32-year old guard Ela Briedyte (176-G-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for Utena and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25. She had the game-high 27 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Utena in her team's victory, helping them to outclass Suduva (#8, 6-22) with 31-point margin 86-55. Utena maintains the 5th position in Lithuanian LMKL. Utena is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-18 record. In the team's last game Briedyte had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 7 attempts. She turned to be Utena's top player in her first season with the team. Ela Briedyte averages this season 13.9ppg.
Second best performed player last round was Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of league's second-best Kibirkstis-Tiche. She is former international center in her first season at Kibirkstis-Tiche. In the last game Petronyte recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Kibirkstis-Tiche lost that game 72-88 to league's leader VICI-Aistes (#1, 28-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kibirkstis-Tiche still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. Her team's 17-10 record is not bad at all. Petronyte is a newcomer at Kibirkstis-Tiche and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.5ppg (#1). She also registered 14.6 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Ligita Kinkeviciene (173-G-76) of Suduva (#8). Kinkeviciene got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. She went also for five rebounds . Despite Kinkeviciene's great performance Suduva lost 64-89 to the league's current leader VICI-Aistes (#1, 28-0). But her team cannot count on just a single shooter as she also needs help of the other teammates. Suduva can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 6-22 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kinkeviciene she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Kinkeviciene has individually a great season in Lithuania. After 27 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.9ppg (8th best) and assists with 3.6apg (5th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Vita Kuktiene (186-F-80) of VICI-Aistes - 22 points and 6 rebounds 5. Laura Svaryte (190-C/F-92) of Ruta Siauliai - 19 points and 13 rebounds 6. Kristina Vengryte (190-C-81) of Kibirkstis-Tiche - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Kibirkstis-Tiche - 9 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Rita Milieskiene (175-PG-78) of Lemminkainen - 21 points and 5 rebounds 9. Vita Kuktiene (186-F-80) of VICI-Aistes - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Aija Putnina (192-F/C-88) of VICI-Aistes - 16 points and 5 rebounds
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Valosun KP Brno (ZBL) inked 26-year old Lithuanian international swingman Marina Solopova (180-90). She played most recently at BC Utenos in Lithuanian LMKL. In 27 games she recorded 13.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.9apg and 2.1spg last season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the cup final. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL 1st Team. She played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2010 a... [read more]
Valosun KP Brno (ZBL) inked 26-year old Lithuanian international swingman Marina Solopova (180-90). She played most recently at BC Utenos in Lithuanian LMKL. In 27 games she recorded 13.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.9apg and 2.1spg last season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the cup final. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL 1st Team. She played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010. Solopova also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania last year. Her stats at that event were 10 games: 4.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg.
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