2017-18 KAUNASFinalsRound 1
January 21, 2018 CET: 07:30
Local time: 07:30 ZALGIRIO ARENA

U18 VEF Riga claimed seventh place at the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Kaunas with an 86-81 victory over U18 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul for its first win of the weekend. Niks Linis tallied 21 points for the winners and Oskars Hlebovickis added 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks for an index rating of 31 for VEF. Fenerbahce finished last in the competition with one victory. Ismail Karabilen paced Fenerbahce with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists.

VEF used an early 9-2 run to jump ahead 13-6. Karabilen scored two baskets at the other end as Fenerbahce evened the game at 18-18, but VEF nosed in front 26-24 after 10 minutes. The Latvian side led 30-27 when Cem Kirciman and Yigit Kocak each scored 4 points in a 2-12 Fenerbahce run for a 32-39 advantage. Fenerbahce remained ahead, 38-45, at halftime. Fenerbahce had the better start to the second half with Efe Ergi Tirpanci and Karabilen combining for 10 points in a 5-14 surge for a 46-57 cushion. But VEF closed the third quarter on a 4-14 run with Hlebovickis scoring 5 points to make it 62-63 after 30 minutes. Matiss Surkulis netted 5 points in a 10-1 spurt to give VEF a 72-68 lead. Fenerbahce punched back with a 3-11 run and went ahead 75-79. But VEF held Fenerbahce scoreless for the final 2:35 minutes and Rodrigo Bumeisters hit a big layup and 2 free throws in the final 20 seconds to secure the win.

Oskars Hlebovickis - U18 VEF Riga - ANGT Kaunas 2018 - JT17
Sunday, January 21, 2018
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: NEUTRAL REFEREE ; NEUTRAL REFEREE 2; NEUTRAL REFEREE 3
Attendance: 30 (Tentative)
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U18 VEF RIGA26122424
U18 FENERBAHCE DOGUS ISTANBUL24192018
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U18 VEF RIGA26386286
U18 FENERBAHCE DOGUS ISTANBUL24436381
U18 VEF RIGA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 BUMEISTERS, RODRIGO 31:25 10 3/8 0/2 4/4 3 5 8 7 1 1     4 3 17
3 LIEPINS, TOMS 7:30 2 1/2   0/2   1 1           2 2  
4 EMSINS, ALEKSIS 7:43 2 1/1 0/1         2   1     3   -1
10 HERMANOVSKIS, RAINERS 28:28 7 0/4 2/7 1/2   2 2 5 2 1     1 4 8
11 LIEPINS-LIEPA, KAIDO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 HLEBOVICKIS, OSKARS 36:54 20 6/12 1/6 5/7 5 6 11 3 4 2 3 1 1 7 31
18 LINIS, NIKS 29:31 21 4/4 4/8 1/2   1 1   4 2     4 2 17
19 RUSINS, KRISTIANS 6:53           1 1               1
22 SALMINS, PETERIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 PETERSONS, JURGIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 KRUMINS, EMILS 20:59 10 1/2 2/4 2/2 2   2 2 1 2       4 14
50 SURKULIS, MATISS 30:37 14 5/9 1/4 1/2 3   3 1 1 1     5 2 7
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 86 21/42 10/32 14/21 14 20 34 20 13 11 3 1 20 24 98
        50% 31.3% 66.7%
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Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
U18 FENERBAHCE DOGUS ISTANBUL
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 SUDER, OMER DORUK 7:13   0/2       1 1     1     2   -4
7 SANCAKLI, EKREM 21:49 2 0/2 0/1 2/2   1 1 1   3   1   1 -2
9 DONAT, ERCAN YILDIZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 TIRPANCI, ERGI 21:02 14 5/7   4/4 1 1 2 5 1 2   1 5 4 16
12 KIRCIMAN, CEM 21:54 9 3/4 1/1   1 6 7 1   1     4 1 12
13 EKSIOGLU, MERT EMRE 15:50 4 1/2   2/2 1   1 1 1 2     1 1 4
15 BAYRAK, ADEM 20:37 11 4/6 0/3 3/4   3 3 1   2 1   4 3 7
20 KOCAK, YIGIT ARMAN 30:23 12 4/6 1/3 1/1   4 4 4   3     3 2 12
23 MUTAF, SARPER DAVID 7:54 2 1/1 0/2     1 1     2     1   -2
32 ULKER, EGE 12:11 5 1/1 1/1     1 1           1   5
50 KARABILEN, ISMAIL 28:51 19 7/11   5/6 1 10 11 4 2 1   1 2 5 32
77 DONAT, SAADETTIN 12:16 3 0/1   3/4 1 1 2 1   3     1 2 2
Team             4 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 81 26/43 3/11 20/23 5 33 38 18 4 21 1 3 24 19 85
        60.5% 27.3% 87%
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