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"VEF Riga" eliminated from ULEB Eurocup tournament

Photo: LETA.
 BILBAO (Spain), Feb 20 - Latvian basketball champions "VEF Riga" lost a decisive ULEB Eurocup group game to Spain's Bilbao "Uxue" 65-76 (22-13, 14-24, 17-14, 12-25) Tuesday evening and were eliminated from the tournament.

"Uxue", on the other hand, advanced to the tournament's quarterfinals.

Antanas Kavaliauskas scored 12 points for "VEF Riga", Kaspars Berzins had 11 points, while Kristaps Janicenoks and Earl Rowland scored 10 apiece. Alex Mumbru and Raul Lopez were the highest scorers for "Uxue".

In Group J's other game yesterday, "Valencia Basket" beat Nymburk CEZ 104-55, also advancing the quarterfinals.

"Uxue" and "Valencia Basket" are in first two places in Group J with four wins in six games each, "VEF Riga" is in third place with three wins, and CEZ is last with one win.

As reported, last week "VEF Riga" squandered an excellent opportunity to qualify for the ULEB Eurocup's quarterfinals by losing in overtime to Spanish basketball club "Valencia Basket" 96-103.
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