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LBL Standings
 1. BK Ogre 1-0 
 2. VEF Riga 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Barons Riga 0-0 
 5. Jurmala 0-0 
 6. LU 0-0 
 7. Valka/Valga 0-0 
 8. Jekabpils 0-1 
 9. Liepaja/Triobet 0-1 
 10. Valmiera 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/29/2016
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Jelgava 0-0 
 2. Kekava 0-0 
 3. Limbazi 0-0 
 4. Riga/Ridzene 0-0 
 5. Saldus 0-0 
 6. VeA 0-0 
 7. VEF skola 0-0 
Group B
 1. Buki/BJSS 0-0 
 2. DSN/SB 0-0 
 3. LU/BS Riga 0-0 
 4. Madona 0-0 
 5. RSU 0-0 
 6. RTU 0-0 
 7. ViA 0-0 
Group C
 1. BJBS Riga 0-0 
 2. Jekabpils II 0-0 
 3. Livani 0-0 
 4. Marupe 0-0 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 0-0 
 6. Turiba 0-0 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. Aluksne 0-0 
 2. Dartija 0-0 
 3. Daugavpils n. 0-0 
 4. Jaunpils 0-0 
 5. Pardaugava/Tur. 0-0 
 6. Rugaju 0-0 
 7. Rujiena 0-0 
 8. ViA 2 0-0 
Group B
 1. BJBS Riga 0-0 
 2. Carnikava 0-0 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 0-0 
 4. Ezerzeme 0-0 
 5. Kraslava 0-0 
 6. Memele/Bauskas 0-0 
 7. Salacgriva 0-0 
 8. Saulkrasti 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Cedevita 0-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 3. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 4. Khimky 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 3. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 4. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. 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 
 3. Sopron KC 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. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 0-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 3. Jurmala 0-0 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 0-0 
 5. Nevezis 0-0 
 6. Parnu 0-0 
 7. Rapla 0-0 
Group B
 1. BK Ogre 0-0 
 2. COR-Borisfen 0-0 
 3. Jekabpils 0-0 
 4. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 5. Tarvas 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
Last:9/8/2016
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. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. Parma 0-0 
 10. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 11. Unics 0-0 
 12. VEF Riga 0-0 
 13. Zenit 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
Points Per Game
 Janis BLUMS
  
  (191-SG-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Blums, VEF Riga20.0 
 2. Laksa, Valmiera16.0 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.0 
 4. Skele, Ventspils15.0 
 5. Meiers, VEF Riga14.0 
 6. Zakis, Ventspils14.0 
 7. Mbodj, Ventspils14.0 
 8. Antrops, Jekabpils14.0 
 9. McMullan, Liepaja/.14.0 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ilja GROMOVS
  
  (209-C-94)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gromovs, VEF Riga10.0 
 2. Jonats, Valmiera9.0 
 3. Meiers, VEF Riga8.0 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils8.0 
 5. Vecvagars, VEF Ri.7.0 
 6. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.0 
 7. Blaus, Valmiera6.0 
 8. McMullan, Liepaja/.6.0 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera6.0 
 10. Selakovs, Jekabpi.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Abdul GADDY
  
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 11
 1. Gaddy, VEF Riga11.0 
 2. Vitols, BK Ogre6.0 
 3. Leimanis, Ventspils6.0 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre6.0 
 6. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.0 
 7. Campbell, Ventspils4.0 
 8. Varanauskas, Valmi.4.0 
 9. Zelionis, Ventspils4.0 
 10. Skele, Ventspils4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gints ANTROPS
  
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Antrops, BK Ogre4.0 
 2. Gabrans, Valmiera4.0 
 3. Zelionis, Ventspils3.0 
 4. Leimanis, Ventspils3.0 
 5. Richard, VEF Riga2.0 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils2.0 
 7. Skele, Ventspils2.0 
 8. Mizis, BK Ogre2.0 
 9. Zakis, Ventspils2.0 
 10. Cook, Liepaja/.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts NIEDRA
  
