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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 21 of Regular Season - Jan 12, 2013


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Artis Ate
Second-best Jekabpils (10-8) fell to ninth ranked Liepaja (6-12) in overtime by two points 93-95 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Jekabpils. It was a good game for Artis Ate who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Liepaja maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Liepaja will face league's leader Valmiera on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jekabpils will play against Jurmala.

The most impressive performance of 21th round was 20 points and 20 rebounds by Jurijs Aleksejevs of Jekabpils.


U18 - Turiba 73-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Turiba's (5-13) road victory over bottom-ranked U18 (1-10) in Riga 82-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 52-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Martins Vinauds (194-91) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kristaps Plavnieks (182-95) answered with 15 points and 7 assists and center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for U18. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Turiba maintains tenth place with 5-13 record. U18 lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Turiba will face league's second-placed Barons kvartals in Riga in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Vinauds 19+6reb, K.Apsitis 17+3reb, M.Rudmiezis 16+7reb+2ast, M.Motivans 13+2reb+2ast, J.Kalnins 5+7reb, V.Veinbergs 5+4reb+1ast
U18: K.Plavnieks 15+1reb+7ast, A.Pasecniks 15+7reb+1ast, R.Avenitis 13+4reb, I.Zvigurs 11+7reb+1ast, D.Geks 6+3reb, R.Paze 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 230955


Jurmala - LU 86-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Jurmala and 6th ranked Latvijas Universitate had identical 8-9 record. This time Jurmala used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Riga 86-67 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Jurmala led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Latvijas Universitate was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Atis Ozols (199-81) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Davis Coders (188-92) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Jurmala players scored in double figures. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Klavs Strazdins (192-93) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Jurmala (9-9) moved-up to sixth place. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Jurmala will face higher ranked Jekabpils (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Latvijas Universitate will play against Jelgava (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: A.Ozols 21+9reb+1ast, D.Coders 15+3reb+4ast, J.Dilevka 12+5reb+3ast, U.Vilums 12+4reb+2ast, R.Mednis 7+8reb+1ast, K.Brown 7
LU: Z.Peiners 19+5reb+3ast, H.Rubenis 15+2reb+1ast, K.Strazdins 13+8reb+1ast, K.Dargais 7+5reb, R.Zebergs 6+3reb, A.Lusis 5+4reb
gschID: 230954


Liepaja - Jekabpils 95-93 OT

Second-best Jekabpils (10-8) fell to ninth ranked Liepaja (6-12) in overtime by two points 93-95 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Jekabpils. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-13. But Jekabpils won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Jekabpils used huge pressure winning it 28-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 14-16. Liepaja made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Strangely Jekabpils outrebounded Liepaja 48-33 including a 26-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Jekabpils were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Artis Ate (191-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Arturs Bricis (196-92) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 20 rebounds and American point guard P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) added 23 points and 4 steals (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Jekabpils. Four Liepaja and five Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Liepaja maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Liepaja will face league's leader Valmiera on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jekabpils will play against Jurmala.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: A.Bricis 21+6reb, A.Ate 20+11reb+3ast, G.Plater 20+2reb+2ast, P.Pastusena 10+6reb+1ast, K.Miglinieks 7+3reb, A.Helmanis 7+2reb
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 23+2reb+3ast, J.Aleksejevs 20+20reb+3ast, M.Hlebowicki 14+7reb, R.Sirsnins 13+7reb+4ast, T.O'Brien 10+4reb+1ast, K.Piternieks 6+1reb
gschID: 230953


Barons kvartals - Jelgava 90-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Barons kvartals' (10-7) home victory over 6th ranked Jelgava (8-9) in Riga 90-79 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Barons kvartals. Jelgava was better in second period 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jelgava 52-22 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Barons kvartals looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-88) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Jelgava. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barons kvartals have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Jelgava at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Barons kvartals will face Turiba (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jelgava will play against Latvijas Universitate in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 27+9reb+4ast, I.Bergmanis 18+5reb+4ast, T.Cain 15+17reb+4ast, S.Metra 13+2reb+3ast, J.Rozitis 7+9reb+2ast, A.Epners 2+3reb
Jelgava: K.Kanbergs 19+1reb+4ast, S.Silavs 11+1reb+4ast, E.Krumins 10+6reb, S.Haynes 9+1ast, K.Chamberlain 8+3reb, A.Duselis 7
gschID: 230952
  




Davis Geks
Davis Geks agreed terms with Barons Riga - 16 hours ago

BK Barons Kvartals Riga (LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old shooting guard Davis Geks (192-81kg-95). He played most recently at VEF Riga (LBL). In 31 games he recorded 4.0ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg last season. Geks helped them to make it to the final. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged just 2.0ppg. The previous (14-15) season Geks played at BK Jelgava. In 28 LBL games he had 12.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Despite young age Geks had im...   [read more]

Folarin
Campbell
Campbell is back at Ventspils, ex Energa Czarni - 1 day ago

BK Ventspils (LBL) signed 30-year old American swingman Folarin Campbell (189-93kg-86, college: George Mason). It is actually his comeback to Ventspils as he has played here before. Campbell played last season at Energa Czarni in Polish TBL league. In 37 games he had 11.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Campbell also spent pre-season at Arkadikos (A1) in Greek league that year. He was voted All-CAA 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time. Campbell has...   [read more]

Ivars
Rihards
Zvigurs
Ivars Rihards Zvigurs agreed terms with Valka/Valga - 3 days ago

Valka/Valga (LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-92kg-95). He played most recently at Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss in the LBL. In 24 games he recorded 9.3ppg and 4.8rpg last season. Zvigurs also played 12 games in Baltic League where he averaged 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2spg. He won Latvian League championship title in 2012. Zvigurs represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) last year. His st...   [read more]


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