#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.
FCR Media/Rapla KK claimed NKML title in Estonia. They beat Tallinna Ulikool 3-1 in the Final series clinching the 92-80 win last night. Pirgit Puu (168-G-88) top-scored for the winners with 30 points and Laina Mesila-Kaarmann (186-C/F-87) notched 22. Francis Donders followed them with 15 points in a win. Samantha Mackay (173-G-91, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances) replied with 24 points in the losing effort, whilst Rosemary Rits(180-F-92) nailed 16. [read more]
TLU (University of Tallinn) led the game for whole 40 minutes and won the Game 2 of Estonian Championship finals against Rapla 77:64 (37:26) to even the series to 1:1. Viive Kai Rebane (183-F-89, college: Binghamton) led the winners with a great double-double - 25+14 rbs. Trine Kasemagi (190-C-95) added 18 + 12 rbs and Mirjam Nikolai(178-G-86) 16 + 5 ast. Laila Mesila-Kaarmann had 23 points in losing effort. TLU dominated the rebounds by a huge margin - 46:24 (offensive - 13:4). The hos... [read more]
TLU (University of Tallinn) led the game for whole 40 minutes and won the Game 2 of Estonian Championship finals against Rapla 77:64 (37:26) to even the series to 1:1. Viive Kai Rebane (183-F-89, college: Binghamton) led the winners with a great double-double - 25+14 rbs. Trine Kasemagi (190-C-95) added 18 + 12 rbs and Mirjam Nikolai (178-G-86) 16 + 5 ast. Laila Mesila-Kaarmann had 23 points in losing effort. TLU dominated the rebounds by a huge margin - 46:24 (offensive - 13:4).
The hosts went ahead 19:4 with less than seven minutes played, making 9/14 but also having three offensive rebounds while Rapla made only 2 of their first 10 shots. TLU won the 1st quarter 23:12 and had a double-digit lead for most of the 2nd quarter. In 3rd, Rapla closed the gap to 6 but a 9:2 run by TLU took them firmly ahead 48:35. It was 54:47 with a quarter to go and the defending champions couldn't reach closer than 6 points whereas Sam Mackay made a crucial three-pointer and TLU maintained a total dominance under opponents' board to stay safe.
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