Back-to-back champions! TTT wins over Cēsis

Champions - TTT Rīga. Photo: Romāns Kokšarovs

Ieva Krastiņa scored 19 points and the regular-season Latvia-Estonia league champions TTT Rīga destroyed SK Cēsis 84-39 to win their second consecutive title on Sunday, March 22.


TTT Rīga players won the battle of offensive rebounds (11-5) and scored six three pointers in the first half alone to build a 19 points lead, 43-24.


Ieva Krastiņa and Anda Eibele added another three long balls to extend TTT lead to stunning 27 points, 55-28.


TTT continued with a 17-0 run early in the fourth quarter to finish the job, 82-65.


Aigars Nerips side extended its home winning streak in the Latvia-Estonia league to 16 games.


TTT hasn`t lost in its home court since January 25, 2014 when it fell to SK Cēsis, 61-63.


All time series: 4-7 (this season 3-1).


Stat of the game: TTT Rīga scored 13-of-29 three pointers. Ieva Krastiņa hit four shots, while Anda Eibele and Kitija Laksa connected three long balls each.


Stars of the game: Ieva Krastiņa finished with a game high 19 points and earner her first Most Valuable Player award.


Anda Eibele scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, while adding three free-throws and a game high five assists.


Rūta Veidere had 10 points and seven rebounds. Kitija Laksa chipped in 13 points, while Kate Krēsliņa added nine points and four steals.


Sabīne Niedola answered with 11 points and six forced fouls.


Next games: Latvian league semifinals.


Friday, March 20

1182 Tallinn – RSU/Merks 73-67

Tallinn University – Latvijas Universitāte 82-67


Saturday, March 21

SK Cēsis – 1182 Tallinn 75-44

TTT Rīga – Tallinn University 74-49


Sunday, March 22

1182 Tallinn – Tallinn University 56-66

SK Cēsis – TTT Rīga 39-84