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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 26: Leader Barons kvartals lose to Valmiera - Feb 13, 2013


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The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Barons kvartals (14-8) in Riga on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Valmiera (14-8) 87-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Barons kvartals. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 13-8 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Barons kvartals managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Barons kvartals helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 steals. Forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) produced 24 points for the hosts. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Barons kvartals. Valmiera is looking forward to face Jurmala (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Jekabpils (13-9) against ninth ranked Liepaja (8-15) on Saturday night. Host Jekabpils were defeated by Liepaja in a tough game in Jekabpils 88-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jekabpils. Nigerian-Russian center Aleksey Adediran (204-82, college: Binghamton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points. Pierce Caldwell contributed with 16 points for the winners. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) replied with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Jekabpils. Liepaja maintains ninth position with 8-15 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils keep the third place with nine games lost. Liepaja will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jekabpils will play on the road against Turiba and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Riga was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Jurmala (9-13) played at the court of eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (10-14). Latvijas Universitate managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77 on Wednesday. Zanis Peiners scored 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Atis Ozols responded with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Jurmala lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. Latvijas Universitate will meet higher ranked Ventspils (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jurmala will play against the league's leader Valmiera (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Riga. Local Latvijas Universitate (10-14) beat 10th ranked Turiba (7-16) 90-75. Zanis Peiners notched 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Turiba at the other side keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ventspils (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Turiba will play against Jekabpils (#3).



LU - Jurmala 84-77

The game in Riga was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Jurmala (9-13) played at the court of eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (10-14). Latvijas Universitate managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 25-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Latvijas Universitate outrebounded Jurmala 44-26 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Forward Atis Ozols (199-81) responded with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Davis Coders (188-92) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Jurmala lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. Latvijas Universitate will meet higher ranked Ventspils (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jurmala will play against the league's leader Valmiera (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 22+7reb+1ast, K.Strazdins 20+5reb+1ast, K.Dargais 12+12reb+3ast, M.Vitols 8+3ast, H.Rubenis 8+7reb+2ast, R.Zebergs 7+6reb
Jurmala: D.Coders 15+3reb+5ast, A.Ozols 14+6reb+4ast, E.Jonats 14+4reb+2ast, R.Mednis 9+5reb+1ast, U.Vilums 7+1reb+1ast, R.Stumbris 6+2reb
gschID: 232689


Barons kvartals - Valmiera 74-87

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Barons kvartals (14-8) in Riga on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Valmiera (14-8) 87-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Barons kvartals. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 13-8 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Barons kvartals managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Barons kvartals helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 steals. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) produced 24 points and American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Barons kvartals. Valmiera is looking forward to face Jurmala (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Berzins 20+8reb+3ast, R.Gabrans 15+4reb+3ast, S.Amolins 14+4reb+1ast, V.Iljins 14+5reb, J.Kaufmanis 10+3reb+6ast, M.Ziedins 8+8reb+4ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 24+2reb+3ast, T.Cain 17+8reb+2ast, I.Bergmanis 15+1reb+3ast, S.Metra 8+5reb+3ast, A.Brunins 3+3reb+1ast, A.Epners 3+2reb
gschID: 232688


LU - Turiba 90-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Riga. Local Latvijas Universitate (10-14) beat 10th ranked Turiba (7-16) 90-75. The game was mostly controlled by Latvijas Universitate. Turiba was better in second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Latvijas Universitate made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Latvijas Universitate outrebounded Turiba 39-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) notched 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) supported him with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Even 12 points and 6 rebounds by center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) did not help to save the game for Turiba. Forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) added 14 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Turiba at the other side keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ventspils (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Turiba will play against Jekabpils (#3).
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 32+7reb+6ast, M.Vitols 16+2reb+3ast, K.Dargais 11+8reb+3ast, R.Zebergs 10+5reb+2ast, H.Rubenis 7+6reb+3ast, K.Strazdins 7+3reb
Turiba: M.Sokolovs 15+2reb+2ast, M.Rudmiezis 15+4reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 14+6reb, G.Sipolins 12+6reb+2ast, M.Steinbergs 7+3reb+1ast, M.Motivans 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 232687


Jekabpils - Liepaja 88-95

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Jekabpils (13-9) against ninth ranked Liepaja (8-15) on Saturday night. Host Jekabpils were defeated by Liepaja in a tough game in Jekabpils 88-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jekabpils. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Liepaja forced 21 Jekabpils turnovers. Strangely Jekabpils outrebounded Liepaja 36-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. Jekabpils were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Nigerian-Russian center Aleksey Adediran (204-82, college: Binghamton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points. American guard Pierce Caldwell (191-88, college: Incarnate Word, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Caldwell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) replied with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Jekabpils. Four Liepaja and five Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Liepaja maintains ninth position with 8-15 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils keep the third place with nine games lost. Liepaja will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jekabpils will play on the road against Turiba and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: A.Adediran 17+3reb, P.Caldwell 16+2reb+2ast, A.Ate 15+1reb+3ast, I.Jakovics 14+2reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 10+5reb+1ast, G.Plater 9+4reb+6ast
Jekabpils: R.Sirsnins 27+7reb+5ast, P.Hill jr. 16+3reb+5ast, M.Hlebowicki 14+6reb, T.O'Brien 14+8reb+3ast, O.Virsis 11+2reb, J.Aleksejevs 5+8reb
gschID: 232686


  




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