Valmiera/ORDO got off to a better start and gained a 28-19 advantage after a high-scoring opening quarter. However, the visitors from Riga did not give up and managed to cut the deficit to 43-40 in time for the interval after finishing the half with a 7-0 run.
Midway through the third quarter, Barons/LDz already found themselves up 51-47, but that was when Valmiera/ORDO woke up. After going on a 15-4 spurt, the hosts went into the fourth quarter up by double figures.
Although the guests did try to put up a fight, the Martins Laksa-led Valmiera side held off the last attempts of desperation to ultimately secure a home win.
Laksa led all scorers with a game-high 27 points, while Haralds Karlis and Ervins Jonats added 12 points apiece for Valmiera/ORDO. For Barons/LDz, the duo of Jason Calliste and Roberts Freimanis did most of the work, collecting 18 and 15 points respectively.