The division and cup champions of Stjarnan had to accept a loss, 100 – 91, when they brought KR home for a big game 10. traffic Domino’s men’s division. KR won its second home victory of the season.
KR goes on the national game holiday with 12 points in 4th place, two points behind Stjarnan and four points behind Keflavík’s top team.
KR laid the foundation for the victory with an amazing first half which the team won 24 – 12.
KR-ingar started the game with great power and scored 31 points in the first half against only from Stjarnan. Jakob Örn Sigurðarson and Helgi Már Magnússon were hot outside the three-point line, like others in the KR team, and throughout the first half the shots fell from there rather than not.
KR with more rebounds in the first half and Arnar punched a sign
But no matter where the killings are regarding KR in the first half, the team was all at full throttle and as prominent as Tyler Sabin has been this winter, he was just one of many who got involved.
The locals were also very good on the toes in the defense and Stjarnan seemed to have a lot of trouble with find answers. It was best for Ægir Þór Steinarsson to punish the KR-ings with his speed when he shot forward the field, but otherwise it was up to ten for the black and whites in the first half.
The half finished with a gorgeous three-point basket by Björn Kristjánsson from his own three-point line and Stjörnumenn seemed half-frozen. The basket can be seen below.
KR-ings got the most 24 points advantage in the game, 31 – 14. Stjarnan’s coach Arnar Guðjónsson tried his best to ignite a spark in his team and gradually began to show more fighting spirit in the team, which still allowed the short team of locals to take more rebounds in the first half. The disappointment only increased with each three-point shot that went into the basket at KR and at one point Arnar clenched his fist and punched in a billboard, although he did not mention it in an interview after the game.
In the last minute of the first half, however, things finally fell apart with the All-Stars and they managed to reduce the difference to 15 points before the break, 58 –
Great tension for the local part
The star started his run very early in the third period and Arnþór Freyr Guðmundsson played his part in reducing the difference quickly down with a good income, but he scored 13 points in the game. The All-Stars were far crueler than at the beginning of the game and gradually ate up the lead, so that for the final quarter only three points were needed, 70 – 70.
Although Stjarnan had started to breathe down KR’s neck, it was not his fault and they kept the ball. They were all ready to take the important shots when everything was under control, and put them down. The difference was four points with just over four minutes left, but Brandon Nazione, who had a great game, put down an important basket, followed by threes from Matthías Orri Sigurðarson and Sabin, and finally Jakob, who made it through the game.