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Tartu Overpower Medias

28.01.2014

EUROCHALLENGE

22. Tanel Kurbas (Tartu Rock)
Tanel Kurbas led all scorers with 24 points

Tartu Rock rode a huge second half to a 97-67 victory over Gaz Metan Medias as they kept up their winning streak at the top of Group I in the EuroChallenge.

Tartu outscored the visitors 52-27 after the break as they moved to 3-0 at the top of the standings, while Medias' search for a Last 16 victory goes on.

Medias did find a way to keep Vilmantas Dilys quiet, but could do little to slow Tanel Kurbas who poured in 24 points.

Medias started slightly the better of the two teams and had their noses in front until midway through the second period.

But a 10-0 burst featuring five points from Augustas Peciukevicius powered Tartu into a 38-35 lead 3:43 before the break, and they never trailed again.

The lead was just two at half-time, 42-40, but an 11-2 start to the third quarter set the tone as Gert Dorbek's three-pointer made it 53-42.

Tartu never eased up, and scored the final 10 points of the game unanswered to add an exclamation mark.

Although Dilys, who entered the game leading Tartu in scoring and rebounding, was held scoreless, Tartu got plenty of contributions from elsewhere.

Janar Talts finished with 20 points with 10 rebounds and six assists while Peciukevicius scored 17 and Dorbek 11.

Radomir Marojevic scored 19 with 11 boards while Kyle Shiloh scored 15 and Slavisa Bogavac added 14 in losing efforts.

 


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