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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 11: Latvijas Universitate loses #1 position - Nov 22, 2012


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Round 11 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (6-2) beat league's leader Latvijas Universitate (6-4) 74-57 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Latvijas Universitate only scored seven points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Barons kvartals in Riga.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Jelgava. Local Jelgava (4-4) outscored 11th ranked U18 (1-6) 105-75. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Arturs Duselis contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Davis Geks (190-95) answered with 15 points for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava maintains sixth place with 4-4 record. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Jelgava will play against Jekabpils (#9) in the next round. U18 will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 11 Barons kvartals defeated Liepaja in Riga 73-63.



Jelgava - U18 105-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Jelgava. Local Jelgava (4-4) outscored 11th ranked U18 (1-6) 105-75. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.3 percent from the field. Jelgava outrebounded U18 39-25 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Jelgava players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Guard Davis Geks (190-95) answered with 15 points and center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) added 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava maintains sixth place with 4-4 record. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Jelgava will play against Jekabpils (#9) in the next round. U18 will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
U18: A.Pasecniks 15+4reb, D.Geks 15+3reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 12+1reb+2ast, R.Stradnieks 8+4reb, A.Ginters 8+2reb+3ast, K.Gluditis 7+2reb+1ast
Jelgava: A.Duselis 22+1reb+2ast, E.Krumins 16+4reb+1ast, S.Silavs 16+9reb+4ast, A.Justovics 15+5reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 13+4reb+6ast, L.Mizis 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 198009


Liepaja - Barons kvartals 63-73

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Liepaja (3-5) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Barons kvartals (3-5) 73-63. It looked good early as Liepaja took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Barons kvartals had a 21-13 second period charge getting the lead and Liepaja was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-73. Barons kvartals made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Barons kvartals outrebounded Liepaja 42-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international point guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Greg Plater (185-89, college: Long Beach St.) answered with 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Artis Ate (191-89) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Liepaja. Barons kvartals moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Liepaja. Liepaja lost fourth consecutive game. Barons kvartals will play against league's leader Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will play against Jurmala (#4) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: G.Plater 16+5reb+3ast, A.Ate 9+6reb+3ast, I.Jakovics 8+4reb+2ast, A.Bricis 8+3reb, K.Miglinieks 6+4reb, T.Leiteris 6+2reb
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 24+6reb, I.Bergmanis 13+3reb+3ast, S.Metra 11+6reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 9+7reb+1ast, A.Brunins 9+4reb+2ast, D.Zonne 5
gschID: 198008


Valmiera - LU 74-57

Round 11 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (6-2) beat league's leader Latvijas Universitate (6-4) 74-57 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Latvijas Universitate only scored seven points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Barons kvartals in Riga.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 19+1reb+1ast, K.Dargais 16+9reb+2ast, P.Rekis 6+2reb+1ast, K.Strazdins 6+7reb+1ast, K.Brigmanis 2+2reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 2+2reb
Valmiera: A.Butjankovs 17+7reb, J.Berzins 15+7reb, J.Porzingis 11+2reb, J.Kaufmanis 11+8reb+2ast, M.Ziedins 8+9reb+1ast, R.Gabrans 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 198007


  




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