#1. This week's number one is an international swingman Merike Anderson (180-81, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in Bulgaria). She led Dunav 8806 to a victory over the closely-ranked Montana 2003 (6-8) 83-67 in the Bulgarian NBL in Wednesday night's game.
Anderson was MVP of the game. She recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 33 minutes on the court.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Dunav 8806 Ruse (11-3) is placed second in the NBL.
It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Anderson's first season with the team.
Anderson is currently seventh on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (third place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Anderson averages: 15.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.9apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 73.2% in the 14 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the Estonian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Viive Kai Rebane (182-89, college: Binghamton, currently plays in Bulgaria). Rebane contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Rilski Sportist (9-4) crushing them 91-47 in the Bulgarian NBL last Wednesday.
She recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Neftochimic 2010 Burgas (15-0) is placed first in the NBL.
So far her team won all fifteen games in the Regular Season.
Rebane's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2FGP: 45.0%.
Ex-Audentes Tallinn player is in the roster of the Estonian senior national team.
#3. The Estonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Jana Rannaveski (172-87, currently plays in Belarus). She managed to help SBK Olimpia Grodno in a victory against the closely-ranked Berezina-RCOR (4-6) crushing them 91-41 in the Belarusian Premier League on Saturday night.
Rannaveski recorded only 4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 23 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. SBK Olimpia Grodno (10-0) is placed first in the Premier League.
So far her team won all ten games in the Regular Season.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Rannaveski is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 2.9apg.
This year her other stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 48.7%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 72.2% in the 10 games.
Rannaveski is also a member of the Estonian senior national team.
#4. Forward Rosemary Rits (180-92, currently plays in Finland) contributed to Honka's victory against the closely-ranked Forssan Alku (12-7) 76-66 in the Finnish SM-sarja in Sunday night's game.
She scored 5 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Honka Akatemia Espoo (12-7) is placed fourth in the SM-sarja.
Rits' overall stats this season are: 2.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg.
She used to play for the Estonian U20 national team
back in 2011.
#5. International power forward Mailis Pokk (185-92, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL could not help Rotenburg/Scheessel (5-8) to beat Wildcats Wolfenbuettel (9-4).
Pokk recorded 5 points in 14 minutes.
Rotenburg/Scheessel was badly defeated 78-62 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Wildcats Wolfenbuettel.
It was Rotenburg/Scheessel's third consecutive loss in a row.
This year Pokk's overall stats are: 5.0ppg and 2.8rpg in the 11 games.
She plays currently for the Estonian national team.
Castors Braine keeps Anderson for another season - 1 month ago
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Mithra Castors Braine (Top Division Women) re-signed 35-year old Estonian ex-international guard Merike Anderson (180-81, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 13 Top Division Women games she recorded 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. She helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the cup final. Anderson also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg. Among other achievements she received Euroba... [read more]
Mithra Castors Braine (Top Division Women) re-signed 35-year old Estonian ex-international guard Merike Anderson (180-81, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 13 Top Division Women games she recorded 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. She helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the cup final. Anderson also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg. Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention award back in 2013. Anderson also represented Estonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.5apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 74.1%. Anderson is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Finland (Pantterit), France (Nice), Latvia (TTT Riga and KK Tallinna Ulikool), Poland (Gdynia), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Bulgaria (Dunav 8806 Ruse). It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Castors Braine.
Eurobasket.com All-Estonian NKL Awards 2016 - 2 months ago
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Player of the Year: Kati Rausberg (173-G-89) of Audentese SK; 1st Team: G: Kati Rausberg (173-G-89) of Audentese SK; PG: Sofia Kosareva (169-PG-98) of BC Vars; C: Aleksandra Komar (182-C-87) of BC Vars; C: Kerli Haas (179-C-90) of Rapla KK; [read more]
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