In the duel held in the first round, the national vice-champion MSĞ was superior with 36:29. ASK/LSPA played their previous game yesterday in Klaipėda, where they lost 23:36 to the Lithuanian vice-champion “Dragūnas” in the Baltic League competition. On the other hand, on November 12, MSG scored a productive victory (43:36) in Salaspils.
Tonight, Murjani took the lead only at the beginning of the game, when the visitors were in the lead with +2 (3:1) for seven seconds. In the future, ASK/LSPA dictated the course of the fight more, gradually gaining more and more advantage.
For the winner, seven out of eight shots were scored Mārtiņš Stepulenoks-Stukanovs. In the MSG team, 40% (6/15) of shots were scored by the leader Valdis Kalniņšbut converted five of eight shots into goals Einar Borisov.
ASK/LSPA beat Murjani after a break of three games – for the first time since November 30, 2022.
On Thursday, MSG will host the people of Salaspils, and on Saturday, ASK/LSPA will visit Vaiňode.
Riga “ASK Zemessardze”/LSPA – “Murjaņu Sports Gymnasium” 30:20 (15:10)
ASK/LSPA: Stepulenoks-Stukanovs 7, Arza Brunis Butans 4, Grebennikovs 4, Kristers Rihards Ozols 4, Jonuška 4, Kellerts 3/3, Vidzis 2, Puriņš 1, Haiko Gača Butans 1.
MSG: Valdis Kalniņš 6, Borisov 5, Andy Šnepst 4, Jonas 1, Nik Vaskevich 1, Elgar Kushner 1, Bor 1, Wilson 1.