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Kairys got ejected but Kitsing`s game-winning 3-pointer in the last second secured bronze medals for Kalev/Cramo

09.04.2019

Kristjan Kitsing hit the game-winning

BC Kalev/Cramo won the bronze medal game of OlyBet Latvian-Estonian basketball league as they defeated BK Ogre 87:85.

 

 

Kalev had a better start of the game as they took 14:5 lead in the middle of the first quarter. Ogre managed to hit back with 9:2 spurt of their own and after Reggie Lynch layup the hosts were leading with three points. Teams continued to play equally and the halftime score was 43:30 to Kalev.

 

Arnett Moultrie found his rythm in the second half and after four minutes of playing Kalev was leading with 10. Latvians managed to keep up and in the of third quarter thing really heated up. Ilinjs was posting up strong agaisnt Tanel Kurbas, who then fell. Referees saw that as flopping and gave Kurbas a technical foul. Head coach of Kalev, Donaldas Kairys didn`t agree with the refs and got a techincal himself. Arguing continued and finally Kairys got a second techical foul which meant that he had to leave the arena. Assistant coach Russel Bergman had to step to his shoes.

 

Ogre scored three points from free throws and Rinalds Sirsninš reduced the cap to 61:65 before last quarter. Renars Magone helped Ogre to take 78:76 lead. Later the score was 84:84 as Sirsninš succeeded on two free throws. That wasn`t enough: Kalev/Cramo got the pall in the hands of Kristjan Kitsing who nailed a threepointer 0,8 seconds on the clock. After Ogre`s timeout they managed to pass the ball to Sirsninš but his shot behind the arc was short. 

 

Chavaughn Lewis scored 23 points for Kalev/Cramo and was named in the All-Star Five of the Final Four tournament. Arnett Moultrie added 19 points and 9 rebounds and Branko Mirkovic got 14 points. Kitsing who hit the game-winner scored 9 points.

 

Edgars Lasenbergs scored 19 for Ogre, Rihards Zebergs added 16 and Rinald Sirsninš got 15 points and 9 assists. 

 

 

 

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