#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85, currently plays in Spain). She contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Socinsa Bembibre (1-9) crushing them 85-58 in the Spanish LFB in Saturday night's game.
Sulciute scored 9 points, grabbed 9 boards, passed 3 assists and added 4 steals in 29 minutes on the court.
Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (8-2) is placed second in the LFB.
It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Sulciute averages: 9.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 43.2%, 3FGP: 47.1%(16-34) in the 10 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Giedre Paugaite (192-90, currently plays in France). Paugaite contributed to Mondeville's victory against the closely-ranked Toulouse (7-8) 72-59 in the French LFB last Saturday.
She scored 7 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists.
USO Mondeville (7-8) is placed seventh in the LFB.
They ended the series of five consecutive loses.
Paugaite's overall stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 41.0% and FT: 62.5%.
She is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Kamile Nacickaite (180-89, college: Drexel, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A1. Nacickaite could not help one of league's weakest teams C.U.S. Chieti (3-7) in their last game. Despite her good performance C.U.S. Chieti lost 67-82 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Priolo.
Nacickaite was the second best scorer with 14 points in 35 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only her third season in pro basketball. It's Nacickaite's first year with the team.
Nacickaite belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #4 with 15.9ppg.
This year her other stats are: 4.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 39.7%, 3FGP: 27.1% and FT: 79.5% in the 11 games.
Nacickaite is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#4. Forward Gabriele Narviciute (187-90, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Irpino (5-8) in their game against Salerno (6-7) in the Italian A2 (12th division). Despite her good performance in Sunday night's game She recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. Narviciute also added 3 blocks.
It's Narviciute's first season with the team.
Her overall stats this year are: 8.1ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
Narviciute used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team
back in 2010.
#5. International point guard Inesa Visgaudaite (172-91, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Giedre Paugaite in the French LFB last game.
Visgaudaite was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Toulouse (7-8) in their game against Mondeville (7-8). She did not have that impressive stats last Saturday.
Visgaudaite scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes.
Toulouse lost 59-72 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#7) Mondeville.
It was Toulouse's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Visgaudaite's overall stats are: 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg in the 15 games.
She plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.
Alytaus RK - Vilniaus Svaja 61-53 Alytaus RK overcame Vilniaus Svaja 61-53 in the Final game of AMKL to clinch 2016/17 title. Trailing 8-22 at the end of the first period, Vilniaus Svaja managed not to give up and replied with a 20-10 surge in the second period. Alytaus RK dominated the third period and erupted with a 26-11 burst. Karolina Kazociunaite (180-SF-99) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ana Belen Molina Barbe netted 10. Rita Zilinskaite (175-G-92) followed them wit... [read more]
Alytaus RK - Vilniaus Svaja 61-53
Alytaus RK overcame Vilniaus Svaja 61-53 in the Final game of AMKL to clinch 2016/17 title. Trailing 8-22 at the end of the first period, Vilniaus Svaja managed not to give up and replied with a 20-10 surge in the second period. Alytaus RK dominated the third period and erupted with a 26-11 burst. Karolina Kazociunaite (180-SF-99) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ana Belen Molina Barbe netted 10. Rita Zilinskaite (175-G-92) followed them with 9 points in a win. Irina Michailova (191-F-81) scored 18 in defeat and Reda Kontvainyte (182-F-90) posted 14.
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