#1. This week's number one is former international shooting guard Ausra Bimbaite (179-82, currently plays in Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL. She could not help one of league's weakest teams Dynamo Kursk (7-4) in their last game. Despite Bimbaite's good performance Dynamo Kursk was crushed 87-64 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Nadezhda Orenburg.
She was the top scorer with 14 points. Bimbaite also added made 3 passes and 5 steals (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 32 minutes on the court.
Bimbaite is currently fourth on the list of most steals with 2.2spg.
She also averaged so far 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 36.8% and FT: 87.5% in the 11 games she played so far.
Bimbaite played for the Lithuanian senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Gintare Petronyte (196-89, currently plays in Italy). She contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Priolo (4-9) 63-47 in the Italian A1 last Sunday.
Petronyte scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line).
Goldbet Taranto (9-3) is placed third in the A1.
It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
Petronyte is currently ninth on the list of top scorers.
She has very reliable stats this season: 12.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2bpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 66.3%(61-92) and FT: 86.8%.
Petronyte is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85, currently plays in Euroleague). She contributed to a Perfumerias Avenida's victory against the leader UMMC Ekaterinburg (10-1) 65-57 in the Euroleague on Wednesday night.
Sulciute recorded 9 points in only 14 minutes.
Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (4-7) is placed sixth in group C.
Her team will play only one more game in the Euroleague Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year Sulciute averages: 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 47.3%, 3FGP: 30.6% in the 11 games.
She is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#4. Center Giedre Paugaite (192-90, currently plays in Euroleague) helped her French team Mondeville win their game against the seventh-ranked Lupa Promotion (1-10) 79-74 in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
Paugaite recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
USO Mondeville (5-6) is placed fourth in group C.
They ended the series of three consecutive loses.
Her team will play only one more game in the Euroleague Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.
Paugaite's overall stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3spg.
She is also Lithuanian national team player.
#5. International swingman Marina Solopova (180-90, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TKBL was not able to help Edremit (1-14) in their last game. Despite Solopova's good performance the bottom-ranked Edremit lost 70-74 at home to the much higher-ranked (#3) Kayseri.
She had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. Solopova also added 4 assists in 34 minutes.
It was Edremit's tenth consecutive loss in a row.
Solopova has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg in the 15 games.
She plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.
#6. Forward Gabriele Narviciute (187-90, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Irpino (6-11) in their game against Napoli S.Dike (13-4) in the Italian A2 (12th division).
Narviciute was the second best scorer with 9 points. She also added 10 rebounds and made 3 blocks.
But the ninth-placed Irpino was defeated 51-37 on their home court in Ariano Irpino by the higher-ranked Napoli S.Dike (#3) in the South group.
It was Irpino's third consecutive loss in a row.
Narviciute's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important.
Narviciute's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
She is a former U20 international player as she played for the Lithuanian team three years ago.
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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