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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Honka 3-0 
 2. PeKa 3-0 
 3. ViVe 3-0 
 4. Catz 2-1 
 5. HyPo 2-2 
 6. FoA 1-2 
 7. Kouvot 1-2 
 8. Huima 1-3 
 9. Helmi Basket 1-4 
 10. Espoo Team 0-3 
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: 31.7
 1. Sims, PeKa31.7 
 2. Day, Catz25.3 
 3. Carter, Kouvot22.3 
 4. Lewis, Espoo Team21.7 
 5. Young, ViVe21.0 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo19.8 
 7. Roberts, ViVe19.7 
 8. Frazier, Kouvot19.3 
 9. Korpivaara, Honka19.3 
 10. Coffey, ViVe18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kamilah JACKSON
  Espoo T.
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Jackson, Espoo T.14.3 
 2. Tuukkanen, HyPo13.5 
 3. Loyd, FoA13.0 
 4. Sims, PeKa11.3 
 5. Young, ViVe9.7 
 6. Gilbert, Huima9.5 
 7. Hardy, Honka9.3 
 8. Murphy, Kouvot8.7 
 9. Day, Catz8.7 
 10. Sten, FoA8.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.7
 1. McFarland, Catz6.7 
 2. Jackson, Espoo T.5.3 
 3. Salomaa, HyPo5.3 
 4. Perkins, Huima4.5 
 5. Tuukkanen, HyPo4.5 
 6. Simmons, PeKa4.3 
 7. Lahtinen, Helmi B.3.8 
 8. Lehtoranta, PeKa3.7 
 9. Johnson, Honka3.7 
 10. Bejedi, Helmi Basket3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Johnson, Honka3.3 
 2. McFarland, Catz3.0 
 3. Perkins, Huima3.0 
 4. Lewis, FoA2.7 
 5. Lehtoranta, Honka2.7 
 6. Carter, Kouvot2.7 
 7. Young, ViVe2.3 
 8. McGuire, Huima2.3 
 9. Roberts, ViVe2.3 
 10. Mullings, PeKa2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Reshetko, Catz3.0 
 2. Gilbert, Huima2.5 
 3. Tuukkanen, HyPo2.3 
 4. Sims, PeKa1.7 
 5. Kuier, PeKa1.5 
 6. Mullings, PeKa1.3 
 7. McGuire, Huima1.3 
 8. Day, Catz0.7 
 9. Salomaa, HyPo0.7 
 10. Welch, Catz0.7 
Player of the Week

 Akilah Sims
  ( 178-F-94 )


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Round 4 (Regular Season)

Honka 59% Oct.21 PeKa
ViVe 98% Oct.21 Espoo Team
FoA Oct.21 Kouvot 56%
Catz 59% Oct.21 HyPo
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  

Annika Holopainen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 3 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 - 5 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]

Akilah Sims
Finnish SM-sarja round 3 best performance: Akilah Sims - 6 days ago
American Forward Akilah Sims (178-F-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked PeKa, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 3. The 23-year old player had a double-double of 40 points and 11 rebounds, while her team outclassed FoA (#6, 1-2) with 26-point margin 93-67. PeKa maintains the 2nd position in Finnish SM-sarja. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but PeKa...   [read more]

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