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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 22-2 
 2. HyPo 17-7 
 3. ViVe 16-8 
 4. Honka 12-12 
 5. FoA 12-12 
 6. Huima 11-13 
 7. PeKa 8-16 
 8. Espoo Team 6-18 
 9. Pyrinto 4-20 
Last:3/20/2016
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Helmi Capitals 0-0 
 3. HNMKY MaHa 0-0 
 4. Honka 0-0 
 5. Kataja 0-0 
 6. Kori-80 0-0 
 7. PuHu 0-0 
 8. Pyrinto 0-0 
 9. ToPo 0-0 
 10. TuRi 0-0 
Last:8/16/2016
Points Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Hardy, ViVe22.6 
 2. Warthen, FoA18.9 
 3. Ballard, New Y.18.8 
 4. Korpivaara, Honka17.9 
 5. Jones, Catz17.7 
 6. Vaioletama, ViVe17.5 
 7. Mosley, Haskovo16.6 
 8. Reshetko, Catz16.5 
 9. Robinson, Huima16.4 
 10. Bradford, ViVe16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Robinson, Huima12.5 
 2. Hardy, ViVe11.9 
 3. Vaioletama, ViVe11.9 
 4. Peak, Pyrinto11.6 
 5. Johnson, Galati11.3 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo11.2 
 7. Simpson, PeKa11.0 
 8. Leary, FoA10.9 
 9. Holmes, Huima10.6 
 10. Harris, Catz10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Candice WARTHEN
  FoA
  (165-G-92)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Warthen, FoA4.3 
 2. Goss, HyPo4.0 
 3. Hardy, ViVe3.8 
 4. Makitalo, HyPo3.6 
 5. Schlott, Catz3.5 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo3.4 
 7. Pounds, Honka3.1 
 8. Jones, Catz3.1 
 9. Bradford, ViVe3.0 
 10. Ballard, New Y.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Hardy, ViVe3.9 
 2. Ballard, New Y.3.0 
 3. Perkins, Huima2.8 
 4. Holmes, Huima2.8 
 5. Harris, Catz2.5 
 6. Hamalainen, Catz2.3 
 7. Laudermill, PeKa2.3 
 8. Bradford, ViVe2.2 
 9. Peak, Pyrinto2.2 
 10. Coleman, ViVe2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Minna STEN
  FoA
  (190-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Sten, FoA2.1 
 2. Ibiam, ViVe1.3 
 3. Saarinen, HyPo1.2 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.2 
 6. Jones, Catz1.0 
 7. Harris, Catz0.9 
 8. Peak, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. McCormick, PeKa0.9 
 10. Korpivaara, Honka0.9 

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Finnish SM-sarja round 22 best performance: Yolanda Jones - Feb 25, 2012


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Yolanda
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American-Puerto Rican forward Yolanda Jones (184-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked PeKa, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while her team beat FoA (#4, 12-10) 93-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. PeKa maintains the 2nd position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. PeKa will need more victories to improve their 16-6 record. Jones just recently signed at PeKa, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Yolanda Jones averages this season 19.8ppg and 15.5rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Madina Ali (182-F-87) of Huima. Ali had a very good evening with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course she lead Huima to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked HoNsU (#7, 6-16) 82-60. Huima's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. Her team's 16-6 record is not bad at all. Ali is a newcomer at Huima, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Centhya Hart (185-F-89) of Kerava (#8). Hart scored 16 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). Despite Hart's great performance Kerava lost 57-77 to slightly higher-ranked ToPo (#6, 7-15). But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates. Kerava can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-21 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Hart she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Hart has individually a great season in Finland. After 21 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.9rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kaihla Szunko (187-F-88) of ToPo - 13 points and 16 rebounds
5. Laura Saarinen (187-F/C-92) of ToPo - 12 points and 13 rebounds
6. Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86) of Catz - 21 points and 6 rebounds
7. Kirby Copeland (182-G-85) of Catz - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Patrice Holmes (178-G) of Huima - 16 points and 7 rebounds
9. Sanna Jamsen (183-F-79) of Huima - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Siarre Evans (178-G/F-88) of FoA - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
  




Chandra
Harris
Chandra Harris (ex Catz) signs at Sf.Gheorghe - 1 day ago

ASC Sepsi SIC Sfantu Gheorghe (Liga Nationala) landed 27-year old American power forward Chandra Harris (185-89, college: Georgia State). She played most recently at Catz in Finnish SM-sarja. In 30 games she was fourth best scorer with 14.2ppg and recorded 10.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.7apg and 2.5spg (in top 3) last season. Harris helped them to win the League title. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Center of the Year, Imp...   [read more]

Hanna
Vapamaa
Vapamaa re-signs at Forssan Alku - 3 days ago

Forssan Alku (SM-sarja) confirmed in their roster 26-year old forward Hanna Vapamaa (181-90). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 14 SM-sarja games she had 3.5ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Vapamaa helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Finnish League championship title for three years in a row (between 2012 and 2014). Vapamaa was also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She played...   [read more]

Kaisa Kuisma
Tapiolan Honka adds Kuisma to their roster - 8 days ago

Tapiolan Honka(1st Division) added to their roster 22-year old forward Kaisa Kuisma (180-94) from Huima. In 31 SM-sarja games she recorded 7.1ppg and 2.2rpg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kuisma played in the final of Finnish League in 2015. She represented Finland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Miskolc (Hungary) five years ago. Kuisma's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.6ppg, 2.2rpg. Kuisma has played previ...   [read more]


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