Tartu Book Quarter-Final Berth

11 February 2014

EUROCHALLENGE

Vilmantas Dilys (Tartu Rock)
Vilmantas Dilys led the charge for Tartu with 23 points

Tartu Rock pulled away in the fourth quarter to book their place in the quarter-final play-offs of the EuroChallenge with an 84-73 win over Krasnye Krylia.

After three quarters of intense battle, Tartu found the extra gear when they needed it, outscoring the visitors 22-12 in the final stanza.

Vilmantas Dilys poured in 23 points to lead them there, with Vincent Simpson adding 15.

The first 30 minutes saw 16 lead changes and seven ties as Krasnye Krylia went toe-to-toe with the group leaders.

But after starting the final period with a one-point edge, Tartu pushed on.

Joosep Toome set the tone as he began the fourth period with a three-pointer, and when Dilys added one of his own four minutes in it was 72-65.

Tanel Kurbas then hit two in quick succession as the lead grew to 82-69 inside the final two minutes, enough for Tartu to cruise to the finish.

Kurbas finished with 12 points while Augustas Peciukevicius added 11 while dishing out seven assists.

Filip Videnov and Anton Ponkrashov had 15 points each for Samara, while Larry O'Bannon had four points and two rebounds on his EuroChallenge debut.

While Tartu moved to 4-0 in the Last 16, Krasnye Krylia are at 2-2.

 


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