  (198-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Niedra, BK Ogre2.0 
 2. Poznaks, BK Ogre1.0 
 3. Selakovs, Jekabpils1.0 
 4. Jonats, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Antrops, BK Ogre1.0 
 6. Meiers, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Kuksiks, Ventspils0.0 
 8. Jansons, VEF Riga0.0 
 9. Helmanis, VEF Riga0.0 
 10. Virsis, Jekabpils0.0 

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Round 1 (Regular Season)

Valka/Valga 57% Sep.29 LU
Jurmala 56% Sep.29 Barons Riga
First Round Schedule
LU/BS Riga 58% Oct.9 Madona
Ogre/Kumho T 58% Oct.8 Turiba
BJBS Riga 60% Oct.8 Marupe
ViA 55% Oct.7 LU/BS Riga
Livani 56% Oct.7 Jekabpils I
Limbazi 58% Oct.7 Riga/Ridzene
Kekava 60% Oct.7 VEF skola
RSU 54% Oct.6 Buki/BJSS
Valmiera/OR 57% Oct.5 Turiba
DSN/SB 60% Oct.5 RTU
Ogre/Kumho T 56% Oct.5 Marupe
Saldus 58% Oct.4 VEF skola
Kekava 55% Oct.4 Jelgava
Jekabpils I 55% Oct.4 BJBS Riga
Turiba 57% Oct.1 Valmiera/OR
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Group B
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Fuenlabrada
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Group D
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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P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.12 TTU
Rapla 50% Oct.12 Nevezis
Barons Riga 50% Oct.12 Liepaja/Trio
Valmiera 50% Oct.11 Tarvas
Parnu 50% Oct.11 Nevezis
BK Ogre 50% Oct.11 Jekabpils
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Avtodor 50% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 50% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 50% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 50% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Unics 50% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 50% Oct.2 Avtodor
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LBL Round 30: Barons kvartals keep a leadership position - Mar 4, 2013


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Maris Gulbis
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Barons kvartals as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Barons kvartals smashed 8th ranked Liepaja in Riga 93-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Liepaja. The game without a history. Barons kvartals led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Barons kvartals looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Liepaja's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Barons kvartals made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who scored 28 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) who recorded 17 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Liepaja at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 16 games lost. Liepaja will play next round against Jurmala trying to get back on the winning streak. Barons kvartals will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Valmiera (15-11) against ninth ranked Latvijas Universitate (11-16) on Saturday night. Host Valmiera was edged by Latvijas Universitate in a tough game in Valmiera in overtime84-87. It was a good game for guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Kristaps Dargais contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Latvijas Universitate's coach Arturs Visockis-Rubenis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Valmiera at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena U18.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Turiba, where higher ranked Jelgava (10-14) lost to tenth ranked Turiba (8-18) in a road game 81-95 on Saturday. Janis Antrops scored 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Lauris Mizis with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Turiba maintains tenth position with 8-18 record. Jelgava lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 30 VEF Riga defeated Ventspils in a road game 73-61. Jurmala beat U18 at home 76-66.



Ventspils - VEF Riga 61-73

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when one of their biggest challengers Ventspils (13-2) were defeated at home by fifth ranked VEF Riga (12-1) 73-61 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga. Ventspils managed to win fourth quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Ventspils' 26. Lithuanian center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) scored 24 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. VEF Riga's coach Ramunas Butautas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was international forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) with 11 points and 6 rebounds and international center Martins Meiers (208-91) scored 12 points. VEF Riga have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 12-1 record. Loser Ventspils keep the fourth place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: A.Kavaliauskas 24+4reb+1ast, E.Rowland 12+6reb+5ast, D.Zavackas 11+6reb, K.Berzins 10+6reb+3ast, D.Bertans 6+3reb+2ast, L.Blaus 4+3reb
Ventspils: M.Meiers 12+2reb+1ast, J.Timma 11+6reb+2ast, D.Sims 9+2reb+2ast, R.Zakis 8+7reb, M.Laksa 7+3reb+1ast, S.Valters 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 232706


