Rakvere Tarvas/Palmse Metall
Cold pie from Siberia01-12-2013
BC Kalev/Cramo disappointed the home crowd of 1700 tonight at Saku Arena, when they lost to Enisey 91:99 in the VTB United League game. Kalev started the last quarter from the 2-point lead 72:70 but let the opponent take the initiative and lost the quarter 19:29, which led to 4th loss in VTB League.
It was obvious from the beginning of the game that Kalev wasn’t fully ready to play in defense. High score of the first quarter 29:27 showed the marks of lack of defense. Second quarter same story went on, Enisey made a 12:0 run and won the half 41:33.
After the long break Kalev started to show better game. They managed to keep Enisey scoreless for the first 4 minutes (11:0 run) and went up by 4 points – 58:52.Then it was time for Renfroe to shine again – he made 7 points within 2 and half minutes, Enisey took the lead 66:62. Then Veideman and Kajupank scored and Kalev was leading after 3 quarter – 72:70
Kalev stayed in the game for another couple of minutes. After leading 78:73 Christian Burns from Enisey took his team back to the game. He scored 8 points in the last quarter. Within last 3 minutes of the game Enisey made 6 of their 7 shots and made 15:2 run-making the score 88:80. Last 4 and half minutes belonged to Enisey – final score of the game 91:99.
Frank Elegar and Ty Abbott had 19, Rain Veideman 15 and Bamba Fall 11 points.
For Enisey, Alex Renfroe had an amazing game with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. So far he only averaged 8, 3 points in VTB United League. Renfroe made 4 three-pointers; team total was as high as 10 out of 15! Kalev only made 4 of 14.
Kalev/cramo committed 22 turnovers (Enisey 12), addition to that 13 missed free-throws and loss in offensive rebounding 11:15.
Kalev’s next game in VTB United League will be next Sunday in St.Petesburg against Spartak.
Enisey’s head coach Stevan Karadzic: “I’m very happy with the win. We lost 3 last games in VTB League. We had time to prepare for tonight’s game and we were ready. This win is very important to us psychologically.”
Alar Varrak: „We didn’t play a good game. If all of our players don’t contribute, we can’t win. Today some of our players unfortunately weren’t successful individually. Three key words in tonight’s game were – turnovers, Enisey’s extraordinary 3-pointers % and Renfroe.”