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BBL Cup: Liepajas Lauvas and Rakvere Tarvas to meet in the Final - Sep 28, 2012


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Semifinals
Rakvere Tarvas - Tartu Ulikool 90:84
Rakvere Tarvas became the first BBL Cup finalists. They knocked down their Estonian rivals Tartu Ulikool in the opening semifinal tonight. The hosts were paced by Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) with 18 points.
Tartu Ulikool posted a 23:20 lead after ten minutes. However Tarvas bounced right back to take a 39:34 lead midway through the second frame. The hosts ensured a 43:41 halftime lead. Tarvas cleared off in the third term. They won it by as many as 16 points to take a comfortable 18-point lead into the fourth frame. The home side never looked back en route to the victory. Maris Laksa (202-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) finished with 16 points, while Kaido Saks (207-F-86) added 11 points for Tarvas. Justin Ingram (185-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) answered with 20 points for Tartu Ulikool. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) netted 18 points and grabbed 14 boards in the loss.

Rakvere Tarvas: Reimo Tamm 18, Maris Laksa 16, Kaido Saks 11
Tartu Ulikool: Justin Ingram 20, Egidijus Dimsa 18+14 boards

Liepajas Lauvas - Siauliai 83:76
Liepajas Lauvas entered BBL Cup Final. They knocked down Siauliai in Rakvere to set up the clash versus hosting Tarvas in the title game tomorrow. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) scored 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the winners.
Siauliai jumped to an early 8:3 lead but Liepajas Lauvas quickly erased the deficit. The Latvian team surged ahead to accumulate a 24:10 lead late in the opening quarter. They entered the second frame up by 11 points 24:13. Liepajas Lauvas maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They enjoyed a 38:32 halftime advantage. The margin grew at double digits in the third period. Liepaja headed into the fourth period up by 12 points 57:45. Siauliai got within four points midway through the final frame but Liepajas Lauvas wisely stayed in charge and rolled to a well-deserved victory. Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) provided 14 points, while Kristaps Miglinieks (199-G-90) added 12 points for the winners. Vitali Liutych (197-SG-92) answered with 19 points for Siauliai. Aurimas Kieza (202-PF-82, college: Hofstra) had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Liepajas Lauvas: Ivars Timermanis 21, Ernestas Ezerskis 14, Kristaps Miglinieks 12
Siauliai: Vitali Liutych 19, Aurimas Kieza 14+11 boards
  




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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Points Per Game
 Andrew WARREN
  Sigal P.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Warren, Sigal P.25.6 
 2. Dorris, Parnu21.2 
 3. Berhanemeske., TLU.18.9 
 4. Strupovics, Tarvas17.5 
 5. Richard, Liepaja/.16.8 
 6. Burwell, Barsy A.16.8 
 7. Cook, Barsy Atyrau16.0 
 8. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 9. Kisielius, Vytautas15.6 
 10. Sulskis, Vytautas15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.0 
 2. Milka, TL.9.6 
 3. Rutkauskas, Jekab.9.3 
 4. Hipp, Barons Riga8.9 
 5. Artino, Rapla8.8 
 6. Haughton, Tarvas8.7 
 7. Rhett, Blackwater7.8 
 8. Petrileviciu., Par.7.7 
 9. Smith, Jurmala7.6 
 10. Marei, Siauliai7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  TTU
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Laane, TTU6.6 
 2. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 3. Pavkovic, Lietkabe.5.6 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.3 
 5. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.3 
 6. Droney, TL.5.1 
 7. Leppik, Parnu5.1 
 8. Sokk, TU/Rock4.9 
 9. Maric, Inter B.4.9 
 10. Harrison, Barsy A.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan COOK
  Barsy Atyrau
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Cook, Barsy Atyrau2.8 
 2. Kolchenko, Nevezis2.6 
 3. Dorris, Parnu2.3 
 4. Harrison, Barsy A.2.3 
 5. Brooks, Rapla2.2 
 6. Richard, Liepaja/.2.1 
 7. Sulskis, Vytautas2.1 
 8. Karlis, Valmiera2.0 
 9. Ayers, Siauliai1.9 
 10. Warren, Sigal P.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew SMITH
  Jurmala
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 2. Harper, TU/Rock1.5 
 3. Hipp, Barons Riga1.3 
 4. Raadik, TTU1.3 
 5. Kupsas, Nevezis1.3 
 6. Marei, Siauliai1.1 
 7. Ilic, Lietkabelis1.1 
 8. Cepukaitis, Vytau.1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Artino, Rapla0.9 
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