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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 27-5 
 2. Valmiera 21-11 
 3. Jekabpils 18-14 
 4. Barons Riga 16-15 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 6. VEF Riga 14-4 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Full Standings
Last:4/17/2017
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Carnikava 10-4 
 2. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/14/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
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 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 22-2 
 2. Zenit 21-3 
 3. Khimki 19-5 
 4. Lokomotiv 19-5 
 5. Unics 15-9 
 6. Enisey 13-11 
 7. VEF Riga 11-13 
 8. Astana 9-15 
 9. N.Novgorod 8-16 
 10. Avtodor 8-16 
 11. Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13. Parma 1-23 
Last:4/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.9 
 2. Blums, VEF Riga14.8 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.7 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera14.7 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.6 
 6. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.0 
 7. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.8 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.7 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera13.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga8.5 
 2. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.7.8 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.5 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.5 
 6. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.6.9 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.9 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.6 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Birkans, LU4.3 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.2 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.5 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.1 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 5. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.7 
 8. Niedra, BK Ogre0.7 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.7 
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LBL Round 34: Change at the top of the standings - Mar 24, 2013


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Peiners
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

LBL round 34 caused change at the leadership position. Eleventh defeat of league's leader Jekabpils (18-11) against seventh ranked Latvijas Universitate (14-17) 94-73 was the most important game of the last round. 25 personal fouls committed by Jekabpils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Klavs Strazdins (192-93) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for Jekabpils. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to fourth place. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the second position with 11 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Barons kvartals. Jekabpils will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
LBL top team - Jekabpils (18-11) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Latvijas Universitate (14-17) 72-67. American point guard P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Todd O'Brien chipped in 10 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) responded with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite that victory Jekabpils went down to second position due to points difference. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the fourth place with 17 games lost. Jekabpils will play against Turiba (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Jurmala between Turiba and Jurmala. Tenth ranked Turiba (10-19) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Jurmala (11-18). Turiba managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 on Wednesday evening. Karlis Apsitis notched 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by Atis Ozols did not help to save the game for Jurmala. Turiba maintains tenth position with 10-19 record. Jurmala lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Liepaja. Turiba will meet league's second-placed Jekabpils on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Jurmala will play against Valmiera (#3) and hope to secure a win.
The game between third ranked Valmiera (17-12) and 6th ranked Jelgava (13-15) in Valmiera ended with biggest points difference. Valmiera outscored guests from Jelgava 99-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jelgava. Janis Berzins fired 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Valmiera's coach Varis Krumins felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Valmiera maintains third position with 17-12 record behind leader Barons kvartals. Jelgava at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost. Valmiera's next round opponent will be Jurmala (#8) on the road where they are favorite. Jelgava will play against Ventspils and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 34 Jelgava beat Liepaja on the road 112-94.
The most impressive performance of 34th round was 21 points and 8 rebounds by Lauris Mizis of Jelgava.


LU - Jekabpils 94-73

LBL round 34 caused change at the leadership position. Eleventh defeat of league's leader Jekabpils (18-11) against seventh ranked Latvijas Universitate (14-17) 94-73 was the most important game of the last round. 25 personal fouls committed by Jekabpils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Klavs Strazdins (192-93) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Polish center Michal Hlebowicki (204-76) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Jekabpils. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Latvijas Universitate moved-up to fourth place. Newly promoted Jekabpils dropped to the second position with 11 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Barons kvartals. Jekabpils will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: T.O'Brien 18+11reb+1ast, M.Hlebowicki 16+7reb+1ast, P.Hill jr. 14+6reb+4ast, O.Virsis 9+2reb+1ast, K.Piternieks 7+4reb+2ast, R.Sirsnins 6+2reb+4ast
LU: Z.Peiners 24+5reb+5ast, K.Strazdins 19+8reb+2ast, K.Brigmanis 9+1reb+1ast, M.Vitols 9, M.Dargis 8+1reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 232721


