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Round 5 (Second Stage) results and stats - Mar 22, 2012


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There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in Baltic League.

The most exciting game of round 5 in the Baltic League took place in Riga. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Belarusian Minsk-2006 (2-3) to third ranked Latvian TTT Riga (3-3) 65-63 in the game for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 30-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. TTT Riga forced 22 Minsk-2006 turnovers. Strangely Minsk-2006 outrebounded TTT Riga 41-28 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Minsk-2006 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Ieva Krastina (175-90, agency: LBM Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 assists. Forward Dita Rozenberga (181-92) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Viktoryia Pantsiukh (185-87) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Minsk-2006. Defending Latvian champion moved-up to second place. Minsk-2006 at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Lemminkainen and Tim-Scuf. TTT Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minsk-2006 will play at home against the league's leader VICI-Aistes in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Grodno where third ranked Olimpia GrGAU outleveled visiting Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 86-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. Russian-Ukrainian center Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-81) stepped up and scored 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Megan Shoniker chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Galina Shylovich (182-91) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olimpia GrGAU (3-2) moved-up to second place. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Olimpia GrGAU will play against Tim-Scuf (#3) in Kyiv in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Berezina-RCOR will play on the road against the league's leader Gorizont in Minsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where leader Gorizont won against host Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 80-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. Maryna Ivashchanka nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Hanna Kalenta came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Berezina-RCOR in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Gorizont (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending Belarusian champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Loser Berezina-RCOR still closes the standings with five games lost. Gorizont will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Berezina-RCOR will play again against the league's leader Gorizont (#1) in Minsk and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where third ranked Olimpia GrGAU outleveled host Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 92-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. The best player for the winners was Megan Shoniker who scored 18 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olimpia GrGAU (3-2) moved-up to second place. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Olimpia GrGAU's next round opponent will be Tim-Scuf (#3) in Kyiv, which may be the game of the day. Berezina-RCOR will play on the road against the league's leader Gorizont in Minsk and looks forward to get finally their first victory.


Olimpia - Berezina 86-47

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Grodno where third ranked Olimpia GrGAU outleveled visiting Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 86-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. It looked good early as Berezina-RCOR took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Olimpia GrGAU had a 23-13 second period charge getting the lead and Berezina-RCOR was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 47-86. Olimpia GrGAU dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Berezina-RCOR's 30. Olimpia GrGAU forced 20 Berezina-RCOR turnovers. Russian-Ukrainian center Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-81) stepped up and scored 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American guard Megan Shoniker (175-89, college: Rhode Island, agency: Two Points) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Olimpia GrGAU players scored in double figures. Forward Galina Shylovich (182-91) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds and forward Yuliya Haponava (184-94) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olimpia GrGAU (3-2) moved-up to second place. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Olimpia GrGAU will play against Tim-Scuf (#3) in Kyiv in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Berezina-RCOR will play on the road against the league's leader Gorizont in Minsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Berezina: K.Turomsha 11+4reb, Y.Haponava 11+6reb, G.Shylovich 9+8reb, O.Dauharukava 7+7reb, K.Pratasevich 5, K.Kalvinkoskaya 2
Olimpia: L.Alyoshkina 14+7reb+3ast, M.Shoniker 13+7reb+3ast, A.Pokoiova 12+4reb+2ast, V.Shmatova 11+3reb+2ast, A.Iordan 10+5reb+3ast, N.Kozun 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 169909


Berezina - Gorizont 68-80

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where leader Gorizont won against host Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 80-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. The game was mostly controlled by Gorizont. Berezina-RCOR managed to win second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gorizont forced 24 Berezina-RCOR turnovers. Center Maryna Ivashchanka (190-93) nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and guard Natalia Anufryienka (174-85, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Hanna Kalenta (187-94) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds and forward Oksana Dauharukava (186-73) added 15 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for Berezina-RCOR in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gorizont (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending Belarusian champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Loser Berezina-RCOR still closes the standings with five games lost. Gorizont will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Berezina-RCOR will play again against the league's leader Gorizont (#1) in Minsk and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Berezina: H.Kalenta 18+7reb+1ast, O.Dauharukava 15+4reb, V.Pankova 10+3reb+1ast, Y.Haponava 9+4reb+1ast, G.Shylovich 7+5reb, K.Pratasevich 4+2reb
Gorizont: N.Anufryienka 18+3reb, M.Ivashchanka 17+6reb, N.Baklaha 14+1reb+1ast, S.Valko 7+1reb+3ast, D.Lipinskaya 7+7reb+2ast, A.Khomenchuk 7+7reb
gschID: 169906


