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BBL Cup: Rakvere Tarvas celebrate the title - Sep 29, 2012


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Final
Rakvere Tarvas - Liepajas Lauvas 80:71
Rakvere Tarvas celebrated the first trophy of the season. They held off Liepajas Lauvas in the BBL Cup Final. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) and Juris Umbrasko (197-G/F-79) scored 17 points each to lead the winners.
Liepajas Lauvas ensured the better start to the game. The Latvian team enjoyed a 17:16 lead after ten minutes. But Rakvere sneaked in front to take a 34:33 halftime lead. Rakvere boosted the lead in the third frame. The hosts outgunned Liepaja for a 59:47 advantage at the final intermission. Liepajas Lauvas fought till the final buzzer but came up short of victory at the end. Maris Laksa (202-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) finished with 13 points, while Grafs added 10 points for the winners. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 14 points for Liepajas Lauvas. Ingus Jakovics (186-PG-93) had 13 points in the loss.

Rakvere Tarvas: Reimo Tamm 17, Juris Umbrasko 17, Maris Laksa 13
Liepajas Lauvas: Ivars Timermanis 14, Ingus Jakovics 13

Bronze medals game
Tartu Ulikool - Siauliai 101:60

Tartu Ulikool claimed the Bronze medals at BBL Cup. They overcame Siauliai in the consolation final in Rakvere tonight. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) came up with 17 points to lead the winners.
Tartu jumped to an early advantage. The Estonian team gained a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. They dominated the second quarter. Tartu Ulikool piled up a 46:29 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Siauliai after the big break. The Estonian side stretched the gap 30 points at the final intermission. Tartu erupted for 31 points in the fourth quarter to seal a comprehensive win at the end. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) scored 14 points, while Vallo Allingu (206-F/C-78) and Tanel Kurbas (197-G-88) finished with 13 points each in the win. Ovidijus Galdikas (217-C-88) and Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88, college: Youngstown St.) answered with 11 points apiece for Siauliai.

Tartu Ulikool: Ivan Nelyubov 17, Egidijus Dimsa 14, Vallo Allingu 13, Tanel Kurbas 13
Siauliai: Ovidijus Galdikas 11, Vytautas Sulskis 11
  




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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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