#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Perfumerias Avenida (11-3) in their last game. Despite Sulciute's good performance Perfumerias Avenida lost 59-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Argon Uni Girona.
She had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Sulciute also added 4 assists in 27 minutes on the court.
It was Perfumerias Avenida's first loss after eight consecutive victories.
It's Sulciute's first season with the team.
This year she averages: 9.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 47.9%, 3FGP: 44.7% and FT: 85.0% in the 14 games she played so far.
Sulciute is currently a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Gintare Petronyte (196-89, currently plays in Italy). She led Taranto to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Cagliari CUS (2-12) crushing them 86-60 in the Italian A1 last Sunday.
Petronyte scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Goldbet Taranto (10-4) is placed fourth in the A1.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Petronyte has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 66.7%(72-108) and FT: 87.7%.
She is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.
#3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international shooting guard Ausra Bimbaite (179-82, currently plays in Russia). Bimbaite managed to help Dynamo Kursk in a victory against the closely-ranked Dynamo-GUVD (4-9) 69-63 in the Russian PBL on Sunday night.
She scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Dynamo Kursk (9-4) is placed fourth in the PBL.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This year Bimbaite's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.7apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 38.5%, 3FGP: 53.8%(21-39) and FT: 87.5% in the 13 games.
She played for the Lithuanian national team two years ago.
#4. Center Giedre Paugaite (192-90, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point Mondeville's victory against the closely-ranked Nantes Reze (9-10) 68-66 in the French LFB in Saturday night's game.
Paugaite recorded 7 points.
USO Mondeville (8-11) is placed eighth in the LFB.
They ended the series of three consecutive loses.
Paugaite's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg.
She is also Lithuanian national team player.
#5. Former U20 international forward Gabriele Narviciute (187-90, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Irpino (7-12) in their game against Ragusa (18-1) in the Italian A2 (12th division).
Narviciute scored 7 points and blocked 3 shots in 38 minutes.
The ninth-placed Irpino was badly defeated 59-40 at home by the leading Ragusa in the South group.
The Regular Season already ended.
Narviciute is currently fifth on the list of best blockers with 1.0bpg.
This year she also averages: 8.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg in the 19 games.
Narviciute used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team
three years ago.
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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