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''Ventspils'' still perfect in FIBA Eurochallenge

Photo: Ieva Čika/LETA.
 VENTSPILS, Dec 5 - On Tuesday, Latvian basketball club ''Ventspils'' remained perfect in this season's FIBA Eurochallenge tournament by defeating Finnish basketball club Tampere ''Pyrinto'' 79:59.

The Latvian club had already secured a place in the tournament's second group stage before yesterday's match, and will finish in first place in the group.

The highest scorer for the Latvian club was Arturs Berzins with 19 points, followed by Martins Meiers with 13 points and seven rebounds.

Kenneth Lowe was the highest scorer for ''Pyrinto'' with 12 points.

''Ventspils'' will play its next Eurochallenge group match on December 11 at home against Swedish basketball club Sodertalje ''Kings''.

As reported, ''Ventspils'' is in Group C in this season's FIBA Eurochallenge tournament together with Swedish basketball club Norrkoping "Dolphins", Swedish basketball club Sodertalje ''Kings'', as well as Finnish basketball club Tampere ''Pyrinto''.

This season's FIBA Eurochallenge is made up of 32 teams divided into eight groups of four.

Each team in each of the groups will play each other twice - once at home and once on the road. The top two teams in each of the groups will advance to the tournament's second group stage.

LETA also reported, last season, ''Ventspils'' lost in the quarterfinals of the Eurochallenge tournament to Hungarian basketball club Szolnaki ''Olaj KK''.

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