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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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Kalev/Cramo, Tartu Ulikool, Pieno Zvaigzdes and Vytautas reach semifinals - Mar 10, 2017


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Barons Riga - Kalev/Cramo 77-66

Barons Riga outgunned Kalev/Cramo at home court but could not rescue the series as the Estonian team made it into the next round. The game was mostly controlled by Barons Riga. Kalev/Cramo managed to win fourth quarter 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barons Riga forced 25 Kalev/Cramo turnovers. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Davis Geks (192-95) chipped in 20 points. Four Barons Riga players scored in double figures. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds and Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: C.Simmons 18+9reb+1ast, V.Liutych 18+5reb+2ast, B.Mirkovic 10+3reb+5ast, M.Tollefsen 8+7reb, M.Gladness 6+4reb, S.Sokk 3+3reb+5ast
Barons Riga: D.Geks 20+1reb+2ast, T.Larson 16+3reb+3ast, D.Krestinin 14+10reb+2ast, D.Zonne 10+1reb+4ast, K.Mediss 7+2reb, R.Freimanis 5+4reb
gschID: 537287


Valmiera - Vytautas 74-64

Vytautas secured their semifinal appearance despite a narrow road loss to Valmiera. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Vytautas was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Vytautas outrebounded Valmiera 40-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. Martins Laksa (200-90) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall) supported him with 14 points and 4 assists. Pitts is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Valmiera's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 8 points and 8 rebounds by forward Martynas Linkevicius (196-85, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for Vytautas. Forward Tadas Klimavicius (204-82) added 11 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Four Vytautas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Vytautas: V.Lipkevicius 12+5reb, A.Valeika 11+6reb+1ast, T.Klimavicius 11+7reb+1ast, R.Miniotas 10+6reb+1ast, M.Linkevicius 8+8reb+3ast, V.Cizauskas 7+5reb+1ast
Valmiera: M.Laksa 18+6reb, D.Pitts 14+2reb+4ast, A.Berzins 13+3reb+1ast, A.Mitchell 8+3reb+1ast, R.Malmanis 8+4reb+1ast, L.Blaus 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 537286


P.Zvaigzdes - Liepaja/Triobet 109-93

Pieno Zvaigzdes rallied past Liepaja/Triobet at home court to sweep the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 61-44 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. P.Zvaigzdes dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Liepaja/Triobet's 46. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Liepaja/Triobet helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Derrick Low (191-86, college: Washington St., agency: Octagon Europe) scored 15 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian-Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. P.Zvaigzdes' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) responded with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) scored 13 points. Five P.Zvaigzdes and four Liepaja/Triobet players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Ausejs 30+5reb+5ast, C.Montgomery 13+6reb+1ast, M.Griffin 13+4reb+3ast, R.Berzins 11+4reb, K.Pauls Lasmanis 9+2reb+1ast, R.Krastins 6+2reb+2ast
P.Zvaigzdes: E.Zabas 18+2reb+5ast, N.Balashov 18+3reb+3ast, D.Low 15+1reb+9ast, O.Olisevicius 15+5reb+1ast, E.Dimsa 12+4reb+3ast, J.Tamulis 11+5reb+4ast
gschID: 537285


Nevezis - Tartu Ulikool 78-92

Tartu Ulikool stormed past Nevezis in Lithuania and sealed their semifinal appearance. The game without a history. Tartu Ulikool led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Nevezis' 38. Tartu Ulikool players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Janari Joesaar (198-93, college: UTRGV, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. Forward Vaidotas Volkus (203-85, college: Redlands CC) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds and center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Nevezis.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: V.Volkus 25+6reb+2ast, I.Smiljanic 16+4reb, K.Petrukonis 11+11reb+3ast, T.Prostran 9+6reb+9ast, P.Petrilevicius 8+2reb+1ast, J.Love-Roberts 7+2reb+4ast
Tartu Ulikool: D.Milka 26+7reb+2ast, J.Joesaar 18+4reb+5ast, G.Dorbek 13+4reb+1ast, M.Thomas 12+4reb+7ast, J.Talts 8+4reb+4ast, M.Adam Konate 7+8reb
gschID: 537284


  



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Hazners
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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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