NEWS

04.02.2004
BC Valmiera/Rujiena 99 Gala 88

BC Valmiera/Rujiena has kept their FIBA Europe Cup hopes alive with a crucial 99-88 win over Gala Baku. Both teams knew that the winner of this game would advance to the final four of the North division, while the loser would sit out the rest of the European season.

28.01.2004
Gala 96 BC Valmiera Rujiena 102

Bobby Barrie’s triple-double and the late rally by Gala were not enough to protect the home court and advance to the next round for the team from Baku. The guests from Latvia shot well overall (48%) and especially from behind the arc (46%). Also they committed only 6 turnovers while the hosts had 13.

Valmiera started the game very strong leading by as many as seven points in the early minutes.  But bench player Yanis Prieditis hit two three pointers and Gala finished the first quarter on a run. the home team led by one after one (26-25).

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Nikoloz Nozadze PG 1.81 01.03.1977 Tibilisi (GEO)  
 Christopher Oliver   02.07.1980 California (USA)  
 Anar Sariyev 1.97 14.01.1981 Baku (AZE)  
 Roman Troshin 2.05 01.08.1981 Baku (AZE)  
 Igor Vasylchenko 2.10 30.05.1983 Lugansk (UKR)  
 4Robert Burries 1.88 17.02.1979 Illinois (USA)  
 6Zaur Pashayev 1.88 31.08.1983 Jalilabad (AZE)  
 8Fuad Niftaliyev PG 1.85 21.08.1980 Baku (AZE)  
 9Aleksandr Rindin 2.25 05.04.1985 Sumgayit (AZE)  
10Darius Lukminas 1.95 09.02.1968 Kaunas (LTU)  
11Rimas Kurtinaitis 1.96 15.05.1960 Kaunus (LTU)  
12Janis Prieditis 1.97 20.01.1978 Riga (LAT)  
13Tomas Cerkunovas 2.04 13.06.1983 Kaunas (LTU)  
14Eugeniu Melnic PF 2.00 14.04.1979 Chisinau (MDA)  
15Tahir Bakhshiyev PF 2.00 07.03.1982 Ordubad/Naxcivan (AZE)  

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21.01.2004
BC Valmiera Rujiena 81 Gala 93

Gala Baku, the only representative from Azerbaijan in the FIBA Europe Cup Men, took the first step towards the Conference Final Four, with a win in the opening game of their play-off match-up against Valmiera from Latvia.

Baku got sensational performances from Robert Burries (36 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds), Darius Lukminas (32 points) and Tomas Cerkunovas (16 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks in his European club competition debut).

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SCHEDULE

28.11.2003vs BC Sumykhimprom[L] 70-122 (A)
12.12.2003vs BC Sumykhimprom[W] 87-75 (H)
21.01.2004vs BC Valmiera Rujiena[W] 93-81 (A)
28.01.2004vs BC Valmiera Rujiena[L] 96-102 (H)
04.02.2004vs BC Valmiera Rujiena[L] 88-99 (A)

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