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''VEF Riga'' get important road win in ULEB Eurocup

Photo: Ieva Čika/LETA.
 PARDUBICE (Czech Republic), Jan 24 - On Wednesday, Latvian basketball club ''VEF Riga'' won an important road game against Czech basketball club Nymburk CEZ 85:80 in the second group stage of this season's ULEB Eurocup.

The Latvian club battled back from 17 points down midway through the third quarter to pull out a victory in the final minutes.

The highest scorer for the Latvian club was Kristaps Janicenoks with 16 points, followed by Antanas Kavaliauskas with 15 points and Donatas Zavackas with 13 points. Rado Rancik led Nymburk with 18 points.

''VEF Riga'' will play its next Eurocup match on January 30 at home against CEZ.

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 Latvian club is currently in first place in the group with two wins and one loss.

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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