Rakvere Tarvas/Palmse Metall
BC Kalev/Cramo showed character12-10-2014
VTB League continued today when BC Kalev/Cramo went against Euroleague team Nizni Novgorod. Despite winning the first half 37 : 36 hard working Kalev/Cramo went down 71 : 82 at the end. Frank Elegar scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for BC Kalev/Cramo, Scott Machado added 15 points and dished 10 assists, Armands Škele added 13 and Gregor Arbet 11 points. Taylor Rochestie scored 23 and Tarance Kinsey 18 for Nizni. One of the biggest let-downs for BC Kalev/Cramo was losing the rebounding battle 36 : 46.
Alar Varrak: “We were aggressive from the start and it gave us the lead. Players who played their second game ever at VTB League were over the scare they had in the first game and showed good play against an Euroleague team. We created a lot of good shots but we didn’t make them unfortunately. Still it is possible to go forward positively from here and I believe we can play good against anyone in VTB League this year if we play as we played today.”
Next game for the estonian team is in wednesday, when they meet Jurmala in BBL at Tallinn Arena at 18.30.