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"VEF Riga" beats Bilbao "Uxue" in Eurocup game in Riga

Photo: Evija Trifanova/LETA.
 RIGA, Jan 16 - Latvian basketball champions "VEF Riga" defeated the Spanish basketball club Bilbao "Uxue" 99-76 (25-21, 25-23, 25-17, 24-15) in an Eurocup game in Riga last night.
Earl Rowland scored 30 points for "VEF Riga", whereas Gatis Jahovics added 16 points. Kostas Vasileiadis led "Uxue" with 20 points.
As reported, ''VEF Riga'' lost 82-86 to ''Valencia Basket'' in the opening match of the Eurocup second group stage on January 8.
As reported, "VEF Riga" is in Group J in the tournament's second group stage together with Spanish basketball club "Valencia" and Bilbao "Uxue", as well as Czech basketball club Nymburk CEZ.
The first and second place finishers of the four "Top 16" groups will qualify for the tournament's quarterfinals.
''VEF Riga'' finished in second place in its group in the tournament's first group stage, thus advancing to the ''Top 16''.
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