Kalev/Cramo hold KB Sigal Prishtina to 50 points
Photos: Marita Brigitta Mones
The first stage in Tallinn, Estonia ended with a lowest scoring game in the ENBL history. Kalev/Cramo stopped KB SIGAL Prishtina offense and posted a 61-50 win on Sunday, November 27, at the Ring Sport arena.
Players of the game
Hugo Toom led the Kalev/Cramo with 14 points.
A 20 year old small forward forced a team high six fouls and went for a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
Toom had another seven points from the field and grabbed four rebounds before he was fouled out.
Mārtiņš Meiers was a force under the basket and scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.
Latvian center added four rebounds and four forced fouls.
Taavi Jurkatamm reinforced the Kalev/Cramo frontcourt with another 10 points.
Dustin Thomas led all scorers with 15 points.
A former Arkansas power forward had nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in an all around effort for KB SIGAL.
The other Prishtina players experienced a scoring drought as they scored six points or less.
The first half ended in a 30-30 tie.
Kalev/Cramo improved defense after the break to hold KB Sigal Prishtina to 20 points the rest of the way.
The Kosovar team experienced the shooting woes as their accuracy fell below 30 percent (16/54).
Tallinn centers offered a breakthrough for their team – Meiers and Jurkatamm combined for 20 points.
Kalev/Cramo players shot the ball better from every position and made 85 percent of their free throws (17/20).
Both teams struggled from the three point land (4/17 vs 4/18).
KB Sigal registered more steals (4-10) but struggled in a positional game.
Sunday`s encounter marked the lowest scoring game in the ENBL history as both teams combined for 111 points.
KB Sigal Prishtina became the first team which scored 50 points or less in the ENBL game.
Liepāja scored 53 points in the first ever ENBL game on October 19, 2021.
Kalev/Cramo had its first win and moved up to the third place in Group A.
Least points scored:
Prishtina 50 November 27, 2022, KB Sigal Prishtina 50-61 Kalev/Cramo
Liepāja 53 October 19, 2021, Liepāja 53-61 Tartu
Valmiera 55 December 1, 2021, Tartu 65-55 Valmiera
Liepāja 55 February 9, 2022, Anwil 116-55 Liepāja
Tartu 61 October 19, 2021, Liepāja 53-61 Tartu
Lowest scoring game:
111 points, KB Sigal Prishtina 50-61 Kalev/Cramo
114 points, Liepāja 53-61 Tartu (October 19, 2021)
120 points, Tartu 65-55 Liepāja
STANDINGS, as of November 27, 2022
Budivelnyk Kyiv 2-0 (+34)
Zastal Zielona Gora 1-1 (-6)
Kalev/Cramo 1-1 (+6)
Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-0 (+15)
TalTech Optibet 0-1 (-15)
KB Sigal Prishtina 0-2 (-34)
Tie-breaker: Zastal Zielona Gora has a 1-0, +5 advantage against Kalev/Cramo.
SCHEDULE (local time Estonia, GMT+3h)
Saturday, November 26
Kalev/Cramo 69–74 Zastal Zielona Gora
Budivelnyk Kyiv 85–62 KB Sigal Prishtina
Sunday, November 27
Zastal Zielona Gora 63–74 Budivelnyk Kyiv
KB Sigal Prishtina 50–61 Kalev/Cramo