TuRi was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Peli-Karhut forced 23 TuRi turnovers. American swingman Korinne Campbell (182-88, college: W.Virginia) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds for the winning side and her fellow American import guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five Peli-Karhut players scored in double figures. American forward Callan Taylor (182-90, college: Sacred Heart) came up with 25 points and 9 rebounds and Canadian guard Brittany Hedderson (175-90, college: Buffalo) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for TuRi in the defeat. TuRi's coach Juha Ruohonen rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 28-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Catz Lappeenranta forced 21 Forssan Alku turnovers. American swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Russian power forward Jelena Reshetko (184-86) chipped in 10 points and 15 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Sarah Miles (170-89, college: W.Virginia) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and center Juta Jahilo (186-84) scored 21 points. Top scorers: Catz: A.Anderson 26+12reb+2ast, A.Makitalo 14+1reb+3ast, J.Reshetko 10+15reb+1ast, C.Jones 9+7reb+1ast, K.Summala 8+3reb+2ast, H.Vapamaa 6+3ast FoA: J.Jahilo 21+4reb, S.Miles 19+13reb+3ast, H.Salomaa 19+3reb+1ast, H.Koponen 4+3reb, E.Woodson 4+5reb+1ast, L.Saarinen 2+5reb
Honka outrebounded Kerava Energia Team 53-33 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) fired a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Her fellow American import forward Jordan Greenleaf (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: Gamble Sports Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Four Honka players scored in double figures. Italian-Ghanian guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-90, college: Washington St.) produced 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and forward Roosa Lukkarinen (174-92) added 21 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side.
HoNsU trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 27-23 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-78 at the end of the game. Aanekosken made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Aanekosken outrebounded HoNsU 30-17 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Aanekosken especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. American center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and forward Erika Lagerstedt (174-91) chipped in 14 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). At the losing side American point guard Nia Jackson (170-89, college: Oregon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) responded with 20 points and 4 steals and international forward Minna Sten (189-87) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. HoNsU's coach Tuomas Oja tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Huima: K.Robinson 24+11reb+1ast, E.Lagerstedt 14+3reb, P.Torrance 10+7reb, J.Holliday 9+3reb+1ast, E.Nurmi 7+2reb, U.Latvala 6+1reb HoNsU: N.Jackson 20+4reb, M.Sten 18+6reb, L.Lahtinen 13+3reb, C.Chisholm 5, K.Lind 4+1reb, T.Lepisto 3
BC Nokia was better in second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Torpan Pojat dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to BC Nokia's 32. Torpan Pojat forced 19 BC Nokia turnovers and had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Niina Laaksonen (185-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. The former international forward Alli Arppe (185-81) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Katri Menna (170-86) answered with 16 points and American guard Amani Franklin (180-88, college: Kentucky) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. Top scorers: ToPo: N.Laaksonen 16+11reb+5ast, V.Holtta 12+2reb+3ast, A.Arppe 11+11reb+1ast, M.Eerikinharju 8+3reb, K.Valtakari 8+3reb, V.Kesanen 7+7reb+5ast BC Nokia: K.Menna 16+4reb+2ast, A.Franklin 12+9reb, N.Hyvarinen 7+4reb+1ast, I.Venho 5+2reb+1ast, J.Kilpelainen 4+2reb, S.Jones 4+7reb
TH Wohnbau Angels Donau-Ries (DBBL) agreed terms with 21-year old Finn point guard Anni Jamsa (169-95). The last season Jamsa played at Aanekosken (SM-sarja) in Finland. In 30 games she had 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Despite young age Jamsa had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2011. She represented Finland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Miskolc (Hu... [read more]
TH Wohnbau Angels Donau-Ries (DBBL) agreed terms with 21-year old Finn point guard Anni Jamsa (169-95). The last season Jamsa played at Aanekosken (SM-sarja) in Finland. In 30 games she had 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Despite young age Jamsa had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2011. She represented Finland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Miskolc (Hungary) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 7.4ppg, 1.7rpg, Assists-4 (3.6apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 66.7%. Jamsa has played also professionally in Finland for Forssan Alku.
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