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 2. VEF Riga 14-4 
 3. Valmiera 21-11 
 4. Jekabpils 18-14 
 5. Barons Riga 16-15 
 6. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Last:5/31/2017
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
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 2. Carnikava 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:5/1/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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. Avtodor 8-16 
 10. N.Novgorod 8-16 
 11. Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13. Parma 1-23 
Last:6/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 8. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Grazulis, Ventspils0.8 

First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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LBL Round 38: Valmiera defeats Jelgava in the closest game of the week - Apr 8, 2013


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There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in LBL.

Seventh-ranked Jelgava (13-18) gave a tough game to first ranked Valmiera (21-12) on Saturday. The visitors from Valmiera managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 31-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Valmiera outrebounded Jelgava 48-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. Guard Janis Kaufmanis (186-89) had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Valmiera's coach Varis Krumins used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Valmiera have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-12 record. Jelgava lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 18 games lost. Valmiera are looking forward to face Liepaja (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jelgava will play against the league's second-placed Barons kvartals in Riga and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Important game to mention about took place in Riga. Sixth ranked Latvijas Universitate (15-17) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-ranked Barons kvartals (19-12) 91-88 on Sunday evening. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) notched 39 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Klavs Strazdins supported him with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) did not help to save the game for Barons kvartals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Latvijas Universitate maintains sixth position with 15-17 record. Barons kvartals at the other side keep the second place with 12 games lost. Latvijas Universitate will play against Turiba (#9) on the road in the next round. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Jekabpils (19-13) against fourth ranked VEF Riga (16-1) on Saturday night. Host Jekabpils were crushed by VEF Riga in Jekabpils 90-63. The best player for the winners was Earl Rowland who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Todd O'Brien produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Jekabpils' coach Edgars Teteris gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. VEF Riga have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fourth position with 16-1 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils keep the third place with 13 games lost. VEF Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Barons kvartals.

In the last two games of round 38 Ventspils destroyed Jurmala on the opponent's court 94-70. Turiba managed to outperform Liepaja in a home game 92-86.


Jurmala - Ventspils 70-94

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Jurmala (11-21) was crushed at home by sixth ranked Ventspils (15-3) 94-70 on Monday. The game without a history. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ventspils outrebounded Jurmala 39-24 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was international Arturs Berzins (204-88, agency: FCM) who scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Akselis Vairogs (195-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and forward Ervins Jonats (203-91) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils moved-up to fifth place. Jurmala lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 21 games lost. Ventspils will meet at home higher ranked Jekabpils (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jurmala will play against Jelgava (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: E.Jonats 13+3reb+1ast, R.Mednis 12+7reb+2ast, U.Vilums 11+2reb+2ast, R.Strauts 10, D.Coders 9+1reb+5ast, J.Dilevka 6+2reb+1ast
Ventspils: J.Timma 13+1ast, M.Laksa 13+3reb, S.Valters 12+1reb+1ast, R.Zakis 12+4reb+2ast, A.Berzins 11+7reb+3ast, A.Vairogs 11+5reb+3ast
gschID: 232735


LU - Barons kvartals 91-88

Important game to mention about took place in Riga. Sixth ranked Latvijas Universitate (15-17) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-ranked Barons kvartals (19-12) 91-88 on Sunday evening. Barons kvartals were ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 30-13 charge of Latvijas Universitate, which allowed them to win the game. They made 29-of-33 charity shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Barons kvartals were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) notched 39 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and forward Klavs Strazdins (192-93) supported him with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) did not help to save the game for Barons kvartals. Forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) added 20 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Latvijas Universitate maintains sixth position with 15-17 record. Barons kvartals at the other side keep the second place with 12 games lost. Latvijas Universitate will play against Turiba (#9) on the road in the next round. Barons kvartals will play against Jelgava (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: T.Cain 23+12reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 20+7reb+2ast, D.Dulkys 19+3reb+2ast, J.Diggs 10+5reb+3ast, S.Metra 7+2reb, A.Epners 5+3reb+3ast
LU: Z.Peiners 39+7reb+4ast, K.Strazdins 9+7reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 8+1reb+1ast, A.Lusis 7+5reb, R.Zebergs 6+4reb+1ast, I.Aizpurs 5+1reb
gschID: 232737


Turiba - Liepaja 92-86

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Turiba (11-20) defeated at home 8th ranked Liepaja (13-19) 92-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 25-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Turiba outrebounded Liepaja 38-26 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was center Guntis Sipolins (206-93) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Janis Antrops (200-91, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Artis Ate (191-89) produced 16 points and 6 assists and Nigerian-Russian center Aleksey Adediran (204-82, college: Binghamton) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Turiba moved-up to ninth place. Loser Liepaja keeps the eighth position with 19 games lost. Turiba will meet at home higher ranked Latvijas Universitate (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liepaja will play against the league's leader Valmiera and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: K.Miglinieks 17+1reb, A.Ate 16+4reb+6ast, P.Caldwell 13+3reb+2ast, I.Jakovics 11+2reb+1ast, A.Adediran 11+7reb+2ast, G.Plater 7+1reb+6ast
Turiba: M.Rudmiezis 22+4reb, J.Antrops 18+6reb+3ast, K.Apsitis 17+5reb+1ast, G.Sipolins 15+15reb+3ast, M.Steinbergs 6+1reb+1ast, M.Sokolovs 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 232736


Jelgava - Valmiera 74-76

Seventh-ranked Jelgava (13-18) gave a tough game to first ranked Valmiera (21-12) on Saturday. The visitors from Valmiera managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 31-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Valmiera outrebounded Jelgava 48-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. Guard Janis Kaufmanis (186-89) had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Valmiera's coach Varis Krumins used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Valmiera have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-12 record. Jelgava lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 18 games lost. Valmiera are looking forward to face Liepaja (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jelgava will play against the league's second-placed Barons kvartals in Riga and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: L.Mizis 17+8reb, K.Chamberlain 14+8reb+1ast, S.Silavs 12+5reb+5ast, S.Haynes 12+4reb+4ast, K.Kanbergs 10+5reb+1ast, G.Justovics 6+2reb
Valmiera: J.Kaufmanis 32+11reb, J.Berzins 16+11reb+1ast, P.Veselovs 11+7reb+2ast, A.Cavars 6+8reb+1ast, R.Gabrans 4+1reb+4ast, S.Amolins 2+4reb
gschID: 232734


Jekabpils - VEF Riga 63-90

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Jekabpils (19-13) against fourth ranked VEF Riga (16-1) on Saturday night. Host Jekabpils were crushed by VEF Riga in Jekabpils 90-63. The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga. Jekabpils managed to win fourth quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils' 28. The best player for the winners was American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. American center Justin Hamilton (210-90, college: Iowa St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Five VEF Riga players scored in double figures. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and guard Oskars Virsis (192-89) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Jekabpils' coach Edgars Teteris gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. VEF Riga have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fourth position with 16-1 record. Newly promoted Jekabpils keep the third place with 13 games lost. VEF Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Barons kvartals.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: O.Virsis 13+5reb+2ast, T.O'Brien 12+10reb, M.Hlebowicki 11+8reb+1ast, P.Hill jr. 6+1reb+3ast, R.Sirsnins 5+3reb+3ast, J.Aleksejevs 5+4reb+2ast
VEF Riga: A.Kavaliauskas 16+7reb+1ast, D.Bertans 15+1ast, J.Hamilton 14+11reb+1ast, E.Rowland 13+5reb+10ast, A.Strelnieks 10+3reb+2ast, G.Jahovics 10+8reb+2ast
gschID: 232733


  




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