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Baltic League Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket1

Round 3 of Top 16 - Jan 23, 2013


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Tyshawn
Abbott
Kalev/Cramo - Jelgava 105-65

The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-65. Kalev/Cramo dominated on the defensive end, holding Jelgava to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 38. Kalev/Cramo forced 19 Jelgava turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kalev/Cramo made 10 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Ty Abbott (192-88, college: Arizona St.) who led the winners and scored 28 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) accounted for 18 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winning side. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-88) came up with 12 points and 4 assists and American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Jelgava in the defeat. Jelgava's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: T.Abbott 28+4reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 20+4reb+2ast, F.Elegar 18+11reb+1ast, B.Fall 15+7reb+3ast, T.Raadik 10+3reb, A.Skele 7+5reb+8ast
Jelgava: K.Kanbergs 12+4reb+4ast, A.Duselis 11+2reb+1ast, S.Silavs 10+3reb+1ast, G.Justovics 9+3reb+2ast, A.Justovics 7, K.Chamberlain 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 230884


Rudupis - Naglis Palangos 93-79

The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Naglis Palangos managed to win fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Power forward Arminas Urbutis (205-86, college: Hofstra) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Modestas Kumpys (192-91) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Naglis Palangos. Five Rudupis and four Naglis Palangos players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 22+7reb+1ast, A.Milaknis 16+3reb+1ast, A.Urbutis 12+8reb+1ast, A.Valeika 12+4reb, G.Kadziulis 10+2reb+3ast, S.Vene 7+5reb+3ast
Naglis Palangos: M.Kumpys 21+9reb+2ast, M.Mockevicius 18+8reb+5ast, R.Olander 14+6reb, G.Wright 10+4reb+2ast, J.Porter 8+5reb, M.Konate 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 230883


Parnu - Barons kvartals 52-61

It looked good early as KK Parnu took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Barons kvartals had a 17-8 second period charge getting the lead and KK Parnu was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 52-61. They outrebounded KK Parnu 45-34 including a 36-25 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 18 points and 19 rebounds. Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 9 points. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds and center Rain Raadik (208-89) added 9 points and 13 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: T.Cain 18+19reb+1ast, M.Gulbis 9+4reb+1ast, N.Miezis 8+1reb+3ast, J.Rozitis 7+5reb, A.Brunins 6+7reb+1ast, A.Epners 5+4reb
Parnu: R.Raap 20+6reb+1ast, R.Raadik 9+13reb, O.Matulionis 8+2reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 7+8reb+4ast, K.Evart 6+2reb, T.Hamarsalu 2+2reb
gschID: 230882


Siauliai - Sakalai 90-73

The game without a history. Siauliai led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 42. They outrebounded Sakalai 39-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Center Ovidijus Galdikas (217-88) helped adding 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) with 19 points and center Ignas Ramasauskas (211-93) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: A.Kieza 22+13reb+1ast, O.Galdikas 18+5reb, C.Simon 17+4reb+1ast, V.Sulskis 15+4reb+1ast, L.Samenas 7+3reb+2ast, L.Jackson 6+4reb+4ast
Sakalai: A.Kiausas 19+4reb+3ast, I.Ramasauskas 18+6reb, J.Sinica 13+4reb+1ast, R.Matulis 8+2reb, Z.Sestokas 6+1reb+2ast, D. Krestininas 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 230881


Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau 103-84

It was a very close game until the last quarter, when BC Rakvere's pressure prevailed and they won that period 30-16 extending their advantage to 19 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Barsy Atyrau's 44. Barsy Atyrau was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. American forward A.J. Stewart (205-88, college: Texas St.) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Russian point guard Andrey Endropov (184-78) added 15 points in the effort for Barsy Atyrau. Five BC Rakvere and four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Tamm 22+4reb+7ast, A.Stewart 19+7reb+1ast, R.Lindmets 18+6reb, J.Umbrasko 12+8reb+2ast, B.Raley-Ross 12+6reb+4ast, M.Laksa 12+4reb+1ast
Barsy Atyrau: A.Endropov 15+2reb+2ast, E.Zelionis 12+8reb+3ast, C.McEachin 11, V.Matyukevych 11+4reb+1ast, E.Isakov 11+6reb, D.Sviridov 8+5reb
gschID: 230880


Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau 96-75

BC Rakvere dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Barsy Atyrau's 38. It was a good game for American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-80) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-85) added 9 points and 12 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.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: B.Raley-Ross 21+7reb+4ast, M.Laksa 20+6reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 14+6reb+2ast, R.Tamm 12+6reb+2ast, K.Saks 12+5reb+2ast, O.Metsalu 9+4reb
Barsy Atyrau: V.Matyukevych 15+8reb, Z.Fredrick 14+2reb+1ast, E.Zelionis 13+8reb+1ast, D.Sviridov 9+12reb+2ast, A.Endropov 8+5reb+1ast, C.McEachin 5+1ast
gschID: 230879


  




David
Haughton
Haughton re-signs at Tarvas - 2 days ago

BC Rakvere Tarvas (Alexela KML) confirmed in their roster 25-year old American power forward David Haughton (198-95kg-91, college: Purchase). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Alexela KML games he had 10.1ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.3spg last season. Haughton also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded 9.1ppg, 8.7rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.1apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Estonian Cup final in 2015. Haughto...   [read more]

Ilja Gromovs
VEF Riga adds Gromovs to their roster - 4 days ago

VEF Riga (LBL) added to their roster 22-year old international center Ilja Gromovs (209-105kg-94). He played last season at Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss in the LBL. In 21 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Gromovs also played 9 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.0ppg and 5.2rpg. Gromovs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League this s...   [read more]

Jimmy Gavin
Jimmy Gavin agreed terms with Dzukija - 5 days ago

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) inked American guard Jimmy Gavin (190-86kg). He just graduated from Winthrop (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg last season. Gavin helped them to make it to the conference final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-Big South Conference 1st Team and Big South Conference All-Tournament Team. The previous (13-14) season he played at another team Ranger B...   [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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