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Play-Off bracket1

Round 5 of Top 16 - Feb 8, 2013

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Ventspils - Lietkabelis 88-64

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
gschID: 230898

Juventus - Tarvas 88-79

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
gschID: 230897

Sakalai - TU/Rock 55-81

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
gschID: 230895

Siauliai - Valmiera 82-81

gschID: 230896

Jelgava - Naglis Palangos 114-93

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
gschID: 230894

Ventspils - Parnu 103-76

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
gschID: 230893

Pieno Zvaigzdes - Juventus 85-86

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
gschID: 230892


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 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.
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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