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LSBL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-4
 1. TTT Riga 11-1 
 2. Catz 8-4 
 3. Vega 1/Liepaja 5-7 
 4. RSU-Merks 0-12 
Places 5-11
 1. Rapla KK 18-3 
 2. Tallina U. 15-6 
 3. TTT Juniores 12-9 
 4. Tartu U. 7-14 
 5. LU 6-15 
 6. Audentes SG 3-18 
 7. Latvija U16 3-18 
Stage One Standings
JSBL Standings
 1. DU 14-2 
 2. RSU 2 13-3 
 3. Valmiera 13-3 
 4. Jelgava 10-6 
 5. Filter 6-10 
 6. Ogre 6-10 
 7. Ventspils 6-10 
 8. Saldus 3-13 
 9. Ridzene/TTT kad. 1-15 
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Besiktas 0-0 
 2 Gorzow Wlkp. 0-0 
 3 Olympiacos 0-0 
 4 TTT Riga 0-0 
Group B
 1 Enisey 0-0 
 2 Good Angels 0-0 
 3 MBK Ruzomb. 0-0 
 4 Mersin BSB 0-0 
Group C
 1 Artego Bydg. 0-0 
 2 MBA 0-0 
 3 Sparta&K MR 0-0 
 4 Udominate 0-0 
Group D
 1 Energa Torun 0-0 
 2 Hatay 0-0 
 3 Sf.Gheorghe 0-0 
Group E
 1 Abdullah Gul 0-0 
 2 Istanbul Univ. 0-0 
 3 Sleza Wroclaw 0-0 
Group F
 1 Flammes 0-0 
 2 Keltern 0-0 
 3 Miskolc 0-0 
 4 PEAC-Pecs 0-0 
Group G
 1 Cegledi EKK 0-0 
 2 Gernika 0-0 
 3 Girona 0-0 
 4 Landes 0-0 
Group H
 1 GDESSA 0-0 
 2 Nymburk 0-0 
 3 Ragusa 0-0 
Group I
 1 Fribourg 0-0 
 2 Handicap Brno 0-0 
 3 Venezia 0-0 
 4 Wasserburg 0-0 
Group J
 1 Belfius Namur 0-0 
 2 Nantes 0-0 
 3 UNI Gyor 0-0 
Group Q
 1 Hainaut 1-0 
 2 Basket Gdynia 0-0 
 3 Spartak N. 0-0 
 4 Angels 0-1 
Baltic League Standings
Group C
 1 Energa Torun 5-1 
 2 Suduva 4-2 
 3 Interkhim 2-4 
 4 Olimpia 1-5 
Group D
 1 Dynamo-Farm 6-0 
 2 Rapla KK 3-3 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-4 
 4 Tim-Scuf 1-5 
Stage One Standings
EEWBL Standings
 1 Bornova 2-0 
 2 Good Angels 2-0 
 3 Lulea Basket 2-0 
 4 Kibirkstis 1-1 
 5 Al Riyadi 1-1 
 6 Astana Tigers 0-0 
 7 Dynamo M. 0-0 
 8 H-Sirenos 0-0 
 9 Piestanske C. 0-0 
 10 Samsun 0-0 
 11 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12 TTT Riga 0-0 
 13 Udominate 0-0 
 14 Gorizont 0-2 
 15 Royal Eagles 0-2 
 16 Vega 1/Liepaja 0-2 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Aizsila, RSU-Merks18.5 
 2. Mackay, Tallina U.17.3 
 3. Jones, Catz16.9 
 4. Kasemagi, Tallina U.16.7 
 5. Sutherland, TTT R.15.8 
 6. Stalidzane, LU15.7 
 7. Reshetko, Catz15.0 
 8. Anna-gret, Tartu U.14.8 
 9. Laurimaa, Tartu U.14.4 
 10. Puu, Rapla KK13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Lagzdina, RSU-M.9.5 
 2. Kasemagi, Tallina U.9.2 
 3. Rozentale, TTT J.9.1 
 4. Meldere, Latvija .8.6 
 5. Reshetko, Catz7.8 
 6. Jones, Catz7.2 
 7. Walker, Catz7.1 
 8. Mesila-K., Rapla K.7.0 
 9. Kulite, TTT Riga7.0 
 10. Basko-M., TTT R.6.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Jakobsone, Vega6.6 
 2. Eibele, TTT Riga6.0 
 3. Mackay, Tallina U.5.7 
 4. Puu, Rapla KK5.4 
 5. Basko-M., TTT R.5.3 
 6. Petronelia-D., Rapla K.4.6 
 7. Carter, TTT Riga4.5 
 8. Jones, Catz4.0 
 9. Nulle, Latvija U163.9 
 10. Anna-gret, Tartu U.3.7 
Steals Per Game
  Rapla K.
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Petronelia-D., Rapla K.3.6 
 2. Mackay, Tallina U.3.5 
 3. Stalidzane, LU3.1 
 4. Basko-M., TTT R.2.8 
 5. Krastina, TTT Riga2.7 
 6. Magone, LU2.5 
 7. Vaino, Tartu U.2.5 
 8. Puu, Rapla KK2.3 
 9. Silaraja, Vega2.3 
 10. Laurimaa, Tartu U.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Aizsila, RSU-Merks2.5 
 2. Paugaite, TTT Riga1.5 
 3. Mesila-K., Rapla K.1.4 
 4. Busa, RSU-Merks1.2 
 5. Kliimson, Audentes.1.1 
 6. Kasemagi, Tallina U.0.8 
 7. Rozentale, TTT J.0.8 
 8. Reshetko, Catz0.8 
 9. Arbet-Lenear, Rapla K.0.8 
 10. Strautmane, TTT R.0.7 
Player of the Week

