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Rock&roll, part two: Tartu hold Svendborg to 41 points

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits outscored the Svendborg Rabbits in the second half, 38-11, to post a 83-41 win on Tuesday, January 9, at the Tartu Ülikooli Spordihoone in southern Estonia.

Players of the game

Märt Rosenthal was named the most valuable player of December in the Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

Tartu captain showed his class, scoring 13 points in the first half alone.

Rosenthal finished the game with 15 points and four assists.

Anatoliy Shundel also had 15 points on 5/11 shooting from the field, including 3/6 from the deep.

Rain Veideman had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Hameir Wright scored 11 points for the Svendborg Rabbits.

University of North Texas big man added four rebounds, one block and seven forced fouls.

Dylan Penn (Vermont 2023) contributed with nine points and four rebounds.

A former Catamount star registered three steals as well.

Key stats

Tartu guards had a big first half.

Märt Rosenthal and Rein Veideman combined for 22 points.

Svendborg Rabbits held the ground in the paint (18-16 for Tartu in the first half) but missed many shots.

Rock&Roll part two blasted from the speakers as Tartu increased its lead up to 20 points midway the third quarter.

The Rabbits offense collapsed after that.

Game notes

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits improved to 4-1, while the Svendborg Rabbits dropped to 0-5.

Gundars Vētra men split the series with the Top 2 Danish teams, 1-1.

Tartu players have a 6-1 record in the last seven home games.

Svendborg is the second team in the ENBL history which scored 50 or less points in a regular season game.

KB Sigal Prishtina reached a half century mark in a 50-61 home loss against Kalev/Cramo on November 27, 2022.

ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream

Standings, as of January 9, 2024 (CET 20:00)

Group A

Uniclub Casino Juventus 4-0 (+59)

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 4-1 (+57)

Bakken Bears Aarhus 3-0 (+64)

Bristol Flyers 3-2 (+43)

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-2 (-16)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-3 (-18)

Spartak Pleven 1-4 (-50)

Svendborg Rabbits 0-5 (-139)

Group B

CSO Voluntari 4-1 (+53)

Royal Liège Basket 4-1 (+68)

Zastal Zielona Gora 3-1 (+21)

Šiauliai 3-1 (+11)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 2-2 (+12)

Keila Coolbet 2-2 (-7)

Basket Brno 1-5 (-58)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-6 (-100)

Tie-breaker 1: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.

Tie-breaker 2: Šiauliai vs Newcastle 1-0, +2.

Tie-breaker 3: Šiauliai vs Voluntari 1-0, +8.

Tie-breaker 4: Liège vs Zielona Gora 1-0, +23.

Tie-breaker 5: Voluntari vs Liège 1-0, +21.


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