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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Honka 4-0 
 2. ViVe 4-0 
 3. Catz 3-1 
 4. PeKa 3-1 
 5. FoA 2-2 
 6. HyPo 2-3 
 7. Huima 1-3 
 8. Kouvot 1-3 
 9. Helmi Basket 1-4 
 10. Espoo Team 0-4 
Full Standings
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. PuHu 0-0 
 7. Pyrinto 0-0 
 8. SB-Girls 0-0 
 9. ToPo 0-0 
 10. TuRi 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Akilah SIMS
  Avg: 27
 1. Sims, PeKa27.0 
 2. Day, Catz23.3 
 3. Young, ViVe20.8 
 4. Carter, Kouvot20.3 
 5. Roberts, ViVe19.3 
 6. Lewis, Espoo Team19.0 
 7. Frazier, Kouvot19.0 
 8. Coffey, ViVe19.0 
 9. Korpivaara, Honka18.5 
 10. Tuukkanen, HyPo18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akilah SIMS
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Sims, PeKa13.3 
 2. Jackson, Espoo T.12.8 
 3. Loyd, FoA12.5 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo11.6 
 5. Frazier, Kouvot10.3 
 6. Hardy, Honka10.3 
 7. Gilbert, Huima9.5 
 8. Aaltonen, Espoo T.9.5 
 9. Young, ViVe9.3 
 10. Mullings, PeKa8.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.3
 1. McFarland, Catz6.3 
 2. Perkins, Huima4.5 
 3. Jackson, Espoo T.4.5 
 4. Salomaa, HyPo4.5 
 5. Simmons, PeKa4.3 
 6. Lewis, FoA4.3 
 7. Johnson, Honka4.3 
 8. Tuukkanen, HyPo4.2 
 9. Lahtinen, Helmi B.3.8 
 10. Bejedi, Helmi Basket3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Johnson, Honka3.5 
 2. Reshetko, Catz3.0 
 3. Perkins, Huima3.0 
 4. Roberts, ViVe2.8 
 5. Lewis, FoA2.8 
 6. McFarland, Catz2.5 
 7. Carter, Kouvot2.5 
 8. McGuire, Huima2.3 
 9. Lehtoranta, Honka2.3 
 10. Hardy, Honka2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gilbert, Huima2.5 
 2. Reshetko, Catz2.5 
 3. Sims, PeKa2.3 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo2.0 
 5. Kuier, PeKa1.7 
 6. Mullings, PeKa1.5 
 7. McGuire, Huima1.3 
 8. Jackson, Espoo T.0.8 
 9. Day, Catz0.8 
 10. Coffey, ViVe0.8 
Player of the Week

 Akilah Sims
  ( 178-F-94 )


Finnish Basketball (Women)

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Round 5 (Regular Season)

Kouvot 57% Oct.28 Huima
HyPo Oct.28 ViVe 86%
FoA Oct.28 Honka 79%
PeKa 56% Oct.28 Catz
Espoo Team Oct.28 Helmi Bsk 65%
Helmi Bsk Oct.26 FoA 68%
Catz 83% Oct.25 Kouvot
Sten's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - Jan 14, 2013

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Minna Sten
25-year old forward Minna Sten (189-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for HoNsU and receives a Player of the Week award for round 23.
She had a double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds, while her team crushed HyPo (#11, 2-16) with 16-point margin 60-44. HoNsU maintains the 7th position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. HoNsU will need more victories to improve their 10-8 record. It's Sten's second year at HoNsU and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Sten has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 10.9rpg) and averages solid 3.7bpg and 53.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Phebe Smith (183-F, agency: Gamble Sports Management) of HyPo. She is American forward in her first season at HyPo. In the last game Smith recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 24 rebounds. Bad luck as HyPo lost that game 44-60 to the higher-ranked HoNsU (#7, 10-8). HyPo are still at the very bottom. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories HyPo managed to get this year. Smith is a newcomer at HyPo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-G-90) of Kerava (#8). Adzasu showcased her all-around game by recording 19 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. Despite Adzasu's great performance Kerava lost 63-70 to slightly higher-ranked Huima (#6, 10-8). But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Kerava not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Adzasu could try to bring Kerava's a little bit higher in the standings. Adzasu has individually a great season in Finland. After 18 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (7th best) and assists with 4.0apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70) of Huima - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Jelena Reshetko (184-C/F-86) of Catz - 23 points and 9 rebounds
6. Korinne Campbell (182-G/F-88) of PeKa - 20 points and 11 rebounds
7. Chandrea Jones (175-SF-87) of Catz - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86) of Catz - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Earlysia Marchbanks (180-G) of Kerava - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Shenita Landry (188-F-87) of PeKa - 15 points and 15 rebounds

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)   

SM-sarja Round 4: Leader Peli-Karhut loses to Tapiolan Honka - 18 hours 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 most crucial game of the last round was the first loss ofPeli-Karhut (3-1) on the court of top-ranked Tapiolan Honka on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Tapiolan Honka 77-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Peli-Karhut. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Peli-Karhut trailed by 13 point...   [read more]

Annika Holopainen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international forward Annika Holopainen (185-93). Sheto a victory against the closely-ranked Gruner Stern Keltern in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Amicale inks Jasmine Joyner, ex Kouvot - 7 days ago
Amicale Steinsel (Total League) agreed terms with 22-year old American forward Jasmine Joyner (188-95, college: Chattanooga). She was tested by Kouvot in Finnish SM-sarja, but was not approved after all. Joyner's team won SoCon Tournament for four years in a row (between 2014 and 2017). She was voted All-SoCon 1st Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at her college time. The previous (15-16) season Joyner played at another team Lady Mocs in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 32 games she had 13.1...   [read more]

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