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Tournament wins to Finland, Latvia and Estonia
04.01.2015

The three-day BSBC tournament concluded today with games between Finland and Sweden, and Latvia and Estonia. As a result, Finland went home with U16 women and U18 men titles, whereas Latvia took the crown among U18 girls and the host Estonia managed to grab the first spot in U16 men.

First match of the day decided the winner for U16 girls. In a fiery battle, Finland needed overtime to take a 82:76 victory over the Swedes, thus also being crowned the winner among U16 girls. Biggest scorer for winners was Ellen Järvinen with 18 points. For Sweden, it was Klara Lundquist with amazing 32 points. The second teams on the court were the U18 women from Finland and Sweden. In this game, Finland beat Sweden 67:48. With 12 points, Sandra Karsten brought most points for Finland, whereas for Sweden it was Lydia Friberg with 14 points.


The games continued with a match between U16 boys of Finland and Sweden. With a strong second half, Sweden managed to bag a 85:59 win over Finland. Most successful scorer for Sweden was Olle Lundqvist with 18 points. For Finland, the honour went to Elias Valtonen, who collected 23 points. The matches between Finnish and Swedish youth teams ended with a game between the U18 men. A powerful 3rd quarter brought 75:63 win to Finland, who with that also won the tournament. Leader for Finland was Lauri Markkanen with 23 points. Sweden’s best was Henrik Sjölin with 25 points.


The last matches in this year’s BSBC tournament were kicked off with a meet between Estonian and Latvian U16 girls. Latvia managed to win 74:45, thus ending the tournament on the 3rd place. Main scoremaker for Latvia was with 20 points Marianna Klavina. For Estonia, it was Victoria-Ida Vähi with 15 points. Next up were U18 girls, where Latvia’s 61:36 win over Estonia also brought them the top spot on the tournament. Latvia’s best was Anna Dteimane with 19 points. On Estonia’s side it was Kadri Uiga with 9 points.


Last of the boys were the U16 men of Estonia and Latvia. In a thrilling game, Estonia won 75:73, which also meant bringing home the tournament title of U16 men. Estonia’s biggest scoremaker was Kristian Kullamäe with 20 points. For Latvia, it was Edgars Kaufmanis with 25 points. The tournament ended with a match between U18 boys of Estonia and Latvia. Latvia managed to beat Estonia 79:72. Biggest scorer for Latvia was Verners Kohs with 18 points. For Estonia, the best was Robert Valge, who collected 30 points.