The game was mostly controlled by Ventspils. Lietkabelis managed to win second period 29-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lietkabelis 41-22 including a 35-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Ventspils especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Center Martins Meiers (208-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and Martins Laksa (200-90, agency: FCM) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Tauras Jogela (203-93) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Arnas Butkevicius (196-92) scored 12 points. Top scorers: Ventspils: M.Laksa 16+9reb+1ast, M.Meiers 15+14reb, J.Timma 15+3reb+1ast, D.Sims 12+4reb+5ast, S.Valters 7+1reb+2ast, A.Berzins 7+1reb+1ast Lietkabelis: T.Jogela 18+5reb+3ast, A.Butkevicius 12+1reb+2ast, M.Kupsas 9+3reb+3ast, E.Jezukevicius 6+2reb, K.Vecvagars 5+2reb, D.Griskenas 5+3reb+1ast
BC Rakvere was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 24-10 charge of Juventus, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 54-32 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and Lithuanian point guard Aidas Viskontas (183-86) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds. American forward A.J. Stewart (205-88, college: Texas St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) added 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for BC Rakvere in the defeat. Five Juventus and four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Juventus: N.Varnelis 16+10reb+1ast, A.Viskontas 13+8reb+3ast, D.Leonard 12+3reb+1ast, A.Cepulis 12+3reb+1ast, P.Morkeliunas 11+9reb+1ast, G.Matulis 11+4reb+2ast Tarvas: A.Stewart 26+13reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 24+9reb+6ast, R.Tamm 14+2reb+1ast, M.Laksa 10+1reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 3+5reb+2ast, K.Saks 2+1reb
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 58 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 32. TU/Rock forced 19 Sakalai turnovers. Center Joosep Toome (208-85) stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Coach Gert Kullamae's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. D Krestininas responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and center Rolandas Matulis (199-73) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: TU/Rock: J.Toome 18+6reb, R.Veideman 15+2reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 12+6reb+3ast, I.Nelyubov 10+8reb+2ast, J.Ingram 8+5reb+4ast, V.Kriisa 6+4reb+2ast Sakalai: J.Gintvainis 14+2reb+2ast, D. Krestininas 11+10reb+1ast, R.Matulis 11+6reb+2ast, Z.Sestokas 10+2reb+1ast, A.Kiausas 7+4reb+1ast, I.Ramasauskas 2+5reb
The game was mostly controlled by Jelgava. Naglis Palangos was better in fourth quarter 28-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jelgava well out of reach of Naglis Palangos shooting 70.3 percent from the field. They outrebounded Naglis Palangos 34-21 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jelgava shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) stepped up and scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and Latvian guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Jelgava had such big advantage that coach felt comfortable to give the chance to play for 10 players saving starting five for next games. Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) responded with 32 points and American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland) scored 25 points, 6 assists and 6 steals. Top scorers: Jelgava: A.Duselis 26+5reb, S.Silavs 22+1reb+5ast, S.Haynes 19+1reb, E.Krumins 17+7reb+1ast, L.Mizis 14+10reb+3ast, K.Kanbergs 10+2reb+3ast Naglis Palangos: E.Lengvinas 32+2reb+3ast, P.Brown 25+2reb+6ast, M.Mockevicius 15+3reb, M.Kumpys 9+7reb+4ast, M.Budrys 6+1reb, E.Kubilius 4+1reb+1ast
The game was mostly controlled by Ventspils. KK Parnu was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 32. They outrebounded KK Parnu 36-19 including 26 on the defensive glass. American point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) stepped up and scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Sandis Valters (193-78) chipped in 13 points. Coach Roberts Stelmahers's team had such big advantage that he gave the chance to play for all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) responded with 15 points and 5 assists and Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Ventspils: D.Sims 15+5reb+5ast, A.Berzins 15+2reb, S.Valters 13+3reb+3ast, M.Meiers 11+5reb, A.Vairogs 10+1reb+2ast, J.Timma 8+4reb+2ast Parnu: O.Matulionis 18+1reb+2ast, R.Raadik 16+3reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 15+2reb+5ast, K.Kitsing 11+4reb+2ast, R.Raap 8+4reb+3ast, T.Hamarsalu 5+1reb
