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Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
1. Siauliai 16-4
2. Triumph 15-4
3. Ventspils 12-7
4. Kalev/Cramo 12-7
5. Rudupis 12-8
6. Kedainiai 10-10
7. Pieno Zvaigzdes 9-10
8. Juventus 9-11
9. Tartu Ulikool 6-14
10. Baltai Kaunas 4-16
11. Liepaja 3-17

Zalgiris clinch BBL Elite division title
(Photo: Baltic League)
Season 2011-2012
All Games
List of Players

Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Bowles, Siauliai19.3 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas18.3 
 3. Mayo, Liepaja16.2 
 4. Amis, Tartu Ulikool15.9 
 5. Hallik, Tarvas15.2 
 6. Veideman, Tartu U.14.3 
 7. Lucas, Valmiera14.3 
 8. Karasev, Triumph14.3 
 9. Young, Ventspils14.2 
 10. Jefferson, Triumph14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas9.8 
 2. McClure, Kedainiai9.3 
 3. Arnold, TTU7.7 
 4. Bowles, Siauliai7.4 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.7.1 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera6.9 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool6.3 
 8. Delas, Baltai Kaun.6.2 
 9. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.1 
 10. Joneliunas, Sakal.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Broadus, Siauliai4.4 
 2. Maceina, Juventus4.3 
 3. Ezerskis, Lietkabe.4.3 
 4. Kulagin, Triumph3.8 
 5. Rinkevicius, Nagli.3.8 
 6. McKee, Triumph3.8 
 7. Lucas, Valmiera3.8 
 8. Janavicius, Baltai3.7 
 9. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.5 
 10. Mayo, Liepaja3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Avg: 2.8
 1. McKee, Triumph2.8 
 2. Akenparg, TTU1.8 
 3. Virsis, Valmiera1.8 
 4. Keedus, TTU1.8 
 5. Long, Siauliai1.7 
 6. Young, Ventspils1.7 
 7. Janavicius, Baltai1.7 
 8. Hughes, Pieno Z.1.6 
 9. Skele, Kalev/Cramo1.6 
 10. Matulionis, Lietk.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera2.1 
 3. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.6 
 4. Johnson, Naglis P.1.5 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.2 
 6. Leiteris, Liepaja1.1 
 7. Staniulis, Lietkab.1.0 
 8. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.0 
 9. Jefferson, Triumph0.9 
 10. Toome, Kalev/Cra.0.9 

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas 2011-12
Aleksandar Trifunovic Aleksandar Trifunovic Trifunovic
Sonny Weems
Milovan Rakovic
Mantas Kalnietis
Marko Popovic
Paulius Jankunas
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Weems Sonny 198 (6'6'') G/F 86 USA
11  Rakovic Milovan 208 (6'10'') C 85 Serbia
9  Kalnietis Mantas 196 (6'5'') G 86 Lithuania
6  Popovic Marko 185 (6'1'') G 82 Croatia
13  Jankunas Paulius 205 (6'9'') F 84 Lithuania
20  Salenga Dainius 197 (6'6'') F 77 Lithuania
15  Javtokas Robertas 211 (6'11'') C 80 Lithuania
41  Collins DeJuan 188 (6'2'') G 76 USA
19  Kuzminskas Mindaugas 205 (6'9'') F 89 Lithuania
12  Klimavicius Tadas 204 (6'9'') F 82 Lithuania
10  Delininkaitis Tomas 192 (6'4'') G 82 Lithuania
7  Lipkevicus Vytenis 195 (6'5'') F 89 Lithuania
Head Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic
Coach Assistant: Oliver Kostic
Coach Assistant: Ilias Kantzouris All-Baltic League Awards 2011-2012 - May 2, 2012 All-Baltic League 1st Team 2012
Mantas Kalnietis
Rashaun Broadus
Josh Mayo
Valdas Vasylius
David McClure

Playoffs MVP: Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86) of Zalgiris
Player of the Year: David McClure (200-86) of Kedainiai
Guard of the Year: Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84) of Siauliai
Forward of the Year: David McClure (200-F-86) of Kedainiai
Center of the Year: Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of Siauliai
European Player of the Year: Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83) of Siauliai
Import Player of the Year: Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of Siauliai
Defensive Player of the Year: Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph
Coach of the Year: Antanas Sireika of Siauliai