Jurmala - U18 76-66

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Jurmala (11-14) defeated at home bottom-ranked U18 (1-14) 76-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Jurmala dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to U18's 20. Jurmala forced 22 U18 turnovers. Forward Atis Ozols (199-81) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Ervins Jonats (203-91) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (194-96) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and guard Kristaps Gluditis (192-95) scored 16 points. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Jurmala moved-up to sixth place. U18 lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Jurmala will meet at home Liepaja (#9) in the next round. U18's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Latvijas Universitate.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: A.Ozols 25+6reb, E.Jonats 15+7reb, U.Vilums 11+6reb+4ast, D.Coders 8+5reb+3ast, J.Dilevka 6+4reb+1ast, R.Mednis 4+4reb+1ast
U18: K.Gluditis 16+4reb+2ast, E.Meznieks-Zahars 11+11reb+1ast, A.Pasecniks 11+9reb+1ast, D.Geks 9+3reb+5ast, R.Paze 7+2reb+2ast, R.Avenitis 6+4reb
gschID: 232704


Barons kvartals - Liepaja 93-71

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Barons kvartals as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Barons kvartals smashed 8th ranked Liepaja in Riga 93-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Liepaja. The game without a history. Barons kvartals led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Barons kvartals looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Liepaja's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Barons kvartals made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who scored 28 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) who recorded 17 points and guard Artis Ate (191-89) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Liepaja at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 16 games lost. Liepaja will play next round against Jurmala trying to get back on the winning streak. Barons kvartals will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 28+4reb+1ast, T.Cain 21+5reb+2ast, D.Dulkys 15+4reb+5ast, J.Diggs 11+8reb+6ast, A.Brunins 6+1reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 5+2reb
Liepaja: I.Jakovics 17+3reb+1ast, A.Ate 14+6reb+1ast, G.Plater 11+7reb+1ast, R.Freimanis 8+1reb+2ast, A.Bricis 6+3reb+1ast, A.Adediran 6+4reb
gschID: 232703


Turiba - Jelgava 95-81

We should mention about the upset which took place in Turiba, where higher ranked Jelgava (10-14) lost to tenth ranked Turiba (8-18) in a road game 81-95 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Turiba. Jelgava managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Janis Antrops (200-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Turiba and five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Turiba maintains tenth position with 8-18 record. Jelgava lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Turiba: J.Antrops 20+8reb+1ast, M.Rudmiezis 20+3reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 19+6reb+2ast, M.Steinbergs 10+4reb+3ast, M.Motivans 7+2reb+4ast, G.Sipolins 7+7reb
Jelgava: S.Silavs 17+2reb+2ast, L.Mizis 15+6reb+1ast, S.Haynes 13+5reb+3ast, A.Duselis 13+6reb, K.Chamberlain 11+10reb+1ast, A.Justovics 10+7reb+1ast
gschID: 232702


Valmiera - LU 84-87 OT

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Valmiera (15-11) against ninth ranked Latvijas Universitate (11-16) on Saturday night. Host Valmiera was edged by Latvijas Universitate in a tough game in Valmiera in overtime84-87. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-16 Valmiera's run in the last quarter tied the game, leading to overtime which they eventually won 5-2. It was a good game for guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Latvijas Universitate's coach Arturs Visockis-Rubenis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and center Viktors Iljins (212-91) added 15 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Valmiera. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to seventh place. Valmiera at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena U18.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 25+5reb+3ast, K.Dargais 14+10reb+3ast, R.Zebergs 14+3reb+1ast, M.Vitols 13+4reb+4ast, K.Strazdins 10+4reb+1ast, M.Dargis 5+2reb
Valmiera: M.Ziedins 17+11reb+1ast, V.Iljins 15+13reb, J.Kaufmanis 13+3reb+2ast, J.Berzins 12+5reb+2ast, R.Gabrans 11+1ast, K.Krumins 11+1reb+2ast
gschID: 232705


  




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