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Play-Off bracket
Round 14 of Regular Season - Dec 18, 2012


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Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (#4) forced the game against Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (#3) into an overtime, but lost by one point 84-85 on Tuesday night. Evaldas Lengvinas saved the victory by scoring 28 points. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naglis Palangos (5-5) moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Barsy Atyrau lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Barsy Atyrau lost to undefeated Ventspils on the road 56-79. Barons kvartals won against Tln Kalev on its own court 89-72. Siauliai outscored Rapla in a road game 100-76. Pieno Zvaigzdes rolled over Parnu at home 102-73. Tarvas lost to undefeated Rudupis on the opponent's court 74-102. TU/Rock beat Juventus in a home game 114-97. Lietkabelis won against Jelgava on the road 92-79. TTU outscored Naglis Palangos on its own court 75-52.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists by Valmo Kriisa of TU/Rock.



Naglis Palangos - Barsy Atyrau 85-84 OT

Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (#4) forced the game against Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (#3) into an overtime, but lost by one point 84-85 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime. Strangely Barsy Atyrau outrebounded Naglis Palangos 44-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. Barsy Atyrau was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) saved the victory by scoring 28 points. French forward Mari Konate (203-88, college: McNeese St.) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-80) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Barsy Atyrau. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naglis Palangos (5-5) moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Barsy Atyrau lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: E.Lengvinas 28+4reb+2ast, M.Konate 12+8reb, P.Brown 12+1reb+5ast, M.Kumpys 11+5reb+2ast, J.Petkevicius 11+2reb+2ast, J.Porter 8+8reb
Barsy Atyrau: E.Zelionis 17+11reb, D.Dyatlovsky 13+4reb+1ast, V.Matyukevych 13+11reb+2ast, C.McEachin 11+3reb+5ast, A.Endropov 9+3reb+1ast, D.Sviridov 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198332


Ventspils - Barsy Atyrau 79-56

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Latvian Ventspils (10-0) crushed at home 4th ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (4-6) 79-56 on Sunday. The game without a history. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Martins Laksa (200-90, agency: FCM) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. Power forward Ronalds Zakis (207-87) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Zambalist Fredrick (183-86, college: S.Carolina) replied with 18 points and power forward Mikhail Evstigneev (201-84) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Barsy Atyrau. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record, which they share with Rudupis. Barsy Atyrau lost third consecutive game.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: M.Laksa 22+4reb+2ast, R.Zakis 18+8reb+2ast, D.Sims 13+1reb+6ast, M.Meiers 8+2reb, U.Pinete 5+4reb, D.Lejasmeiers 4+4reb+3ast
Barsy Atyrau: Z.Fredrick 18+4reb+1ast, E.Zelionis 10+5reb+1ast, M.Evstigneev 8+9reb, A.Endropov 5+2reb+2ast, C.McEachin 4+2reb+1ast, D.Sviridov 4+4reb
gschID: 198331


Barons kvartals - Tln Kalev 89-72

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Estonian Tln Kalev (1-9) lost to fourth ranked Latvian Barons kvartals (5-5) in Riga 72-89 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Barons kvartals. Tln Kalev was better in third quarter 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tln Kalev to just 7 points in first quarter. Barons kvartals looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Tln Kalev. Barons kvartals have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Tln Kalev lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 28+5reb+2ast, T.Cain 14+4reb+1ast, N.Miezis 11+2reb+6ast, A.Brunins 9+5reb+4ast, J.Rozitis 7+5reb, D.Zonne 6+2reb+1ast
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 23+11reb, J.Vahter 20+4reb, M.Campbell 10+6reb+8ast, R.Roos 7+4ast, M.Kurg 7+3reb+3ast, E.Luts 2+3reb
gschID: 198330


Rapla - Siauliai 76-100

Rather predictable result when second ranked Lithuanian Siauliai (8-2) rolled over on the road 6th ranked Estonian Rapla (1-9) 100-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Siauliai led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Siauliai outrebounded Rapla 43-28 including 32 on the defensive glass. Rapla was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Saulius Kuzminskas (210-82, college: California) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Siauliai players scored in double figures. point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) replied with 20 points and 5 assists and forward Andre Parn (202-77) added 15 points in the effort for Rapla. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Siauliai have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-2 record having just two points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Lietkabelis. Rapla lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: L.Samenas 20+5reb, S.Kuzminskas 17+9reb, P.Dia 15+4reb, V.Liutych 12+2reb+2ast, V.Sulskis 10+3reb, C.Simon 10+5reb
Rapla: R.Laane 20+3reb+5ast, A.Parn 15+4reb+1ast, K.Voolaid 7+1ast, I.Kajupank 6+6reb+3ast, R.Nurger 6+9reb, R.Ringmets 6+3reb
gschID: 198329


