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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. Helmi Basket 18-0 
 2. Helmi Capitals 14-4 
 3. Kouvottaret 13-5 
 4. ToPo 11-7 
 5. PuHu 10-8 
 6. Kataja 7-11 
 7. HNMKY MaHa 6-12 
 8. BC Nokia 5-13 
 9. TuRi 4-14 
 10. RaPy 2-16 
Last:3/13/2016
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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Taru Tuukkanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 16, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Finns who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Taru Tuukkanen
Taru Tuukkanen
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Taru Tuukkanen (190-77, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Caja Rural (6-5) in their last game. Despite Tuukkanen's good performance Caja Rural lost 66-71 at home to the leading Rivas Ecopolis. She scored 13 points in 30 minutes on the court. Tuukkanen has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 47.5% and FT: 83.0% in the 11 games she played so far. She is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Taru Tuukkanen and both played together in the last Spanish LFB game. Pounds, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She was not able to help Caja Rural (6-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pounds' good performance Caja Rural was defeated 71-66 on their home court in Zamora by the leading Rivas Ecopolis. She scored 11 points. It's Pounds' first season with the team. This year Pounds has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 43.9% and FT: 78.9%. She is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Heta Korpivaara
Heta Korpivaara
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Heta Korpivaara (186-84, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL. Korpivaara was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Heli Girls (9-3) in their last game. Despite her good performance Heli Girls lost 58-65 on the road to the second-ranked SV Halle Lions. Korpivaara was the second best scorer with 13 points. She also added 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. Korpivaara belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5 with 17.5ppg. This year her other stats are: 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 21.1% and FT: 92.6%(50-54) in the 12 games. Korpivaara is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Tiina Sten
Tiina Sten
   #4. Swingman Tiina Sten (189-85, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's, currently plays in Germany) managed to help TSV 1880 Wasserburg to win against the seventh-ranked BC Pharmaserv Marburg (6-6) 71-58 in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game. She scored 5 points. TSV 1880 Wasserburg (10-2) is placed first in the DBBL. It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Sten averages: 7.7ppg and 3.1rpg. She is also Finnish national team player.

Rita Haukkovaara
Rita Haukkovaara
   #5. Former U18 international guard Rita Haukkovaara (175-92, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Kvarnby (6-10) in their game against Visby Ladies (4-12) in the Swedish Damligan. Haukkovaara scored only 4 points in 18 minutes. Kvarnby lost 64-69 on their home court in Kvarnby to the lower-ranked (#10) Visby Ladies. It was Kvarnby's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Haukkovaara averages just 2.1ppg in the eight games. She used to play for the Finnish U18 national team three years ago.

Janika Sundstrom
Janika Sundstrom
   #6. Guard Janika Sundstrom (175-87, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rita Haukkovaara. But that was another game of her team in Swedish Damligan which we would like to mention. Sundstrom couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Kvarnby (6-10) in their game against Norrkoping Dolphins (12-8). She did not beat the league record on Wednesday evening. Sundstrom recorded only 2 points. Kvarnby was badly defeated 85-66 in Norrkoping by the higher-ranked Dolphins (#6). Sundstrom's overall stats this season are: 2.4ppg and 1.5rpg. She is a former U20 international player as she played for the Finnish team seven years ago.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Saara Lehtoranta (170-F-90) plays for TG Neuss in German 2.Bundesliga
  




Linda-Lotta
Lehtoranta
Castors Braine signs Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta - May 27, 2016

Mithra Castors Braine (Top Division Women) signed 25-year old Finn shooting guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (178-91, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Gruner Stern Keltern in German DBBL. In 12 games she had 10.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.2spg. She helped them to make it to the cup final. Lehtoranta also played at Sokol Hradec Kralove (ZBL) in Czech Republic league that season. In 13 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.4apg. The previous (14-15) season she played at Eisvogel Frei...   [read more]

Chandrea
Jones
Jones is back at Cyclones, ex Catz - May 16, 2016

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Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Awards 2016 - Apr 28, 2016


Finals MVP: Chandrea Jones (177-SF-87) of Catz;
Player of the Year: Elena Reshetko (184-F-86) of Catz;
Guard of the Year: Candice Warthen (165-G-92) of FoA;
Forward of the Year: Chandrea Jones (177-SF-87) of Catz;
Center of the Year: Chandra Harris (185-F/C-89) of Catz;
Import of the Year: Chandra Harris (185-F/C-89) of Catz;
Bosman Player of the Year: Elena Reshetko (184-F-86) of Catz;
Domestic Player of the Year: Heta Korpivaara (185-G/F-84) of Honka;
Defens  
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SM-sarja Round 2 of Finals. Catz earn second straight win - Apr 22, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Finals. Catz celebrate opening win - Apr 19, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz reach Finals - Apr 9, 2016  
Tiina Sten selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 6, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for HyPo and Catz - Apr 6, 2016  
Helmi Basket wins 1st Division - Apr 5, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz register victories - Apr 3, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. FoA clinch semifinal appearance - Mar 30, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Honka force decider against FoA - Mar 28, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Huima reach semifinals - Mar 27, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Wins for Huima and FoA - Mar 25, 2016  
Krista Gross selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 23, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Victories for Huima and Honka - Mar 23, 2016  
Tuukkanen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - Mar 21, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 25: Forssan Alku beats ViVe by three after a very close game - Mar 20, 2016  
Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 16, 2016  
Kenya Robinson claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - Mar 15, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 24: HyPo beats ViVe in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 14, 2016  
Finnish SM-sarja round 23 best performance: Elena Reshetko - Mar 14, 2016  
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