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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 5-0 
 2. BK Ogre 4-0 
 3. VEF Riga 1-1 
 4. Jurmala 1-1 
 5. Betsafe/Liepaja 1-1 
 6. Valka/Valga 1-2 
 7. LU 1-3 
 8. Valmiera 1-4 
 9. Jekabpils 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Jelgava 2-0 
 2. Saldus 2-1 
 3. Kandava 1-1 
 4. Limbazi 1-1 
 5. VeA 1-2 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 0-2 
Group B
 1. LU/BS Riga 2-1 
 2. VEF skola 2-1 
 3. ViA 2-1 
 4. Livani 1-1 
 5. Valkas SI 1-1 
 6. Gulbenes Buki 1-2 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 0-2 
Group C
 1. Kekava 2-0 
 2. Memele/Bauskas 2-0 
 3. RSU 1-1 
 4. RTU 1-1 
 5. Turiba 1-2 
 6. Madona 0-1 
 7. DSN/SB 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. BS Riga 0-0 
 2. Carnikava 0-0 
 3. Ezerzeme 0-0 
 4. Jekabpils II 0-0 
 5. Rugaju 0-0 
 6. Salacgriva 0-0 
Group B
 1. Daugavpils n. 0-0 
 2. Jaunpils 0-0 
 3. Jelgava II 0-0 
 4. Kraslava 0-0 
 5. Saulkrasti 0-0 
 6. Talsi 0-0 
Group C
 1. Dartija 0-0 
 2. Darznieks/Cesis 0-0 
 3. Riga/Ridzene 0-0 
 4. Rujiena 0-0 
 5. Sigulda 0-0 
 6. ViA 2 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Enisey 1-0 
 2 Monaco 1-0 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-1 
 8 Juventus 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Ludwigsburg 1-0 
 3 Neptunas 1-0 
 4 Ventspils 1-0 
 5 Betaland Cdo 0-1 
 6 Chalon 0-1 
 7 Iberostar Tener. 0-1 
 8 PAOK 0-1 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 Umana VE 1-0 
 5 AEK 0-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Aris 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 Oostende 1-0 
 4 Scandone AV 1-0 
 5 Besiktas 0-1 
 6 CEZ Nymburk 0-1 
 7 Stelmet 0-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-1 
Last:10/11/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Betsafe/Liepaja 0-0 
 2. Jurmala 0-0 
 3. Parnu 0-0 
 4. Rapla 0-0 
 5. Siauliai 0-0 
 6. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 7. Vytautas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 2. BK Ogre 0-0 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 5. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
Last:10/13/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 3-0 
 2 Khimki 3-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Zenit 2-1 
 5 Avtodor 1-0 
 6 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 7 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 8 Astana 0-2 
 9 Enisey 0-2 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 0-2 
 11 Parma 0-2 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-2 
 13 VEF Riga 0-2 
Last:10/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Janis POZNAKS
  BK Ogre
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Poznaks, BK Ogre19.3 
 2. Freimanis, Valka/Va.18.7 
 3. Iljins, Valmiera16.6 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.2 
 5. Birkans, LU15.8 
 6. Jaunzems, LU15.3 
 7. Eiduks, LU15.0 
 8. Zvigurs, Jurmala15.0 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils14.8 
 10. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils11.3 
 2. Freimanis, Valka/Va.9.7 
 3. Benjamin, Betsafe/.9.5 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera8.0 
 5. Mejeris, VEF Riga8.0 
 6. Raadik, Valka/Valga7.0 
 7. Hamilton, Ventspils6.8 
 8. Labuckas, VEF Riga6.0 
 9. Poznaks, BK Ogre5.8 
 10. Miska, Valmiera5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcis VITOLS
  BK Ogre
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Vitols, BK Ogre7.0 
 2. Birkans, LU6.5 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.5 
 4. Scott, VEF Riga6.0 
 5. Ubilla, Ventspils5.0 
 6. Leimanis, Betsafe/.4.5 
 7. Plavnieks, Jurmala4.5 
 8. Elksnis, Valmiera4.0 
 9. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.4.0 
 10. Zebergs, BK Ogre3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Blake HAMILTON
  Ventspils
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hamilton, Ventspils2.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga2.5 
 3. Benjamin, Betsafe/.2.5 
 4. Krestinin, Jurmala2.5 
 5. Jaunzems, LU2.3 
 6. Leimanis, Betsafe/.2.0 
 7. Bruzas, Valka/Valga2.0 
 8. Lasmanis, Betsafe/.2.0 
 9. Zebergs, BK Ogre1.8 
 10. Magone, Jekabpils1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcis SAULITIS
  Jurmala
  (207-C-97)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Saulitis, Jurmala1.5 
 2. Krestinin, Jurmala1.0 
 3. Labuckas, VEF Riga1.0 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Gromovs, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Mezulis, LU1.0 
 7. Bruesewitz, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 
 9. Iljins, Valmiera0.6 
 10. Zvigurs, Jurmala0.5 

