OlyBet in the Lithuanian-Estonian League championship on Thursday, January 31, "VEF Riga" won "TALTECH" (86:72). Next Games Saturday, February 2: 15 "Tartu Ulikool" – "Valmiera Glass VIA" (Delfi.ee), at 17 BK "Ventspils" – BK "Ogre" (Best4sport TV and Delfi.lv), at. 17 "Kalev / TLU" – "Jurmala / Betsafe" (Delfi.ee).
VEF Riga "(19-2) -" TALTECH "(10-9) 86:72 (20:13, 40:40, 60:59)
For the second consecutive time, the inhabitants of Riga could win by playing only eight basketball players, and in both cases the decisive control was achieved in the second half.
In the fight with TALTECH in the 16th minute, the Rigans arrived at 38:29, but until the great rest the Estonians softened the result and also did not fire their owners in the third quarter. Only in the last ten minutes, VEF Riga managed to exploit the potential of the attack, making a decisive control.
The Rigans won the battle in baskets (39-31) and attacked with greater precision from the distant distance (three points 12/29 – 7/25).
Winners Andris Misters scored 20 points, Artūrs Ausējs 15 (3p / 5/9), Steve Zeks 10 + 10 atl.
John Puidets scored 20 points and scored 11 balls, Gregor Arbets 15
The first round of the Latvian OlyBet – the Estonian League Championship will end on March 24, with the eight teams qualifying for the Exclusion Tournament. The quarterfinals (1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5) are scheduled for March 27 and March 30, winners will be identified in the sum of two games (the first at the bottom of the team which is the lowest instead). The winners of the series will play in the Final 4 tournament on April 5 and 6.
The six best teams in Latvia will be able to participate in the Championship of Letters exclusion tournament based on the results of the Latvian OlyBet Latvian main event. In the quarterfinals (3-6, 4-5) and semifinals (1-4 or 5, 2, 3 or 6), as well as the bronze finals, the encounter will take place in a series of up to 3 victories in the final series by champion title – up to 4 victories.