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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 5-1 
 2. Espoo Utd 4-1 
 3. FoA 4-2 
 4. Kouvot 4-2 
 5. Catz 3-3 
 6. Huima 2-3 
 7. PeKa 2-3 
 8. Espoo Team 2-4 
 9. ViVe 2-4 
 10. Helmi Basket 0-5 
Full Standings
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 3-0 
 2. Honka 3-0 
 3. Kataja 2-1 
 4. ToPo 2-1 
 5. TuRi 2-1 
 6. BC Nokia 1-2 
 7. HNMKY MaHa 1-2 
 8. Kori-80 1-2 
 9. PuHu 0-3 
 10. Pyrinto 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Sessions, Kouvot26.3 
 2. Randolph, Huima24.0 
 3. Johnson, FoA23.0 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo20.0 
 5. Korpivaara, Espoo19.5 
 6. Goss, HyPo19.0 
 7. Clark, FoA18.3 
 8. Reshetko, Catz18.3 
 9. Snow, FoA17.3 
 10. Hardy, ViVe16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Luke, ViVe14.2 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouv.13.0 
 3. Robinson, Huima12.7 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.0 
 5. Landry, Espoo Utd11.2 
 6. Lassiter, PeKa11.0 
 7. Walker, Catz11.0 
 8. Bailey, Espoo Team10.5 
 9. Hardy, ViVe9.8 
 10. Korpivaara, Espoo9.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Johnson, FoA7.7 
 2. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 3. Hardy, ViVe5.2 
 4. Augustin, Helmi B.4.4 
 5. Aaltonen, Espoo T.4.3 
 6. Robinson, Huima4.3 
 7. Wahlgren, PeKa4.2 
 8. Massengale, Catz4.0 
 9. Goss, HyPo4.0 
 10. Sessions, Kouvot3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  Avg: 4
 1. Snow, FoA4.0 
 2. Hardy, ViVe3.3 
 3. Lahtinen, Helmi B.3.0 
 4. Sessions, Kouvot2.7 
 5. Vapamaa, FoA2.5 
 6. Jones, PeKa2.4 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa2.4 
 8. Reshetko, Catz2.3 
 9. Randolph, Huima2.3 
 10. Rytkonen, Huima2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacqueline LUNA-CASTRO
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Luna-Castro, Kouv.2.3 
 2. Tulonen, Helmi Bas.2.0 
 3. Korpivaara, Espoo2.0 
 4. Vapamaa, FoA1.7 
 5. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.5 
 6. Lassiter, PeKa1.4 
 7. Pierre, Huima1.2 
 8. Bailey, Espoo Team0.8 
 9. Landry, Espoo Utd0.8 
 10. Reshetko, Catz0.7 

Next Round Schedule

Round 7 (Regular Season)

Espoo Utd 97% Oct.30 Helmi Bsk
Catz 58% Oct.29 PeKa
ViVe Oct.29 FoA 68%
Huima 72% Oct.29 Espoo Team
HyPo 65% Oct.29 Kouvot
Welcome to SM-sarja 2012/2013 season - Oct 6, 2012

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The Regular Season in SM-sarja just started.

TuRi - PeKa 70-88

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.

Top scorers:
PeKa: K.Campbell 21+18reb+3ast, M.McKenzie 20+8reb+2ast, N.Byrd 17+5reb, L.Lehtoranta 16+4reb+4ast, L.Richter 12+3reb+2ast, K.Hook 2+2reb
TuRi: C.Taylor 25+9reb, K.Karkkainen 11+2reb+2ast, B.Hedderson 10+6reb+3ast, S.Pelander 8+9reb, S.Ekstrom 6+3reb, C.Alander 6

gschID: 194776

Catz - FoA 80-69

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
gschID: 194777

Kerava - Honka 77-105

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.

Top scorers:
Honka: M.Jeltema 39+12reb+6ast, J.Greenleaf 17+10reb+1ast, E.Leino 12+1reb+2ast, E.Laaksonen 10+6reb+1ast, V.Kesanen 8+4reb+1ast, E.Sipila 8+6reb+2ast
Kerava: R.Adzasu 25+5reb+4ast, R.Lukkarinen 21+9reb+3ast, R.Pakarinen 9+5reb, M.Ponnelin 6+3reb, E.Punkkinen 5+2reb+1ast, P.Tattari 3+3reb+1ast

gschID: 194778

Huima - HoNsU 78-71

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
gschID: 194774

ToPo - BC Nokia 75-55

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
gschID: 194775

Chandrea Jones claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - 1 day ago

American Chandrea Jones (177-SF-87, agency: LBM Management) had a very impressive game in the last round for Catz and that's her to receive a Player of the Week award for round 5. The 29-year old had the game-high 30 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Catz in her team's victory, helping them to beat Espoo Team (#6, 2-3) 86-80. Catz is placed at 4th position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season....   [read more]

Bria Goss
SM-sarja Round 5: Forssan Alku loses #1 position - 2 days ago

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in SM-sarja, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The biggest surprise took place in Hyvinkaa where host HyPo (4-1) crushed league's leader Forssan Alku (4-1) 86-66 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Forssan Alku. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by HyPo. Forssan Alku managed to win third quarter 2...   [read more]

Bria Goss
Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 7 days ago

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88). Sheto a victory against one of league's weakest teams Gipuzkoa UPV in the Spanish LFB in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

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