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LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 30-6 
 2. Ventspils 28-8 
 3. VEF Riga 15-5 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 24-12 
 5. Jurmala 20-16 
 6. Jekabpils 19-17 
 7. Barons Riga 12-24 
 8. Valka/Valga 11-9 
 9. Jelgava 9-27 
 10. BK Ogre 9-27 
 11. LU 5-31 
Last:6/7/2016
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-10
 1. ViA 13-5 
 2. Saldus 12-6 
 3. Limbazi 11-7 
 4. Turiba 11-7 
 5. RSU 9-9 
 6. Pardaguava 9-9 
 7. VEF skola 8-10 
 8. Marupe 8-10 
 9. Livani 5-13 
 10. Jekabpils II 4-14 
Places 11-18
 1. DSN 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 9-5 
 3. Jugla 9-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 9-5 
 5. RTU 8-6 
 6. VeA 6-8 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 3-11 
 8. BS Riga 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-10
 1. Bauskas 14-4 
 2. ViA 2 14-4 
 3. Dartija 13-5 
 4. Darznieks/Cesis 11-7 
 5. Jaunpils 10-8 
 6. Saulkrasti 9-9 
 7. Daugavpils n. 8-10 
 8. Rujiena 6-12 
 9. Ezerzeme 4-14 
 10. Aluksne 1-17 
Places 11-19
 1. Carnikava 14-2 
 2. Limbazi 2 11-5 
 3. Kraslava 10-6 
 4. Rugaju 8-8 
 5. Madona 7-9 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 7-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene-2 7-9 
 8. BJBS Riga 6-10 
 9. Pardaugava 6-10 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/27/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
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. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
Points Per Game
 Willie DEANE
  Ventspils
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Deane, Ventspils15.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.15.7 
 3. Berkis, Valka/Valga15.5 
 4. Richard, Liepaja/.14.8 
 5. Apsitis, BK Ogre14.6 
 6. Larson, Jekabpils14.5 
 7. Zack, Liepaja/.14.0 
 8. Plavnieks, Jelgava13.9 
 9. Gluditis, Barons R.13.8 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.9.2 
 3. Hipp, Barons Riga9.2 
 4. Rutkauskas, Jekab.7.8 
 5. Kumpys, Jekabpils7.6 
 6. Harrellson, VEF R.7.3 
 7. Krumins, LU7.2 
 8. Smith, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 10. Freimanis, Barons6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  Sevilla
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Hakanson, Sevilla6.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.6 
 3. Deane, Ventspils5.1 
 4. Cruz, VEF Riga4.9 
 5. Mitchell, Valmiera4.5 
 6. Vitols, BK Ogre4.4 
 7. Sirsnins, Jekabpils4.3 
 8. Larson, Jekabpils4.1 
 9. Skele, Valmiera4.0 
 10. Leimanis, Liepaja.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Valka/Valga
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Saage, Valka/Valga1.9 
 2. Deane, Ventspils1.8 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.8 
 4. Larson, Jekabpils1.7 
 5. Kanbergs, Valka/Va.1.6 
 6. Pitts, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Richard, Liepaja/.1.6 
 8. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Antrops, Liepaja/.1.4 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Carl HIPP
  Barons Riga
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hipp, Barons Riga1.9 
 2. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 3. Harrellson, VEF R.1.5 
 4. Cavars, Liepaja/.1.4 
 5. Zack, Liepaja/.1.2 
 6. Nankivil, Betaland.1.0 
 7. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Gromovs, Jurmala1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Krumins, LU0.8 

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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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First Round Schedule
Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 57% Oct.2 Avtodor
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LBL Round 9 of Regular Season - Nov 11, 2012


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Davis Geks
Second-best Valmiera (5-2) fell to eleventh ranked U18 (1-4) in overtime by four points 80-84. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Valmiera. The best player for the winners was Davis Geks (190-G-95) who scored 30 points and 5 rebounds. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted U18 maintains eleventh place with 1-4 record. Valmiera at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. U18's next round opponent will be higher ranked Turiba (#9) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Barons kvartals (#8) forced the game against Jurmala (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 83-87 on Saturday night. It was a good game for Roberts Mednis who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Jurmala (4-3) moved-up to fifth place. Loser Barons kvartals keep the eighth position with five games lost. Jurmala will face higher ranked Latvijas Universitate (#3) in Riga in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.


