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Results and Stats from First Leg of Quarterfinal Round - Mar 7, 2013


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Maris Gulbis
Barons kvartals - TU/Rock 63-49

Barons kvartals built a solid lead heading into the return leg in their quarterfinal series versus TU/Rock. The Latvian team claimed a 14-point lead after the home game. The game without a history. Barons kvartals led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Timo Eichfuss (200-88) produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 21+11reb+3ast, J.Rozitis 14+2reb, J.Diggs 12+1reb+2ast, T.Cain 8+11reb+1ast, D.Dulkys 4+4reb+1ast, A.Brunins 4+2reb+1ast
TU/Rock: T.Eichfuss 13+5reb+1ast, J.Ingram 10+5reb+2ast, T.Kurbas 7, V.Allingu 6+4reb, E.Dimsa 5+1reb, M.Doronin 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 233792


Kalev/Cramo - Pieno Zvaigzdes 71-54

Kalev/Cramo knocked down Pieno Zvaigzdes in the first game of the series. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. Pieno Zvaigzdes was better in fourth quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Pieno Zvaigzdes' 20. Latvian guard Armands Skele (192-83) nailed 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and American power forward Gary Wilkinson (205-82, college: Utah St.) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89, agency: Alti Sport) came up with 16 points and American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Pieno Zvaigzdes in the defeat. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Mindaugas Lukosius tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: G.Wilkinson 15+5reb, B.Fall 13+5reb, F.Elegar 12+6reb+1ast, A.Skele 10+6reb+5ast, T.Abbott 7+2reb+2ast, R.Keerles 5+4reb
Pieno Zvaigzdes: S.Vasiliauskas 16+2reb+3ast, T.Biggs 12+6reb+2ast, T.Hughes 6+5reb, E.Kairys 6+1reb, M.Ruikis 5+5reb, J.Sinica 3+6reb
gschID: 233791


Siauliai - Ventspils 81-78

Siauliai eked out a narrow home win over Ventspils in the quarterfinal series opener. Ventspils were trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 28-23 charge of Siauliai, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) scored 19 points and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: L.Samenas 21+2reb+3ast, R.Alijevas 13+3reb+5ast, A.Kieza 13+5reb+4ast, V.Sulskis 10+2reb, P.Dia 10+1reb, O.Galdikas 8+6reb
Ventspils: J.Timma 20+6reb+2ast, D.Sims 19+2reb+6ast, S.Valters 11+4reb+3ast, M.Laksa 7+6reb+1ast, M.Meiers 7+2reb, A.Berzins 7+5reb+5ast
gschID: 233790


Tarvas - Rudupis 72-108

Rudupis are step away from the next stage after they stunned Tarvas in Rakvere. The game without a history. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 69.8 percent from the field and made 21-of-23 charity shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Rudupis outrebounded BC Rakvere 38-15 including a 33-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. Rudupis players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. BC Rakvere was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) contributed with 21 points for the winners. point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) answered with 21 points and American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) added 18 points in the effort for BC Rakvere. Five Rudupis and four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 21+4reb+2ast, A.Milaknis 20+4reb+4ast, A.Labuckas 15+2reb, S.Vene 15+6reb+3ast, A.Urbutis 10+8reb+1ast, G.Kadziulis 10+2reb+3ast
Tarvas: R.Tamm 21+1reb+3ast, B.Raley-Ross 18+1reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 17+3reb+1ast, K.Saks 10+1reb+3ast, M.Laksa 4, A.Stewart 2+2reb
gschID: 233793
  




Ilja Gromovs
VEF Riga adds Gromovs to their roster - 21 hours 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 - 1 day 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]

Darius
Gvezdauskas
Gvezdauskas comes back to Siauliai - 1 day ago

BC Siauliai (LKL) inked 28-year old point guard Darius Gvezdauskas (191-87kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Siauliai as he has played here before. Gvezdauskas played most recently at Nevezis in the LKL. In 31 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg last season. Gvezdauskas also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. The previous (14-15) season Gvezdauskas played at Mulhouse Basket in NM1. In...   [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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