Nikolai dominates as Tartu defeats Audentes

Tartu University. Publicity photo

Tartu University used its defense and three point shooting in the fourth quarter to rout Audentes SG/Noortekondis 62-43 on Tuesday, January 27.


Tartu had a 12-0 run early in the second quarter, extending its lead from four to sixteen points 24-8.


Audentes improved its defense and cut the gap to four points 32-28. Tartu recovered for a 40-32 margin before the final ten minutes.


Gerli Lõhmus hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter and Mirjam Nikolai added another two to seal the game.


Tartu improved to 2-11, while Audentes dropped to 2-12.


All time series: 2-3 (this season 2-0).


Stat of the game: Both teams combined for a 88 rebounds, grabbing 44 rebounds each!


Stars of the game: Mirjam Nikolai scored a season high 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field. Gerli Lõhmus was perfect from downtown, finishing with 13 points.


Next games: Latvijas Universitāte vs Audentes SG/Noortekoondis (January 31), Tartu University vs Latvijas Universitāte (February 10).