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 3. Valmiera 21-11 
 4. Jekabpils 18-14 
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 6. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Last:5/31/2017
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 2. Carnikava 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/1/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
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 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
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 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimki 0-0 
 7. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. Parma 0-0 
 10. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 11. Unics 0-0 
 12. VEF Riga 0-0 
 13. Zenit 0-0 
Last:8/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 8. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Grazulis, Ventspils0.8 
Player of the Week

 D'or Fischer
  Valmiera
  ( 211-C-81 )
  

 Rihards Adins
  Turiba
  ( 205-F/C-94 )
  

Latvian Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
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LBL Round 7: Latvijas Universitate is defeated by Turiba - Nov 4, 2012


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The game between third ranked Latvijas Universitate (4-3) and tenth ranked Turiba (1-4) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Latvijas Universitate was defeated by Turiba in Riga 92-82. The game without a history. Turiba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Latvijas Universitate turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Latvijas Universitate helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for power forward Juris Kalnins (200-F/C-93) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) helped adding 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Turiba left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Barons kvartals. Latvijas Universitate at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Turiba is looking forward to face Barons kvartals (#9) in Riga in the next round. Latvijas Universitate will play on the road against Jurmala (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Liepaja (3-2) against ninth ranked Jelgava (2-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Liepaja was defeated by Jelgava in Jelgava 79-62. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liepaja. It was an exceptional evening for forward Andris Justovics (200-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Lauris Mizis accounted for 7 points and 12 rebounds. Jelgava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Teddy Archer (191, college: St.Thomas) came up with 6 points and 9 rebounds for Liepaja in the defeat. Jelgava moved-up to seventh place. Liepaja at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Jurmala. Jelgava will again play against higher ranked Liepaja (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Jurmala. 4th placed host Jurmala (3-2) lost to leader VEF Riga (5-0) 80-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jurmala. Donatas Zavackas fired 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ken Brown produced 19 points and 4 steals for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated VEF Riga have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Newly promoted Jurmala dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Liepaja. VEF Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jurmala will play against Latvijas Universitate (#3) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LBL top team - VEF Riga (5-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Jekabpils (2-4) 84-59. Worth to mention a great performance of Earl Rowland who helped to win the game recording 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for VEF Riga. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. VEF Riga will have a break next round. Jekabpils will play on the road against the league's second-placed Valmiera (#2).

In the last game of round 7 Barons kvartals lost to Valmiera on the opponent's court 67-73.

LU - Turiba 82-92

The game between third ranked Latvijas Universitate (4-3) and tenth ranked Turiba (1-4) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Latvijas Universitate was defeated by Turiba in Riga 92-82. The game without a history. Turiba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Latvijas Universitate turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Latvijas Universitate helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for power forward Juris Kalnins (200-93) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) helped adding 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) scored 23 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Turiba left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Barons kvartals. Latvijas Universitate at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Turiba is looking forward to face Barons kvartals (#9) in Riga in the next round. Latvijas Universitate will play on the road against Jurmala (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Turiba: J.Kalnins 23+10reb+3ast, M.Rudmiezis 21+5reb+4ast, M.Sokolovs 20+2reb+2ast, K.Apsitis 16+2reb, M.Steinbergs 5+2reb+3ast, U.Strauss 4+5reb
LU: Z.Peiners 23+4reb+4ast, K.Dargais 17+14reb+2ast, H.Rubenis 12+1reb+1ast, M.Vitols 12+1ast, R.Zebergs 4+2ast, K.Strazdins 4+7reb
gschID: 197994