The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-85. Juventus made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) produced 28 points and 4 steals and point guard Gediminas Maceina (188-84) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Juventus: D.Leonard 26+6reb+2ast, K.Petrukonis 15+5reb+3ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+3reb+2ast, G.Matulis 9+4reb+2ast, P.Morkeliunas 7+4reb, A.Cepulis 6+1ast Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 28+3reb+2ast, G.Maceina 18+6reb+3ast, G.Sirutavicius 15+1reb+2ast, Y.Gates 12+8reb, J.Sinica 9+1reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 3
Rudolfs Rozitis takes over Jekabpils - May 27, 2016
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BK Jekabpils (LBL) agreed on terms of contract with 28-year old head coach Rudolfs Rozitis. It is actually his comeback to Jekabpils as he used to work here before. Rozitis moved there from Barons Riga (LBL). The last season he worked as assistant coach at BK Jekabpils. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (13-14) season Rozitis coached at Latvijas Universitate (NBL). He contributed to his team making it to the final. Rozitis used to coach Latvian Women U18 National T... [read more]
BK Jekabpils (LBL) agreed on terms of contract with 28-year old head coach Rudolfs Rozitis. It is actually his comeback to Jekabpils as he used to work here before. Rozitis moved there from Barons Riga (LBL). The last season he worked as assistant coach at BK Jekabpils. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (13-14) season Rozitis coached at Latvijas Universitate (NBL). He contributed to his team making it to the final. Rozitis used to coach Latvian Women U18 National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2014.
Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Awards 2016 - Apr 7, 2016
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Finals MVP: Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) of Siauliai; Player of the Year: Laimonas Kisielius (203-F-85) of Vytautas; Guard of the Year: Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88) of Vytautas; Forward of the Year: Laimonas Kisielius (203-F-85) of Vytautas; Center of the Year: Steve Zack (211-C-92) of Liepaja/Triobet; European Player of the Year: Laimonas Kisielius (203-F-85) of Vytautas; Import Player of the Year: Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-G-92) of TLU/Kalev; Defensive Player of [read more]
Siauliai win Triobet BBL third time in a row! - Apr 6, 2016
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Home fans in Siauliai were witnesses to history being made, as Siauliai overcame a sizeable first-leg deficit against TU/Rock to become only the second team ever in Triobet BBL to lift the tournament crown three years in a row. The Lithuanian side celebrated a 102-76 victory in Siauliai after an excellent second half after losing the first game on the road in Tartu by seven points. Siauliai forward Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) was awarded the MVP of the Final series. The visitors were not... [read more]
Home fans in Siauliai were witnesses to history being made, as Siauliai overcame a sizeable first-leg deficit against TU/Rock to become only the second team ever in Triobet BBL to lift the tournament crown three years in a row. The Lithuanian side celebrated a 102-76 victory in Siauliai after an excellent second half after losing the first game on the road in Tartu by seven points. Siauliai forward Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) was awarded the MVP of the Final series. The visitors were not fazed by the rowdy atmosphere in the Siauliai arena and got off to a solid start, taking a 17-12 lead after a Gert Dorbek (193-SG-85) three-pointer seven minutes into the game. Siauliai didn't allow TU/Rock to break away, but were indeed behind for most of the first half. After two quarters of physical basketball, things were as they were at the start of the game, with teams level at 48-48.TU/Rock big man Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87, college: Clemson) was unstoppable in the first half of the game, but had already had four fouls. The halftime pep talk seemed to have been much more useful for Siauliai, who came out with noticeably higher levels of energy after the break. A barrage of three-pointers in the third quarter saw the hosts jump out to a 76-56 lead before the final quarter. TU/Rock had to rely on three-point shooting to close the gap and while their shorts were falling, they couldn't handle Cameron Ayers (196-G-91, college: Bucknell) who rained fire from deep on the other end just as accurately. While the time was ticking down faster and faster, the gap between the sides was not shrinking, allowing Siauliai to confidently march to their third Triobet BBL title in a row. A feat also accomplished only by Zalgiris. Courtesy of: bbl.net
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