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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 25: No surprise as #1 Barons kvartals defeat U18 - Feb 4, 2013


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Epners
LBL top team - Barons kvartals (14-7) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked U18 (1-12) in Riga 92-64. The game without a history. Barons kvartals led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U18's 22. Barons kvartals forced 19 U18 turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by U18 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Andris Epners (198-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and center Jekabs Rozitis (205-86) chipped in 14 points and 15 rebounds. At the losing side center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Barons kvartals have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-7 record. U18 lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Barons kvartals are looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U18 will have a break next round.
The game in Riga was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Valmiera (13-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-14). Valmiera defeated Latvijas Universitate 93-83. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) nailed 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Artjoms Butjankovs accounted for 10 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for Latvijas Universitate in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Valmiera moved-up to second place, which they share with Jekabpils. Latvijas Universitate at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Valmiera will play against league's leader Barons kvartals in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Latvijas Universitate will play at home against Turiba (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
9th ranked Liepaja (7-15) was outscored at home by fourth ranked Ventspils (11-1) with the biggest margin this round 107-67 on Saturday night. Ronalds Zakis fired 17 points for the winners. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Artis Ate produced 23 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Ventspils. They maintain fourth place with 11-1 record. Loser Liepaja keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Turiba. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Liepaja will play against Jekabpils (#3) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 25 Turiba lost to Jelgava on the opponent's court 80-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points and 11 rebounds by Edgars Krumins of Jelgava.



U18 - Barons kvartals 64-92

LBL top team - Barons kvartals (14-7) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked U18 (1-12) in Riga 92-64. The game without a history. Barons kvartals led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U18's 22. Barons kvartals forced 19 U18 turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by U18 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Andris Epners (198-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and center Jekabs Rozitis (205-86) chipped in 14 points and 15 rebounds. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and forward Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (194-96) scored 8 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. Barons kvartals have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-7 record. U18 lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Barons kvartals are looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U18 will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
U18: A.Pasecniks 14+6reb, D.Geks 11+2reb+1ast, E.Meznieks-Zahars 8+3reb+3ast, E.Lasenbergs 6+1reb, K.Plavnieks 5+1reb+2ast, K.Cavars 5+5reb
Barons kvartals: A.Epners 21+16reb, J.Rozitis 14+15reb, N.Miezis 11+2reb+6ast, S.Metra 10+1reb+2ast, R.Paze 9+5reb, A.Brunins 8+3reb
gschID: 232684


LU - Valmiera 83-93

The game in Riga was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Valmiera (13-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-14). Valmiera defeated Latvijas Universitate 93-83. They outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 38-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. Latvijas Universitate was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) nailed 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) accounted for 10 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) added 24 points and 4 assists respectively for Latvijas Universitate in the defeat. Five Valmiera and four Latvijas Universitate players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Valmiera moved-up to second place, which they share with Jekabpils. Latvijas Universitate at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Valmiera will play against league's leader Barons kvartals in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Latvijas Universitate will play at home against Turiba (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 24+4ast, K.Dargais 19+10reb+7ast, K.Strazdins 11+1reb, M.Vitols 10+2reb+2ast, N.Saknitis 8+1reb, H.Rubenis 4+2reb+1ast
Valmiera: J.Berzins 25+5reb+5ast, S.Amolins 16+2reb+4ast, R.Gabrans 15+1reb+5ast, J.Kaufmanis 14+2reb+3ast, A.Butjankovs 10+13reb, M.Ziedins 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 232683


Jelgava - Turiba 87-80

Very expected game when 10th ranked Turiba (7-15) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Jelgava (10-10) 87-80 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 34-22. But Turiba won second period 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Shedrick Haynes (182-88, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) added 20 points respectively for lost side. Four Turiba players scored in double figures. Jelgava maintains sixth place with 10-10 record. Loser Turiba dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Liepaja. Jelgava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Turiba will play against Latvijas Universitate (#8) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Rudmiezis 20+3reb, K.Apsitis 15+3reb+1ast, G.Sipolins 14+13reb, M.Vinauds 11+5reb, M.Motivans 9+2reb+3ast, M.Sokolovs 6+4reb+1ast
Jelgava: E.Krumins 28+11reb+2ast, S.Haynes 15+8reb+4ast, K.Kanbergs 12+3reb+2ast, L.Mizis 8+3reb+1ast, A.Duselis 8+4reb+2ast, A.Justovics 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 232682


Liepaja - Ventspils 67-107

9th ranked Liepaja (7-15) was outscored at home by fourth ranked Ventspils (11-1) with the biggest margin this round 107-67 on Saturday night. 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 64 of its points in the paint compared to Liepaja's 34 and made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Ventspils had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Ventspils especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Liepaja's players. The former international power forward Ronalds Zakis (207-87) fired 17 points for the winners. International forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) chipped in 12 points. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Artis Ate (191-89) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and center Toms Leiteris (213-90) added 11 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Ventspils. They maintain fourth place with 11-1 record. Loser Liepaja keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Turiba. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Liepaja will play against Jekabpils (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: A.Ate 23+5reb+1ast, T.Leiteris 11+4reb+1ast, G.Plater 8+1reb+3ast, I.Jakovics 7+2reb+2ast, A.Helmanis 6+3reb, R.Magone 5+1reb
Ventspils: R.Zakis 17+2reb+3ast, M.Meiers 12+4reb+1ast, J.Timma 12+3reb+3ast, M.Laksa 10+2reb+2ast, D.Sims 9, A.Grazulis 8+5reb
gschID: 232681


  




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