Tartu University beat Valmiera, double win count
Tartu Ulikool Maks&Moorits held Valmiera Glass/ViA to 55 points enroute to a 65-55 home win on Wednesday, December 1.
Players of the game
Robin Kivi made 5-of-8 field goal attempts and scored 12 points in just 17 minutes of action.
Oliver Suurorg was the another young player who stepped up and drained three three-pointers to collect 11 points for the winners.
Emmanuel Wembi took a step further. Lenoir-Rhyne graduate finished the game with 10 points, 14 rebounds and one blocked shot.
Edmunds Elksnis and Adomas Drungilas chipped in with nine points each.
Darious Clark answered with 18 points. Former Slippery Rock standout shot the ball well and grabbed four rebounds.
Jānis Engers joined his teammate with nine points and five rebounds.
Valmiera made just 16-of-56 field goal attempts for 28 percent accuracy.
Shooting woes continued throughout the game as the guest team combined for 37 points in the first 30 minutes of the game.
Tartu newcomer Lamonte Bearden hit the game winning basket with 11:44 to go.
Western Kentucky standout extended the hosts lead up to 25 points 56-31.
Valmiera fought back but it was too little and too late.
Tartu bench outscored Valmiera 29-13.
Head coach Nikolajs Mazurs took over team on November 8. He signed a 1+1 contract.
Mazurs won his first game with Tartu on November 17, taking down Parnu Sadam – current Estonian vice-champion.
Tartu added Lamonte Bearden during the national team break.
Valmiera signed Ingus Jakovičs on Tuesday.
Photos: Renārs Koris
Tweet of the game
STANDINGS, as of December 1
Tartu Ulikool 2-1 (+0)
Anwil 2-0 (+34)
Liepāja 1-1 (+5)
Valmiera Glass/ViA 0-3 (-39)
Basket Brno 1-0 (+21)
Borisfen 0-1 (-21)
Šiauliai 7bet 0-0 (-)
Enisey 0-0 (-)
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