U18 - Valmiera 84-80 OT

Second-best Valmiera (5-2) fell to eleventh ranked U18 (1-4) in overtime by four points 80-84. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Valmiera. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-16 Valmiera's run in the last quarter tied the game, leading to overtime which they eventually won 13-9. 24 personal fouls committed by Valmiera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Davis Geks (190-95) who scored 30 points and 5 rebounds. Center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and the former international forward Janis Porzingis (201-82, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. Newly promoted U18 maintains eleventh place with 1-4 record. Valmiera at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. U18's next round opponent will be higher ranked Turiba (#9) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
U18: D.Geks 30+5reb+2ast, A.Pasecniks 20+7reb, A.Ginters 10+7reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 9+6reb+5ast, K.Gluditis 5+2reb+1ast, R.Stradnieks 4+3reb
Valmiera: J.Porzingis 18+7reb+3ast, A.Butjankovs 16+15reb, M.Ziedins 11+8reb, R.Gabrans 11+1reb+1ast, J.Kaufmanis 11+2reb+2ast, V.Iljins 6+3reb
gschID: 198002


Jurmala - Barons kvartals 87-83 OT

Barons kvartals (#8) forced the game against Jurmala (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 83-87 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 14-10. Jurmala forced 25 Barons kvartals turnovers. Barons kvartals were plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Roberts Mednis (204-89) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Ken Brown (185-89, college: Philander Smith) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Jurmala players scored in double figures. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) answered with 34 points (!!!) (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Barons kvartals. Jurmala (4-3) moved-up to fifth place. Loser Barons kvartals keep the eighth position with five games lost. Jurmala will face higher ranked Latvijas Universitate (#3) in Riga in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: R.Mednis 19+5reb+1ast, D.Coders 18+6reb, A.Ozols 18+3ast, K.Brown 14+2reb+8ast, U.Vilums 6+2reb, J.Dilevka 6+5reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 34+4reb+1ast, S.Metra 15+8reb+6ast, A.Brunins 9+4reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 7+11reb+1ast, A.Epners 7+3reb, N.Miezis 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 198001


Ventspils - Liepaja 82-62

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Ventspils (4-1) crushed at home 7th ranked Liepaja (3-4) 82-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Liepaja's 26 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Liepaja was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Folarin Campbell (192-86, college: George Mason) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 steals. The former international power forward Ronalds Zakis (207-87) contributed with 13 points for the winners. point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) answered with 14 points and guard Artis Ate (191-89) added 11 points in the effort for Liepaja. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ventspils maintains fourth place with 4-1 record. Liepaja lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: F.Campbell 17+3reb+1ast, R.Zakis 13+4reb+3ast, D.Sims 10+1reb+2ast, A.Berzins 9+2reb+1ast, M.Meiers 8+4reb, M.Laksa 7+2reb+2ast
Liepaja: I.Jakovics 14+1reb+3ast, A.Ate 11+3reb+2ast, R.Krumins 9+2reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 6+3reb, E.Ezerskis 4+2reb+2ast, T.Leiteris 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 198000


Turiba - Jelgava 103-76

There was an upset when higher ranked Jelgava (3-4) was smashed on the road by tenth ranked Turiba (2-5) 103-76 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Turiba. Jelgava was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Turiba had a 36-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. Turiba looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Five Turiba players scored in double figures. American center Aaron Brackett (204-90, college: NC-Greensboro) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Jelgava. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Turiba moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Barons kvartals and Jekabpils. Loser Jelgava dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Turiba will face Jekabpils (#8) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Rudmiezis 23+4reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 21+11reb+6ast, M.Sokolovs 18+6reb+2ast, V.Veinbergs 15+4reb+1ast, J.Kalnins 10+7reb+5ast, M.Steinbergs 6+1reb+4ast
Jelgava: A.Brackett 16+11reb+1ast, S.Silavs 13+4reb+1ast, A.Duselis 12+6reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 8+1reb+4ast, G.Justovics 8+2reb+1ast, E.Krumins 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 197999
  




Ilja Gromovs
VEF Riga adds Gromovs to their roster - 15 hours ago

VEF Riga (LBL) added to their roster 22-year old international center Ilja Gromovs (209-105kg-94). He played last season at Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss in the LBL. In 21 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Gromovs also played 9 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.0ppg and 5.2rpg. Gromovs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League this s...   [read more]

Charles Mann
Barons Riga signs rookie Charles Mann - 2 days ago

BK Barons Kvartals Riga (LBL) inked 22-year old American guard Charles Mann (196-98kg-94). He just graduated from Georgia (NCAA). Mann has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.7apg last season. Mann helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Mann's team was regular season runner...   [read more]

Akselis
Vairogs
Stelmet lands Akselis Vairogs, ex Valmiera - 4 days ago

Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL) landed 31-year old Latvian forward Akselis Vairogs (195-85, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. Vairogs managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 22 LBL games he averaged 4.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the league title. Vairogs also played 4 games in Baltic League where he had just 1.8ppg and 1.0apg. The other team he played shortly was Lietkabeli...   [read more]


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