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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 Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
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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LBL Round 10: Latvijas Universitate keeps a leadership position - Nov 18, 2012


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Kristaps
Dargais
LBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 10 rounds left. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Latvijas Universitate as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Latvijas Universitate defeated one of their biggest challengers Jurmala in Riga 66-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jurmala. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 20-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Latvijas Universitate made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Jurmala turnovers. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Latvijas Universitate's coach Arturs Visockis-Rubenis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side forward Atis Ozols (199-81) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Newly promoted Jurmala keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Jurmala will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Latvijas Universitate will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Valmiera on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Jurmala. Fourth ranked Jurmala (5-4) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Jekabpils (3-6) 87-86 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. American guard Ken Brown (185-89, college: Philander Smith) notched 19 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and Atis Ozols supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) did not help to save the game for Jekabpils. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains fourth position with 5-4 record. Jekabpils lost third consecutive game. Jekabpils at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Turiba. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Eighth ranked Turiba (3-6) crushed at home 11th ranked U18 (1-5) by 17 points 81-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. Mikus Sokolovs fired 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Andzejs Pasecniks produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Turiba maintains eighth position with 3-6 record, which they share with Jekabpils. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom place with five games lost. Turiba will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. U18 will play against Jelgava (#6).

In the last game of round 10 Turiba lost to Jekabpils on the opponent's court 75-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points and 12 rebounds by Todd O'Brien of Jekabpils.


LU - Jurmala 66-62

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Latvijas Universitate as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Latvijas Universitate defeated one of their biggest challengers Jurmala in Riga 66-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Jurmala. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 20-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Latvijas Universitate made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Jurmala turnovers. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Latvijas Universitate's coach Arturs Visockis-Rubenis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side forward Atis Ozols (199-81) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Ken Brown (185-89, college: Philander Smith) scored 11 points. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Newly promoted Jurmala keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Jurmala will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Latvijas Universitate will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Valmiera on the road.
Top scorers:
LU: H.Rubenis 17+3reb, K.Dargais 16+10reb+4ast, Z.Peiners 15+8reb+2ast, R.Zebergs 6+3reb+1ast, K.Strazdins 4+4reb+2ast, M.Dargis 4+2reb
Jurmala: A.Ozols 14+8reb+2ast, K.Brown 11+4reb+3ast, R.Stumbris 11+2reb, E.Slesers 8+3reb+1ast, J.Dilevka 5+5reb, D.Coders 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 198006


Jekabpils - Turiba 91-75

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Turiba (3-6) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Jekabpils (3-6) 91-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-75. Jekabpils outrebounded Turiba 47-23 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) fired 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Hill jr. is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) produced 15 points and guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89) added 9 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jekabpils moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Turiba. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 34+1reb+4ast, T.O'Brien 24+12reb+1ast, J.Aleksejevs 11+10reb+1ast, K.Mediss 8+1reb+2ast, M.Hlebowicki 7+9reb+2ast, O.Virsis 4+6reb+5ast
Turiba: G.Sipolins 15+3reb+1ast, M.Rudmiezis 11+5reb+1ast, V.Veinbergs 10+1reb+1ast, M.Sokolovs 9+2reb+7ast, J.Kalnins 8+6reb, M.Vinauds 5+1ast
gschID: 198005


Jurmala - Jekabpils 87-86

Important game to mention about took place in Jurmala. Fourth ranked Jurmala (5-4) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Jekabpils (3-6) 87-86 on Wednesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Jekabpils were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 25-17 third quarter run of Jurmala. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils' 28. American guard Ken Brown (185-89, college: Philander Smith) notched 19 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and forward Atis Ozols (199-81) supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) did not help to save the game for Jekabpils. The former international center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-85) added 22 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Five Jurmala and four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains fourth position with 5-4 record. Jekabpils lost third consecutive game. Jekabpils at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Turiba. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: D.Coders 19+4reb+1ast, K.Brown 19+4reb+4ast, A.Ozols 14+7reb+5ast, R.Mednis 12+5reb, J.Dilevka 11+3reb+1ast, E.Slesers 6+2reb+3ast
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 29+7reb+6ast, J.Aleksejevs 22+10reb+1ast, T.O'Brien 11+4reb, K.Piternieks 10+2reb, K.Mediss 6+1ast, M.Hlebowicki 5+6reb
gschID: 198004


Turiba - U18 81-64

Eighth ranked Turiba (3-6) crushed at home 11th ranked U18 (1-5) by 17 points 81-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 17 points. Turiba outrebounded U18 44-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. Guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89) fired 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Turiba players scored in double figures. Center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and guard Kristaps Gluditis (192-95) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Turiba maintains eighth position with 3-6 record, which they share with Jekabpils. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom place with five games lost. Turiba will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. U18 will play against Jelgava (#6).
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Sokolovs 21+5reb+4ast, M.Vinauds 18+3reb+2ast, G.Sipolins 13+9reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 13+6reb+1ast, J.Kalnins 5+8reb+2ast, M.Motivans 4+4reb+3ast
U18: K.Gluditis 14+2reb, A.Pasecniks 13+11reb, A.Ginters 10+3reb+1ast, K.Plavnieks 8+5reb+3ast, K.Cavars 8+1reb+1ast, E.Meznieks-Zahars 3+2reb
gschID: 198003
  




Davis
Rozitis
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Viktors
Iljins
Jurmala lands Viktors Iljins - 1 day ago

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