 Gunta Basko-Melnbarde
  TTT Riga
  ( 181-F-80 )


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Anita Teilane selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 15, 2013

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We bring you last week's top performances from Latvians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Anita Teilane
Anita Teilane
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Anita Teilane (196-85, currently plays in Bulgaria). She was the major contributor in a Haskovo 2012's victory against the league leader Neftochimic (17-1) 84-80 in the Bulgarian NBL in Saturday night's game. Teilane scored 27 points (!!!), had 6 rebounds and made 5 blocks in 44 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Haskovo 2012 (9-9) is placed third in the NBL. Teilane has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 17.7ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8apg, 3.2bpg, 2FGP: 47.7% and FT: 66.7% in the six games she played so far. Teilane played for the Latvian senior national team six years ago.

Kristine Karklina
Kristine Karklina
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Kristine Karklina (175-83, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Turkey). She led Ceyhan Bld to a victory over the 11th-ranked Canik Bld (7-11) 80-74 in the Turkish TKBL last Saturday. Karklina was MVP of the game. She scored 21 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Ceyhan Belediyespor (9-9) is placed sixth in the TKBL. Karklina's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3FGP: 32.5% and FT: 91.7%(55-60). She is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Gunta Basko
Gunta Basko
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Gunta Basko (181-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Siena, currently plays in France), who plays in the French LFB. Basko could not help Nantes Reze (9-10) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Nantes Reze was edged 68-66 on the road by the lower-ranked (#8) Mondeville. Basko was the top scorer with 21 points in 32 minutes. It was Nantes Reze's third consecutive loss in a row. Basko has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 55.3%(42-76), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 71.4% in the 15 games. Former TTT Riga starter played for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Aija Putnina
Aija Putnina
   #4. Power forward Aija Putnina (191-88, also represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB was not able to help Navarra Pamplona (7-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite her good performance Navarra Pamplona was defeated 66-57 in Rivas by the leading Ecopolis. Putnina recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. It's Putnina's first season with the team. Putnina is ranked third on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). This season she has very high stats. Putnina averages: 16.8ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.1spg. She is also Latvian national team player.

Lauma Reke
Lauma Reke
   #5. Former University international power forward Lauma Reke (185-86, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for T. La Spezia (15-3) in their game against S. La Spezia (14-4) in the Italian A2 (12th division), despite her very good performance last Saturday. Reke had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds in 34 minutes. But the second-placed T. La Spezia lost 48-54 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#3) S. La Spezia in the South group. They ended the series of eleven consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended. Reke is currently ninth on the list of top scorers with 15.2ppg. This year she also averages: 7.8rpg and 1.7spg in the 18 games. Reke used to play for the Latvian university national team six years ago.

Liga Surkusa
Liga Surkusa
   #6. Center Liga Surkusa (194-91, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in Broni's victory against the 13th-ranked Cremona (4-16) 59-43 in the Italian A2 (12th division) on Saturday night. She was the best player in that game. Surkusa scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. OMC Cignoli Broni (10-10) is placed seventh in North group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Surkusa is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. She has very reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.3spg. Surkusa is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Ieva Veinberga
Ieva Veinberga
   #7. Former international forward Ieva Veinberga (183-84, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Jaunieji Talentai (1-20) crushing them 83-39 in the Lithuanian LMKL in Friday night's game. She scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 23 minutes. Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (14-6) is placed fourth in the LMKL. It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Veinberga's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in the 17 games. She used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Dace Brumermane
Dace Brumermane
   #8. Power forward Dace Brumermane (187-81, another player represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in France) contributed to Dunkerque's victory against the closely-ranked Roche (7-8) 77-71 in the French LF2 (12th division) last Saturday. Brumermane was the top player that evening. She recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 14 rebounds. Dunkerque Malo Basket Club (6-10) is placed tenth in the LF2. Brumermane is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her sixth year in Dunkerque's roster. Brumermane is currently third on the list of top scorers. This season she has very high stats. Brumermane averages: 16.6ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.1apg. She used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2001.

