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Baltic League Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket1

Round 7 of Top 16 - Feb 20, 2013


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Saulius
Kuzminskas
Sakalai - Siauliai 74-92

The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Sakalai was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Siauliai forced 19 Sakalai turnovers. It was a very good performance for power forward Saulius Kuzminskas (210-82, college: California) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Swiss-Lithuanian guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Denisas Krestininas (202-94) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Sakalai. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: A.Kiausas 21+5reb+1ast, J.Gintvainis 13+3reb+6ast, D.Krestininas 12+11reb, Z.Sestokas 12+1reb, I.Ramasauskas 9+7reb, E.Seskus 5+3reb+2ast
Siauliai: R.Alijevas 20+7reb+2ast, L.Samenas 18+4reb+1ast, S.Kuzminskas 17+9reb+4ast, V.Liutych 12+3reb+1ast, C.Simon 11+1ast, K.Artamonov 7+4reb+7ast
gschID: 230908


Juventus - Pieno Zvaigzdes 86-92 OT

Juventus were tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 10-16s. Pieno Zvaigzdes dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Juventus' 36. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) answered with 27 points and American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Juventus. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Juventus: N.Varnelis 27+4reb+2ast, D.Leonard 15+9reb+2ast, D.Gvezdauskas 14+3reb, P.Morkeliunas 12+12reb+1ast, L.Kisielius 5+3reb+4ast, K.Petrukonis 4+6reb+2ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: Y.Gates 18+7reb, T.Hughes 18+4reb+4ast, T.Biggs 18+7reb+1ast, J.Sinica 12+3reb+1ast, V.Cepukaitis 9+3reb, M.Ruikis 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 230907


Valmiera - TU/Rock 74-73

The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 18-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Valmiera dominated on the defensive end, holding TU/Rock to just 7 points in third quarter. It was a very good performance for forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds. Center Viktors Iljins (212-91) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Joosep Toome (208-85) answered with 22 points and American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) added 16 points in the effort for TU/Rock. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Toome 22+4reb+1ast, J.Ingram 16+2reb+2ast, V.Kriisa 11+3reb+2ast, S.Leppik 5, R.Veideman 5+2reb+1ast, M.Doronin 5+2reb+1ast
Valmiera: J.Berzins 16+8reb+3ast, R.Gabrans 12+4reb+1ast, V.Iljins 10+8reb+2ast, M.Ziedins 8+5reb+4ast, J.Kaufmanis 8+3ast, A.Butjankovs 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 230906


Rudupis - Jelgava 109-76

The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Jelgava was better in second period 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jelgava 55-29 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Rudupis looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Jelgava was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Arnas Labuckas (203-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Rudupis players scored in double figures. Rudupis' coach Virginijus Seskus felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-88) answered with 21 points and 4 assists and forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Jelgava.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: K.Kanbergs 21+4reb+4ast, A.Duselis 18+5reb+2ast, S.Haynes 10+3reb+1ast, S.Silavs 8+5reb+3ast, K.Chamberlain 7+1reb, G.Justovics 5+4reb+2ast
Rudupis: A.Milaknis 28+3reb+4ast, A.Labuckas 21+10reb+2ast, G.Orelikas 15+8reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 11+3reb+6ast, A.Urbutis 8+7reb, A.Valeika 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 230905


Lietkabelis - Barons kvartals 77-83

Barons kvartals outrebounded Lietkabelis 36-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Arturs Brunins (198-82) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Karolis Babkauskas (186-91) answered with 12 points and 8 assists and Arnas Butkevicius (196-92) added 10 points in the effort for Lietkabelis. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: V.Volkus 13+2reb+2ast, K.Babkauskas 12+4reb+8ast, M.Kupsas 12+5reb, E.Ulanovas 11+4reb, A.Butkevicius 10+4reb+3ast, L.Aukstikalnis 9+3reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: A.Brunins 19+4reb+1ast, S.Metra 15+2reb+1ast, T.Cain 14+12reb+2ast, I.Bergmanis 12+3reb+3ast, J.Diggs 11+4reb+3ast, J.Rozitis 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 230904


  




D.J.
Balentine
Balentine inks at P.Zvaigzdes at the beginning of his pro career - 19 hours ago

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard D.J. Balentine (188-95kg-93, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). Balentine just graduated from Evansville (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.4apg last season. Balentine helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-...   [read more]

Timo
Eichfuss
Tarvas welcome back Eichfuss - 1 day ago

BC Rakvere Tarvas (Alexela KML) inked 28-year old international forward Timo Eichfuss (200-88). It is actually his comeback to BC Rakvere as he has played here before. Eichfuss has played for the last eight years at TU/Rock in the Alexela KML. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 17 Alexela KML games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. Eichfuss helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 3.6ppg and 3.0rpg. And fina...   [read more]

Edvinas
Seskus
Vytautas keep Seskus for another season - 2 days ago

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) re-signed 21-year old swingman Edvinas Seskus (194-81kg-95). He played there last season. But in only one LKL game he did not score anything. Seskus also played that season for Rasai where in 14 LKL games he averaged 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. He also spent pre-season at Perlas-MRU Vilnius that year. Seskus was also tried-out by Lietuvos rytas. In two LKL games he did not score anything. Despite young age he had impressive career. His team won Lithuanian NKL...   [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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