Berezina - Olimpia 47-92

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where third ranked Olimpia GrGAU outleveled host Berezina-RCOR (0-5) 92-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Berezina-RCOR. The game without a history. Olimpia GrGAU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Berezina-RCOR to just 6 points in third quarter. Olimpia GrGAU forced 22 Berezina-RCOR turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Olimpia GrGAU especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Megan Shoniker (175-89, college: Rhode Island, agency: Two Points) who scored 18 points. Maryia Rashchenia (185-92) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Center Hanna Kalenta (187-94) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Yuliya Haponava (184-94) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olimpia GrGAU (3-2) moved-up to second place. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Olimpia GrGAU's next round opponent will be Tim-Scuf (#3) in Kyiv, which may be the game of the day. Berezina-RCOR will play on the road against the league's leader Gorizont in Minsk and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Berezina: Y.Haponava 13+7reb+1ast, H.Kalenta 12+8reb+1ast, O.Dauharukava 6+7reb, I.Chubkavets 5+5reb, G.Shylovich 5+7reb+2ast, K.Pratasevich 2+1reb+1ast
Olimpia: M.Shoniker 18+3reb+2ast, A.Pokoiova 14+1reb+1ast, M.Rashchenia 11+8reb+1ast, V.Shmatova 10+2reb+4ast, M.Papova 9+5reb+2ast, N.Kozun 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 169907


TTT Riga - Minsk-2006 65-63

The most exciting game of round 5 in the Baltic League took place in Riga. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Belarusian Minsk-2006 (2-3) to third ranked Latvian TTT Riga (3-3) 65-63 in the game for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 30-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. TTT Riga forced 22 Minsk-2006 turnovers. Strangely Minsk-2006 outrebounded TTT Riga 41-28 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Minsk-2006 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Ieva Krastina (175-90, agency: LBM Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 assists. Forward Dita Rozenberga (181-92) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four TTT Riga players scored in double figures. Forward Viktoryia Pantsiukh (185-87) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Volha Istseliatsova (189-88) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Minsk-2006. Defending Latvian champion moved-up to second place. Minsk-2006 at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Lemminkainen and Tim-Scuf. TTT Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minsk-2006 will play at home against the league's leader VICI-Aistes in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minsk-2006: V.Pantsiukh 12+7reb+3ast, A.Lalovich 12+6reb, N.Yakovits 12+3reb+3ast, Y.Shcharbakova 9+2reb+2ast, G.Ignatovich 9+5reb+2ast, V.Istseliatsova 8+10reb+3ast
TTT Riga: I.Krastina 16+4reb+7ast, D.Rozenberga 15+8reb+2ast, R.Veidere 10+3reb, L.Surkusa 10+6reb+1ast, S.Dukate 6+1reb+2ast, A.Aizsila 3+1reb
gschID: 169908
  




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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Energa Torun 0-0 
 2. Gorizont 0-0 
 3. Suduva 0-0 
 4. Tim-Scuf 0-0 
 5. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group B
 1. Rapla KK 0-0 
 2. Aistes-LSU 0-0 
 3. Dynamo K. 0-0 
 4. Interkhim 0-0 
 5. Olimpia 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  Okzhetpes
  (186-G/F-92)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Iagupova, Okzhetp.31.6 
 2. Silaraja, Vega16.9 
 3. Salkauske, Suduva16.7 
 4. Okockyte, H-Siren.16.6 
 5. Vitola, Vega15.5 
 6. Bilotserkivs., Int.15.4 
 7. Naumenko, Okzhe.14.2 
 8. Shylovich, Gorizont14.1 
 9. Svaryte, Suduva13.5 
 10. Baliutaviciu., Su.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cherelle MOORE
  Vega
  (183-F-93)
  Avg: 15
 1. Moore, Vega15.0 
 2. Naumenko, Okzhe.10.4 
 3. Svaryte, Suduva9.3 
 4. Paugaite, Tsmoki-M.9.0 
 5. Filonchyk, Olimpia8.8 
 6. Teilane, Astana T.7.5 
 7. Vashkevich, Goriz.7.2 
 8. Zelnyte, Aistes-L.7.2 
 9. Salkauske, Suduva7.1 
 10. Karp, Interkhim7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Olga DUBROVINA
  Astana T.
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Dubrovina, Astana8.1 
 2. Ziuzkova, Tsmoki-M.6.8 
 3. Todras, Olimpia5.9 
 4. Jakobsone, Vega4.6 
 5. Bilotserkivs., Int.4.4 
 6. Spitkovska, Okzhe.4.2 
 7. Iagupova, Okzhetp.4.1 
 8. Skadaite, Suduva3.7 
 9. Melinauskait., Ais.3.4 
 10. Petronelia D., Go.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Darya LIPINSKAYA
  Gorizont
  (180-SG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Lipinskaya, Gorizo.5.0 
 2. Jones, Tsmoki-M.3.3 
 3. Balciunaite, H-Sir.3.1 
 4. Silaraja, Vega3.1 
 5. Dubrovina, Astana3.0 
 6. Iagupova, Okzhetp.2.9 
 7. Baklaha, Gorizont2.7 
 8. Petronelia D., Gor.2.6 
 9. Bilotserkivs., Int.2.5 
 10. Okockyte, H-Sire.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Anita TEILANE
  Astana T.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Teilane, Astana T.2.3 
 2. Karp, Interkhim1.8 
 3. Zelnyte, Aistes-L.1.4 
 4. Busa, RSU-Merks1.1 
 5. Lazdeniece, RSU-M.1.0 
 6. Kazociunaite, Aist.0.9 
 7. Langina, RSU-Merks0.9 
 8. Naumenko, Okzhe.0.9 
 9. Kolibabchuk, Inter.0.9 
 10. Kondrakova, Asta.0.8 
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