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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 G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
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. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
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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LBL Round 20: Leader Valmiera loses to Turiba - Jan 6, 2013


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Matiss
Rudmiezis
The Regular Season in LBL is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds.

Top ranked Valmiera (11-6) recorded its sixth loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by tenth ranked Turiba (4-13) 85-73. The game was mostly controlled by Turiba. Valmiera managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) chipped in 16 points. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) produced 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Turiba maintains tenth position with 4-13 record. Valmiera lost third consecutive game. They still keep top place with six games lost. Turiba are looking forward to face bottom-ranked U18 (#11) in Riga in the next round. Valmiera will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Riga. Fifth ranked Barons kvartals (9-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Jurmala (8-9) 66-64 on Sunday evening. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Salvis Metra contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Jurmala. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Barons kvartals maintains fifth position with 9-7 record. Jurmala at the other side keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with LU. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#6) at home in the next round. Jurmala will play against Latvijas Universitate in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Jelgava supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Ventspils (9-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Jelgava (8-8). Ventspils smashed Jelgava 105-59 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Jelgava. Worth to mention a great performance of Ronalds Zakis who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Keith Chamberlain responded with 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with VEF Riga. Loser Jelgava keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jelgava will play against Barons kvartals (#5) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Riga. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 9th ranked Liepaja (5-12) to eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-9) 83-80 on Sunday evening. The winners were led by Kristaps Dargais who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Jurmala. Liepaja lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be Jurmala (#8) on the road. Liepaja will play against the league's second-placed Jekabpils and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last game of round 20 Liepaja was defeated by Barons kvartals in Riga 77-68.
The best stats of 20th round was 22 points and 6 rebounds by Arturs Bricis of Liepaja.


Valmiera - Turiba 73-85

Top ranked Valmiera (11-6) recorded its sixth loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by tenth ranked Turiba (4-13) 85-73. The game was mostly controlled by Turiba. Valmiera managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) chipped in 16 points. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) produced 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and center Viktors Iljins (212-91) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Turiba maintains tenth position with 4-13 record. Valmiera lost third consecutive game. They still keep top place with six games lost. Turiba are looking forward to face bottom-ranked U18 (#11) in Riga in the next round. Valmiera will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Rudmiezis 26+5reb+2ast, K.Apsitis 16+3reb, M.Vinauds 13+4reb, G.Sipolins 7+6reb+2ast, M.Steinbergs 6+4reb+4ast, V.Veinbergs 6
Valmiera: J.Berzins 16+7reb+6ast, R.Gabrans 13+3reb+5ast, A.Butjankovs 13+5reb, V.Iljins 13+9reb, M.Ziedins 9+7reb+1ast, K.Krumins 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 198049


Barons kvartals - Jurmala 66-64

Important game to mention about took place in Riga. Fifth ranked Barons kvartals (9-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Jurmala (8-9) 66-64 on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Jurmala won third quarter 14-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jurmala was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Atis Ozols (199-81) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Jurmala. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Barons kvartals maintains fifth position with 9-7 record. Jurmala at the other side keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with LU. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#6) at home in the next round. Jurmala will play against Latvijas Universitate in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: T.Cain 13+10reb+1ast, M.Gulbis 12+4reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 9+5reb+2ast, S.Metra 8+10reb+5ast, A.Brunins 8+1reb, A.Skele 7+3reb+1ast
Jurmala: R.Mednis 18+5reb, A.Ozols 16+6reb, K.Brown 10+3reb+6ast, R.Stumbris 9+4reb, D.Coders 6+3reb+3ast, U.Vilums 3+2reb+7ast
gschID: 198048


LU - Liepaja 83-80

A very interesting game took place in Riga. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 9th ranked Liepaja (5-12) to eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-9) 83-80 on Sunday evening. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 24-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Liepaja helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Even 22 points and 6 rebounds by Arturs Bricis (196-92) did not help to save the game for Liepaja. point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Jurmala. Liepaja lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be Jurmala (#8) on the road. Liepaja will play against the league's second-placed Jekabpils and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 19+6reb+5ast, K.Strazdins 14+4reb+1ast, K.Dargais 14+13reb+4ast, H.Rubenis 13+3reb, A.Lusis 10+2reb+1ast, M.Vitols 8+5reb+3ast
Liepaja: A.Bricis 22+6reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 14+6reb+1ast, I.Jakovics 13+7reb+2ast, A.Ate 12+4reb+1ast, R.Magone 6+5reb+5ast, P.Pastusena 4+3reb
gschID: 198047


Jelgava - Ventspils 59-105

The game in Jelgava supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Ventspils (9-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Jelgava (8-8). Ventspils smashed Jelgava 105-59 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Jelgava. 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 52 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 32 and had 26 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Jelgava only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Jelgava 47-23 including a 36-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Ronalds Zakis (207-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and international Martins Laksa (200-90, agency: FCM) who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) responded with 13 points and guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-88) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with VEF Riga. Loser Jelgava keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jelgava will play against Barons kvartals (#5) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: R.Zakis 19+6reb+1ast, F.Campbell 18+3reb+1ast, M.Laksa 13+6reb+3ast, A.Berzins 11+3reb, D.Sims 11+4reb+4ast, S.Valters 10+3reb+2ast
Jelgava: K.Chamberlain 13+4reb, K.Kanbergs 11+3reb+1ast, E.Krumins 10+2reb+2ast, S.Silavs 8+1reb+1ast, S.Haynes 6+2reb+2ast, A.Duselis 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198046


Barons kvartals - Liepaja 77-68

There was no surprise in Riga where 9th ranked Liepaja (5-12) was defeated by fifth ranked Barons kvartals (9-7) 77-68. It looked good early as Liepaja took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Barons kvartals had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Liepaja was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-77. Barons kvartals forced 20 Liepaja turnovers. The winners were led by American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Arturs Brunins (198-82) supported him with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Five Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. Even 9 points by guard Artis Ate (191-89) did not help to save the game for Liepaja. Arturs Bricis (196-92) added 10 points for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Barons kvartals maintains fifth position with 9-7 record. Liepaja lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Barons kvartals' next round opponent will be Jelgava (#6) at home. Liepaja will play against the league's second-placed Jekabpils.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: T.Cain 15+14reb+4ast, S.Metra 15+4reb, M.Gulbis 11+1reb+1ast, I.Bergmanis 11+4reb+2ast, A.Brunins 11+6reb+3ast, N.Miezis 6+1reb+5ast
Liepaja: A.Helmanis 11, A.Bricis 10+1reb+3ast, A.Ate 9+4reb+3ast, R.Magone 9+3reb, G.Plater 8+3reb+1ast, P.Pastusena 7+5reb
gschID: 198045
  




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