Year ended with a win!05-01-2016

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BC Kalev/Cramo ended their 2015 year with a solid win, when they defeated Pärnu Sadam 78:73 (43:40). Rolands Freimanis had his first double-double of the season with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Rain Veidemand continued his solid streak and had 18 points, while Arbet, Keedus, Sokk and Dorbek had 8 points. Lithuanian Paulius Petrilevicius had a great game with 22 points, while back from Italy, Joonas Järvelainen had 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Similar to yesterdays game the win didn’t come easy. Kalev led 13:5 in the first quarter and won it 23:18, the guests stretched the lead to 33:20 in the second quarter but then Petrilevicius got hot and made 4 baskets in three minutes and Kalev/Cramo’s lead was down to 3 in the half.

In the third, Veideman made 3 consecutive buckets and Freimanis added a three and with that the lead was back to 10. After third quarter – Kalev led 60:48.

But the game got tight again!  Kalev managed to keep a steady 11-14 point lead until the 37th minute, until things started to happen, first Raadik scored, then Petrilevicius made scored twice, and after Järveläinens freethrows the lead was 5 points and two and a half minutes to go. Kalev got a little breathing room when Järvelainen had a turnover which Veideman converted to a basket with 1 minute left. But the game still wasn’t done! In the last minute, Hämarsalu and Järvelainen both scored from deep and 20 seconds before the end the lead was down to 3. In the final seconds of the game both Järvelainen and Käbin couldn’t make a three – so Kalev got off to their small christmas break without losing a game in Alexela League this season.

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