Triobet BBL Weekly Review: Volume 1

The first weeks of the Triobet BBL action are already in the books so let’s take some time to round up the performances that happened so far with the first volume of the Triobet BBL Weekly Review!

 

UNBEATEN. Two weeks into the competition and only four teams have managed to keep clean record, going without losses so far. Having notched two easy wins against Estonian teams, Valmiera/ORDO are the only undefeated team in Group A, while Vytautas, Liepaja/Triobet and Tarvas share the honors in Group B. However, the Lithuanian and Latvian teams have two wins, while the Estonians have only had a chance to win one so far.

OPENING IN STYLE. In the 2015-16 Triobet BBL season opener, Valmiera/ORDO registered a 90-59 victory against the visiting AVIS Rapla. The 31-point win margin recorded by the Latvian team remains the biggest of the season. Davis Rozitis played a major role in the blowout, double-doubling with 24 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks.

SETTING THE BAR. Although the season is only two weeks old, Liepaja/Triobet’s shooting guard Kristopher Richard already set the bar quite high in terms of scoring. The 26-year-old American lit up Barsy Atyrau for 41 points on the way to a ranking of 45 to pace his Latvian team to an 86-79 overtime victory.

CHARITY. To mark the start of the league’s partnership with its new title sponsor Triobet, a charity game was held in Valmiera, with celebrities, high-ranking basketball officials, politicians, actors and journalists joining BBL and Triobet representatives in a friendly game. A total of €1,000 was donated to Valmiera’s SOS Children’s Village and Valmiera Region Community Foundation.

BROTHERS. The Skele brothers were reunited, as the 32-year-old Armands Skele joined his younger brother, 22-year-old Aigars in Valmiera/ORDO. The siblings, who will form the backcourt of the team, already played their first game of the season. Aigars Skele shone brighter than his older brother, scoring 16 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists. Armands Skele scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in his Valmiera/ORDO debut in an 89-65 Port of Parnu.