Valmiera/ORDO swept away in Tallinn

TALLINN - TTU showed no mercy to visiting Valmiera/ORDO, as they graciously glided to a 90-69 victory at home, marking their first win of the season.


TTU shocked everybody with a 19-2 start to the quarter. Perhaps surprised by the success they had, the Estonians couldn't continue building on that lead and fell back. Still, after a quarter it was a small lead for them.

They made sure the story wouldn't repeat itself in the second period, as the pushed the margin back to double-digits and enjoyed a 16-point advantage at halftime.

Valmiera took small steps in getting back into the game but were abruptly pushed back in the final fourth, as TTU concluded a dominant win with another 10 minutes of solid basketball.

Oliver Metsalu was the game's highest scorer with 20 points, while Toomas Raadik provided a performance no less spectacular - 19 points and 13 rebounds. Sander Viilup had 13 points, while Tonis Peil ended up with 12.

Viktors Iljins was the best player for the Valmiera side with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Janis Kaufmanis added 17 points to the tally.