A difficult win in Tartu10-11-2013

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In the rivals battle Kalev/Cramo defeated Tartu Rock 78:75. Best scorers for Kalev were Bamba Fall with 17, Tanel Sokk and Vlad Moldoveanu both 16 and Rain Veideman with 15 points. For Rock Janar Talts scored 17 and Tanel Kurbas 16 points. Uros Lukovic added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Kalev lost first quarter 12:19. Tanel Kurbas from Tartu showed incredible game – bringing 7 points to home team. Tartu was also better in rebounding 4:10.

Tartu players continued their excellent game during the second quarter. Uros Lukovic dominated under the basket – he gathered 12 points and 7 rebounds during the first half. Rain Veideman brought 10 points to Kalev. In rebounds Tartu had an impressive lead 25:10, including 11 offensive rebounds. First half to Rock 41:28

After the break Kalev came out showing totally different game. During the first 5 minutes of second half Kalev made 15:4 run. During this period Tanel Sokk scored several baskets and took his team back to game. On Tartu’s side Janar Talts responded wiht couple ofl 3-pointers. Bamba Fall improved his game and Kalev won 3rd quarter 23:15, but Rock was still leading 51:56.

4.17 until the end of 4th quarter Tanel Sokk scored and put Kalev up 66.65. Sokk scored again and that brought Kalev’s shooting % to 52. Tartu went to zone defense after time out, which somewhat confused Kalev’s offence. For Rock Janar Talts hit his 5th 3-pointer. Vlad Moldoveanu took two important shots and made both of his 3-pointers. End of the game belonged to Kalev. Kalev shooting % was 52, 5, but free throws only 47,7%. Rebounding battle was lost 28:43.

Alar Varrak wasn’t happy with the way his team played. „Last few games we have played better. But win is a win.”

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