#1. This week's number one is former international shooting guard Ausra Bimbaite (179-82, currently plays in Russia). She led Dynamo Kursk to a victory over the league outsider BC Rostov (1-12) crushing them 92-50 in the Russian PBL in Monday night's game.
Bimbaite was MVP of the game. She recorded 26 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes on the court.
Dynamo Kursk (8-4) is placed fourth in the PBL.
Bimbaite is currently fifth on the league's list of most steals with 2.0spg.
She also averaged so far 8.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 56.8%(21-37) and FT: 86.4% in the 12 games she played so far.
Bimbaite played for the Lithuanian senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85, currently plays in Spain). She contributed to a 3-point Perfumerias Avenida's victory against the ninth-ranked Hondarribia-Irun (5-9) 81-78 in the Spanish LFB last Saturday.
Sulciute scored 12 points and added 3 assists.
Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (11-2) is placed second in the LFB.
It was her team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This season Sulciute averages: 8.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 44.2%.
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 center Gintare Petronyte (196-89, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A1. Petronyte could not help Taranto (9-4) in their last game. Despite her good performance Taranto was edged 74-71 on the road by the leading Familia Schio.
Petronyte was the second best scorer with 14 points. She also added 9 rebounds in 31 minutes.
They ended the series of five consecutive victories.
It's Petronyte's first season with the team.
Petronyte has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 66.0%(66-100) and FT: 87.7% in the 14 games.
She is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#4. Forward Gabriele Narviciute (187-90, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in Irpino's victory against the 12th-ranked College Italia (2-16) crushing them 67-38 in the Italian A2 (12th division) in Sunday night's game.
Narviciute was the best player in that game. She recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. Narviciute also added 4 assists, 2 blocks and 5 steals.
Gruppo L.P.A. Ariano Irpino (7-11) is placed eighth in South group.
It was her team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
The Regular Season already ended.
Narviciute's overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
She used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team
back in 2010.
#5. International center Giedre Paugaite (192-90, currently plays in France) was not able to help Mondeville (7-11) in their game against Charleville-Mezieres (7-11) in the French LFB.
Paugaite scored 7 points and added 3 passes in 30 minutes.
Mondeville lost 58-69 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#10) Charleville-Mezieres.
It was Mondeville's third consecutive loss in a row.
This year Paugaite's overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg in the 18 games.
She plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.
#6. Swingman Marina Solopova (180-90, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Edremit (1-15) in their game against Istanbul Universitesi (8-8) in the Turkish TKBL. Despite her good performance on Sunday night Solopova recorded 10 points and added 4 passes.
This season Solopova has relatively solid stats: 13.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.6spg.
She is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.
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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