While the margin was quickly cut to just one, the Latvians managed to regain the 7-point advantage in no time.

Valmiera/ORDO continued expanding their advantage and before halftime already had a double-digit advantage.

TLU had no major coup attempts, as they trailed by a margin of around 10 points throughout the next quarter. The closest they got to their opponents was 6 points at the end of the game, but any attempt of a comeback was quietly rebuffed.

It was certainly a memorable night for Viktors Iljins, who dominated the boards and tallied a monstrous double-double - 19 points and 20 rebounds. Janis Kaufmanis was the only player to exceed his scoring, as the guard dropped 21. Eduards Hazners was also great with 19 points, while Edmunds Elksnis ended up with 17 points and 9 rebounds.

Reimo Tamm finished the game with 20 points for the Estonians, while Dorde Dzeletovic added 17. Bamba Fall once again put up impressive numbers, securing a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds. Kristo Saage ended up scoring 11 points and dishing out 8 assists.