Kalev/Cramo avenged last season's loss in the Final and overcame TU/Rock for the Alexela KML title. The decisive victory came with ease in Game 5. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. TU/Rock managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded TU/Rock 44-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by TU/Rock helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Morris Curry (181-87, college: Providence) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) for the winners and Latvian Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Canadian-Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Kristen Meister (193-93) scored 9 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Kalev/Cramo: M.Curry 19+5reb+2ast, R.Freimanis 15+7reb+1ast, S.King 10+11reb, R.Veideman 10+7reb+4ast, J.Soo 7+6reb, S.Olmre 7+3reb+2ast TU/Rock: E.Zabas 9+8reb+2ast, K.Petrukonis 9+1reb, K.Meister 9+2reb, R.Hallik 7, G.Dorbek 6+4reb, J.Talts 4+2reb+2ast
Kalev/Cramo wins Estonian Cup - Dec 20, 2015
BC Kalev/Cramo defeated TU/Rock 73:55 to win their first Estonian Cup since 2008. Rain Veideman (192-G-91, agency: Entersport) scored 26 (4/8 for three) points on the road to victory, Rolands Freimanis (208-PF-88, agency: Baltic SA) added 16+9rbs and Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) had quite a performance - 10 points, 5 rbs, 6 ast and 7 stl. Josh Boone (208-F/C-84, college: Connecticut, agency: Edge Sports) was named the MVP of the Final Four after 25+18 rb in semis and 8+10 in the final. Gert Dorbek (193-SG-85, agency: SDG) scored 15 + 6rb in losing effort. Janar Talts (205-PF-83, agency: Entersport) added 10+ 8 rb and Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88, agency: ContractSports International) 8 + 9 rb.
TU/Rock, the cup winner from last year, won the first quarter 13:12 but made 6 turnovers in 2nd and fell behind 24:34 at the halftime break. Kalev/Cramo started the 3rd quarter with a 9:0 run, went ahead 43:24 and never let the opponents closer than 10 points (with 7 minutes to go).
The 3rd place belongs to TLU/Kalev who won TTU 88:84. Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-G-92, agency: Two Points) scored 30, Thomas Droney 23. Kristjan KItsing had 21 and Kiur Akenparg 20 for TTU.
In the semis, TU/Rock beat TTU 79:68 (Dorbek 17, Zabas 16; Kitsing 14) whereas Kalev/Cramo had a tough game against underdogs TLU/Kalev, trailing by 15 in 3rd, but winning 96:90 - besides afore-mentioned Boone, Veideman had 21, Arbet 19 and Freimanis 17 points, Berhanemeskel scored 20 for TLU/Kalev.
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