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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 27-5 
 2. VEF Riga 14-4 
 3. Valmiera 21-11 
 4. Jekabpils 18-14 
 5. Barons Riga 16-15 
 6. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Last:5/31/2017
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 2. Carnikava 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/1/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Last:3/2/2017
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. Khimki 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:8/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 8. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Grazulis, Ventspils0.8 

First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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First Round Schedule
Unics Oct.5 Zenit 61%
Khimki 84% Oct.5 Tsmoki-Minsk
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LBL Round 25: Liepaja/Triobet defeat Jurmala in the closest game of the week - Mar 16, 2017


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The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most exciting game of round 25 in the LBL took place in Liepaja. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Jurmala (11-16) to sixth ranked Liepaja/Triobet (12-13) 69-66 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 16-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) stepped up and scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Arturs Strelnieks (196-85) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Jurmala's coach Arnis Vecvagars rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Liepaja/Triobet moved-up to fifth place. Jurmala at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Liepaja/Triobet are looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jurmala will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Jekabpils (13-12) against eighth ranked BK Ogre (11-15) on Saturday night. Visiting Jekabpils were defeated by BK Ogre in Ogre 94-84. Point guard Marcis Vitols (183-92) nailed 21 points and 7 assists for the winning side and Karlis Apsitis accounted for 18 points and 4 assists. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) came up with 16 points and 8 assists for Jekabpils in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BK Ogre moved-up to seventh place. Jekabpils at the other side keep the third position with 12 games lost. BK Ogre will play against league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jekabpils will play against Latvijas Universitate and hope to get back on the winning track.
LBL top team - Ventspils (22-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Barons Riga (11-11) 100-91. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Barons Riga. Andrejs Grazulis fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Ventspils' coach Karlis Muiznieks used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Kristaps Mediss produced 24 points for lost side. Ventspils have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-2 record. Loser Barons Riga keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. Ventspils will meet at home BK Ogre (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Barons Riga will play against the league's second-placed Valmiera and hope to secure a win.
Second ranked Valmiera (16-9) beat at home 9th ranked Latvijas Universitate (5-21) by 12 points 92-80, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Damier Pitts who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 assists. Latvijas Universitate's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-9 record having five points less than leader Ventspils. Latvijas Universitate lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 21 games lost. Valmiera's next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#5) on the road. Latvijas Universitate will play against Jekabpils (#3) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 25 bottom-ranked Valka/Valga lost to BK Ogre on the opponent's court 89-98. VEF Riga managed to outperform BK Ogre in a home game 84-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 16 points and 5 rebounds by Arnas Labuckas of VEF Riga.

BK Ogre - Valka/Valga 98-89

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Valka/Valga (3-14) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked BK Ogre (11-15) 98-89. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-17. But Valka/Valga won second period 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Ogre made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Janis Poznaks (203-83) contributed with 24 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. Ivars-Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and guard Sandis Silavs (194-88) added 22 points in the effort for Valka/Valga. Five BK Ogre and four Valka/Valga players scored in double figures. BK Ogre moved-up to seventh place. Valka/Valga lost their tenth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. BK Ogre's next round opponent will be league's leader Ventspils on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
BK Ogre: J.Poznaks 24+4reb, K.Apsitis 23+8reb+7ast, K.Plavnieks 11+4reb+11ast, R.Magone 11+2reb+2ast, R.Zebergs 10+3reb+5ast, G.Sipolins 10+4reb+3ast
Valka/Valga: S.Silavs 22+3reb, R.Strupovics 17+3ast, K.Kanbergs 12+3ast, R.Raadik 11+9reb+4ast, I.Rihards Zvigurs 11+11reb+3ast, D.Mathieu 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 533054


Valmiera - LU 92-80

Second ranked Valmiera (16-9) beat at home 9th ranked Latvijas Universitate (5-21) by 12 points 92-80, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Latvijas Universitate's 26. Valmiera players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 assists. The former international Arturs Berzins (204-88) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Pitts is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. Forward Harijs Rubenis (201-91) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Janis Eiduks (200-93) added 17 points in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-9 record having five points less than leader Ventspils. Latvijas Universitate lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 21 games lost. Valmiera's next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#5) on the road. Latvijas Universitate will play against Jekabpils (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: D.Pitts 17+4reb+6ast, L.Blaus 17+2reb+2ast, M.Laksa 16+1reb+3ast, A.Berzins 16+4reb+2ast, H.Karlis 10+4reb+1ast, A.Mitchell 5+1reb+5ast
LU: H.Rubenis 19+5reb+2ast, J.Eiduks 17+2reb, A.Ginters 12+3reb+1ast, R.Birkans 11+3ast, E.Lasenbergs 9+3reb+5ast, R.Krumins 6+3reb+9ast
gschID: 533053


