Rakvere Tarvas/Palmse Metall
Another win in Estonian league05-01-2016
BC Kalev/Cramo’s road trip in the last days of the year started with a win, when they defeated AVIS Rapla 80:73 (44:33), that makes it their 11th win in Alexela league. Rain Veideman had another solid game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Freimanis added 15 points and in his first game against his previous club Janar Soo had 13 points. For Rapla Will Artino had a double-double with 15 points and 13 boards.
Rapla fought hard – won the rebounding game 36:29 (OR 12:4) and forced the league leaders to make 17 turnovers, but with better shooting than the home team Kalev managed to get the win.
After a tight first quarter (25:24 for Kalev) the guests took off and stretched the lead to 16 points, mostly because Rapla couldn’t make a shot (3/15 during that period). In the third quarter, Oliver Metsalu made a three to bring Rapla to 6 points behind but Kalev answered with a 9:0 run and held a steady lead until the end of the quarter.
In the beginning of the last quarter, Paasoja and Saare scored from deep and the gap was again 8 points, after sloppy play from both sides Sokk and Freimains helped Kalev to go on a 11:4 run to stretch the lead back to 15 and the game was basically done.
Already tomorrow, Kalev/Cramo will meet Pärnu Sadam in the last game of the year!