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Parnu 102-73

Not a big story in a game when 4th ranked Estonian KK Parnu (2-6) was outscored by top-ranked Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (8-0) in Pasvalys 102-73 on Saturday. The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 50. Pieno Zvaigzdes looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by KK Parnu's players. Evaldas Kairys (207-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). point guard Gediminas Maceina (188-84) contributed with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. Four Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Center Rain Raadik (208-89) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for KK Parnu. KK Parnu's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. KK Parnu lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: E.Kairys 24+5reb, Y.Gates 16+3reb+1ast, V.Cepukaitis 16+5reb+2ast, M.Ruikis 14+2reb+1ast, P.Beliavicius 12+6reb+4ast, T.Hughes 9+2reb+4ast
Parnu: R.Raadik 26+7reb+1ast, O.Matulionis 14+7reb+2ast, R.Raap 8+3ast, T.Hamarsalu 8+2reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 7+3reb+4ast, K.Kitsing 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 198328


Rudupis - Tarvas 102-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Lithuanian Rudupis' (10-0) home victory over second-ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (5-5) in Prienai 102-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. BC Rakvere was better in second period 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rudupis dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to BC Rakvere's 36. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 47-24 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. BC Rakvere was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Arturas Valeika (207-85, college: Midland CC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Rudupis players scored in double figures. Rudupis' coach Virginijus Seskus felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) added 16 points in the effort for BC Rakvere. Rudupis have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record, which they share with Ventspils. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 18+11reb+2ast, P.Ivanauskas 16+1reb+1ast, A.Valeika 14+10reb+1ast, A.Urbutis 10+2reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 10+3reb+1ast, G.Kadziulis 10+3reb+2ast
Tarvas: R.Tamm 16+1reb+3ast, M.Laksa 16+8reb+2ast, B.Raley-Ross 10+3reb+2ast, O.Metsalu 10+2reb, K.Saks 9+5reb+1ast, J.Umbrasko 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 198327


TU/Rock - Juventus 114-97

There was no surprise when one of their biggest challengers Lithuanian Juventus (5-5) lost to first ranked Estonian TU/Rock (9-1) in Tartu 97-114 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by TU/Rock. Juventus was better in third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TU/Rock shot 60.9 percent from the field. TU/Rock outrebounded Juventus 28-16. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. TU/Rock looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Juventus' players. Guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Tanel Kurbas (197-88) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-85, college: William & Mary) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Juventus. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. TU/Rock have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Juventus at the other side dropped to the second place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: V.Kriisa 24+5reb+8ast, T.Kurbas 21+3reb+5ast, J.Toome 15+1reb, E.Dimsa 13+6reb+1ast, T.Eichfuss 13+4reb+2ast, I.Nelyubov 9+2reb+1ast
Juventus: K.Petrukonis 18+6reb+1ast, A.Cepulis 15+2ast, D.Leonard 14+3ast, L.Kisielius 14+5reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+2reb+1ast, G.Matulis 11+3reb+2ast
gschID: 198326


Jelgava - Lietkabelis 79-92

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Lithuanian Lietkabelis (8-2) beat on the road 4th ranked Latvian Jelgava (4-6) 92-79 on Saturday. Jelgava was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 33-18 charge of Lietkabelis, which allowed them to win the game. Lietkabelis outrebounded Jelgava 41-29 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. Lietkabelis looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Forward Tauras Jogela (203-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Martynas Andriukaitis (204-81) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Forward Andris Justovics (200-89) replied with 19 points and American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Jelgava. Five Lietkabelis and four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Lietkabelis maintains second position with 8-2 record having just two points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Siauliai. Jelgava at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: M.Andriukaitis 24+3reb+1ast, A.Butkevicius 18+5reb+4ast, K.Cipruss 16+6reb, T.Jogela 11+13reb+5ast, K.Babkauskas 10+2reb+5ast, V.Ginevicius 9+3reb+5ast
Jelgava: A.Justovics 19+1reb+2ast, S.Haynes 12+3reb+1ast, A.Duselis 11+4reb+2ast, K.Chamberlain 10+8reb, L.Mizis 9+6reb+1ast, E.Krumins 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 198325


TTU - Naglis Palangos 75-52

There was a minor upset when 3rd ranked Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (5-5) were smashed by fifth ranked Estonian TTU (2-8) in Tallinn 75-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Naglis Palangos was better in second period 19-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Naglis Palangos to just 5 points in third quarter. TTU dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Naglis Palangos' 20. TTU forced 24 Naglis Palangos turnovers. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 4 assists. American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) replied with 11 points and guard Modestas Kumpys (192-91) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Naglis Palangos. TTU maintains fifth position with 2-8 record, which they share with Liepaja and Valga. Naglis Palangos at the other side dropped to the second place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
TTU: K.Akenparg 22+2reb+4ast, A.Arnold 17+8reb+1ast, E.Keedus 10+10reb+5ast, M.Saarmets 9+4reb+1ast, J.Puidet 9+7reb+1ast, K.Rinaldo 8
Naglis Palangos: M.Mockevicius 11+3reb+3ast, M.Kumpys 11+5reb+1ast, E.Lengvinas 9+1reb+2ast, P.Brown 8+4reb+1ast, J.Porter 7+7reb+1ast, M.Konate 6+6reb
gschID: 198324


  




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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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