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Group:  C | 04.12.2012, 19:00h
Group:  C | 04.12.2012, 19:00h
79-59
15 - 1231 - 1621 - 912 - 22
15 - 1231 - 1621 - 912 - 22
Venue: Ventspils (LAT) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Gintaras Vitkauskas (LTU), Jean-Charles Collin (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Ventspils Crush Tampereen in Group C

14. Arturs Berzins (BK Ventspils)
Arturs Berzins led BK Ventspils in their rout of Tampereen Pyrinto

BK Ventspils routed Tampereen Pyrinto 79-59 to underline their superiority in Group C of the EuroChallenge.

The final score barely tells the story of Ventspils' dominance as Tampereen actually outscored them by 10 points in the final quarter once the hosts had relaxed.

They did not break the game open until the second quarter but when it came the run was devastating.

Donald Sims' jump-shot started an 18-2 spurt that made it 33-18 on a Davis Lejasmeiers lay-up.

The points just kept on coming for Ventspils, and a 9-0 tear in the third quarter made it 67-34 on Martins Laksa's jump-shot with 57 seconds left in the frame.

From there, they could afford to ease off, with the reserves joining the party.

Tampereen cut the gap slightly, but the contest was long since over.

Ventspils shot 30-of-56 (53.6%) compared to 20-of-59 (33.9%) for the visitors.

Arturs Berzins led Ventspils with 19 points while Meiers had 13. Folarin Campbell and Laksa collected 10 apiece.

Kenneth Lowe led Tampereen with 12 points while Jesse Niemi and Antero Lehto finished with 10 each.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: BK Ventspils vs. Tampereen Pyrintö

Tampereen Pyrinto player Antero Lehto
"We played very well in the first quarter when we executed our plays well, but after that we had an intense drop down. I don't know why it happened and the game was over for us. Ventspils is a good team and they deserved this win." 

Tampereen Pyrinto head coach Ville Tuominen
"We lost to a better team, let's be honest. We played OK in the first quarter, but then our defence and our intensity dropped. We stopped having any pressure on the ball and Ventspils, as an experienced team, used this situation. We gave up too early."

Ventspils player Donald Sims
"It was a good win. We defended our first three quarters. Last quarter got away from us, but this was a good home win. I hope the team will continue to play good defence and keep it going."

Ventspils head coach Roberts Stelmahers
"I am happy for the result of the game - for the team, individual players and their attitude on the court. They had a serious attitude towards the game. For us every game is important for our growth individually and as a team. I think this was a great win."

Accumulated statistics

53.6%

30/56
FG
M/A

33.9%

20/59

65.8%

25/38
FG2P
M/A

38.3%

18/47

27.8%

5/18
FG3P
M/A

16.7%

2/12

60.9%

14/23
FT
M/A

70.8%

17/24

42

7/35
RT
RO/RD

31

7/24

19

AS

9

18

TO

15

9

ST

10

4

BS

3

27

PF

23

79

Pts

59

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