A win in the season opener in front of a full house!

Estonian – Latvian United Basketball League started of with the champions from both countries meeting each other. BC Kalev/Cramo came out strong and defeated BK Ventspils in a tight game 97:85.

Chavaughn Lewis had 17, Mirkovic 15 and both Almeida and Lucas finished with 13 points.a Landon Lucas 13 punkti. Kalev destroyed Ventspils in the rebounding category 48:30 with 22 offensive rebounds! Jonathan Alredge had 19 for the visitors while Ingus Jakovics added 16 points.

After a rough start by both teams, the score was opened with more than two minutes in when Landen Lucas made two free-throws. After half a minute Kalev was up 4-0 thanks to a basket from Lewis and that was the biggest lead in the first quarter as it ended 24-23. The second quarter was a tight game with trading baskets back to back and the hosts went to the half-time break with a 49-47 lead.

The second half was a three-point show as both teams combined 7 threes in the first half, but in just the third quarter both teams managed to make 7 threes. Going into the fourth quarter, Kalev held a narrow 71-68 lead which they held on to take the win.

BC Kalev/Cramo will host BC Liepaja on Monday at Kalevi Spordihall.