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Group:  C | 13.11.2012, 19:00h
Group:  C | 13.11.2012, 19:00h
74-89
16 - 2618 - 1923 - 1517 - 29
16 - 2618 - 1923 - 1517 - 29
Venue: Tampere (FIN) |
Spectators: 942 |
Referees: Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED), Sebastien Clivaz (SUI), Konstantin Simonow (GER)

GAME REPORT


Ventspils Finish Strong In Tampere

10. Ronalds Zakis (BK Ventspils)
Ronalds Zakis was instrumental for Ventspils, finishing with a team-high 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field

A big final five minutes secured an ultimately comfortable 89-74 win for BK Ventspils over Tampereen Pyrinto  in Finland.

The hosts had come storming back in the third quarter to make a contest of a game they had been losing 45-34 at half-time, but the Latvians outscored them 22-9 in the final five minutes to take the victory.

Tampereen had made their move late in the third quarter. They trailed 60-41 after a Ronalds Zakis three-pointer, but back-to-back three-pointers from Carl Lindbom and Antero Lehto sparked the come back, and by the time Lehto ended the period with a lay-up they had scored 16 straight to make it a three-point contest.

That run extended into the fourth, with Kenneth Lowe's free throws putting Tampereen 61-60 up before Arturs Berzins snapped a 20-0 streak.

Ventspils rebuilt a small advantage but Tampereen were still in touch as Lowe's jump shot made it 67-65 with 5:10 left.

That is when the visitors turned it on, however, with Martins Meiers' jump-shot starting a 10-0 run that decisively broke the game open.

Zakis led Ventspils with 20 points while Meiers had 14, Folarin Campbell 13 and Martins Laksa, Donald Sims and Berzins 11 each.

Tampereen wasted 31 points from Lowe, with Lamonte Ulmer, Damon Williams and Lindbom adding 10 each.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Tampereen Pyrintö vs. BK Ventspils

BK Ventspils head hoach Roberts Stelmahers

"We started well, but their 20-0 run made a big difference and got the crowd going. We didn't have a good overall game but we still won."

BK Ventspils player Folarin Campbell

"It was a learning lesson for us. We're still a young team and it's a tough league so it's hard to get win."

Tampereen Pyrinto player Carl Lindbom

"They got too far ahead at the start of the game. When we started playing tough we got a good run but it wasn't good enough."

Tampereen Pyrinto head coach Ville Tuominen

"We got a little bit out of control for a while, but good players don't stay out of control for a long time. They were clearly a better team tonight."

Accumulated statistics

40.0%

26/65
FG
M/A

53.6%

30/56

54.8%

23/42
FG2P
M/A

55.6%

20/36

13.0%

3/23
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

10/20

79.2%

19/24
FT
M/A

90.5%

19/21

31

11/20
RT
RO/RD

39

8/31

8

AS

16

9

TO

17

10

ST

5

3

BS

1

20

PF

25

74

Pts

89

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