Catz won the title as they won Huima in the fifth game by numbers 74-57 (35-28). It was the second Championship in the clubs history. Catz won the series this time by 3-2 victories. The first quarter of the game was really even. Home team took it only by two points as the numbers were 17-15. In the beginning of the second period both teams had some troubles to score. However they improved their game toward the half-time. Catz succeeded better and won the second quarter 18-13. At the half-time score was 35-28 for home team which was steadily on to the victory. During the second half Huima couldnt get close enough to challenge Catz. In the third quarter visitors had a chance as they were only four points behind. Nevertheless home team kept their lead and won the third quarter 19-18. In the fourth quarter Catz sealed the victory and added their lead by numbers 20-11. Home team finally won the whole match 74-57. One key to the victory was the rebounds. Catz took 53 rebounds against Huimas 36. Kirby Copeland (182-G-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia Tech) led the scoring of Catz as she finished 19 points but took also 10 rebounds. Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar) netted 16 points while both Elena Reshetko (184-C/F-86) and Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Chattanooga) 12 points. Anderson and Reshetko ruled the game under the basket gathering 16 and 14 rebounds respectively. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) was the most efficient from Huima as she netted 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sanna Jamsen (183-F-79) helped her by 12 points and Patrice Holmes (178-G, college: Middle Tenn.St.) by 11 points. Also Salla Viitanen (167-G-87) and Madina Ali (182-F-87, college: W.Virginia) scored both 10 points.
Lappeenrannan Catz wins the Cup in Tampere - Jan 23, 2012
Aanekosken Huima Lappeenrannan Catz 59:91
Lappeenrannan Catz wins the Cup in the country. The team edged Aanekosken Huima 91:59 in the Final. Lappeenrannan Catz took 17-12 in the opening period and led 39:27 at the halftime. The lead grew up to 62:42 after three quarters and then Catz managed to celebrate the victory. Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86, college: Chattanooga) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, college: Lamar) scored 19. Kirby Copeland (182-G-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia Tech) netted 16, while Jelena Reshetko added 12. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) replied with 23 points in the losing effort. Sanna Jamsen and Patrice Holmes (178-G, college: Middle Tenn.St.) notched 11 each, whilst Maiju Bland had 8.
Huima: Kenya Robinson 23/14/3 sytt, Sanna Jamsen 11/4, Patrice Holmes 11/4, Maiju Bland 8/4/3 sytt, Madina Ali (182-F-87, college: W.Virginia) 6/6, Lotta Kymlinen 0/1, Salla Viitanen 0/1, Emmi-Julia Nurmi 0/0, Karoliina Rytknen 0/0. Catz:Alexandria Anderson 27/12/2 blokkia, Dionne Pounds 19/5, Kirby Copeland 16/6/4 sytt/6 riistoa, Jelena Reshetko 12/4, Roosa Lukkarinen 6/3, Hanna Vapamaa 3/2, Lotta Hmlinen 3/1, Vilma Kesnen 3/0, Lotta Aaltonen 2/2, Alisa Ronkanen 0/0, Elina Ruokonen 0/0. Stats courtesy of: basket.fi
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