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''VEF Riga'' beat Minsk ''Cmoki'' in VTB League

Photo: Lita Krone/LETA.
 RIGA, Dec 2 - On Saturday, Latvian basketball club ''VEF Riga'' defeated Belarus basketball club Minsk ''Cmoki'' 98:73 in VTB United League action.

The highest scorer for the Latvian club was Donatas Zavackas with 24 points, followed by Kristaps Janicenoks with 18 points and Dairis Bertans with 15 points.

With the win, ''VEF Riga'' moves up to third place in the VTB League's Group B with five wins and two losses, while ''Cmoki'' remains in last with seven losses.

As reported, ''VEF Riga'' is in Group B in this season's VTB United League together with Russian basketball clubs ''Triumph'', Moscow CSKA, Krasnoyarsk ''Enisey'', Krasnodar ''Lokomotiv-Kuban'' and ''Nizhny Novgorod'', Lithuanian clubs ''Neptunas'' and Kaunas ''Zalgiris'', as well as Czech basketball club Nymburk CEZ and Belarus basketball club Minsk ''Cmoki''.

The top five teams in each of the two groups will qualify for the tournament's playoffs.

Last season, ''VEF Riga'' just missed out on qualifying for the tournament's knock-out stages.
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