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

VEF Riga 61% Oct.25 Valka/Valga
LU 76% Oct.22 Jekabpils
Betsafe/Liep Oct.21 Ventspils 85%
Betsafe/Liep Oct.18 BK Ogre 83%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Madona Oct.20 RTU 87%
Kandava 58% Oct.20 Limbazi
Livani 51% Oct.20 ViA
Kekava 99% Oct.20 Madona
VeA 81% Oct.19 Riga/Ridzene
RSU Oct.19 Memele/Bausk 74%
Ogre/Kumho T Oct.19 LU/BS Riga 93%
Turiba 91% Oct.18 DSN/SB
Jelgava 66% Oct.17 Saldus
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Banco di Srd 59% Oct.18 Telekom Bsk
Enisey 57% Oct.18 UCAM Murcia
Pinar Karsiy 95% Oct.17 Juventus
Hap.Holon Oct.17 Monaco 95%
Group B
Neptunas 57% Oct.18 Ventspils
PAOK Oct.18 Gaziantep 96%
Iberostar Te Oct.17 Ludwigsburg 95%
Chalon 57% Oct.17 Betaland Cdo
Group C
Banvit BK 57% Oct.18 Olimpija
Bayreuth 57% Oct.18 Strasbourg
Estudian. 95% Oct.18 Rosa
Umana VE 95% Oct.17 AEK
Group D
Nanterre 57% Oct.18 Scandone AV
Oostende 95% Oct.17 Besiktas
CEZ Nymburk Oct.17 Aris 95%
Stelmet 57% Oct.17 Telekom Bsk
First Round Schedule
Siauliai 50% Oct.31 Betsafe/Liep
Parnu 50% Oct.31 Vytautas
TLU/Kalev 50% Oct.31 Barsy Atyrau
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.29 Barsy Atyrau
P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.26 TLU/Kalev
TTU 50% Oct.26 Valmiera
Vytautas 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Jurmala 50% Oct.25 Betsafe/Liep
Rapla 50% Oct.24 Parnu
Siauliai 50% Oct.24 Tsmoki-Minsk
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.24 BK Ogre
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Kalev/Cramo 57% Oct.23 Parma
Zenit 95% Oct.22 VEF Riga
Tsmoki-Minsk 57% Oct.22 Astana
CSKA 64% Oct.22 Avtodor
Lokomotiv 51% Oct.21 Unics
Enisey Oct.21 N.Novgorod 96%
LBL Round 28: #1 Ventspils are defeated by BK Ogre - Apr 3, 2017


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The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 3 rounds. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Ventspils (25-3) on the court of eighth ranked BK Ogre on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by BK Ogre 95-85. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-85. BK Ogre made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Ventspils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and point guard Marcis Vitols (183-92) who added 24 points and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points. Ventspils' coach Karlis Muiznieks rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Ogre (12-17) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Jurmala. Ventspils at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. BK Ogre is looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Ventspils will play against Liepaja/Triobet and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Liepaja. Fourth ranked Liepaja/Triobet (15-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Barons Riga (13-14) 92-90 in the fight for the fourth place. The winners were led by American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) who scored that evening 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Arturs Ausejs supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Liepaja/Triobet's coach Agris Galvanovskis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds by center Davis Rozitis (215-90, college: Hawaii) did not help to save the game for Barons Riga. Liepaja/Triobet have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-15 record. Barons Riga at the other side keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Liepaja/Triobet will play against league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Barons Riga will play against Jurmala (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Jekabpils (16-13) against eighth ranked Jurmala (12-17) on Saturday night. Visiting Jekabpils were defeated by Jurmala in Jurmala 79-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jekabpils. Edmunds Elksnis fired 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. Jurijs Aleksejevs produced 15 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jurmala moved-up to seventh place, which they share with BK Ogre. Loser Jekabpils keep the third position with 13 games lost. Jurmala will meet higher ranked Barons Riga (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jekabpils will play against VEF Riga and hope to secure a win.
LBL top team - Ventspils (25-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Latvijas Universitate (5-24) in Riga 83-52. It was a very good performance for Maris Gulbis who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Latvijas Universitate's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Ventspils maintains first position with 25-3 record. Latvijas Universitate lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 24 games lost. Ventspils' next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#4) at home.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: Barons Riga (#5) and Latvijas Universitate (#9). Barons Riga (13-14) smashed visiting Latvijas Universitate (5-24) by 30 points 81-51. Worth to mention a great performance of Tyler Larson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Latvijas Universitate's coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Barons Riga maintains fifth position with 13-14 record. Latvijas Universitate lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 24 games lost. Barons Riga will face Jurmala (#7) at home in the next round.

