BBL Weekly Review: Volume 3

With only four games played over the last couple of weeks, the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) presents a review of all the main events and spectacular performances that took place in the last two weeks.


SHORTHANDED VICTORY. Despite the fact, that only seven Nevezis’ players saw court time, Siauliai weren’t able to keep their win streak alive, falling 91-85 in Kedainiai.

UNDEFEATED. Pyrinto pushed their record to 3-0 with a victory against the Norrkoping Dolphins. Pyrinto and Pieno zvaigzdes are now the only two teams yet to suffer defeat.

EFFICIENCY. Tonybet Prienai reached several records in their crushing 98-64 victory against Valga Maks&Moorits. The Lithuanian team shot lights out, converting on 81% of their 2-point field goals, thus setting a new season record in the BBL. Moreover, Prienai had the season’s highest efficiency – a mind-boggling 133 ranking points.

FOREIGN FORCES. Although Siauliai received a great output from their three foreigners, who scored 60 of the team’s 85 points, it was not enough to stick up to Nevezis.

Martynas Linkevicius became the MVP of the two week period. The forward scored 20 points with near-perfect accuracy and tore down 15 rebounds to bring another victory to Prienai. Linkevicius ended the game with 34 ranking points.

Siauliai’s Derek Needham scored 28 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 4 assists against Nevezis. It wasn’t enough to secure the victory, but this performance puts Derek in the second place of the top five.

Judson Dillard follows up his fellow teammate with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists – a total of 26 ranking points.

Latvian forward Janis Timma contributed yet another impressive outing, helping his team to a victory against Lietkabelis. The 21-year-old scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.

Vidas Ginevičius finishes the top five with a 15-point performance. The 35-year-old point guard converted on five of seven three pointers, added 4 rebounds and made 4 steals.