Valmiera - Jelgava 99-71

The game between third ranked Valmiera (17-12) and 6th ranked Jelgava (13-15) in Valmiera ended with biggest points difference. Valmiera outscored guests from Jelgava 99-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Jelgava. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) fired 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. Valmiera's coach Varis Krumins felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks and guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-88) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Valmiera maintains third position with 17-12 record behind leader Barons kvartals. Jelgava at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost. Valmiera's next round opponent will be Jurmala (#8) on the road where they are favorite. Jelgava will play against Ventspils and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: S.Haynes 17+1reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 13+7reb, K.Chamberlain 12+11reb, L.Mizis 8+5reb+2ast, G.Justovics 7+2reb+4ast, S.Silavs 5+4reb+3ast
Valmiera: M.Ziedins 17+5reb+1ast, J.Berzins 16+7reb+5ast, J.Kaufmanis 15+2reb+1ast, A.Cavars 13+9reb+1ast, V.Iljins 12+5reb, P.Veselovs 11+5reb+1ast
gschID: 232720


Jurmala - Turiba 85-87

A very close game took place in Jurmala between Turiba and Jurmala. Tenth ranked Turiba (10-19) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Jurmala (11-18). Turiba managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 26-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) notched 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89) supported him with 15 points and 6 assists. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by forward Atis Ozols (199-81) did not help to save the game for Jurmala. point guard Davis Coders (188-92) added 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Four Turiba and five Jurmala players scored in double figures. Turiba maintains tenth position with 10-19 record. Jurmala lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Liepaja. Turiba will meet league's second-placed Jekabpils on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Jurmala will play against Valmiera (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: A.Ozols 20+5reb+2ast, D.Coders 19+5ast, J.Dilevka 12+10reb, R.Mednis 12+8reb+2ast, E.Slesers 10+3reb+3ast, E.Jonats 5+1ast
Turiba: K.Apsitis 16+9reb+1ast, J.Antrops 16+4reb+3ast, M.Sokolovs 15+4reb+6ast, M.Vinauds 15+3reb+1ast, M.Rudmiezis 9+4reb+3ast, M.Motivans 7+5reb
gschID: 232717


Jekabpils - LU 72-67

LBL top team - Jekabpils (18-11) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Latvijas Universitate (14-17) 72-67. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Jekabpils made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Jekabpils outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 48-27 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) chipped in 10 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Hill jr. is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) responded with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Marcis Vitols (184-92) scored 13 points. Despite that victory Jekabpils went down to second position due to points difference. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the fourth place with 17 games lost. Jekabpils will play against Turiba (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 20+7reb+4ast, M.Dargis 13+1reb+1ast, M.Vitols 13+4reb+1ast, I.Aizpurs 9+3reb+3ast, K.Strazdins 6+3reb+2ast, H.Rubenis 3+6reb+1ast
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 18+7reb+3ast, M.Hlebowicki 12+8reb+2ast, O.Virsis 12+5reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 10+14reb, K.Mediss 8+3reb, J.Aleksejevs 7+8reb+2ast
gschID: 232719


Liepaja - Jelgava 94-112

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Jelgava (13-15) beat on the road 9th ranked Liepaja (11-18) 112-94. It looked good early as Liepaja took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Jelgava had a 31-24 second period charge getting the lead and Liepaja was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 94-112. Jelgava made 31-of-34 charity shots (91.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Liepaja 38-25 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Liepaja helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) fired 29 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) produced 20 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American guard Pierce Caldwell (191-88, college: Incarnate Word, agency: Alti Sport) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Jelgava went down to seventh position due to points difference. Liepaja at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 18 games lost. Jelgava's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ventspils (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Liepaja will play against the league's leader Barons kvartals having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: I.Jakovics 20+3reb+5ast, P.Caldwell 19+2reb+2ast, A.Adediran 16+2reb+2ast, T.Leiteris 9+7reb, K.Miglinieks 9+1reb+1ast, A.Ate 7+1reb+1ast
Jelgava: S.Silavs 29+2reb+4ast, K.Kanbergs 22+4reb+5ast, L.Mizis 21+8reb+2ast, K.Chamberlain 14+15reb+1ast, S.Haynes 11+3reb+3ast, G.Justovics 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 232718


  




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