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"Barons kvartals" advances to Baltic Basketball League semifinals

 TARTU, March 11 - Latvian basketball club "Barons kvartals" lost to Estonia's "Tartu TU/Rock" in a Baltic Basketball League (BBL) quarterfinal game in Tartu on Sunday, but the Latvian club won on aggregate, thus advancing to the BBL semifinals.

"Barons kvartals" lost 75-89 (18-31, 18-27, 27-10, 12-21) to "Tartu TU/Rock" in regulation time, which meant that the aggregate result was 138-138 and an overtime was needed. The Latvian club won the overtime 14-11, thereby beating "Tartu TU/Rock" 152-149 on aggregate.

Maris Gulbis was the highest scorer for "Barons kvartals" with 18 points.

Another Latvian basketball club, "Ventspils" also qualified for the BBL semifinals on Saturday, beating Lithuania's "Siauliai" 165-161 on aggregate.

As reported, Lithuanian basketball club Kaunas "Zalgiris" and Vilnius "Lietuvos Rytas", as well as Latvian basketball club "VEF Riga" will only enter the BBL for a post-season tournament called the BBL Supercup, which will be held after the BBL finals.
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