1st Team
PG: Rashaun Broadus (183-84) of Siauliai
G: Josh Mayo (182-87) of Liepaja
F: Valdas Vasylius (203-83) of Siauliai
F: David McClure (200-86) of Kedainiai
F/C: Denzel Bowles (208-89) of Siauliai

2nd Team
G: Jahmar Young (196-86) of Ventspils
F: Dainius Salenga (197-77) of Zalgiris
F: Sergey Karasev (201-93) of Triumph
F: Bill Amis (205-87) of Tartu Ulikool
C: Bamba Fall (216-86) of Kalev/Cramo

Honorable Mention
Martins Kravcenko (192-G-85) of Liepaja
Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89) of Zalgiris
Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Bayreuth
TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) of Kalev/Cramo
Mamadi Diane (196-G/F-86) of Ventspils
Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Triumph
Gediminas Maceina (188-PG-84) of Juventus
Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) of Tartu Ulikool
Mario Delas (207-F/C-90) of Zalgiris

All-European Players Team
PG: Gediminas Maceina (188-84) of Juventus
F/G: Gregor Arbet (194-83) of Kalev/Cramo
F: Dainius Salenga (197-77) of Zalgiris
F: Sergey Karasev (201-93) of Triumph
F/C: Mario Delas (207-90) of Zalgiris

All-Imports Team
PG: Rashaun Broadus (183-84) of Siauliai
G: Josh Mayo (182-87) of Liepaja
F: Bill Amis (205-87) of Tartu Ulikool
F: David McClure (200-86) of Kedainiai
F/C: Denzel Bowles (208-89) of Siauliai

All-Playoffs Team
Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86) of Zalgiris
Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87) of Lietuvos rytas
Darius Gvezdauskas (191-PG-88) of Siauliai
Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84) of Zalgiris
Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84) of VEF Riga

Zalgiris claim third title in a row - Apr 29, 2012

Final: Zalgiris - Lietuvos rytas 74-70
Zalgiris registered victory in the Baltic League Final. They shot down Lietuvos Rytas to claim the title for the third time in a row. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners. Lietuvos Rytas spurred ahead in the first term. Nearly perfect offense propelled the Vilnius team to a 26:22 lead after ten minutes. Zalgiris changed the complexion of the game in the second frame. They shut down their opponents defensively limiting those to only 10 points. Zalgiris erased the deficit and eventually posted a 42:36 halftime lead. Zalgiris maintained the lead throughout the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 5 points 59:54. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) gave Zalgiris a 12-point lead midway through the final term 70:58. Javtokas then converted a layup to stretch the margin to 14-point mark. But Lietuvos Rytas answered with a 9:0 run to narrow the gap. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) dragged the Vilnius team within 4 points with 19 seconds remaining however Lietuvos Rytas failed to capitalize on Jankunas turnover and Zalgiris hang on to win the battle. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) and Marko Popovic provided 11 points each for Zalgiris. Tyrese Rice answered with 20 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Predrag Samardziski (214-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

3rd Place: Siauliai - VEF Riga 75-92
VEF Riga earned Baltic League Bronze medals. They overcame Siauliai tonight to step onto the pedestal. Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with 24 points for VEF Riga. Siauliai started the game aggressively. Supported by sold-out crowd at the Siauliai Arena the hosts eked out a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. But VEF Riga gained composure in the second frame. The Latvian team unleashed 30 points in the second period to establish a 50:40 halftime lead. VEF Riga limited Siauliai to just 12 points in the third term to accumulate a 15-point lead at the final intermission 68:53. The hosts never recovered in the fourth term as VEF Riga cruised to the victory at the end. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) finished with 16 points, while Donatas Zavackas (203-F-80, college: Pittsburgh) produced 15 points in the win. Darius Gvezdauskas (191-PG-88) answered with 20 points for Siauliai. Vitali Liutych (198-G/F-92) had 13 points in the loss.

