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Boys U18: Estonia went for 2-0, Latvia got their first W

04.01.2020

Latvia secured their first win of the tournament with a 79:60 victory over Sweden, Estonia made a great defensive effort in the fourth quarter and won Finland 85:74.

Latvia took a 10 point lead at half (36:26) and Swedes managed to cut the deficit to 6 heading to last quarter. For Latvia the last period of the game was total success – they scored 28 points against Latvia 15 and took their first victory of the tournament with confident.

 

Kristians Sulcs scored 14, both Karkis Daga-Krumiņs and Noa Daniels Viljamsons added 13 points for winners. Swedes Romeo Myrthil had a great performance with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

 

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Finland started off taking 11:2 lead but Estonia fought themselves back to the game. After the first quarter Finlands lead was 21:16. Second period was very competitive and estonians managed to tie the game at the halftime (42:42).

 

Finns came back fresh and made a 10:0 streak in to the third period. Estonia was struggeling with ball handling and shooting percentaga, but finished the quarter strong, cutting the deficit to 4 points before last 10 minutes of full time (62:66).

 

Estonia tied game (66:66) 8 minutes left on the clock. After Markus Ilver nailed a threepointer and Ken-Martti Reinar scored a layup, Estonias lead was grown to 7 points – 73:66. It was all happening thanks to agressive defense – Finns scored their first basket of the quarter 4:30 remaining. After Kirsipuu and Ilver both scored behind the arc, Estonia was leading by 12 – 81:69. This was surely the last breaking point. Finland scored only 8 points against Estonia`s 23 in the last period.

 

Markus Ilver and Hugo Toom both scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Johannes Kirsipuu also had a great game with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Max Besselink was the top scorer for Finland with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

 

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Standings

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Ülekanded

   
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Eesti - Saksamaa