Ventspils – BK Ogre 76-79
Point guard Ugis Pinete (194-1991) stepped up and scored 16 points and 5 assists for the winners and Rihards Zebergs (192-1992) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four BK Ogre players scored in double figures. BK Ogre’s coach Uldis Svede used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Puerto Rican point guard Ivan Gandia-Rosa (185-1997, college: UNF, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Arturs Ausejs (192-1990) scored 18 points and 4 assists.
BK Ogre: U.Pinete 16+3reb+5ast, R.Zebergs 13+5reb+3ast, K.Apsitis 11+3reb, G.Talton 10+5reb+3ast, R.Magone 9+2reb+1ast, K.Dargais 8+7reb+3ast
Ventspils: A.Ausejs 18+3reb+4ast, I.Gandia-Rosa 11+11reb+4ast, M.Kulackovskis 9+2reb, K.Mediss 8+2reb+2ast, E.Wembi 8+5reb+2ast, G.Sipolins 8+3reb+1ast
VEF Riga – Liepaja 79-64
Swedish guard Elijah Clarance (194-1998, college: Illinois St.) nailed 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Anrijs Miska (208-2000) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. The former international center Karlis Silins (209-1997, college: FAU) came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and the former international point guard Renars Birkans (186-1997) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for Liepaja in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
VEF Riga: E.Clarance 20+5reb+5ast, A.Miska 16+8reb+2ast, K.Zoriks 15+1reb+3ast, N.Brooks 11+9reb+1ast, A.Ate 6+1reb+1ast, G.Cosey 4+4reb+5ast
Liepaja: K.Silins 18+9reb+1ast, R.Birkans 11+5reb+9ast, V.Ricards 9+2reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 8+4reb, K.Miglinieks 7+5reb+4ast, K.Zunda 5+3reb+1ast