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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 13: Valmiera defeats Jelgava in the closest game of the week - Dec 2, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 13 in the LBL took place in Jelgava. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Jelgava (4-6) to first ranked Valmiera (8-3) 75-73 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Valmiera dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 32. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Janis Porzingis (201-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Valmiera maintains first place with 8-3 record. Jelgava at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Barons kvartals. Valmiera are looking forward to face league's second-placed Latvijas Universitate in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jelgava will play at home against Barons kvartals (#7) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Valmiera. First ranked host Valmiera (8-3) defeated 3rd placed Jurmala (7-5) 78-63. Center Viktors Iljins (212-91) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and Maris Ziedins accounted for 17 points and 10 rebounds. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for Jurmala in the defeat. Valmiera maintains first place with 8-3 record. Newly promoted Jurmala keeps the third position with five games lost. Valmiera will play against league's second-placed Latvijas Universitate in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jurmala will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Turiba between Jurmala and Turiba. Third ranked Jurmala (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Turiba (3-8). Jurmala managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Janis Dilevka fired 16 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Karlis Apsitis produced 12 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains third place with 7-5 record behind leader Valmiera. Turiba lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Turiba will play against Liepaja (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
11th ranked U18 (1-7) was outscored at home by sixth ranked Jekabpils (6-6) with the biggest margin this round 93-46. Worth to mention a great performance of Oskars Virsis who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Jekabpils have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. U18 lost third consecutive game. U18 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 13 Barons kvartals lost to Jekabpils on the opponent's court 85-92.



Jelgava - Valmiera 73-75

The most exciting game of round 13 in the LBL took place in Jelgava. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Jelgava (4-6) to first ranked Valmiera (8-3) 75-73 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Valmiera dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 32. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Janis Porzingis (201-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Valmiera and five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Valmiera maintains first place with 8-3 record. Jelgava at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Barons kvartals. Valmiera are looking forward to face league's second-placed Latvijas Universitate in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jelgava will play at home against Barons kvartals (#7) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Porzingis 17+5reb+2ast, A.Butjankovs 13+4reb+1ast, J.Berzins 12+9reb+5ast, J.Kaufmanis 11+3reb+2ast, K.Krumins 8+5reb+1ast, M.Ziedins 5+7reb
Jelgava: L.Mizis 13+11reb+1ast, S.Silavs 12+6reb+4ast, A.Justovics 12+3reb+1ast, E.Krumins 12+4reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 12+2reb+3ast, A.Duselis 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 198019


Turiba - Jurmala 68-71

A very close game took place in Turiba between Jurmala and Turiba. Third ranked Jurmala (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Turiba (3-8). Jurmala managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-68. Jurmala forced 21 Turiba turnovers. Forward Janis Dilevka (200-88) fired 16 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Forward Atis Ozols (199-81) chipped in 21 points. Forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) produced 12 points and 5 rebounds and forward Martins Motivans (200-88) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Four Turiba players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains third place with 7-5 record behind leader Valmiera. Turiba lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Turiba will play against Liepaja (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: A.Ozols 21+2reb, J.Dilevka 16+9reb, K.Brown 11+2reb+3ast, U.Vilums 8+4reb+2ast, D.Coders 8+3reb+3ast, E.Slesers 4+3reb+4ast
Turiba: V.Veinbergs 13+1reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 12+5reb+1ast, M.Motivans 11+4reb+2ast, J.Kalnins 10+5reb, G.Sipolins 9+3reb, M.Vinauds 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198018


U18 - Jekabpils 46-93

11th ranked U18 (1-7) was outscored at home by sixth ranked Jekabpils (6-6) with the biggest margin this round 93-46. The game without a history. Jekabpils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding U18 to just 5 points in fourth quarter and to 13 points in second half. Jekabpils dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to U18's 28. Jekabpils forced 23 U18 turnovers and outrebounded them 45-24 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by U18 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Oskars Virsis (192-89) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) answered with 10 points and center Klavs Cavars (200-96) added 10 points in the effort for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Jekabpils have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. U18 lost third consecutive game. U18 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: O.Virsis 20+8reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 16+10reb, M.Hlebowicki 13+3reb+3ast, K.Piternieks 11+9reb+2ast, J.Aleksejevs 10+7reb+2ast, K.Mediss 8+1reb+2ast
U18: A.Pasecniks 10+4reb, K.Cavars 10+3reb, J.Paipa 8+3reb+2ast, E.Meznieks-Zahars 6, R.Paze 4+1reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 4+2reb
gschID: 198017


Jekabpils - Barons kvartals 92-85

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Barons kvartals (4-6) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked Jekabpils (6-6) 92-85. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Barons kvartals won second period 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jekabpils players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. Hill jr. is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) answered with 29 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Barons kvartals. Jekabpils have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Barons kvartals at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Jekabpils will have a break next round. Barons kvartals will play on the road against Jelgava (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 21+5reb+9ast, R.Sirsnins 15+4reb+6ast, T.O'Brien 15+9reb, J.Aleksejevs 11+7reb+2ast, O.Virsis 9+2reb+3ast, K.Mediss 8
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 29+7reb+1ast, S.Metra 18+6reb+7ast, A.Epners 13+1reb, I.Bergmanis 9+4ast, A.Brunins 8+6reb, J.Rozitis 6+9reb+3ast
gschID: 198016


Valmiera - Jurmala 78-63

The game between Top Four teams took place in Valmiera. First ranked host Valmiera (8-3) defeated 3rd placed Jurmala (7-5) 78-63. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Valmiera shot 20 for 29 from the free-throw line, while Jurmala only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Jurmala 52-29 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jurmala was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Viktors Iljins (212-91) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) accounted for 17 points and 10 rebounds. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and forward Atis Ozols (199-81) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Jurmala in the defeat. Valmiera maintains first place with 8-3 record. Newly promoted Jurmala keeps the third position with five games lost. Valmiera will play against league's second-placed Latvijas Universitate in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jurmala will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: M.Ziedins 17+10reb, J.Porzingis 16+7reb+1ast, V.Iljins 15+12reb+1ast, E.Elksnis 12+3reb+1ast, J.Berzins 11+10reb+2ast, J.Engers 3+2reb
Jurmala: R.Mednis 21+10reb+1ast, A.Ozols 13+5reb+2ast, D.Coders 7+3ast, U.Vilums 7+4reb+1ast, E.Bucs 4+3reb, K.Brown 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198015


  




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