Valmiera basketball players are unable to win the first victory in the Northern League

Valmiera basketball players are unable to win the first victory in the Northern League
Valmiera basketball players are unable to win the first victory in the Northern League

Valmiera Glass”/”Vidzeme Augstskola” team suffered a loss in the European Northern Basketball League (ENBL) match at home on Tuesday. The team from Valmiera lost to the Czech club “Brno” with 83:90 (24:27, 19:19, 21:23, 19:21).

Tervel Beck scored 29 points, 11 rebounds and five fouls for the home team, Nik Salenieks scored 16 points, Justin McCall scored 15 points, and Walter Veevers scored 12 points. For the guests, Cody Riley scored 18 points, Simon Pursley had 16 points and seven rebounds, Richard Balint had 15 points, five assists and six turnovers, and Cameron Chatman scored 12 points.

“Brno” is in sixth place in Group B with one win in five games, while Valmieri is eighth with five losses. In the ENBL games of the season so far, Valmierians lost 78:108 to Sopot “Trefl” represented by Rolandas Freimans, recognized the superiority of “University of Tartu”/”Maks & Moorits” coached by Nikolay Mazur with 79:110, lost to Poland represented by Ojāras Siliņš and Aigaras Škeele 71:94 to the team “Stal” of Greater Poland Ostrava and lost 60:89 to the Lithuanian club “Wolves” of Vilnius led by Rima Kurtinais.

In the second season of ENBL, 16 teams, divided into two subgroups, start. The four best teams from both groups will qualify for the playoffs, where teams will fight for a ticket to the “Final Four” tournament.

In the first season, in which eight teams started, but six finished, because after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “Yenisej” from Krasnoyarsk from Russia and “Borisfen” from Mogilev from Belarus were excluded from the competition, two Latvian teams – “Liepāja” and “Valmiera Glass” – took part in the tournament. “ViA”. The Latvian teams did not qualify for the “Final Four” competition, as the Liepaja team took fifth place and the Valmiera team took sixth place in the main tournament. Wroclaw “Anwil” from Poland became the first ENBL champion.


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