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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 24-3 
 2. Catz 19-8 
 3. Espoo Utd 17-10 
 4. PeKa 15-12 
 5. Kouvot 13-14 
 6. FoA 13-14 
 7. ViVe 12-15 
 8. Espoo Team 11-16 
 9. Huima 7-20 
 10. Helmi Basket 4-23 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 14-2 
 2. Honka 13-3 
 3. ToPo 13-3 
 4. BC Nokia 11-5 
 5. Kataja 9-7 
 6. HNMKY MaHa 5-11 
 7. PuHu 5-11 
 8. TuRi 4-12 
 9. Kori-80 3-13 
 10. Pyrinto 3-13 
Last:3/2/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Kouvot
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Sessions, Kouvot27.1 
 2. Randolph, Huima21.8 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd21.0 
 4. Henderson, Espoo T.20.8 
 5. Goss, HyPo19.4 
 6. Johnson, FoA19.0 
 7. Sims, PeKa18.8 
 8. Snow, FoA18.8 
 9. Jones, Catz18.7 
 10. Tuukkanen, HyPo17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  ViVe
  (185-F-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Luke, ViVe13.8 
 2. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd12.5 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.4 
 5. Hunter, ViVe11.3 
 6. Robinson, Huima11.0 
 7. Jones, Catz10.4 
 8. Luna-Castro, Kouvot10.1 
 9. Sims, PeKa10.0 
 10. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ny HAMMONDS
  Kouvot
  (165-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Hammonds, Kouvot7.0 
 2. Johnson, FoA5.8 
 3. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 4. McFarland, Catz5.6 
 5. Simmons, PeKa5.4 
 6. Hardy, ViVe5.4 
 7. Barton, Kouvot5.0 
 8. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 9. Goss, HyPo4.1 
 10. Augustin, Helmi B.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Snow, FoA3.7 
 2. Barton, Kouvot3.1 
 3. Henderson, Espoo T.3.1 
 4. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 5. Sessions, Kouvot2.9 
 6. Simmons, PeKa2.6 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa2.6 
 8. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.5 
 9. Goss, HyPo2.4 
 10. Jones, PeKa2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  PeKa
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kuier, PeKa3.0 
 2. Landry, Espoo Utd1.5 
 3. Abiona, Huima1.3 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.3 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa1.3 
 6. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.2 
 7. Reshetko, Catz1.1 
 8. Pierre, Huima1.0 
 9. Korpivaara, Espoo U.0.9 
 10. Vapamaa, FoA0.9 
Player of the Week

 Elena Reshetko
  Catz
  ( 184-F-86 )
  

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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

HyPo 76% Apr.2 PeKa
Catz 72% Apr.2 Espoo Utd
SM-sarja Round 23: Peli-Karhut defeats Forssan Alku in the game between Top 4 teams - Jan 13, 2013


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An interesting game for Peli-Karhut (14-4) which hosted in Kotka 3rd placed Forssan Alku (12-6). Second ranked Peli-Karhut had an easy win 94-47. The game without a history. Peli-Karhut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Forssan Alku's 30. Peli-Karhut forced 24 Forssan Alku turnovers and outrebounded Forssan Alku 47-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. American players dominated the game. Swingman Korinne Campbell (182-88, college: W.Virginia) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) contributed with 15 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Secily Ray (180-90, college: Wake Forest) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for Forssan Alku. Peli-Karhut have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. Forssan Alku lost third consecutive game. Forssan Alku at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Peli-Karhut are looking forward to face bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Forssan Alku will play at home against Honka (#5) in Espoo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (16-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked BC Nokia (3-16) 85-66. It was a great evening for American Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) who led her team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Jelena Reshetko helped adding 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Catz Lappeenranta have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-2 record. Newly promoted BC Nokia keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will play against Kerava Energia Team (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Nokia will play against Torpan Pojat in Helsinki and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 23 Kerava was beaten by Huima on the road 70-63. HoNsU won against HyPo on its own court 60-44.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 26 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks by Minna Sten of HoNsU.


Huima - Kerava 70-63

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Aanekosken (10-8) beat 8th ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-12) in Aanekoski 70-63. It looked good early as Kerava Energia Team took an 16-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Aanekosken took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 7 points. They made 22-of-23 charity shots (95.7 percent) during the game. Aanekosken forced 27 Kerava Energia Team turnovers and outrebounded them 44-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Guard Salla Viitanen (167-87) helped adding 18 points and 5 rebounds. Italian-Ghanian guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-90, college: Washington St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 9 steals and American guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180, college: Oregon St., agency: Interperformances) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Aanekosken maintains sixth place with 10-8 record, which they share with HoNsU. Kerava Energia Team at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Aanekosken will play against HoNsU (#7) in Jyvaskyla in the next round. Kerava Energia Team will play on the road against the league's leader Catz Lappeenranta and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kerava: R.Adzasu 19+11reb+7ast, E.Marchbanks 19+8reb+2ast, R.Lukkarinen 17+7reb, R.Pakarinen 5+2reb, H.Suhonen 3, M.Valtonen 0+1reb
Huima: K.Robinson 20+12reb+6ast, S.Viitanen 18+5reb, J.Holliday 9+7reb+2ast, S.Black 8+10reb+1ast, E.Lagerstedt 8+4reb, K.Rytkonen 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 194872