In the last two games of round 28 bottom-ranked Valka/Valga was destroyed by Liepaja/Triobet on the opponent's court 108-85. Valmiera outscored Jurmala in a home game 80-54.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals by Folarin Campbell of Ventspils.

Liepaja/Triobet - Barons Riga 92-90

Important game to mention about took place in Liepaja. Fourth ranked Liepaja/Triobet (15-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Barons Riga (13-14) 92-90 in the fight for the fourth place. Liepaja/Triobet forced 20 Barons Riga turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Barons Riga's players. Barons Riga was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) who scored that evening 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Liepaja/Triobet's coach Agris Galvanovskis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds by center Davis Rozitis (215-90, college: Hawaii) did not help to save the game for Barons Riga. Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Four Liepaja/Triobet and five Barons Riga players scored in double figures. Liepaja/Triobet have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-15 record. Barons Riga at the other side keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Liepaja/Triobet will play against league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Barons Riga will play against Jurmala (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Butjankovs 16+7reb+1ast, C.Montgomery 16+8reb, M.Griffin 15+5reb+7ast, A.Ausejs 14+8reb+3ast, M.Jurevicus 9+1reb+4ast, R.Krastins 7+2reb+1ast
Barons Riga: D.Geks 18+3reb+1ast, T.Larson 15+2reb+2ast, D.Rozitis 15+13reb+1ast, D.Krestinin 15+12reb, R.Freimanis 12+9reb+1ast, K.Mediss 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 533067


LU - Ventspils 52-83

LBL top team - Ventspils (25-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Latvijas Universitate (5-24) in Riga 83-52. 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 48 of its points in the paint compared to Latvijas Universitate's 22. It was a great shooting night for Ventspils especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a very good performance for forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Folarin Campbell (189-86, college: George Mason) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Guard Edgars Lasenbergs (189-95) replied with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Linards Jaunzems (198-95) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Ventspils maintains first position with 25-3 record. Latvijas Universitate lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 24 games lost. Ventspils' next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#4) at home.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: M.Gulbis 16+7reb+1ast, F.Campbell 12+6reb+4ast, A.Skele 12+3reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 10+2reb+2ast, I.Jakovics 10+4reb+1ast, T.O'Brien 9+8reb+1ast
LU: L.Jaunzems 10+5reb, H.Rubenis 8+3reb, E.Lasenbergs 7+5reb+4ast, P.Rekis 6+1ast, R.Birkans 6+2reb+1ast, E.Leja 5+2reb
gschID: 533069


Jurmala - Jekabpils 79-69

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Jekabpils (16-13) against eighth ranked Jurmala (12-17) on Saturday night. Visiting Jekabpils were defeated by Jurmala in Jurmala 79-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jekabpils. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 26-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Jurmala dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils' 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Edmunds Elksnis (187-90) fired 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. Center Viktors Iljins (212-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Four Jurmala players scored in double figures. The former international center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-85) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Modestas Kumpys (194-91, agency: Players Group) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jurmala moved-up to seventh place, which they share with BK Ogre. Loser Jekabpils keep the third position with 13 games lost. Jurmala will meet higher ranked Barons Riga (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jekabpils will play against VEF Riga and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: E.Elksnis 23+4reb+5ast, V.Iljins 14+14reb+2ast, A.Duselis 14+2reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 13+3reb, A.Strelnieks 5+3reb+3ast, E.Jeromanovs 5+3reb+8ast
Jekabpils: J.Aleksejevs 15+6reb+3ast, J.Antrops 12+3reb+3ast, M.Kumpys 11+6reb+3ast, R.Stumbris 8+6reb+1ast, R.Sirsnins 8+4ast, A.Selakovs 8+5reb
gschID: 533068