Baltic League Standings
Challenge Cup - Group A
1. Tarvas 10-2
2. Neptunas 6-4
3. Naglis Palangos 6-5
4. Barsy Atyrau 3-7
5. Jelgava 1-7
Challenge Cup - Group B
1. Lietkabelis 10-2
2. Sakalai 8-2
3. Valmiera 7-3
4. TTU 3-7
5. Rapla 2-8
6. Turiba 2-8

Lietkabelis clinch the Challenge Cup trophy

Panevezys Lietkabelis 2011-12
Gintaras Leonavicius Gintaras Leonavicius Leonavicius
Julius Zurna
Ernestas Ezerskis
Sarunas Kulevicius
Osvaldas Matulionis
Giedrius Staniulis
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
8  Zurna Julius 188 (6'2'') PG 86 Lithuania
7  Ezerskis Ernestas 192 (6'4'') PG 87 Lithuania
13  Kulevicius Sarunas 190 (6'3'') G 89 Lithuania
20  Matulionis Osvaldas 200 (6'7'') F 91 Lithuania
21  Staniulis Giedrius 205 (6'9'') C/F 91 Lithuania
5  Stanionis Edgaras 193 (6'4'') G 88 Lithuania
14  Cepukaitis Vaidas 207 (6'10'') C 89 Lithuania
12  Vasiliauskas Sarunas 188 (6'2'') G 89 Lithuania
23  Babkauskas Karolis 184 (6'1'') PG 91 Lithuania
15  Drungilas Adomas 203 (6'8'') C 90 Lithuania
11  Streikus Rytis 201 (6'7'') F 79 Lithuania
Head Coach: Gintaras Leonavicius
Coach Assistant: Algirdas Milonas All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Awards 2011-12 - Apr 19, 2012

All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) 1st Team 2012
Kaspars Cipruss
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Mindaugas Reminas
Ernests Kalve
Juris Umbrasko

Player of the Year: Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82) of Tarvas Estonia
Guard of the Year: Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89) of Lietkabelis Lithuania
Forward of the Year: Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Valmiera Latvia
Center of the Year: Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82) of Tarvas Estonia
Defensive Player of the Year: Jekabs Rozitis (206-F/C-86) of Valmiera Latvia
Coach of the Year: Gintaras Leonavicius of Lietkabelis Lithuania

1st Team
G: Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89) of Lietkabelis Lithuania
G: Mindaugas Reminas (190-86) of Naglis Palangos Lithuania
F: Ernests Kalve (200-87) of Valmiera Latvia
G/F: Juris Umbrasko (197-79) of Tarvas Estonia
C: Kaspars Cipruss (210-82) of Tarvas Estonia

2nd Team
G: Valmo Kriisa (190-74) of Tartu Ulikool Estonia
G/F: Edgars Krumins (194-86) of Jelgava Latvia
F: Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) of Lietkabelis Lithuania
F/C: Jekabs Rozitis (206-86) of Valmiera Latvia
F: Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-85) of Neptunas Lithuania

Honorable Mention
Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) of Tarvas Estonia
Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) of Tarvas Estonia
Marius Runkauskas (190-G-86) of Neptunas Lithuania
Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU Estonia
Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) of TTU Estonia
Arvydas Gydra (206-F-89) of Sakalai Lithuania

Baltic League Challenge Cup: Lietkabelis clinch the trophy - Mar 28, 2012

Lietkabelis - Tarvas 71:82
Lietkabelis celebrated victory in Baltic League Challenge Cup. They lost to Rakvere at home court yesterday but having enjoyed a 15-point victory on the road Lietkabelis came out winners on aggregate.
Tarvas gave out everything they had in this one. The Estonian team got to an aggressive start. They registered a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. Lietkabelis however answered with a 30-point tally in the second term to step in front 42:39. Tarvas pulled back ahead in the third term. The visitors once again played attentively in defence and secured a 61:58 lead with one quarter remaining. Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) gave Tarvas a needed 15-point lead with just over two minutes remaining in regulation but Lietkabelis survived the challenge. Matulionis and Vasiliauskas converted crucial free throws in the dying seconds to cut the deficit and eventually Lietkabelis gained much needed result. Kaspars Cipruss posted 30 points and 15 rebounds for Tarvas. Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) added 18 points for the winners. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) and Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) answered with 13 points each for Lietkabelis.
Lietkabelis: Edgaras Stanionis 13, Adomas Drungilas 13
Tarvas: Kaspars Cipruss 30+15 boards, Reinar Hallik 18, Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) 14
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