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Baltic League Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket1

Round 2 of Top 16 - Jan 14, 2013


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Janis
Berzins
Valmiera - Siauliai 82-77

The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Siauliai was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Swiss-Lithuanian guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 16 points and 5 assists and Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Valmiera and five Siauliai players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Berzins 28+9reb, M.Ziedins 13+7reb, R.Gabrans 12+1reb+7ast, A.Butjankovs 11+11reb+4ast, V.Iljins 7+3reb, S.Amolins 6+1reb+1ast
Siauliai: R.Alijevas 16+1reb+5ast, L.Jackson 13+4reb+2ast, P.Dia 13+5reb, C.Simon 10+2reb, A.Kieza 10+8reb+2ast, S.Kuzminskas 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 230878


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Barsy Atyrau 93-57

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 60 of its points in the paint compared to Barsy Atyrau's 36. The best player for the winners was swingman Mantas Ruikis (194-85) who scored 17 points. Gytis Sirutavicius (195-83) chipped in 17 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Zambalist Fredrick (183-86, college: S.Carolina) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: G.Sirutavicius 17+2reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 17+2reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 12+4reb+1ast, T.Biggs 12+3reb+1ast, G.Maceina 9+5reb+3ast, Y.Gates 9+2reb
Barsy Atyrau: E.Zelionis 11+9reb, Z.Fredrick 9+5reb, M.Evstigneev 8+4reb, C.McEachin 8+2reb, D.Dyatlovsky 6+2reb, A.Endropov 5+2ast
gschID: 230877


Ventspils - Barons kvartals 65-66

The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Barons kvartals outrebounded Ventspils 43-23 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) produced 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 19+6reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 14+5reb, T.Cain 13+15reb, I.Bergmanis 7+5reb+9ast, D.Zonne 5+1reb, S.Metra 4+6reb
Ventspils: D.Lejasmeiers 12+4reb+1ast, M.Meiers 12, J.Timma 12+5reb+3ast, R.Zakis 11+3reb+1ast, F.Campbell 5+5reb, A.Berzins 5+4reb
gschID: 230876


Jelgava - Rudupis 68-93

The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Jelgava was better in fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rudupis shot 25 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Jelgava only scored nine points from the stripe. They outrebounded Jelgava 51-31 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jelgava was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Center Tautvydas Slezas (207-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Rudupis players scored in double figures. American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Jelgava's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 21+14reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 15+9reb+2ast, T.Slezas 15+9reb+4ast, P.Ivanauskas 13+6reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 10+2reb+2ast, A.Urbutis 7+3reb+1ast
Jelgava: K.Chamberlain 17+10reb+2ast, A.Duselis 12+5reb+1ast, E.Krumins 11+8reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 9+1reb, A.Justovics 5+2ast, L.Mizis 5+1ast
gschID: 230875


TU/Rock - Siauliai 84-68

The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 16 points. TU/Rock made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) who scored 25 points. Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) produced 17 points and Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 25+3reb+3ast, E.Dimsa 15+7reb+1ast, V.Allingu 15+6reb, V.Kriisa 10+3reb+3ast, K.Saage 9+1reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 5+2reb+2ast
Siauliai: L.Samenas 17+3ast, P.Dia 11+5reb+1ast, V.Liutych 10+2reb+1ast, V.Sulskis 10+5reb, R.Alijevas 7+2reb+2ast, A.Kieza 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 230874


Lietkabelis - Parnu 98-93 OT

Liatkabelis clinched the first win in Top 16 round as they snatched overtime win over Parnu. Darius Griskenas (194-F-84) stepped up with 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) added 20 points for Liatkabelis. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) answered with 33 points and 11 rebounds for Parnu.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: D.Darius Griskenas 27+10reb+2ast, K.Kaspars Vecvagars 20+1reb+7ast, E.Ulanovas 13+3reb+6ast, M.Kupsas 11+11reb, A.Drungilas 10+9reb, K.Babkauskas 7+2reb+3ast
Parnu: R.Rain Raadik 33+11reb+1ast, O.Matulionis 19+7reb+4ast, K.Kitsing 16+3reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 9+5reb+12ast, T.Hamarsalu 9+1reb+1ast, K.Evart 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 230873
  




Arturs
Vitins
Arturs Vitins signs at Jekabpils - 4 days ago

BK Jekabpils (LBL) landed 24-year old Latvian forward Arturs Vitins (198-109kg-92). He just graduated from Ohio Valley (NCAA2). In 23 games he averaged 7.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season. As mentioned above Vitins is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 2.7rpg. Vitins has played previously for Keizarmezs, Kadeti, BA Riga, BS Rig...   [read more]

Kristaps
Miglinieks
Jekabpils keep Miglinieks for another season - 11 days ago

BK Jekabpils (LBL) re-signed 26-year old guard Kristaps Miglinieks (196-89kg-90). He played there last season. In 16 LBL games he recorded 7.2ppg and 1.2rpg. Miglinieks also played 1 game in Baltic League but he did not score anything, 3 assists and 1 steal. The previous (14-15) season he played at Liepaja/Triobet. In 28 LBL games he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.4rpg in 2014-15 season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Miglinieks also played 8 games in Baltic League where he averaged...   [read more]
Ventspils bring in Armands Grazulis - 11 days ago

BK Ventspils (LBL) tabbed 20-year old guard Armands Grazulis (186-79kg-96). He played most recently at RTU Riga (LBL2). In three games he averaged 5.7ppg and 1.3apg last season. Grazulis has played previously for two other Latvia teams: Jelgava and Zemgale/Juniors. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia   [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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