Adelbert, Tael and Vahi grind out second win for Audentes

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Mariann Adelbert, Sandra Tael and Victoria Vahi scored 13 points in the last four minutes to lead Audentes SG/Noortekoondis (2-8) past the Latvia U16 national team 54-42 on Monday, December 14.



Jaanus Levkoi`s side enjoyed double-digit lead in the first (0-12), second (6-16) and third (20-33) quarter.


The hosts came up with two impressive comebacks.


They used a 16-2 run to achieve their only lead with 06:39 left to play in the fourth quarter.


Mariann Adelbert replied with two points enroute to eight points during the final stretch 36-37.


Ketija Vihmane split the free throws to tie the game at 39 with 04:23 left to play.


Audentes leaders took over and captain Sandra Tael wrote the final score with a jump shot nine seconds before the end of regulation.


All time series: 6-1 (this season 1-0).


Stat of the game: Mariann Adelbert scored eight of her nine points in the last seven minutes.


Stars of the game: Sandra Tael and Victoria-Ida Vahi scored 16 points each.


Kai Brith Kalda added four points, 14 rebounds and five steals.


Māra Mote answered with 13 points, while Anete Blūma had 10 points and 13 rebounds.


Next games: Latvia U16 vs TTT Rīga (December 21), Top 12 tournament (January – March 2016).