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First Round Schedule
Siauliai 50% Oct.31 Betsafe/Liep
Parnu 50% Oct.31 Vytautas
TLU/Kalev 50% Oct.31 Barsy Atyrau
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.29 Barsy Atyrau
P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.26 TLU/Kalev
TTU 50% Oct.26 Valmiera
Vytautas 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Jurmala 50% Oct.25 Betsafe/Liep
Rapla 50% Oct.24 Parnu
Siauliai 50% Oct.24 Tsmoki-Minsk
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.24 BK Ogre
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Recap of Opening Leg of Quarter-Finals - Mar 2, 2017


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Egidijus
Dimsa
Liepaja/Triobet - P.Zvaigzdes 80-89

Pieno Zvaigzdes upset Liepaja/Triobet on the road to build a comfortable advantage prior to the return leg of the quarterfinal series. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. P.Zvaigzdes made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. P.Zvaigzdes outrebounded Liepaja/Triobet 41-26 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Power forward Egidijus Dimsa (204-85) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Ukrainian Andriy Agafonov (208-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four P.Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. P.Zvaigzdes' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) produced 25 points and 6 assists and American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) added 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
P.Zvaigzdes: E.Dimsa 28+11reb+2ast, A.Agafonov 17+11reb+3ast, D.Low 13+1reb+6ast, S.Babrauskas 10+7reb+1ast, I.Fiodorovas 5+2ast, O.Olisevicius 5+3reb+1ast
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Ausejs 25+3reb+6ast, A.Butjankovs 23+2reb, M.Griffin 19+6reb+5ast, C.Montgomery 8+6reb, R.Krastins 3+2reb+2ast, K.Pauls Lasmanis 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 537283


Tartu Ulikool - Nevezis 86-88

Nevezis nipped Tartu Ulikool in Estonia in the opener. It looked good early as Tartu Ulikool took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Nevezis had a 21-18 second period charge getting the lead and Tartu Ulikool was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 86-88. Nevezis made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) nailed 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91) accounted for 8 points and 15 assists. American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) came up with 17 points and 5 assists and point guard Tanel Sokk (187-85) added 19 points and 4 assists respectively for Tartu Ulikool in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: K.Petrukonis 17+7reb, P.Petrilevicius 16+2reb+2ast, V.Volkus 15+7reb, I.Smiljanic 14+5reb+3ast, J.Love-Roberts 13+2reb+3ast, T.Prostran 8+15ast
Tartu Ulikool: T.Sokk 19+2reb+4ast, M.Thomas 17+4reb+5ast, D.Milka 15+4reb+1ast, J.Joesaar 13+2reb, M.Adam Konate 8+4reb+1ast, J.Talts 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 537282


Kalev/Cramo - Barons Riga 100-81

Kalev/Cramo rallied past Barons Riga in the opening leg of the series. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-81. Kalev/Cramo made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Barons Riga only scored twelve points from the stripe. Kalev/Cramo had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. 32 personal fouls committed by Barons Riga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) stepped up and scored 47 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Rain Veideman (192-91) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Davis Geks (192-95) scored 22 points. Four Barons Riga players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: V.Liutych 47+8reb, B.Mirkovic 13+3reb+3ast, R.Veideman 11+5reb+7ast, C.Simmons 9+11reb+2ast, E.Keedus 7+3reb+1ast, S.Sokk 6+3reb+6ast
Barons Riga: D.Geks 22+1reb+1ast, K.Mediss 16+1reb+2ast, D.Krestinin 15+8reb+1ast, D.Rozitis 11+9reb+1ast, D.Zonne 7+3ast, T.Larson 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 537281


Vytautas - Valmiera 102-71

Vytautas made a big step towards Final Four as they crushed Valmiera in Game 1. The game without a history. Vytautas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Valmiera's 28 and made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Vytautas forced 24 Valmiera turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (196-89) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Saulius Kulvietis (206-91) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Vytautas players scored in double figures. Arturs Berzins (204-88) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Martins Laksa (200-90) added 18 points in the effort for Valmiera. Valmiera's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Vytautas: V.Lipkevicius 20+7reb+5ast, T.Klimavicius 20+4reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 15+2reb+4ast, S.Kulvietis 15+6reb+5ast, R.Miniotas 13+1reb+2ast, T.Delininkaitis 9+7ast
Valmiera: M.Laksa 18+3reb, A.Berzins 17+6reb, L.Blaus 13+3reb+2ast, J.Kaufmanis 6+2reb, D.Pitts 6+3reb+9ast, E.Jonats 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 537280


  



New BBL season ready for tip-off - 9 days ago
The 2017/2018 Baltic Basketball League season is just about ready to tip off! Two groups of seven - 14 teams in total - will battle for the crown and represent five countries. All participants have been confirmed and it's set to be a very interesting season, as we welcome Tsmoki-Minsk to the league. Alongside the back-to-back-to-back Belarusian champions there will be a league-high of five teams from Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania will be represented by 4 and 3 clubs, respectively, whereas...   [read more]

Eduards
Hazners
Valmiera inks Eduards Hazners - 1 month ago
Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) signed 20-year old guard Eduards Hazners (192-97). He played last season at VEF Riga in the LBL. In 14 games he had 6.3ppg and 2.0rpg. Hazners helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Hazners also played 11 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 1.0ppg. He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 31.8%,    [read more]

Anrijs Miska
Anrijs Miska (ex Viten Fuen.) joins Valmiera - 1 month ago
Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) agreed terms with Latvian forward Anrijs Miska (203). He played last season at Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada in Spanish EBA league. In 16 games he had just 2.3ppg and 1.5rpg. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention in 2017. The previous (15-16) season Miska was tested by Real Madrid (Spain) in Spanish league. Miska represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.7ppg, 4....   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Betsafe/Liepaja 0-0 
 2. Jurmala 0-0 
 3. Parnu 0-0 
 4. Rapla 0-0 
 5. Siauliai 0-0 
 6. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 7. Vytautas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 2. BK Ogre 0-0 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 5. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trevin PARKS
  Barsy Atyrau
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.6 
 4. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 5. Ausejs, Liepaja/.16.1 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils14.8 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.8 
 8. Olmre, TTU14.6 
 9. Petrileviciu., Nevez.14.6 
 10. Geks, Barons Riga14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.11.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.10.0 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.7 
 4. Jonats, Valmiera7.4 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU7.1 
 6. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.9 
 7. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.6.8 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala6.6 
 9. Petrukonis, Nevezis6.5 
 10. Vujovic, TTU6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis9.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.9 
 5. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.6 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 8. Pitts, Valmiera5.1 
 9. Plavnieks, BK Ogre4.8 
 10. Kumelis, Nevezis4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 5. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.7 
 7. Bratoz, Rapla1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 10. Antrops, Jekabpils1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikita BALASHOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (207-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 4. Blaus, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Antrops, BK Ogre0.8 
 6. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 7. Rozitis, Liepaja/.0.7 
 8. Petrileviciu., Nevez.0.7 
 9. Krestinin, Barons R.0.7 
 10. Jonats, Valmiera0.6 
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