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Baltic League Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket1

Round 1 of Top 16 - Jan 11, 2013


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Raimonds
Gabrans
Valmiera - Sakalai 62-57

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Sakalai won second period 21-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Sakalai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) contributed with 7 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Justas Sinica (203-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and Edvinas Seskus (192-95) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sakalai.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: R.Gabrans 17+3reb+3ast, J.Kaufmanis 11+1reb, A.Butjankovs 10+9reb, J.Berzins 7+9reb+1ast, M.Ziedins 7+13reb+1ast, V.Iljins 6+9reb
Sakalai: J.Sinica 18+13reb+1ast, Z.Sestokas 13+1reb, E.Seskus 10+9reb+3ast, I.Ramasauskas 8+5reb+1ast, R.Matulis 6+6reb+2ast, J.Gintvainis 2+2reb+4ast
gschID: 230872


Kalev/Cramo - Naglis Palangos 84-75

The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-75. Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) stepped up and scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Tanel Sokk (182-85) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. At the losing side American center Ryan Olander (213, college: Fairfield, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 19 points and the other American import guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Kalev/Cramo and five Naglis Palangos players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: B.Fall 22+9reb, G.Dorbek 14+5reb+1ast, T.Sokk 14+2reb+5ast, G.Arbet 12+2reb, G.Wilkinson 9+7reb+2ast, K.McLeod 6+1reb+2ast
Naglis Palangos: R.Olander 19+4reb, P.Brown 13+7reb+1ast, M.Konate 12+2reb, G.Wright 11+4reb+4ast, M.Kumpys 10+6reb, E.Lengvinas 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 230871


TU/Rock - Sakalai 103-60

The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 34. They outrebounded Sakalai 41-25 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. TU/Rock looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) stepped up and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Rain Veideman (193-91) chipped in 20 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five TU/Rock players scored in double figures. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Jokubas Gintvainis (191-94) responded with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and center Ignas Ramasauskas (211-93) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: R.Veideman 20+1ast, J.Ingram 17+5reb+5ast, E.Dimsa 12+6reb+1ast, K.Saage 10+4reb+2ast, V.Allingu 10+8reb, T.Eichfuss 9+3reb+3ast
Sakalai: J.Sinica 13+4reb+1ast, I.Ramasauskas 12+7reb, J.Gintvainis 10+7reb+4ast, E.Seskus 9+3reb+3ast, R.Matulis 8+2reb, A.Kiausas 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 230870


Juventus - Barsy Atyrau 113-79

The game without a history. Juventus led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Juventus forced 23 Barsy Atyrau turnovers and had a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. Juventus players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Barsy Atyrau was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) nailed 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Gintautas Matulis (196-86) accounted for 13 points and 11 rebounds. Five Juventus players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Mikhail Evstigneev (201-84) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Barsy Atyrau in the defeat. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Juventus: A.Viskontas 18+4ast, K.Petrukonis 16+4reb+1ast, N.Varnelis 16+9reb+3ast, D.Leonard 15+4reb+7ast, G.Matulis 13+11reb+2ast, A.Cepulis 12+1reb+3ast
Barsy Atyrau: E.Zelionis 19+7reb+1ast, M.Evstigneev 13+6reb+1ast, A.Endropov 9+5reb+3ast, Z.Fredrick 8+2reb+1ast, C.McEachin 8+1reb+1ast, V.Matyukevych 8+3reb
gschID: 230869


Tarvas - Pieno Zvaigzdes 93-75

The game without a history. BC Rakvere led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American-Estonian forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas tested ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: M.Laksa 20+2reb, R.Lindmets 18+6reb, J.Umbrasko 15+6reb+2ast, R.Tamm 12+3reb+8ast, K.Saks 11+4reb, B.Raley-Ross 10+3reb+5ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Biggs 19+7reb, Y.Gates 17+7reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 11+1ast, T.Hughes 9+2reb+4ast, S.Vasiliauskas 7+1reb+3ast, G.Sirutavicius 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 230868


Lietkabelis - Ventspils 62-73

American point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) fired 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Edgaras Ulanovas (197-92) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lietkabelis' coach Gintaras Leonavicius rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: D.Sims 18+3reb+4ast, R.Zakis 13+3reb, J.Timma 11+6reb+1ast, S.Valters 8+3reb+3ast, M.Meiers 7+2reb+1ast, F.Campbell 6+5reb
Lietkabelis: E.Ulanovas 16+6reb, M.Kupsas 11+11reb, T.Jogela 9+7reb+1ast, K.Vecvagars 8+2reb+5ast, M.Andriukaitis 5, K.Babkauskas 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 230867


  




Denis
Krestinin
Barons Riga inks Denis Krestinin - 1 hour ago

BK Barons Kvartals Riga (LBL) agreed terms with 22-year old Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at PGE Turow in Polish TBL league. In 28 games he had just 3.0ppg and 3.6rpg. Krestinin also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.8ppg and 4.3rpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at BK Jelgava. In 29 LBL games he averaged 12.3ppg, 10.2rpg (leader !!!), 1.1apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. Quite impressive season as he was voted Euro...   [read more]

Davis
Rozitis
Davis Rozitis agreed terms with Liepaja/Triobet - 1 day ago

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) inked 26-year old center Davis Rozitis (213-109kg-90, college: Hawaii). He has played for the last two years at Valmiera/ORDO in the LBL. In 40 games he recorded 8.1ppg and 4.9rpg last season. Rozitis helped them to win the league title. He also played 20 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Rozitis contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention award...   [read more]

Viktors
Iljins
Jurmala lands Viktors Iljins - 2 days ago

Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss (LBL) tabbed 25-year old center Viktors Iljins (212-110kg-91) on loan from Valmiera. He has played for the last two seasons at Valmiera/ORDO in the LBL. In 28 games he had 4.0ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Iljins helped them to win the league title. He also played 12 games in Baltic League where he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.7rpg. Iljins contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. He was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game back in 2013. Iljins represented L...   [read more]


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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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