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''VEF Riga'' crush CEZ to move into first place in Eurocup's Group J

Photo: Ieva Čika/LETA.
 RIGA, Jan 31 - On Wednesday, Latvian basketball club ''VEF Riga'' took a big step in qualifying for the quarterfinal of this season's ULEB Eurocup tournament by crushing Czech basketball club Nymburk CEZ 81:59.

With the win, the Latvian club has moved into first place in Group J with three wins and one loss.

The highest scorer for the Latvian club was Antanas Kavaliauskas with 17 points, followed by Earl Rowland with 15 points and Kristaps Janicenoks with 14 points.

Pavel Houska was the highest scorer for the visitors with 14 points.

''VEF Riga'' will play its next Eurocup match on February 12 at home against Spanish basketball club ''Valencia''. A win will clinch ''VEF Riga'' a spot in the tournament's quarterfinals.
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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