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Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
FINAL
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
Baltic Basketball League expanding for the season 2012/2013 - Sep 2, 2012


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Baltic Basketball League (BBL) is changing the format for the upcoming season by uniting two divisions. It means that the amount of teams competing for the title in 2012/2013 will grow to 21.

BBL has proven to be a valuable tool for the federations and the clubs of the region for the player development, said the President of BBL, Peep Aaviksoo. Today we dont have to convince clubs to participate; they have understood the benefit that comes out of strong sportive level, and economy that these international games give. But as the environment has changed over the past years and our top teams are getting more exposure in international leagues, we have to adopt the model to suit best for local basketball goals. The aim of the league is to help sportive and organizational development and we feel that giving a chance to compete for the title to all our teams will help them in this quest, added Mr. Aaviksoo.
The BBL season will consist of three separate sessions. The opening event of the season will be the BBL Cup 2012 with four participating teams, similar to previous seasons. The BBL Championship tournament will be held with 21 participating teams from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan.

When the champion of the BBL Championship tournament is confirmed, the season will be completed with the Baltic Super Cup 2013. Held in a Final Four format, the winners of the BBL Championship tournament will take on the winners of the three 2012 Baltic domestic league winners.

The final list of the participants of the BBL season 2012/2013 will be announced on September 3, 2012.

BBL championship season 2012/2013 format:

Stage 1. Regular season


Three groups per 7 teams, 126 games, round - robin format (home and away)

Stage 2. TOP 16

Four groups per 4 teams, 48 games, round robin format (home and away)

Stage 3. Play-offs phase

Quarterfinals (home and away),

Semifinals (home and away),

Finals (home and away)

BC Zalgiris, BC Lietuvos Rytas and BC VEF Riga will not participate until Baltic Super Cup tournament due to clashes of the schedules of European and regional leagues.
Courtesy of: bbl.net   




Justas
Tamulis
Pieno Zvaigzdes and Vytautas enter Finals - 1 day ago
P.Zvaigzdes - Tartu Ulikool 82-75 OT Pieno Zvaigzdes overcame Tartu Ulikool in overtime to secure BBL Finals appearance. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tartu Ulikool won third quarter 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Tartu Ulikool used huge pressure winning it 17-15 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually...   [read more]

Branko
Mirkovic
Recap of Round 1 of Semi-Finals - 8 days ago
Kalev/Cramo - Vytautas 94-88 Kalev/Cramo outgunned Vytautas to gain a 6-point lead before the return leg of the semifinal series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vytautas won third quarter 26-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo shot 61.1 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Vytautas helped opponents get some easy fr...   [read more]

Denis
Krestinin
Kalev/Cramo, Tartu Ulikool, Pieno Zvaigzdes and Vytautas reach semifinals - 14 days ago
Barons Riga - Kalev/Cramo 77-66 Barons Riga outgunned Kalev/Cramo at home court but could not rescue the series as the Estonian team made it into the next round. The game was mostly controlled by Barons Riga. Kalev/Cramo managed to win fourth quarter 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barons Riga forced 25 Kalev/Cramo turnovers. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-doubl...   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vitali LIUTYCH
  Kalev/Cr.
  (198-SG-92)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Liutych, Kalev/Cr.24.6 
 2. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 3. Baker, Tarvas20.3 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 5. Volkus, Parnu17.9 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.6 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 8. Ausejs, Liepaja/.16.1 
 9. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.11.4 
 2. Rozitis, Barons Riga10.6 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.10.0 
 4. Kirves, Parnu8.9 
 5. Baker, Tarvas8.8 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.7 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils8.6 
 8. Miniotas, Vytautas8.0 
 9. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
 10. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis9.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.9 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.8 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.8 
 7. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 8. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera5.1 
 10. Delininkaiti., Vytau.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Baker, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Delininkaiti., Vytau.2.0 
 6. Lipkevicius, Vytautas2.0 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 9. Kirves, Parnu1.9 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga2.4 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 3. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.3 
 4. Klimavicius, Vytautas1.2 
 5. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 6. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.9 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 8. Blaus, Valmiera0.9 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre0.8 
Player of the Week

 Joonas Jarvelainen
  TTU
  ( 202-F-90 )
  
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