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Victories for Latvia, Sweden and Estonia
04.01.2014

Today, the tenth Baltic Sea Basketball Cup started its three-day tournament filled with basketball games showcasing region’s talented young players. Exciting first day of the tournament brought victories to Latvia, Sweden and Estonia.

The opening match of the tournament was between U16 women teams from Latvia and Finland. Latvia’s girls managed to beat Finland with a score of 66:51. Digna Strautmane was the biggest scorer on the winners’ side, collecting 19 points. With a total of 12 points, Riina Kärkkäinen was the best on Finland’s team. Tournament continued with a game between Latvia and Finland U18 women. Again, Latvia managed to bag the win with 62:45. Latvia’s main scorer was Kate Kreslina with 12 points. For Finland, the most successful was Tuuli Menna with 11 points.

 

Third match of the day saw Latvia U16 men beat Finland with 82:57. Biggest scoremaker for Latvia was with 19 points Arturs Strautins. For Finland, the best was with 13 points Edon Maxhuni. Latvia U18 men’s team’s 71:58 win over Finland meant that Latvian youth teams managed to win all four matches they had today. In this match, Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins managed to bring 14 points to Latvia. For Finland, Okko Järvi was the best with 19 points.

 

The evening saw Estonia’s and Sweden’s youth teams battle it out. In the first match, the U16 girls from Estonia lost to Sweden 37:53. For Estonia, Sandra Tael managed to gather 6 points and 11 rebounds. On Sweden’s side, Louise Skyttevall was the biggest scorer with 13 points. The matches continued with U18 girls of Estonia and Sweden. Again, Sweden managed to claim a win over Estonia with 71:64. Sweden’s best was Sofia Hägg with 12 points. For Estonia, Marie Roosalu managed to gather 23 points.

 

It was now time for the U16 men of Estonia and Sweden to battle it out on the court. Sweden’s boys managed to take the 67:53 victory. Elijah Clarance brought 18 points for the winners. For Estonia, Carlos Jürgens collected 15 points. The last match of the day was between U18 men of Estonia and Sweden. The boys were eager to claim the first victory for Estonia and managed to do just so with a result 61:55. Jaagup Russak was the best on Estonia’s side with 16 points. For Sweden, Sheriff Drammeh managed to collect 14 points.

 

The tournament will continue tomorrow at 12:00. The first half of the day will see matches between Sweden and Latvia youth teams, whereas the evening will be filled with games between Finland and Estonia.