VEF Riga - Jekabpils 84-59

LBL top team - VEF Riga (5-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Jekabpils (2-4) 84-59. The game without a history. VEF Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils' 22. VEF Riga forced 20 Jekabpils turnovers and outrebounded them 37-22 including 22 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Lithuanian center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) answered with 18 points and 4 assists and guard Kristaps Mediss (188-89, agency: FCM) added 11 points in the effort for Jekabpils. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for VEF Riga. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. VEF Riga will have a break next round. Jekabpils will play on the road against the league's second-placed Valmiera (#2).
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: A.Kavaliauskas 15+4reb, K.Janicenoks 13+3reb+2ast, D.Bertans 13+1reb+1ast, D.Zavackas 9+2reb+1ast, A.Pasecniks 7+6reb, G.Jahovics 7+4reb+1ast
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 18+4reb+4ast, K.Mediss 11+2reb+1ast, J.Aleksejevs 9+3reb+2ast, M.Hlebowicki 8+3reb+1ast, O.Virsis 8+2reb+1ast, T.O'Brien 4+6reb
gschID: 197993


Jurmala - VEF Riga 66-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Jurmala. 4th placed host Jurmala (3-2) lost to leader VEF Riga (5-0) 80-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jurmala. The game without a history. VEF Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. VEF Riga outrebounded Jurmala 42-28 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) fired 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International Dairis Bertans (192-89) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. American guard Ken Brown (185-89, college: Philander Smith) produced 19 points and 4 steals and forward Janis Dilevka (200-88) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. VEF Riga have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Newly promoted Jurmala dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Liepaja. VEF Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jurmala will play against Latvijas Universitate (#3) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: D.Zavackas 15+6reb+1ast, D.Bertans 14+2reb+5ast, G.Jahovics 10+4reb+2ast, W.Daniels 10+5reb, A.Pasecniks 9+4reb+1ast, L.Blaus 9+8reb+3ast
Jurmala: K.Brown 19+3reb+3ast, J.Dilevka 17+6reb, R.Mednis 12+7reb+2ast, D.Coders 8+3reb+3ast, A.Ozols 7+1reb+2ast, R.Stumbris 3+1reb
gschID: 197992


Valmiera - Barons kvartals 73-67

Very expected game when 9th ranked Barons kvartals (1-4) were defeated on the road by third ranked Valmiera (4-1) 73-67. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Valmiera made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Valmiera outrebounded Barons kvartals 51-37 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Barons kvartals helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) answered with 23 points and swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Barons kvartals. The victory was the third consecutive win for Valmiera. They moved-up to second place. Barons kvartals at the other side keep the ninth position with four games lost. Valmiera's next round opponent will be Jekabpils (#8) which should be theoretically an easy game. Barons kvartals will play against Turiba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: M.Ziedins 19+10reb+2ast, A.Butjankovs 16+14reb+2ast, J.Berzins 12+9reb+4ast, K.Krumins 11+7reb+2ast, J.Kaufmanis 9+6reb+4ast, V.Iljins 4+3reb
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 23+4reb+2ast, A.Brunins 12+9reb+1ast, S.Metra 11+10reb+3ast, A.Skele 8+1reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 6+6reb, R.Paze 4+1reb
gschID: 197991


Jelgava - Liepaja 79-62

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Liepaja (3-2) against ninth ranked Jelgava (2-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Liepaja was defeated by Jelgava in Jelgava 79-62. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liepaja. The game was mostly controlled by Jelgava. Liepaja was better in third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Jelgava outrebounded Liepaja 49-37 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for forward Andris Justovics (200-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) accounted for 7 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Jelgava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Teddy Archer (191, college: St.Thomas) came up with 6 points and 9 rebounds and forward Renars Magone (201-92) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Liepaja in the defeat. Jelgava moved-up to seventh place. Liepaja at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Jurmala. Jelgava will again play against higher ranked Liepaja (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: A.Justovics 20+6reb, K.Kanbergs 12+3reb+5ast, A.Duselis 11+6reb, E.Krumins 9+4reb+1ast, A.Brackett 9+11reb, L.Mizis 7+12reb+2ast
Liepaja: R.Magone 9+7reb, T.Leiteris 9+5reb, E.Ezerskis 8+1reb+1ast, I.Jakovics 8+1reb+1ast, A.Ate 8+7reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 7+4reb
gschID: 197990
  




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