Zenta Melnika
Zenta Melnika
   #9. Former U20 international center Zenta Melnika (197-91, agency: FCM, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Oradea (0-20) crushing them 132-40 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Melnika recorded 13 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 21 minutes. CSU Alba Iulia (14-6) is placed fifth in the Liga Nationala. This year Melnika's total stats are: 5.0ppg and 3.2rpg in the 18 games. She used to play for the Latvian U20 national team three years ago.

Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
   #10. Shooting guard Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-83, currently plays in Russia) contributed to an UMMC Ekaterinburg's victory against the sixth-ranked Vologda-Chevakata (6-8) 77-64 in the Russian PBL in Sunday night's game. Jekabsone-Zogota scored 10 points. UMMC Ekaterinburg (12-1) is placed first in the PBL. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Jekabsone-Zogota has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg. She is a former international player as four years ago she still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. International center Zane Teilane-Tamane (200-83, agency: LBM Management, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Russia) contributed to a Nadezhda Orenburg's victory against one of league's weakest teams Energy Ivanovo 73-67 in the Russian PBL last Sunday. Teilane-Tamane scored 8 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. Teilane-Tamane has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg in the 14 games. She plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. International center Aija Brumermane (191-86, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Hungary) helped Bacsbasket win their game against the third-ranked Atomeromu 71-54 in the Hungarian A Division on Sunday night. Brumermane scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. This season Brumermane has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.6apg. She is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

   #13. International forward Sabine Niedola (184-91, currently plays in Spain) helped Cadi ICG Software win their game against the eighth-ranked Caja Rural 89-79 in the Spanish LFB in Saturday night's game. Niedola recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. Niedola has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 4.0rpg in the nine games. She is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. International guard Baiba Eglite (179-89, college: UTEP, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary in their game against Basket Slovanka MB in the Czech Republic ZBL. Eglite recorded 9 points in 16 minutes. Her team was badly defeated by 17 points 80-63. She has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 3.2rpg in the 22 games. Eglite plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former U18 international center Ieva Kulite (191-88, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Wildcats Wolfenbuettel in their game against Oberhausen in the German DBBL. She recorded only 4 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Her team was defeated 74-59. Kulite has reliable stats this season: 10.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.2apg. She used to play for the Latvian U18 national team seven years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Latvian passport:

   #1. Experienced Rima Valentiene (170-PG-78, currently plays in Lithuania) managed to help Kibirkstis-Tiche-IKI Vilnius to win against the fifth-ranked Aistes-LSU (8-12) 71-63 in the Lithuanian LMKL last Friday. Valentiene scored only 4 points, made 7 passes and 4 steals. Kibirkstis-Tiche-IKI Vilnius (17-3) is placed first in the LMKL. Valentiene is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers. She has averaged so far 6.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg.   

Sindija Kudule signs at Vega 1/Liepaja - 17 days ago
Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) landed 20-year old point guard Sindija Kudule (168-97) from TTT Juniores. In 20 LSBL games she averaged 7.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kudule represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 15.8%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 71.4%. Kudule has played previously for Latvija U16 Riga. By Eurobasket Data Ce...   [read more]

Vega 1/Liepaja inks Ieva Veinberga - 17 days ago
Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Latvian ex-international forward Ieva Veinberga (185-84). She has played for the last two seasons at Basket Team Crema in Italian Serie A2. In 31 games she had 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4spg last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Veinberga played in the final of Italian A2 in 2016. She was also voted All-Italian A2 2nd Team in 2016. Veinberga represented Latvia at the Qualifications to Eur...   [read more]

Laura Purina
Laura Purina agreed terms with Vega 1/Liepaja - 17 days ago
Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old guard Laura Purina (174-90, college: Northwest JC). She played most recently at Ogre in Latvian JSBL. Purina also spent pre-season at Kvarner (A2) in Croatian league that year. Great season indeed as she was awarded All-Croatian A2 Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. The other team she played shortly was FCR Media-Rapla KK where in three games she recorded 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.0apg and 2.7spg las...   [read more]

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