BK Ogre - Jekabpils 94-84

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Jekabpils (13-12) against eighth ranked BK Ogre (11-15) on Saturday night. Visiting Jekabpils were defeated by BK Ogre in Ogre 94-84. The game was mostly controlled by BK Ogre. Jekabpils was better in fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Ogre players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Point guard Marcis Vitols (183-92) nailed 21 points and 7 assists for the winning side and forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) accounted for 18 points and 4 assists. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) came up with 16 points and 8 assists and Lithuanian guard Modestas Kumpys (194-91, agency: Players Group) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Jekabpils in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BK Ogre moved-up to seventh place. Jekabpils at the other side keep the third position with 12 games lost. BK Ogre will play against league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jekabpils will play against Latvijas Universitate and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BK Ogre: M.Vitols 21+1reb+7ast, J.Poznaks 19+6reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 18+4reb+4ast, G.Sipolins 14+4reb+1ast, R.Magone 7+6reb+2ast, R.Zebergs 5+5reb+2ast
Jekabpils: R.Sirsnins 16+4reb+8ast, K.Miglinieks 14+3reb+2ast, M.Kumpys 14+5reb+4ast, A.Vitins 11+4reb, P.Veselovs 10+5reb, E.Stelmahers 10+4ast
gschID: 533051


Barons Riga - Ventspils 91-100

LBL top team - Ventspils (22-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Barons Riga (11-11) 100-91. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Barons Riga. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 24-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ventspils shot 34 for 50 from the free-throw line, while Barons Riga only scored fourteen points from the stripe. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-93) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Ingus Jakovics (186-93, college: Liepaja-2) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Ventspils' coach Karlis Muiznieks used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Kristaps Mediss (188-89) produced 24 points and Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Five Ventspils and four Barons Riga players scored in double figures. Ventspils have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-2 record. Loser Barons Riga keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. Ventspils will meet at home BK Ogre (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Barons Riga will play against the league's second-placed Valmiera and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: I.Jakovics 19+3reb+4ast, A.Grazulis 16+8reb+3ast, E.Zelionis 16+5reb+3ast, W.Deane 11+4reb+6ast, R.Zakis 11+9reb+1ast, F.Campbell 9+4reb+2ast
Barons Riga: K.Mediss 24+4reb+3ast, D.Krestinin 17+4reb+2ast, T.Larson 15+5reb+3ast, T.Jogela 13+4reb+2ast, D.Geks 8+4reb+2ast, D.Rozitis 5+6reb
gschID: 533050


Liepaja/Triobet - Jurmala 69-66

The most exciting game of round 25 in the LBL took place in Liepaja. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Jurmala (11-16) to sixth ranked Liepaja/Triobet (12-13) 69-66 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 16-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) stepped up and scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Arturs Strelnieks (196-85) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Edmunds Elksnis (187-90) scored 16 points. Jurmala's coach Arnis Vecvagars rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Liepaja/Triobet moved-up to fifth place. Jurmala at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 16 games lost. Liepaja/Triobet are looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jurmala will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Butjankovs 17+9reb+2ast, A.Ausejs 17+6reb+2ast, M.Griffin 16+8reb+7ast, R.Krastins 9+1reb, K.Pauls Lasmanis 7+2reb, C.Montgomery 3+10reb
Jurmala: E.Elksnis 16+4reb+1ast, A.Strelnieks 15+5reb+1ast, K.Viksne 8+4reb, J.Rozitis 8+7reb, V.Iljins 8+11reb, E.Jeromanovs 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 533052


VEF Riga - BK Ogre 84-75

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked VEF Riga (12-3) defeated at home 8th ranked BK Ogre (11-15) 84-75. BK Ogre was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. They outrebounded BK Ogre 43-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. VEF Riga players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by BK Ogre's players. 26 personal fouls committed by BK Ogre helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for American guard Abdul Gaddy (190-92, college: Washington) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Lithuanian forward Arnas Labuckas (206-87, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. Forward Rihards Zebergs (193-92) answered with 16 points and forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BK Ogre. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. VEF Riga maintains fourth place with 12-3 record. BK Ogre at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. VEF Riga will have a break next round. BK Ogre will play on the road against the league's leader Ventspils (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: A.Labuckas 16+5reb+2ast, A.Gaddy 15+6reb+7ast, M.Meiers 12+8reb+2ast, K.Richard 10+5reb+6ast, A.Helmanis 6+2reb+1ast, A.Skele 6+4reb+3ast
BK Ogre: R.Zebergs 16+3reb+2ast, R.Magone 13+3reb, K.Apsitis 12+6reb+2ast, J.Poznaks 9+3reb+2ast, L.Mizis 8+5reb, K.Plavnieks 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 539620


  




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