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Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Rudupis and Kalev/Cramo earn victories - Mar 20, 2013


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Siim-Sander
Vene
Barons kvartals - Rudupis 73-76

Rudupis snatched win in Latvia to step closer to the Baltic League Final. Barons kvartals trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-76 at the end of the game. Strangely Barons kvartals outrebounded Rudupis 45-29 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) fired 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) chipped in 19 points. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 18 rebounds and the other American import guard Jamar Diggs (187-88, college: Wofford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 19+3reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 14+7reb+1ast, S.Vene 12+6reb+6ast, G.Kadziulis 10+3reb+1ast, A.Milaknis 9+3reb+3ast, A.Valeika 7+5reb+3ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 22+2reb+1ast, D.Dulkys 16+7reb+1ast, J.Diggs 15+5reb+7ast, T.Cain 12+18reb+1ast, D.Zonne 3, A.Brunins 2+4reb+2ast
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Kalev/Cramo - Ventspils 64-61

Kalev/Cramo earned a tough home win over Ventspils to surge ahead in the semifinal series. It looked good early as Ventspils took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kalev/Cramo had a 18-10 second period charge getting the lead and Ventspils were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-64. They outrebounded Ventspils 40-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. Kalev/Cramo brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American guard Folarin Campbell (192-86, college: George Mason) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) added 10 points in the effort for Ventspils.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: T.Abbott 15+4reb, B.Fall 13+14reb, F.Elegar 10+14reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 8+2reb, A.Skele 8+2reb+4ast, K.McLeod 8+1reb+1ast
Ventspils: F.Campbell 18+6reb+5ast, D.Sims 10+3reb+1ast, M.Meiers 8+4reb, J.Timma 8+3reb, A.Berzins 8+1reb+1ast, R.Zakis 5+6reb+1ast
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Niks Jansons
Valmiera adds Jansons to their roster - 1 day ago
Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster 19-year old small forward Niks Jansons (200-98). He played last season at VEF Riga (LBL). But in 5 games he recorded just 1.8ppg and 1.0rpg. Jansons also played 2 games in VTB United League, but he did not score anything. The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ogre where in 10 LBL games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. Jansons won Latvian LBL D2 championship title in 2015. He represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (...   [read more]

Julius
Kazakauskas
P.Zvaigzdes sign Julius Kazakauskas - 6 days ago
Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) signed 27-year old forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-98kg-90) from Dzukija. In 38 LKL games he had 7.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. The previous (15-16) season Kazakauskas played at Lietkabelis where in 39 LKL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 20 games in Baltic League where he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Kazakausk...   [read more]

Valery
Likhodey
Valery Likhodey (ex Khimki) agreed terms with Nevezis - 8 days ago
Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Valery Likhodey (205-97kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 9 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Likhodey helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. Likhodey contributed to his team making it to the final. The previous (15-16) season he played...   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trevin PARKS
  Barsy Atyrau
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.6 
 4. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 5. Ausejs, Liepaja/.16.1 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils14.8 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.8 
 8. Olmre, TTU14.6 
 9. Petrileviciu., Nevez.14.6 
 10. Geks, Barons Riga14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.11.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.10.0 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.7 
 4. Jonats, Valmiera7.4 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU7.1 
 6. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.9 
 7. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.6.8 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala6.6 
 9. Petrukonis, Nevezis6.5 
 10. Vujovic, TTU6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis9.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.9 
 5. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.6 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 8. Pitts, Valmiera5.1 
 9. Plavnieks, BK Ogre4.8 
 10. Kumelis, Nevezis4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 5. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.7 
 7. Bratoz, Rapla1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 10. Antrops, Jekabpils1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikita BALASHOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (207-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 4. Blaus, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Antrops, BK Ogre0.8 
 6. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 7. Rozitis, Liepaja/.0.7 
 8. Petrileviciu., Nevez.0.7 
 9. Krestinin, Barons R.0.7 
 10. Jonats, Valmiera0.6 
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