PeKa - FoA 94-47

An interesting game for Peli-Karhut (14-4) which hosted in Kotka 3rd placed Forssan Alku (12-6). Second ranked Peli-Karhut had an easy win 94-47. The game without a history. Peli-Karhut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Forssan Alku's 30. Peli-Karhut forced 24 Forssan Alku turnovers and outrebounded Forssan Alku 47-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. American players dominated the game. Swingman Korinne Campbell (182-88, college: W.Virginia) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Five Peli-Karhut players scored in double figures. Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Secily Ray (180-90, college: Wake Forest) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Sarah Miles (170-89, college: W.Virginia) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Forssan Alku. Peli-Karhut have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. Forssan Alku lost third consecutive game. Forssan Alku at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Peli-Karhut are looking forward to face bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Forssan Alku will play at home against Honka (#5) in Espoo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FoA: J.Jahilo 12+3reb, S.Ray 11+12reb+1ast, S.Miles 10+7reb+1ast, L.Saarinen 6+4reb+1ast, H.Koponen 4+2reb, N.Jarvikangas 3+2reb
PeKa: K.Campbell 20+11reb, S.Landry 15+15reb+1ast, A.Pounds 13+4reb+2ast, M.McKenzie 13+8reb+2ast, L.Lehtoranta 12+3reb+1ast, R.Piipari 11+2ast
gschID: 194871


HoNsU - HyPo 60-44

Very expected game when 11th ranked HyPo (2-16) lost to seventh ranked HoNsU (10-8) in Jyvaskyla 44-60. The game without a history. HoNsU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held HyPo to an opponent 23.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 33.8 percent accuracy of the winners. HoNsU forced 19 HyPo turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a great evening for the former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks. American guard Brandi Davis (183-83, college: Oregon) helped adding 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Phebe Smith (183, college: Columbus St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 24 rebounds and the other American import forward Kathlyn Varno (185-88, college: Wofford) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. HoNsU moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Huima. Newly promoted HyPo stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. HoNsU will play against Aanekosken (#6) in Aanekoski in the next round. HyPo will play at home against the league's second-placed Peli-Karhut (#2) in Kotka and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
HyPo: P.Smith 19+24reb+1ast, K.Varno 10+15reb+2ast, M.Kilpijarvi 7+4reb, N.Day 7+6reb+1ast, F.Kilpinen 1+3reb, O.Jarvinen 0
HoNsU: M.Sten 26+16reb, B.Davis 16+5reb+5ast, T.Lepisto 9+4reb, L.Lahtinen 6+5reb+3ast, N.Jackson 2+5reb+2ast, S.Lofman 1+1reb
gschID: 194869


BC Nokia - Catz 66-85

SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (16-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked BC Nokia (3-16) 85-66. Catz Lappeenranta made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 29 BC Nokia turnovers. BC Nokia was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) who led her team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Russian power forward Jelena Reshetko (184-86) helped adding 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds and forward Nina Hyvarinen (175-80) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Catz Lappeenranta have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-2 record. Newly promoted BC Nokia keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will play against Kerava Energia Team (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Nokia will play against Torpan Pojat in Helsinki and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: K.Menna 14+4reb+2ast, A.Auguste 12+9reb+3ast, N.Hyvarinen 12+5reb+4ast, A.Aijanen 10+6reb, J.Kilpelainen 8+2reb, T.Lyytikainen 4+3reb
Catz: C.Jones 26+8reb+5ast, J.Reshetko 23+9reb+1ast, A.Anderson 19+10reb+2ast, A.Makitalo 10+2reb+1ast, L.Aaltonen 4+4reb+3ast, H.Vapamaa 3+3reb
gschID: 194870


  




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Finnish SM-sarja round 28 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 7 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 28 of Regular Season - 8 days ago  
Annika Holopainen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Finns playing currently abroad: - 12 days ago  
Reshetko's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 14 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 27: Peli-Karhut beat Espoo Utd by three after a very close game - 15 days ago  
Shenita Landry claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - 17 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 26: Catz Lappeenranta topple Peli-Karhut in the most crucial game of the week - 18 days ago  
Petra Noponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 19 days ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 25 best performance: Chandrea Jones - 23 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 25: No surprise as #1 HyPo defeat Espoo Team - 24 days ago  
MBK Ruzomberok inks Shafontaye Myers, ex TuRi - 25 days ago  
Annika Holopainen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 26 days ago  
Taru Tuukkanen's triple-double lands her Player of the Week award - 28 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 24 of Regular Season - 29 days ago  
Tabatha Richardson-Smith claims Finnish SM-sarja Court Side weekly honour - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 23: Leader HyPo gets another victory - 1 month ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 22 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 1 month ago  
Marianne Kalin selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 22: #1 HyPo are defeated by Catz Lappeenranta - 1 month ago  
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