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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 27: Barons kvartals keep a leadership position - Feb 17, 2013


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Barons kvartals as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Barons kvartals smashed 6th ranked Jelgava in Riga 100-81. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-81. Barons kvartals had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Jelgava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Jamar Diggs (187-88, college: Wofford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for Jelgava. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Jelgava at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Jelgava will play next round against strong Jekabpils trying to get back on the winning streak. Barons kvartals will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Valmiera on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Valmiera. Eighth ranked Jurmala (10-13) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging second-best Valmiera (14-9) 65-62 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valmiera. It was a great evening for forward Atis Ozols (199-81) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 7 rebounds. Roberts Mednis helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Jurmala moved-up to seventh place. Valmiera at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Jekabpils. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera will play at home against the league's leader Barons kvartals where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between fourth ranked Ventspils (12-1) and 7th ranked Latvijas Universitate (10-15) in Ventspils on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Ventspils outscored guests from Riga 95-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. It was a quality performance for Janis Timma who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Kristaps Dargais came up with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Latvijas Universitate in the defeat. 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 series of nine victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 12-1 record. Loser Latvijas Universitate dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Ventspils will meet bottom-ranked U18 (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF Riga.

In the last game of round 27 Jekabpils beat Turiba on the road 93-83.



Valmiera - Jurmala 62-65

Important game to mention about took place in Valmiera. Eighth ranked Jurmala (10-13) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging second-best Valmiera (14-9) 65-62 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valmiera. Valmiera was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 16-8 third quarter run of Jurmala. They made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Atis Ozols (199-81) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 7 rebounds. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Jurmala players scored in double figures. Jurmala's coach Jevgenijs Kosuskins allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jurmala moved-up to seventh place. Valmiera at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Jekabpils. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera will play at home against the league's leader Barons kvartals where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: M.Ziedins 12+6reb+4ast, R.Gabrans 12+3reb+6ast, J.Berzins 11+6reb+5ast, S.Amolins 9+3reb+1ast, V.Iljins 7+8reb, A.Butjankovs 6+9reb
Jurmala: J.Dilevka 16+2reb, R.Mednis 13+5reb+1ast, A.Ozols 13+7reb+1ast, D.Coders 12+5reb+1ast, E.Jonats 9+5reb+1ast, E.Slesers 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 232693


Barons kvartals - Jelgava 100-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Barons kvartals as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Barons kvartals smashed 6th ranked Jelgava in Riga 100-81. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-81. Barons kvartals had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Jelgava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import guard Jamar Diggs (187-88, college: Wofford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) added 17 points and 5 assists in the effort for Jelgava. Five Barons kvartals and four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Jelgava at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Jelgava will play next round against strong Jekabpils trying to get back on the winning streak. Barons kvartals will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Valmiera on the road.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: E.Krumins 17+3reb+5ast, S.Silavs 12+4reb, L.Mizis 12+12reb+2ast, K.Chamberlain 12+4reb, A.Justovics 7+2reb, A.Duselis 7+2reb
Barons kvartals: A.Epners 17+7reb, M.Gulbis 16+5reb+2ast, T.Cain 15+12reb+2ast, J.Diggs 13+7reb+8ast, I.Bergmanis 11+2reb, A.Brunins 10+1ast
gschID: 232692


Ventspils - LU 95-60

The game between fourth ranked Ventspils (12-1) and 7th ranked Latvijas Universitate (10-15) in Ventspils on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Ventspils outscored guests from Riga 95-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. 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 56 of its points in the paint compared to Latvijas Universitate's 30. They outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 39-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a quality performance for international forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International center Martins Meiers (208-91) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) came up with 14 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Marcis Vitols (184-92) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Latvijas Universitate in the defeat. 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 series of nine victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 12-1 record. Loser Latvijas Universitate dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. Ventspils will meet bottom-ranked U18 (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF Riga.
Top scorers:
LU: K.Dargais 14+6reb+1ast, M.Vitols 13+5reb+2ast, N.Saknitis 8+1reb+1ast, R.Zebergs 7+4reb, H.Rubenis 6+2reb, K.Strazdins 4+1reb+1ast
Ventspils: J.Timma 16+6reb+2ast, M.Meiers 13+8reb+2ast, D.Sims 12+2reb+1ast, A.Vairogs 10+3reb+3ast, F.Campbell 10+4reb+1ast, M.Laksa 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 232691


Turiba - Jekabpils 83-93

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Jekabpils (14-9) beat on the road 10th ranked Turiba (7-17) 93-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Jekabpils. Turiba managed to win second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Turiba to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Turiba 52-32 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for the former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89) came up with 21 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) added 13 points respectively for Turiba in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jekabpils moved-up to second place, which they share with Valmiera. Turiba lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 17 games lost. Jekabpils will meet Jelgava (#6) on the road in the next round. Turiba will play against Liepaja (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Sokolovs 21+4reb+1ast, M.Rudmiezis 13+3reb+1ast, M.Vinauds 10+4reb+1ast, M.Motivans 9+5reb+2ast, K.Apsitis 9+2reb+2ast, S.Bets 8+2reb
Jekabpils: R.Sirsnins 22+5reb+5ast, K.Mediss 18, T.O'Brien 16+12reb+1ast, M.Hlebowicki 13+11reb+2ast, P.Hill jr. 9+5reb+5ast, O.Virsis 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 232690


  




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