BBL Weekly Review: Volume 8

The winter has brought us a handful of outrageous performances and a couple new records to go alongside. Let’s round it all out with the eighth volume of the BBL Weekly Review!

 

MVP. Rolands Freimanis was chosen the MVP for the month of November after he averaged 19 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in two Kalev/Cramo victories.

RECORD. Lietkabelis set records in scoring in nearly all possible categories against TTU. The Lithuanians had the highest scoring in a single quarter (36), a half (66) and in a game as a whole (116). They also had the highest number of ranking points with 157.

RECORD II. To make that even more impressive, Lietkabelis were rock-solid on defense, as they allowed their opponents to score only 54 points, which helped them achieve a victory by 62 points – the best result in the league.

ATTENDENCE. Although it is said that Lithuania is the land of basketball, only one of the top five teams in attendance is Lithuanian. Atop the charts stand Valmiera,  Kalev/Cramo and Juventus, representing all three Baltic states. All these three teams attract over a thousand fans every game, while the two bottom clubs TLU Kalev and Prienai barely get 70 fans a game.

RUNS. It’s safe to say that Lietkabelis was the most dominant side this week and it’s no surprise they hold the biggest run this week. An 18-0 stretch in the first frame of their game helped the Lithuanians amass a 22-point lead early on en route to their record-breaking victory.

NO DEFENSE. Once again TTU steals the spotlights, as their defense proved worthless. The Estonian club suffered two losses this week by an average margin of 53.5 points, as their opponents averaged 114.5 points per game.

Brandis Raley Ross showcased tremendous skills in his game against Dynamo Moscow and becomes the weekly MVP. The Tarvas guard scored 35 points, tore down 5 rebounds and dished out 5 assists to amass 32 ranking points.

Evaldas Zabas was not far behind him with his efficient 20-point, 6-rebounds and 7-assist performance against TTU, when he racked up 31 ranking points.

Domantas Seskus makes his Top 5 debut with a 28-ranking point performance. The Lithuanian scored 21 points, corralled 6 rebounds and distributed 4 assists in his team’s victory.

The Latvian basketball spotlight shone on Kaspars Kambala once again, as he delivered a terrific performance against Pasvalys. The big man scored season-high 29 points and added 6 rebounds to the 27 ranking point total.

Dominykas Milka, the third Prienai player on the list, closes out this week’s Top 5 performers with his 17 points and 8 rebounds against the aforementioned TTU.