BBL Weekly Review: Volume 6

Week six of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) is in the books and it sure was an extraordinary seven days! Numerous records were broken and some mind-boggling stats were achieved by the players! Let’s round it all out with the BBL Weekly Review!


RECORD! Ronaldas Rutkauskas set a new season record with his unbelievable performance against Barons/LDz, where he scored 37 points, setting a new high in scoring. He also accounted for 11 ofhis team’s rebounds. This was just three points shy of Tanoka Beard’s all-time record.

RECORD II. Vytenis Cizauskas delivered a performance even more spectacular than we just mentioned a day later, as he collected a triple-double against TLU Kalev. Cizauskas had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists that combined to 36 ranking points for the point guard – a new season record.

RECORD III. Lietkabelis had no mercy for the aforementioned TLU Kalev, as they set a new season record for the highest win margin with a 51-point victory against the Estonians, while tying the highest scoring result with 104 points.

ONLY TEAM STANDING. Kalev/Cramo remains the only team not to have suffered a loss this season after Liepaja/Triobet broke Juventus’ four-game win streak. The Estonians are the only unbeaten team with a 6-0 record.

RUNS. Kalev/Cramo was responsible for the biggest run with no reply this week, as they recorded an 18-0 segment in the 83-72 victory against Pyrinto.

SIRSNINS COUNTER. Rinalds Sirsnins hoisted nine three-pointers in his latest game against Lietkabelis. This time the Latvian made an impressive 7 shots from behind the arc, but that was still not enough for his team. Sirsnins has made 27 of his 63 attempts (4.5/10.5 per game, 42.9%) from downtown this season.

Ronaldas Rutkauskas was clearly the best player this week, as he racked up 35 ranking points against Barons/LDz. However, even 37 points and 11 rebounds proved insufficient for a victory.

Kristaps Valters comes in second place this week with his excellent performance against Rutkauskas’ Parnu. Not only did the veteran score 27 points, dish out 7 assists, but he also nailed in the last second game-winning three-pointer.

Right behind him is Kalev/Cramo big man Kristjan Kitsung, who tallied 29 ranking points. Kitsung led the way for the Estonian club in their sixth consecutive victory with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Another Kalev/Cramo forward is in the top five, as EJ Singler recorded 23 points, 9 rebounds and 28 ranking points in his team’s victory against Pyrinto.

Closing the top five is Pyrinto’s Tyrone Kent who had a full display of his skills against the BBL leaders. The American scored 28 points, gathered 10 rebounds but it still was not enough for the victory.