BK Ogre - Ventspils 95-85

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Ventspils (25-3) on the court of eighth ranked BK Ogre on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by BK Ogre 95-85. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-85. BK Ogre made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Ventspils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and point guard Marcis Vitols (183-92) who added 24 points and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points and the former international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-93) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Five BK Ogre and four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Karlis Muiznieks rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Ogre (12-17) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Jurmala. Ventspils at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. BK Ogre is looking forward to face league's second-placed Valmiera on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Ventspils will play against Liepaja/Triobet and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BK Ogre: M.Vitols 24+1reb+7ast, G.Sipolins 22+8reb+3ast, J.Poznaks 15+5reb+1ast, K.Apsitis 14+7reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 13+2reb+5ast, R.Zebergs 4+2reb+1ast
Ventspils: M.Gulbis 17+3reb+2ast, K.Janicenoks 14+2reb+1ast, A.Grazulis 13+6reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 10+8reb, W.Deane 9+3reb+5ast, I.Jakovics 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 533065


Barons Riga - LU 81-51

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: Barons Riga (#5) and Latvijas Universitate (#9). Barons Riga (13-14) smashed visiting Latvijas Universitate (5-24) by 30 points 81-51. The game without a history. Barons Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Latvijas Universitate to an opponent 23.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 45.3 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 50-31 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tyler Larson (190-91, college: S.Dakota) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian Tauras Jogela (202-93, agency: Players Group) who added 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Barons Riga players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Harijs Rubenis (201-91) responded with 13 points and forward Janis Eiduks (200-93) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Latvijas Universitate's coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Barons Riga maintains fifth position with 13-14 record. Latvijas Universitate lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 24 games lost. Barons Riga will face Jurmala (#7) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Barons Riga: T.Larson 18+10reb+3ast, T.Jogela 14+10reb+2ast, D.Zonne 12+1reb, D.Rozitis 10+11reb+2ast, S.Metra 10+2reb+3ast, D.Krestinin 7+9reb+2ast
LU: H.Rubenis 13+4reb, P.Rekis 7+6reb, R.Krumins 7+5reb, J.Eiduks 7+6reb, E.Leja 6, A.Ginters 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 533064


Liepaja/Triobet - Valka/Valga 108-85

Very expected game when 10th ranked Valka/Valga (3-15) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked Liepaja/Triobet (15-15) 108-85 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Liepaja/Triobet. Valka/Valga was better in fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Liepaja/Triobet looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds and guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) who added 19 points and 5 assists during the contest. Five Liepaja/Triobet players scored in double figures. Liepaja/Triobet's coach Agris Galvanovskis felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American-Estonian forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Deandre Mathieu (175, college: Minnesota, agency: Two Points) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Liepaja/Triobet have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-15 record. Valka/Valga lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Liepaja/Triobet will face league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Butjankovs 22+9reb+3ast, A.Ausejs 19+1reb+5ast, M.Griffin 14+7reb+3ast, J.Steele 13+3reb+3ast, M.Jurevicus 12+1reb+3ast, R.Krastins 11+2reb+2ast
Valka/Valga: V.Veski 21+1reb, R.Lindments 17+7reb, S.Silavs 14+2reb+4ast, K.Kanbergs 8+2reb+1ast, R.Raadik 8+6reb+1ast, D.Mathieu 7+7reb+9ast
gschID: 533066


Valmiera - Jurmala 80-54

Very predictable result when second ranked Valmiera (19-10) smashed at home 8th ranked Jurmala (12-17) 80-54 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Valmiera outrebounded Jurmala 44-33 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ashton Mitchell (183-88, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and forward Ervins Jonats (203-91) who added 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86) responded with 20 points and center Viktors Iljins (212-91) scored 10 points and 4 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 19-10 record having five points less than leader Ventspils. Loser Jurmala dropped to the seventh place with 17 games lost. Valmiera will face BK Ogre (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Jurmala will play against Barons Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: A.Mitchell 17+3reb+1ast, D.Pitts 11+2reb+5ast, A.Berzins 11+3reb, E.Jonats 10+8reb+1ast, D.Fischer 10+5reb+3ast, M.Laksa 6+6reb+1ast
Jurmala: E.Jeromanovs 20+3reb+3ast, V.Iljins 10+4reb+1ast, E.Elksnis 7+4reb+3ast, A.Duselis 5+3reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 4+3reb+1ast, A.Strelnieks 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 533063


  




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